• burger

    Weighing in on kilojoules

    • May 21, 2018

    • by Alison McAleese

    Kilojoules: What are they and how do I cut back on excess kilojoules when eating out?

  • mother and son

    Tips for the best Mother's Day yet!

    • May 11, 2018

    • by Clare O'Shea

    This year show her how much she means to you with our thoughtful gifts and healthy, delicious meal ideas

  • Kirstan Corben

    Health Professionals get a chance to LiveLighter

    • May 07, 2018

    • by Michelle Weall

    The LiveLighter Professional Development Forum held in Western Australia earlier this month saw over 160 health professionals participate in 17 hours of presentations and workshops giving local, national and international perspectives on obesity prevention, nutrition, physical activity and environments for change.

  • What's causing that beer belly?

    The big fat myth of low-carb beer

    • May 01, 2018

    • by Alison McAleese

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but the reality is low-carb beers have only slightly fewer kilojoules than regular beer. They’re not healthy, and drinking them certainly won’t prevent weight gain.

  • sugary drinks

    Sugary Drinks - Time to make real change

    • April 09, 2018

    • by Emma Groves

    Given the evidence of the harm associated with sugary drink consumption, perhaps it’s time to reconsider where they are sold and are available for purchase. Take action to reduce their sale at your workplace, local recreation centre or sports club.

  • The immediate benefits of moving more

    Physical Activity to feel better

    • April 04, 2018

    • by Peter Edwards

    We know what you’re probably thinking: “another physical activity blog about exercising to reduce my chance of getting sick.” Well, yes and no.

  • Healthy morning tea

    Nourishing morning teas

    • March 27, 2018

    • by Clare O'Shea

    Morning and afternoon teas provide a wonderful mix of great company, tasty snacks and tea, but it’s very easy to accidentally have nothing but cake and muffins for lunch. Fortunately there are healthier ways to enjoy morning or afternoon tea!

  • Michelle Crilly

    "Little goals are the way to go" when it comes to giving up soft drink: Michelle's story

    • March 20, 2018

    • by Michelle Crilly

    Young Yorta Yorta woman, Michelle Crilly, features in the new 'Our Stories' campaign sharing her positive experience in giving up soft drink.

  • Andrew - Life!

    Andrew sheds 30kg, cuts type 2 diabetes risk, boosts confidence

    • March 06, 2018

    • by Kelly Eng

    Having unsuccessfully attempted diets in the past Andrew readily joined the Life! program, always reminding himself of the reasons why he decided to make long term positive changes to his health.

  • Melbourne barista, Mike Dupes

    Mike reaps health benefits of kicking sugary drink habit

    • March 01, 2018

    • by Clare O'Shea

    By cutting back on sugary soft drinks, Mike has reduced his risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay, plus a range of other weight-related health problems. And now, with new research from Cancer Council Victoria and the University of Melbourne revealing sugary drink consumption can increase the risk of cancer, it looks like he has reduced this risk too.