• Melbourne barista, Mike Dupes

    Mike reaps health benefits of kicking sugary drink habit

    • Mar 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.

  • Strawberries for Valentine's Day

    Cook from the heart this Valentine's Day

    • Feb 13, 2018
    • by Clare O'Shea

    This Valentine’s Day cook for that special someone from the bottom of your heart. After all, nothing says ‘I love you’ like a tasty home-cooked meal … especially one that’s healthy.

  • winter olympics armchair exercises

    Make like an Olympian and get moving

    • Feb 09, 2018
    • by Peter Edwards

    As the Winter Olympics kick off it's time to jump off the couch and get moving.

  • BBQ options

    Beware the sausage fizzle

    • Jan 23, 2018
    • by Amelia Harray

    The humble snag may not be so humble after all. LiveLighter's recent Sausage Fizzle Survey highlights just what's in a sausage. Just in time for BBQ season.

  • puppies enjoying watermelon

    How to cool down without the sugar

    • Jan 11, 2018
    • by Alison McAleese

    At first glimpse a frozen drink can seem like a cheap and innocent way to cool down on a scorching day. However, we looked beyond the price tag and found they’re packed with added sugar!

  • pantry essentials

    The busy people's guide to pantry essentials

    • Jan 08, 2018
    • by Anne Finch

    In an ideal world, our meals would be planned, our groceries shopped, and we’d get to sit at the table and relax at meal times. But when life happens, my 9 pantry staples will keep you fed and happy with minimum fuss.

  • Fried chicken and sport? It's just not cricket.

    Junk food in sport, just isn't cricket

    • Dec 24, 2017
    • by LiveLighter

    They're turning our passion for sport into a profit

  • Fridge

    5 ways to curb late night cravings

    • Dec 11, 2017
    • by Guest Author

    How often have you found yourself searching for a snack only an hour or so after finishing dinner? You’re not alone. Late night eating is a struggle for many of us, but it can be overcome! Keep reading for 5 tips on how you can stop your late-night frolics in the fridge.

  • Tying up shoes

    Want to improve your fitness? Just put one foot in front of the other!

    • Nov 17, 2017
    • by Guest Author

    Walking is something we all do every day to get from A to B, so why not walk for exercise? Walking is easy on the body and requires nothing but a good pair of shoes, making it a great way to get active regardless of your age and physical fitness.

  • Hidden sugar

    Exposing the hidden sugar in your diet

    • Nov 14, 2017
    • by Alison McAleese

    We all know that confectionary is full of sugar, but you might be surprised to learn that tomato sauce is about one quarter sugar and a sugary drink contains up to 16 teaspoons of sugar! Where is the sugar hiding in your diet?