Is Coconut Oil Healthy?

Coconut oil – the classic super food, miracle food and health food. Coconut oil claims to be responsible for many health benefits, but is it worth all the hype and attention?

The Health Claims

Coconut oil is promoted as a source of healthy saturated fat. It’s said to control weight gain, curb sugar cravings, manage type 2 diabetes and is a better cooking oil. That’s a lot of responsibility for coconut oil! Continue reading…

What Should I Eat this Winter?

 

How is it winter already? How did it get cold so quickly?!

To be honest, I am not the biggest fan of winter. But winter brings along new foods to eat! Eating seasonally is the way to go (which I’ve already discussed in previous blog post). So if you’re not sure what ‘eating seasonally’ in winter looks like, this is your go-to list Continue reading…

Why I took a break

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How did I spend my Easter Holidays and week off from uni? Road-tripping and visiting family (and far less study then I planned). It’s so nice to have a break from my usual life!

Over the Easter long weekend, I traveled to a country town – Camperdown, Victoria (a few hours out from Melbourne) to visit my husband’s grandparents and family. We spent countless hours in the car, explored the classic tourist attractions, ate heaps of food, listened to random songs and just hung out. Continue reading…

Why we’re asking the question

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After months, if not years, we have been discussing health, nutrition, fitness and life!  We (Tara and Lana) are sisters and we have decided to team up to share our thoughts and experiences with others, and document our journey being healthy students together.

What are we doing?

We hope to share our knowledge of health, nutrition and fitness. We hope that you may learn something new, but also hope to encourage you to live healthy as we attempt to!

Being healthy doesn’t have to be complicated, it doesn’t need to involve a bunch of “superfoods” with strange names and sky-high prices, it doesn’t require hours and hours of sweat, blood and tears. Being healthy should be enjoyed by everyone..

What about health?

Strange name, right? It’s a question that we have started asking ourselves as our lives have changed over the past few years.

For the first time in a long time, our weeks look strangely similar again. We both have husbands working full time, we are hitting the books every day, and those households won’t run themselves. Is it possible to juggle all these things and be healthy? You betcha!

Regardless of what season of life we (or you) are in, the question should always be: What about health?

So… what’s the answer?

What do we mean when we use the word health? We both firmly believe that being healthy is not focusing on the number on those scales, or being skinny, or restricting yourself so much that food loses all joy.

Being healthy is about keeping your body nourished well so that you can get the best out of life for as long as you can. This means putting the right fuel into your body, finding ways to keep active and looking after yourself so that you can be in the best position to love and care for others.

We’re both passionate about doing this ourselves, and inspiring others to do the same. With Lana’s nutrition and dietetic knowledge, and Tara’s journalism and blogging experience, we hope that sharing our perspective and journey will help you to see that not only is health important, it’s also fun.

What to expect

We will be dispelling common myths about health, sharing some of the ways that we approach and think about taking care of ourselves and our families, and encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and make small changes for long term benefits.

God gave us bodies that can work in amazing ways when we look after them properly. So now is the time to start asking the question – what about health?

What do you think makes someone healthy?

Photo: Fruit Salad by Didriks