What is health to you? To me, personally, it personifies balance. Balance between exercise, consuming a nutritious diet, enjoying myself in moderation, working hard towards my dreams and spending as much time with family and friends enjoying life as possible. Too many people get hung up over what weight the scales say and believe that this number is the definition of being healthy. But is this really the case?
What does it mean to you to be healthy?
creating HEALTHY habits with australia's healthy weight week!
Did you know that in 2013, it was found that 3 in 5 Australian adults and 1 in 4 children (18yrs and under) are now classified as either overweight or obese? To help fight this, the Dietitians Association of Australia has initiated the Australian Healthy Weight Week. Here's what it is all about, how it can benefit you & what you can do to get involved.
1. What is HWW?
Healthy Weight Week runs from 16th - 22nd February and has events all over Australia aiming to inspire all Aussies to cook at home more often to achieve a healthy lifestyle. They’re focusing on educating people by giving you the right advice and support to help you achieve a healthy lifestyle and set you on your way to your dreams! They’re challenging all Australians to cook 7 home-cooked meals in 7 days; can you take up the challenge?
2. HWW Events.
There are a variety of events happening around Australia throughout the month of February, ranging from educational seminars to cooking classes and everything in between. Check out the link for more info and to find the closest one to you Link.
3. What does HWW offer?
On the website you’ll find lots of free goodies LIKE, A FREE DOWNLOADABLE COOKBOOK! & plenty other helpful resources chock full of amazing information, including:
4. Get Involved & Take The Challenge!
Take a long, hard think about this… “ONE home-cooked meal A DAY for A WEEK…” Seems so simple, right? This is the cooking challenge that AHWW is setting Australians to reach, so give it a go! It’s a great habit to get into to start living a healthy lifestyle. Cooking at home helps you manage your portions & you’ll also know EXACTLY what goes into your meals.
So if you’re looking to improve both yours and your families lifestyles and health, head on over to the Healthy Weight Week website and spend a few minutes educating yourself to make smarter choices. You won’t regret it! Or better yet, make a pledge to change your habits for the week and you could WIN one of ten prize packs valued at $157.19!
Healthy eats forbes is doing its part!
If you live in or near the Forbes area, Healthy Eats is hosting it’s own event on Monday the 16th and Tuesday the 17th February at the Forbes Sports & Recreation Club on Lachlan Street. It will be all about education and involves a cooking demonstration for people who are stuck for ideas when it comes to healthy, yummy and easy cooking. If you would like to be apart of a cooking demonstration and discover why preparing nutritious and delicious meals for one person or the entire family isn’t scary, or expensive, then come along!
The session on Monday 16th runs from 10am-12:30pm and is perfect for the older person or those who are cooking for one. Click to grab your FREE ticket
The session on Tuesday 17th runs from 6:30-8:00pm and is suited towards the younger generation or those with children and a family to fee. To grab your FREE TICKET
We’d love to see as many smiling faces as possible! So grab your FREE TICKET ASAP, before they run out! Also, don’t forget there will be plenty of food tasting going on!
In other news, Healthy Eats is also running a Diabetes Program out of it’s Newcastle Clinic at Mayfield Medical Connections (55 Hanbury Street, Mayfield). Final dates TBA It aims to educate people and help them manage their Type 2 Diabetes so that they can feel their best! If this sounds like you or someone you know, then keep your eyes peeled to our Healthy Eats Facebook Page as more info will be up about it shortly! Facebook Healthy Eats
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A dietitian with an interest in mind, body, skill development and empowering people to help themselves. After living a lifetime in the first 40, it is now time take it easier and let things be and help others get their their 'life'.
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