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Lifestyle : My Health - 2011
1HERSA1 F022 AG4405832AA-250911 A BEAUTIFUL SKIN FOR A LIFETIME ADVANCED VITAMIN SKIN THERAPY Breaking scientific boundaries AVST aims to protect, restore and assist the skin to repair and maintain itself. Specially formulated for our harsh Australian climate. For all skin types including sensitive skin. Contains natural anti-oxidants for vibrant healthy glowing skin. The perfect moisturiser. www.environskincareaustralia.com.au FOR YOUR NEAREST STOCKIST PHONE 1300 888 708 WANT MORE WANT MORE ENERGY? ENERGY? Available from good health food and organic stores and online at www.edenhealthfoods.com.au whole food · easy to digest · naturally sweetened · organic · vegan · no ar cial avours Supply your body with Supply your body with nature’s richest superfoods... nature’s richest superfoods... Spirulina Chlorella Alfalfa Barley grass Wheat grass Beetroot Rosehips Spinach Dulse and more... Theperfectenergydrink. From Page 19 Top tips . . . Droptober lifestyle ambassador Joanna McMillan. Photo: Pip Blackwood Justsayno... avoid fast food. Lose weight, raise money a weekly newsletter outlining the daily blogs on droptober.com.au. Blogs will be written by Droptober lifestyle ambassadors, including Channel Nine Today Show nutri- tionist Dr Joanna McMillan. ‘‘Droptober is a terrific idea,’’ McMillan says. ‘‘It’s not trying to suggest you have a dramatic weight loss and it’s not about reaching your goal weight – it’s very, very do-able.’’ And what better time than spring to start making healthy changes. ‘‘Now that spring is here, we are starting to wear fewer clothes and people are thinking, ‘Oh my good- ness, I have put on weight over win- ter’,’’ McMillan says. She says losing as little as 7 per cent of your body weight would result in significant health benefits. ‘‘Getting into your healthy weight range in the long term is good but even losing some weight will make improve- ments and help build lifestyle change.’’ Jarosky agrees: ‘‘In the end, it’s a month about lifestyle change. Make some healthy changes and you will see that losing two kilograms is easy. Then it’s not just Droptober but you can do this in November and December, too.’’ Jarosky advises participants to start small. ‘‘If you have bad habits, you don’t have to do 50 new things; just do three things to start with: get moving with high intensity, eat a healthy breakfast every day, and drink water instead of juice,’’ he says. McMillan usually asks clients to look at what they need to change from three perspectives: food, exercise and behaviour. ‘‘Take an overall view of your diet: [ask yourself ] what are the reasons that I am gaining weight? How active am I? ‘‘Try some stress- management techniques. We know stress makes people overeat and increases the stress hormone cortisol in the body, which leads to fat being laid down.’’ See droptober.com.au to get started. 22 SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2011 THE SUN-HERALD my health SPECIAL REPORT How do you measure up? To work out your body mass index, or BMI, divide your weight (in kilograms) by your height (in metres) squared. So, if you are 1.6 metres and weigh 52 kilograms, the calculation would be: 1.1.6x1.6 =2.56 2. 52/2.56 = 20.31 3. Your BMI is 20.31 Adult BMIs 19-24.9: Healthy 25-25.9: Overweight 30 +: Obese A waist measurement gives a better indication of whether you are carrying too much weight, says Dr Joanna McMillan. “The BMI is the easiest way for people to check themselves but for a more individual approach, it’s much more about how much body fat you have and where it is,’’ she says. “Around the middle is bad. Excess abdominal fat is linked to a greater risk of heart disease, type II diabetes, a fatty liver and even to certain types of cancer.” Women 80cm or less: Healthy 80-88cm: Increased risk 88cm +: Greatly increased risk Men 94cm or less: Healthy 94-102cm: Increased risk 102cm +: Greatly increased risk
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