Sharon Curtain is a dietitian with experience in hospital, community and industry settings and specialises in food industry process.

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Experts

Your 5-minute plan for a healthier day

Ask yourself these four questions each morning and set your day on the right track.

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Experts

The easiest way to create a new habit

It's easy to put off making healthy changes if they seem like a lot of work.

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Advice

How to make (or break) a habit in 3 simple steps

Here's how to create positive habits and kick the ones you want to change.

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Lifestyle

10 fitness and wellbeing podcasts to get you inspired

Supercharge your motivation, learn something new, and be entertained with uplifting health podcasts.

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Experts

The real reasons you’re craving sugar

Here's how to understand and outsmart those sugar cravings.

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Experts

Why vegetables are the real superfoods

The health benefits of vegetables are here to stay.

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Lifestyle

The secrets of a healthy lifestyle

Healthy lifestyles are born from habit. Here's how to create your own healthy habits today.

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Lifestyle

5 simple ways to relieve stress (without chocolate biscuits)

Feeling overwhelmed? Calm and recharge yourself with these positive stress-reducing techniques.

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Lifestyle

How to make New Year’s resolutions you’ll actually keep

Goals should improve wellbeing. Boost your New Year’s resolution with positive psychology.

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Lifestyle

Healthy eating: A party season survival guide

Here's how to relish the odd festive indulgence – without too much New Year’s health regret.

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Recipes

3 kids’ sports day recipes

Pack a nutritious lunch box to keep your mini athletes' energy levels high.

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Lifestyle

What kids should eat on sports days

Get young athletes fuelled up so they can give it their best shot. Here's a delicious day plan

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Lifestyle

Food for active kids

Young, active bodies need the right nutrients to stay vibrant and strong. Here's a guide.

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Lifestyle

Welcome to the Moderation Movement

Why it’s time to replace strict diets and rules with a balanced and forgiving approach to wellbeing.

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Health Check

5-minute DIY health check

Tune into your body’s cues with this 5 minute at home health check.

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Lifestyle

How many serves of each food group do you need?

Get a healthy balance of nutrients each day to feel bright, energised and nourished

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Guides

What is your maximum heart rate?

Your max heart rate helps you determine your target zones during exercise. Here’s how to find it.

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Guides

How many kilojoules does your workout burn?

Find out how many kilojoules you can expect to burn through different physical activities.

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Guides

How many kilojoules should you eat each day?

Confused by kilojoules? Use our calculator to work out your daily budget and manage your weight.

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Guides

How much of each nutrient do you need?

Create a healthy diet by working out your daily requirements of each essential vitamin and nutrient

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Guides

How much water do you need each day?

We all know hydration is important - but how much should you drink for a fully functioning body?

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Guides

What is Waist Hip Ratio?

How comparing two measurements can help you assess the related health risks of where you store fat.

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Guides

What is Body Mass Index?

Use our BMI calculator to get a snapshot of how healthy your weight is in relation to your height.

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Guides

Am I gluten intolerant?

Think you might have a problem with gluten? Take these steps for a diagnosis of your symptoms.

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Guides

5 myths about gluten free eating

A dietitian busts some popular food myths around gluten free diets, weight loss and coeliac disease.

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Guides

10 hidden sources of gluten

It's not just breads, pastas and pastries. Gluten can lurk in some surprising places.

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Guides

Easy gluten swaps

A gluten-free diet doesn't have to be dull. Here are some easy swaps for your favourite foods.

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Experts

Eggs – good or bad for you?

How healthy are eggs? Research says there's no reason to be scared of these nutrient-rich gems

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