Archive for September, 2012

Posted by Samantha Rentz on September 29th 2012

Apart from breast milk  no single food contains all the essential nutrients the body needs to be healthy and function efficiently. The nutritional value of a person’s diet depends on the overall balance of foods that is eaten over a period of time, as well as on the needs of the individual. A healthy diet is […]

Posted by Samantha Rentz on September 29th 2012

Food provides a range of different nutrients. Some nutrients provide energy, while others are essential for growth and maintenance of the body.   Carbohydrate, protein and fat are macronutrients that we need to eat in relatively large amounts in the diet as they provide our bodies with energy and also the building blocks for growth […]

Posted by Samantha Rentz on September 29th 2012

Physical activity plays a central role in keeping us healthy, so it is very important to be physically active on a regular basis. Recommendations from the Department of health say that adults should try to do at least 150 minutes of moderate- intensity aerobic activity as week, or alternatively 75 minutes of vigorous intensity aerobic […]

Posted by Samantha Rentz on September 29th 2012

When trying to increase your physical activity levels, always remember to make it enjoyable. With a little effort you’ll soon be able to reach your target of at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic activity (or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity aerobic activity) a week*. Different people enjoy different things, and whilst running on […]

Posted by Samantha Rentz on September 29th 2012

In 2007 the Foresight Tackling Obesities: Future Choices report was published and the report contained an Obesity Systems Map which mapped out all the factors in every aspect of life that could potentially affect obesity.  They identified 108 different variables in areas from physiology and psychology to food production and the physical activity environment. This […]

Posted by Samantha Rentz on September 29th 2012

We all need energy to grow, stay alive, keep warm and be active. Energy is provided by the carbohydrate, protein and fat in the food and drinks we consume. It is also provided by alcohol. Different food and drinks provide different amounts of energy.   The amount of energy (calories or kilojoules) a food contains […]

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