Prepare For The Next Wave of the Outbreak

The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Agen slot online) in the US warned that a second wave of the COVID-19 infection is inescapable and may cause more harm. The WHO also stated in March that COVID-19 is far from over and that a second wave is respectable. With as many as 100,000 new cases reported since late May, the new wave may be upon us now. The global count of infected persons has exceeded 9 million, and COVID-19 deaths have crossed 480,000. The Director-General of WHO urged countries to be creative and pragmatic in finding solutions as they ease the lockdown restrictions and get back to business as usual amid the spread of infection. The Second Wave There has been a surge in new COVID-19 cases. On June 21 the WHO reported an…
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Change the way you think about food

There are lots of myths about healthy food. Don’t make food choices based on false beliefs. Some things to try: Don’t think that your diet has to be ‘all or nothing’. Eating well doesn’t mean you must worry about eating healthily all the time. A good diet allows for treats occasionally.Compare the prices of junk foods against the price of healthier food options to see that ‘healthy’ doesn’t have to mean ‘expensive’.Experiment with different foods and recipes. A meal cooked with fresh ingredients is better than a limp burger or soggy chips.Try different ‘fast’ options like whole-wheat breakfast cereal, muesli, wholemeal bread, wholegrain muffins, fruit, yoghurt or pasta.When eating out, look for kilojoule labelling on menus and check before you choose. A single energy-dense meal may contain most of an…
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How to eat healthily everyday

It’s easy to make little changes to bring your eating closer in line with the five Australian dietary guidelines, regardless of where you’re starting. If your current diet is quite different to the recommendations, try starting with just one or two little changes at a time rather than changing everything at once. Once those first few changes have become the norm, add a couple more. Remember, even a little step towards healthier eating is better than doing nothing at all! If you’re not sure where to start, you can break it down into two key messages: Include the five food groups in your diet.Cut back on ‘occasional’ foods.Include the five food groups in your dietA healthy diet focuses on the five major food groups. The ‘daily serves’ tables on our…
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Game Day Food Safety Tips

Tackling a game day gathering? Play by these rules and keep the runs on the field.Make sure your game day gathering is memorable for all the right reasons! Follow these six tips to avoid food poisoning: Keep it clean.Wash your hands with soap and running water for at least 20 seconds before, during, and after preparing food and before eating. Also, wash your hands after using the bathroom and touching pets.Wash your cutting boards,external icon dishes, utensils, and countertops with hot, soapy water after preparing each food item.Wash or scrub fruits and vegetables under running water—even if you do not plan to eat the peel—so dirt and germs on the surface do not get inside when you cut.Cook it well.Cooking food to the right temperature kills harmful germs. Use a…
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Balancing Diet and Activity to Lose and Maintain Weight

If your body weight has not changed for several months, you are in caloric balance. If you need to gain or lose weight, you’ll need to balance your diet and activity level to achieve your goal. To see how many calories you should have in a day to achieve and maintain your recommended weight, see the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2015–2020external icon. To learn how many calories you are taking in, write down the foods you eat and the beverages you drink, plus the calories they have, each day. By writing down what you eat and drink, you become more aware of what you are consuming. Also, begin writing down your physical activity each day and the length of time you do it. Here are simple paper and pencil tools…
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Assessing Your Weight

A high amount of body fat can lead to weight-related diseases and other health issues. Being underweight is also a health risk. Body Mass Index (BMI) and waist circumference are screening tools to estimate weight status in relation to potential disease risk. However, BMI and waist circumference are not diagnostic tools for disease risks. A trained healthcare provider should perform other health assessments to evaluate disease risk and diagnose disease status. How to Measure and Interpret Weight StatusAdult Body Mass Index or BMIBMI is a person’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters. A high BMI can indicate high body fatness, and a low BMI can indicate too low body fatness. To calculate your BMI, see the BMI Calculator. Or determine your BMI by finding your…
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