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February already? Our tips for 2018.

By this time of year, most of us are back from holidays, back at work and back into our daily routines.

February's a great time to look at how we can make small changes to our daily routines for better health whether that be moving more or adding more fruit and veg to the trolley. Check out our top tips for 2018.

TIP 1: Buy More Colour and Eat Brighter

Eat Brighter LiveLighter

When you eat brighter you'll livelighter.  Australians aren't getting enough fruit and veg - less than 1 in 10 of us are eating our 2 and 5!

When you add more fruit and veg to your shopping basket you're getting a brilliant range of nutrients and, when buying in season, a really economical way of filling up.

Visit Eat Brighter for tips on buying more colour.

Summer Breakfast Hash

Veg Tip #1 Vegies star in 
Summer Breakfast Hash

Pumpkin, Spinach & Cheese Cannelloni

Veg Tip #2 Vegie meals 
Veg Cannelloni

Mexican Mince Nachos

Veg Tip #3 Sneak in Veg
Mexican Mince Nachos

TIP 2: Keep on Track (and get moving!)

The Talk Test

The start of the year sees many of us resolving to eat better, lose weight and exercise more. Once our daily routines kick in, it can be really challenging to follow through on resolutions.

LiveLighter's Peter Edwards helps to keep our physcial activity intentions on track and let's us in on an easy way to track how hard we're exercising - the Talk Test.

TIP 3: Get your Pantry Game On

Pantry Essentials

Planning is pretty important when it comes to being in control of what we'd like to achieve.

In an ideal world, our meals would be planned, our groceries shopped, and we’d get to sit at the table and relax at meal times. But when life happens, it’s great to have some long-life pantry staples on hand to whip up a quick meal.

Anne Finch, LiveLighter Dietitian, shares here favourite pantry essentials to keep you fed and happy through busy times.

Tweet, Tweet

LiveLighter on Twitter

Do you follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook? Here's what we've been tweeting about recently -

  • Perth council cuts red tape to allow residents to plant fruit and veg in public parks - http://bit.ly/2EN9LM0
  • A raft of policies introduced in Chile to address obesity, including stopping promotions to kids on sugary cereals - http://bit.ly/2C5g4HU
  • "Research has found that while most people are aware of the advice to eat five-a-day, in reality most people find it challenging to meet that target." #nutrition - http://bit.ly/2EOWNgS

Until next time,

The team at LiveLighter

Supported by Government of Western Australia - Department of Health, Heart Foundation and Cancer Council of Western Australia