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Healthy Whole Foods Easter Menu

Healthy Whole Foods Easter Menu

One of the wonderful things about holidays and special celebrations is the food! There’s no need to get off track with your healthy habits just because it’s a long weekend. With an unusual abundance of chocolate about, we think it pays to whip up a healthy dinner party for your weekend entertaining rather than spending next week in a food coma because you overdid it. Here’s a nutritious, delicious, bursting with flavour Easter menu that consists of whole, fresh, unprocessed foods that  doesn’t overdo it on the calories. 

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Will a fitness tracker help you reach your health and fitness goals?

Will a fitness tracker help you reach your health and fitness goals?

It’s hard to deny the growing trend of wearable activity and fitness trackers. If you pay close attention to the wrist of the person next to you, chances are you’ll find they’re not just keeping track of the time, but their daily step count, energy expenditure, heart rate or sleep quality.

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Dr Anna Waterhouse joins HRI as Group Leader

Dr Anna Waterhouse joins HRI as Group Leader

The HRI is pleased to welcome Dr Anna Waterhouse as Group Leader of the Cardiovascular Medical Devices Group and Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney. Dr Waterhouse’s research focuses on how medical devices – such as artificial hearts, stents and bypass machines – interact with the body. Her aim is to understand the interactions of medical devices with patients’ blood, proteins and cells to develop more sophisticated and compatible materials. 

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Meet the team: Megan Nash

Meet the team: Megan Nash

I'm Megan, I'm a visiting scientist from the Bath University at the Heart Research Institute.

As part of my studies at the University of Bath, there is an opportunity for a placement scheme,
in which everyone does a year out in industry and I chose to do my year in industry here at Heart Research Institute in Australia.

I'm from Bristol originally which is in the South West England, and I study at the University of Bath, which is a couple minutes down the road for me.

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Easy School Lunch ideas for kids (..and big kids!)

Easy School Lunch ideas for kids (..and big kids!)

Making kid's school lunches takes a good 20-minute chunk out of your morning routine. And some days it’s hard work. Dealing with fussiness. Ensuring that it’s healthy. Making sure you are giving them the right amount of food. Making sure that it stays fresh because it can’t be re-heated and it’s not stored in a fridge. Phew! Coming up with ideas to keep your kids interested and well-nourished is a huge challenge! Here are some tips for creating a nourishing, yet uncomplicated school lunch box.

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