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We're excited to relaunch our Nageze e-Newsletters - and you may notice that they've had a makeover! You can look forward to seeing more recipes, exercise guides, professional advice, and health and wellness tips and tricks delivered to your inbox every three weeks.

To kick things off, we wanted to introduce you to two of our regular contributors - Dietician Vicky Foord and Exercise Physiologist Jennifer Smallridge.

  

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Vicky Foord
Accredited Practising Dietitian & Sports Dietitian

How long have you been working as a Dietitian, and what got you interested in the field?

I've been working as a Dietitian for almost eight years now. With a Dad as a chef, I spent a lot of time in the kitchen at a young age. That's when my love and passion for food first developed!

What's your favourite thing about being a Dietitian?
The most rewarding thing about my role is seeing patients' benefit from my nutrition advice. Knowing that I've helped them achieve their goals gives me great satisfaction.

What are three of your favourite things to do outside of work?
Hunting down delicious cafes and restaurants around Melbourne (pre-COVID, of course), picnics in the park and cooking up a storm in the kitchen!

If there was only one piece of wellness advice you could give to people, what would it be?
Healthy eating is not about dieting or depriving yourself of your favourite foods - it's more about eating everything in moderation.

What restaurant, from anywhere in the world, is at the top of your bucket list?
I'm a massive fan of Japanese food, so my favourite restaurant would have to be Blue Fin in Times Square, New York.

 

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Jennifer Smallridge
Exercise Physiologist (B.Ex&SpSci, M.ClinExPhys, ESSAM, AEP)

How long have you been working as an Exercise Physiologist, and what got you interested in the field?
I’ve been qualified as an exercise physiologist since 2014, after completion of my Masters degree at Deakin University. I grew up as a dancer and always had a strong interest in the human body, which led me to develop a keen interest in rehabilitation and the ways in which we can “future proof” our bodies through movement.

What's your favourite thing about being an Exercise Physiologist?
Witnessing people integrate physical activity into their every day lives, and then helping people to complete it consistently enough to feel the benefits for themselves. I love hearing people say that life is easier because of the effort that they put in to their exercise.

What are three of your favourite things to do outside of work?
Making sure that I am also looking after my body! I love to run, I’ve recently gotten into swimming and have also bought myself some rollerskates during lockdown here in Melbourne. Lots of fun! I also love a good belly laugh with friends and curling up with a good book.

If there was only one piece of wellness advice you could give to people, what would it be?
Make it your life’s mission to find a way that you like to move, no matter what it looks like, and do it regularly.

What's one place, anywhere in the world, that you'd love to visit for a walk?
I've heard amazing things about Mont Blanc, on the border between France and Italy.

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