There’s a lot of misleading information about exercise — we take a look at fitness facts and fictions
17 Feb 2015 |
There are many myths about exercise — fictions which are endlessly perpetuated and validated through sheer repetition.
It's an increasingly popular weight-loss program, but there are questions around just how well the claims about Isagenix stack up.
29 Jan 2015 |
It's the program that promises to help you lose weight and make money, but is Isagenix all it's cracked up to be?
A study suggests that Australians are on par with Americans when it comes to obesity.
29 May 2014 |
A global study reveals that obesity rates are climbing worldwide and Australians are getting fatter faster.
Many people are chosing gluten-free food for health and weight loss, but is it just an expensive, unhealthy fad?
22 Apr 2014 |
For many people gluten-free is a lifestyle choice to "feel better" or lose weight, but many of gluten-free foods are low in nutrition and high in kilojoules, fat and sugar.
The federal court finds SensaSlim misled franchisees about Peter Foster's involvement in the company.
11 Apr 2014 |
Everyone's favourite phony weight loss company under fire again.
Is coconut oil all it’s cracked up to be, or just another fad? We investigate to find out whether it lives up to the health hype.
23 Feb 2014 |
Coconut oil is being hailed as the next big thing. CHOICE finds out what the experts have to say about this year’s latest food trend.
We check out popular online diets - can a virtual diet program give you real-world results?
2 Oct 2013 |
CHOICE compares five popular online weight loss programs: the Michelle Bridges 12 Week Body Transformation, the Biggest Loser Club, SureSlim, Weight Watchers, and the Ashy Bines Bikini Body Challenge.
With spring in the air, losing the winter bulge is a mission for many. CHOICE runs through the top 10 weight loss tips for slimming down - the smart way.
4 Sep 2013 |
CHOICE's cheat sheet to winning the weight battle.
Will low-kilojoule sweetener stevia revolutionise the way we flavour our food?
26 Mar 2013 |
Stevia is hailed as a zero-kilojoule natural sweetener that will help reduce the amount of sugar we consume. But just how natural is it?
We investigate diet programs and uncover confusing advice as well as aggressive sales tactics.
6 Mar 2012 |
We put diet programs from Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, Cohen's Lifestyle Clinic, and Weight Control Doctor under the microscope.
CHOICE's awards for the shoddiest services and the shonkiest products.
24 Oct 2011 |
CHOICE's annual showcase of the worst of the worst consumer products and services.
Weight-loss spray still on the market while consumer champ Dr Ken Harvey battles in court.
21 Jun 2011 |
A behind-the-scenes look at the defamation lawsuit by SensaSlim against consumer-health advocate Dr Ken Harvey reveals a deep flaw in TGA regulations.
Can slimming be as easy as popping a pill?
2 May 2011 |
We look at the so-called "active ingredients" in weight loss pills to see if they live up to their claims.
Is your “miracle” weight-loss strategy actually expanding your waistline?
20 Jan 2011 |
CHOICE looks at problematic myths and misconceptions, as identified by our in-house experts and a survey of professionals.
Be proactive about your New Year's fitness resolution with this round-up of tips and recommended products.
20 Jan 2011 |
We've put together the CHOICE summer guide to help you get the best start to 2011.
A huge US survey by our sister organisation reveals six diet and exercise secrets of the slim.
22 Jun 2010 |
Are there key eating and exercise strategies that are trademarks of the slim? Learn the secrets of those who never get fat.
In today’s world of over-consumption and health issues, can the industry really justify ‘better for you’ sugar?
22 Apr 2010 |
In the past half-century we’ve increasingly sweetened our food supply. But are we eating too much sugar and is it affecting our health?
As a last resort, it can be an effective way to drop the life-threatening kilos.
19 Jan 2010 |
Gastric banding is promoted as a safe, easy and effective way for obese people to lose weight. CHOICE investigates the claims.
Body fat scales can be a better indicator of overall health than their conventional cousins. CHOICE weighs up the options.
10 Dec 2009 |
We tested 12 bathroom scales that measure body fat percentage as well as weight. But can they make you appear healthier than you really are?
CHOICE investigates whether our national waistline can benefit from new research on the glycaemic index.
2 Jun 2009 |
Low-GI diets have been shown to help people with diabetes and pre-diabetes, but they may also help those who need to lose weight.
A new treatment for varicose veins looks promising but there’s a danger unqualified operators could benefit at the expense of patients.
26 May 2009 |
Varicose veins can be painful, uncomfortable and lead to serious health consequences if left untreated.
CHOICE reveals the pressure tactics gyms use to lock you into their contracts.
29 Apr 2009 |
It's a common scenario: you decide it's time to do something about your health and fitness and head to the nearest gym, keen to change some bad habits.
A growing number of pharmacies are getting into the weight-loss business, but how do these diet plans weigh up?
20 Jan 2009 |
Pharmacy diet plans may help to shed extra kilos quickly, but most fail to deal effectively with the complex broader issues around weight loss.
CHOICE is concerned the weight loss drug is being sold inappropriately.
14 Feb 2007 |
The National Drugs and Poisons Scheduling Committee has withdrawn permission for Xenical to be advertised directly to consumers. However, it did not change Xenical's status to a S3 'pharmacist only' drug.
Can losing weight be as easy as popping the latest pill?
5 Dec 2005 |
If you read the ads and are left with the impression that simply popping a few pills could be the answer to all your weight worries.
It’s a jungle out there and our gym survey discovered plenty of pitfalls for the unwary.
12 Jul 2004 |
Interested in discovering the scope and prevalence of consumer issues with regard to gyms, CHOICE conducted an Australia-wide online survey.