Category Archives: Body Image Movement

Beach fun & safety: check out the best protection tips from skin care experts

7 sun safe tips from skin care experts.

  Living in Australia, we are renowned for beautiful beaches and hot summers.  We also have one of the highest skin cancer rates in the world. My guest writer this week is Annie Lizstan.  Annie has previously written for Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond about Magnesium Oil with Aloe Vera: 7 Benefits for Joint Pain Relief. & Is Your Food… Read more »

Fit & Fabulous Good Posture – Why it is vital for Good Health

good posture

Do you ever watch ‘period dramas’ such as Pride and Prejudice or more recently Downton Abbey?  Everyone, men and women, held themselves so straight, with head high and shoulders back.  It was an important part of the social graces and girls were trained for hours in the art of deportment. These days with more of us sitting longer hunched over… Read more »

Fit & Fabulous : Yoga does not have an age limit – 5 benefits of Yoga

Over 50s 5 Benefits of Yoga

Over 50? Do you know why Yoga is so good for you? Do you know the benefits of even 10 minutes yoga practice daily? I have discovered a few things about yoga since I started practicing over the last year. At first I had my doubts about whether I could do it and actually felt it was more for people… Read more »

Fit & Fabulous: 3 reasons why you should enter a Fun Run or Walk

3 reasons to enter a fun run or walk

Want to get fit and also help a worthy cause? Then you should enter a fun run or walk. Remember you don’t have to run YOU CAN JUST WALK, GET FIT AND HAVE FUN. Most people associate Fun Runs with having to run and run long distances. However, this isn’t necessarily the case.  Whilst, there are those who enter because… Read more »

Fit & Fabulous: Stop beating yourself up when you fall off the fitness track

Stop beating yourself up when you fall off the fitness track

  Over at my #couchpotatotofabfit Facebook Group, the Fab Fitters are working towards their own personal health goals for the month. Our goals are all different. One member wants to walk 10,000 steps each day.  Another is wanting to lose weight. Another member wants to improve core strength by increasing the length of time she can hold a plank. Whatever,… Read more »

Fit & Fabulous – Lock in your fitness goal

fitness goal

  Do you want to be fitter? Do you want to be healthier or lose weight but just can’t seem to sustain it? I might have the answer to helping you achieve your goal. We all know that we want to be healthier and be fitter and more active even as we age.  However, sometimes we just can’t seem to… Read more »

Is it time to take stock of your life?

Taking stock of your life

Do you stop and just take stock of your life from time to time? Do you regularly ask yourself, ‘Where am I going?’ or ‘What do I want from life?’ Most of the time it is during the New Year holidays when people look to make resolutions or changes in their life.  However, I’ve been thinking about it and decided… Read more »

6 Ways to Love Yourself Today

love yourself

  ‘Love is all around us and so the feeling grows’ as the words of the famous song go.  BUT and it is a big BUT are you loving you?  In my previous post, I wrote about Love and why you should love yourself first. No it isn’t selfish, it is paramount to your health and happiness. Not feeling the… Read more »

Love and why you should love yourself first.

      Valentine’s Day is upon us and thoughts turn to love and especially the love of and for our partner.  However, I want to talk about a more important kind of love – Self-Love.  Appreciating who we are and loving the person we are. Just over a year ago I wrote a post ‘How Learning to Love Yourself… Read more »

Positive Aging – Nutrition for Over 50s

Nutrition for over 50s

  Part of positive aging is maintaining good health and well being is adopting an eating lifestyle that provides good nutrition.  What we eat as we age is vital to not only good physical health but also our mental health. I recently completed a course through FutureLearn.com ‘Strategies for Successful Aging’ and one area discussed was Nutrition for Healthy Aging… Read more »