Category Archives: Fit & Fabulous 2017

Fit & Fabulous: When exercise can be harmful to our health & well-being

When exercise can be harmful to our health & well-being

  When you read this post you aren’t going to believe that I am actually writing that exercise can be harmful! However, I was reading an article recently 10 Unexpected Stressors that are wrecking your health and was surprised when I came to #5 – Exercise. To me, exercise is a great stress reliever NOT a stressor but when I… Read more »

Fit & Fabulous: Mother’s Day Classic 2017 – The fight against Breast Cancer

The Mother’s Day Classic walk or run for breast cancer research was established in 1998 and the total funds raised for research by the National Breast Cancer Foundation since 1998 is $30.4 million .  What started as a small walk in the park is now a national event.  You can walk or run 5km or 8km courses. It was founded… Read more »

Fit & Fabulous: Fitness Inspiration from an 86 year old Nun

Inspiration the Iron Nun

    It was a Monday afternoon and I had just finished a PT session.  I was feeling tired!  I sat down and flicked through the latest on Facebook – as you do – and I came across this video on the Popsugar Fitness Facebook page. Next time you DON’T feel like doing something to help your health and happiness… Read more »

3 simple ways to keep your fitness in check when on holidays

3 simple ways to keep fit on holidays

So you have decided to take a holiday or travel to a new and exciting destination. Who really wants to think about exercising and healthy eating? A holiday is a time to relax and restore your mind, body and soul so you really can and should take a break from your normal exercise routine. However, the dilemma is how to… Read more »

Fit & Fabulous: Why taking a holiday is vital for good health

Why taking a holiday is vital for good health

Are you feeling tired, sluggish, life is just a chore?  Maybe you need a holiday. When was the last time you took a holiday?  No, not just a long weekend but a decent break of two weeks or more.  A break where you can just relax and do whatever you want to.  Sounds tempting doesn’t it? We are currently on… Read more »

Fit & Fabulous: Consistency doesn’t have to mean Boring

consistency doesn't have to mean boring

  In our #couchpotatotofabfit Facebook Group our Fit & Fabulous challenge for April is Be Consistent. I received a comment to my post about the challenge and the reader suggested that although she tries to be consistent with her workouts, they become boring and she loses interest and motivation.  This prompted me to think of ways we can be consistent… Read more »

Friday Favourites: 5 easy ways to a Healthier, Happier YOU!

easy ways to be healthier and happier

Do you struggle to get through everything in a day and find that there is NO TIME FOR YOU or YOUR HEALTH? I was looking through my post archives and came across a post I had written about a year ago. It was for a writing group I belonged to and the prompt was ‘What are your top life hacks’?… 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 »

Are you a healthy role model for your children and grandchildren?

Be a healthy role model for your children and grandchildren

In Meaningful Mondays this week I discussed the importance of being a role model.  We are all role models and don’t need celebrity to make a difference in other’s lives. My question today is: Are you a healthy role model for your children and grandchildren? I DON’T MEAN you have to be running marathons, exercising non-stop or never eating anything… Read more »

Fit & Fabulous: April Challenge – Be Consistent

Consistency the key to achieving your goals

  It is almost a new month and that means a new challenge for our Fab Fitters in the #couchpotatotofabfit Facebook group. Fit & Fabulous:  April Challenge is Consistency With any goal or dream unless you have consistency you will never achieve it. You might not have thought about this but being consistent is one of the most important tools… Read more »