Category Archives: Fit & Fabulous 2017

How showing kindness improves your health & wellness

Recently my Mother-in-Law’s Aged Care Home held a mini fete to raise funds for Downs and West Community Appeal run by the Sisters of Charity. There was feverish activity over the last few months as residents formed a committee, organised the day and made items to be sold. The staff at Marycrest are wonderful and try to include as many… Read more »

5 ways to increase your daily veggie intake

5 ways to increase your daily veggie intake

You may have read my previous posts and know that I am making June my month of Health & Wellness.  That means looking at my overall health through exercise, diet and mental health.  So far for the month, I’ve outlined what my approach will be and given you a general idea.  In this post I would like to look at… Read more »

Tuesday’s Tip: Grab a friend and enter a fun walk or run

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  I’ve decided to introduce a new category into Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond.  I call it Tuesday’s Tip.  Each Tuesday I will be sharing a tip to help you be fit, fabulous, healthier and happier.  It might be an inspiring or motivational tip or something I’ve read that you might be interested in. My first Tuesday’s Tip is based… Read more »

Meaningful Mondays: A month of Health & Wellness

June Month of Health & Wellness

  June Health & Wellness Month In May, I decided to make that month my month of happiness and focus on what makes me happy.  I also realised by month end, that happiness comes from within and I don’t really need to have rely on possessions or others to be happy.  If you haven’t read any of my posts about… Read more »

Fit & Fabulous: Why Health & Happiness go hand-in-hand

Why Health & Happiness go hand-in-hand

This month I’ve been concentrating on  Making MAY my month of Happiness  and encouraging you to do the same.  Back in April last year I took part in the.AtoZ Challenge and my theme was the A to Z Guide to Healthier & Happier You. I thought it would be appropriate to revisit a post from that collection  which was ‘H… Read more »

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 »