Category Archives: Fit & Fabulous 2017

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 »

Fit & Fabulous: 5 easy ways to lower your stress in under a minute

There are times when we are feeling stressed and just don’t have time for a full on workout.   I was reading a health magazine and it mentioned one-minute stress tips  It made me think about what strategies I could use to reduce stress quickly. Here are 5 easy ways to lower your stress in under a minute Breathe Concentrating on… 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: 4 Ways to Get Back On Track When Life Gets In the Way

getting back on track with your fitness goals

  My week has been pretty mixed in all areas, so not feeling on top of the world. I’m not going to beat myself up though. We all have our up and down days but the important thing is to ACCEPT these times and then GET BACK ON TRACK. Part of a healthy lifestyle is accepting when things aren’t going… Read more »

Fit & Fabulous: Why you need a Wellness Retreat

Wellness Retreat

  Have you wanted to step out of the world for one day and just concentrate on your inner self?  This post is about my experience at a one day Wellness retreat. Taking time to reflect and nourish your mind, body and spirit is vital to our overall health and well-being.  It is an opportunity to find yourself and take… 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 »

Positive Aging – Simple Ways to find your purpose in life

Simple ways to find purpose

  Do you know what your purpose in life is? Do you know how to find it? You’ve read about the health benefits of having a purpose in life and why having a Purpose in life is the key to positive aging but are you stuck trying to find your purpose?  It is easy to say we need a purpose… Read more »

Why having a purpose is the key to positive aging

positive aging

  Did you know the people of Okinawa are known to have the largest population of people who live to 100?  I read this in Dr James Rouse’s book, ‘Are you willing to show up and live your best life?’. One reason for the Okinawans’ longevity is that they live by ‘Ikigai’ which means everyone has a reason for being… Read more »