Tag Archives: exercise

The Best Ways to Exercise without breaking the budget


What are the best ways to exercise without breaking the budget?  This is a question we ask ourselves when we want to start a new exercise program.   One of the reasons people give for not even starting to exercise is that they ‘can’t afford it’. Gym fees, personal trainers or classes are great but they can become expensive. For me,… Read more »

5 ways to a A Fit & Fabulous New Year

5 ways to a fit and fabulous new year

Okay it is a New Year and thoughts turn to making changes in our lives. We are bombarded through social media about the next ‘big’ thing to make us feel healthier and happier. Some things work and others don’t. We can be sucked into a false hope only to be shattered or disappointed because nothing seems to be working. I’ve… Read more »

7 ways to make your workday healthier

7 Ways to make your workday healthier

Whether you go to work in an office or you work from home, you are probably spending most of your day inside, sitting down.  You have probably heard the phrase ‘sitting is the new smoking’ but there are also other ways that you can make your work day and work environment healthier for you. 7 ways to make your workday… Read more »

Osteoporosis – Ways to maintain bone strength

Osteoporosis Ways to Maintain Bone Strength

Just because we age doesn’t mean we will suffer from Osteoporosis even if your bone density test shows risk.  There are ways to maintain bone strength and reduce the risk of Osteoporosis. It is never too early to start and the Mayo Clinic suggests that our bones peak density is in our 30’s.  So what do we do if we… Read more »

Sizzling Towards 60 Focus on Midlife Mental Health

Midlife Mental Health Week

As part of World Mental Health Day, I will be publishing a series of short posts on Midlife Mental Health  & Wellbeing each day for the next week.  Mental Health is such an important topic with 1 in 5 Australians suffering from mental illness.  Although being anxious is not limited to older people, studies show that as we age we… Read more »

World Mental Health Day -10 Ways You Can Improve Your Mental Health TODAY!

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According to Mental Health Australia, 1 in 5 Australians are affected by mental illness. October 10 is World Mental Health Day and this year Mental Health Australia is encouraging all Australians to make a personal promise to improve their own mental health. Too often we ignore our mental health and yet it is all part of our total well-being.  In… Read more »

Easy ways to reach 10,000 steps each day

6 easy ways to reach 10,000 steps

Well the first week of Steptember is completed and I’ve learned a few things about Steps!  Firstly, it surprisingly doesn’t take too much effort to achieve the 10,000 steps as long as you are active.  Being active and moving is the key. Of course, some days you are going to be less active but if you can achieve being active… Read more »

How to select the right Personal Trainer for You

How to Select the right personal trainer for you

In my previous post I wrote 3 reasons why you should invest in a Personal Trainer.  Now that you have made a decision to invest in yourself, your next step is to find the right Personal Trainer for You. It sounds easy, right?  You go to a gym, or you google Personal Trainers and find one. Well it isn’t as… Read more »

I’m Stepping out for Steptember


It is almost September and Springtime in Australia!   When I was looking for a monthly fitness challenge for myself and the #couchpotatotofabfit Facebook Group I came across ‘Steptember’. Perfect! Exercise and raising money for Cerebral Palsy. The idea of Steptember is to walk 10,000 steps for 28 days straight. That seems like a lot of steps, but it is amazing… Read more »

3 top reasons why you should invest in a personal trainer

3 reasons to invest in a personal trainer

Exercising is important to keep our body and minds healthy, however, many of us struggle to incorporate some form of exercise into our lives. We make excuses; no time, too old, don’t have the right clothing, too tired.  The list of excuses goes on and our health takes a backward step. What is the #1 barrier to Exercising? The answer… Read more »

Time to Get Physical – Exercise and Diet for Midlife & Beyond

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Midlife Health Matters

  In my ‘August – The Month of Midlife Matters’ series which is published on the Millers’ ‘The Seeing Me Project, , I have discussed making Choices and Health Checks we should be having regularly. Now it is time to Get Physical and look at Exercise and Diet for Midlife & Beyond. Most us would remember Olivia Newton-John’s hit back… Read more »

Be a Midlife Trail Blazer and Stop Treading Water

Be a Midlife Trail Blazer and stop treading water

I was recently asked by Millers ,’Seeing Me Project’ to write a series about Midlife for the month of August.  Usually, I contribute an article monthly but on this occasion they wanted me to submit a series each week for 5 weeks. The series is titled ‘August – The Month for Midlife Matters’ and in each article I will be… Read more »