Tag Archives: exercise

How to give yourself the best chance to avoid a heart attack

heart health

  Do you have a healthy Heart?  Could you be at risk of a heart attack or stroke? According to The Heart Foundation, “Cardiovascular Disease is a major cause of death in Australia, with 43,603 deaths attributed to CVD in Australia in 2013. Cardiovascular disease kills one Australian every 12 minutes.” Cardiovascular disease is heart attack, stroke and blood vessel diseases. The figures… Read more »

‘W’ is for Wellbeing – A Holistic approach to health

W is for wellness

Wellbeing – what does it mean? ‘The state of being comfortable, healthy and happy’ Throughout the 26 Day A-Z Guide to a Healthier, Happier Lifestyle, there has been a constant theme of total wellness and wellbeing.  Being healthy is not just health in the physical sense, but we also need to take care of our mental health and spiritual health…. Read more »

‘V’ is for Vitality – 7 Easy Ways to Boost Your Energy Levels

v is for vitality

  Feeling sluggish?  No energy or just feeling heavy?  No motivation or struggling to get out of bed in the morning?  Sound familiar? We all experience that feeling when we just aren’t ‘sparking on all cylinders’.  Making sure your body is in optimal condition will help put some Spring back in your Step and allow you to enjoy your life… Read more »

How to Redesign Your Mornings To Be Stress Free

Redesign your mornings to be stress free

Redesigning your mornings is a great way to have a fabulous day. Setting the foundation for your day will ensure that you make the most of each day and will cut back on stress and anxiety. Starting your day in a positive, organised way will reduce your stress and set you up to have a fantastic day despite what life… Read more »

‘N’ is for Nourishment – It isn’t all about Food

N is for Nourishment

When I think of the word ‘Nourishment’ I immediately think of food; eating foods that provide nourishment and keep my body healthy. The Oxford Dictionary suggests that Nourishment means: ‘The food necessary for growth, health, and good condition’ We nourish our bodies but we also need to provide nourishment for our minds and our soul to achieve total overall health… Read more »

‘J’ is for Jumping Jacks and all things Cardio

Jumping Jacks and Cardio

Whether we like it or not the fact of life is that if we want to be healthy we have to MOVE! The way to keep your heart healthy is to include cardio into your workout program. A cardio workout is any form of exercise that elevates our heart rate and makes you breathe heavier.  Cardio is short for cardiovascular… Read more »

‘H is for Health & Happiness’ – Why You Need Both

'H' is for health and happiness

Health and Happiness – two things that we strive for to make our lives complete.  Yes, I know that some would argue that you don’t necessarily need both – you can be happy or you can be healthy but for me, I honestly believe the two go ‘hand in hand’.  As the Dalai Lama says: “Happiness is the Highest form… Read more »

‘E’ is for Exercise – How to find 30 minutes each day

E is for Exercise

We know that exercise is good for us but sometimes life gets in the way and we make the excuse we are too busy.  A couple of days go without being active, then that turns into weeks and before long we can’t remember the last time we actually did a workout. Can you remember how great you felt when you… Read more »

‘D’ is for Diet – Why Fad Diets don’t work long term

D is for Diet

When I was a teenager I struggled with weight and was constantly on a diet of some kind or another.  There was always some new diet to try which guaranteed you would look like a super model in JUST 7 DAYS!!!! Now I know better – although there are still diet fads that pop up in our social media, magazines… Read more »

5 Steps to Making ‘The Change’ a Positive One

Making the change a positive one

  I was honoured to be asked to write an article for Dr Catherine Hansen’s Woman2Woman blog. Dr Hansen specialises in Women’s Health and recently wrote a 5 part series of articles for my website about Menopause. Here is the opening extract from my post and I hope you will click on the link below to read the article in… Read more »

FREE 26 Day Transformation – A to Z Guide to a Healthier, Happier You!

26 day challenge a-z

    Welcome to My A to Z Guide to a Healthier, Happier You! Will you give yourself the gift of time for 26 days to transform  your life to a healthier, happier version of You? You deserve it AND best of all it is FREE! To me, Health and Happiness go ‘hand-in-hand’.  I don’t believe you can have one… Read more »

#atozchallenge My A to Z Guide to a Healthier, Happier You!

  In April, I am participating in the 2016 Blogging from A to Z Challenge!  My friend, Leanne, from Cresting the Hill told me about it so we are both going to give it a try. It will require commitment as we need to post something for 26 days, each day based on the alphabet and following a theme. Today… Read more »