Tag Archives: exercise

Join the #couchpotatotofabfit Community 2016

couchpotatotofabfit community

Welcome to 2016!   Have you made any resolutions for this year? Do you want to lose weight?  Exercise more? Eat healthier? Determined to find your 6 pack – you know it is there somewhere! Maybe you want to just take the 10,000 step challenge? If you have made resolutions, STOP right now! Think about it!

How to be Positive for a More Meaningful Life

We all experience stress, anxiety and depression at some point in our lives.  For some these feelings are only temporary but for others it goes deeper and requires the assistance of medical intervention. In my post Why We All Need A Mental Health Day, I discuss how everyone needs to be able to feel they can take a day for… Read more »

5 Easy Ways to Exercise When Time Poor

exercise when time poor

Too busy to exercise? If you are time poor and can’t manage 30 minutes of exercise x 5 times per week, then you need to think creatively.  We all have the same number of hours in a day. Did you know there are 168 hours in a week, 10,080 minutes and all you need to do is 150 minutes per… Read more »

The Top 5 Benefits of Having an Exercise Buddy


So you have set your goal to exercise regularly.  You buy the outfit, feeling enthusiastic and ready for the challenge.  A couple of weeks in and the little voice in your head starts coming up with excuses for not exercising. “It’s too hot, It’s too cold, I’m too busy, It’s boring…..Sound familiar?  Your plans for a new you can easily become derailed. … Read more »

Get to the Core of Core Strength

Why is Core Strength So Important

We hear about Core Strength and how it is important for a strong body but do you know what the Core is and how to strengthen it? Do you know why you need it? Your Core is made up of muscles in your abdomen, pelvic floor, lumbar spine and hip flexors and hip abductors.  It is surrounded by the abdomen,… Read more »

Basic Strength Training Program

strength training exercises

In my previous post “Why We Need To Do Strength Training” I talked about what Strength Training is and why it is so important to include as part of our exercise regime.  I started Strength Training seriously about 2 years ago and the benefit has been the strengthening of my ‘Core’ which has eased my back pain considerably. If you are… Read more »

Walk Your Way to Fitness – Advanced Level

Walk Your Way to Fitness Advanced

In my previous articles Walk Your Way To Fitness Beginner Level & Walk Your Way to Fitness Intermediate Level, I wrote about how to start a walking program and then moving to the Intermediate level.  This post assumes that you have conquered the Intermediate level and are looking for more – perhaps even a little jogging.

Let’s Be Happy – “The Happiest 5k on the Planet”

My friend and personal trainer, Nikki Wakerley, sent me a text – ‘want to run in the colour run with me’?  Sure I say, not really sure what was involved, although I knew there was some kind of activity combined with coloured paint and that I would definitely need a shower afterwards.  The Colour Run is held in various places in… Read more »

Walk Your Way To Fitness – Intermediate

Walking your way to fitness Intermediate

In my previous article Walk Your Way To Fitness I wrote about how to start a walking program.  Now that you have been walking for a while and can reach 30 minutes brisk walking without too much huffing and puffing, you need to mix it up a bit to avoid boredom and also to keep challenging yourself.

Walk Your Way to Fitness

Walk Your Way to Fitness

Most of my readers know that I love running as part of my health and fitness routine.  I’m not a natural runner, however I do like this form of exercise.  You don’t need to be an Olympian or a Marathon runner to keep fit and healthy.  Walking is a great form of exercise which has many health benefits, it doesn’t cost… Read more »

10 Steps to A New Improved You – Part 1

In my previous post Diet is A Dirty Word – we learnt that dieting, especially ‘fad’ diets is a quick fix for weight loss but certainly not sustainable as a lifestyle choice.  Remember that I also said you need to remove the ‘D’ word from your vocabulary and replace it with the daily mantra ‘I will lead a fit and healthy lifestyle’ …. Read more »