Tag Archives: exercise

Why We All Need a Mental Health Day

Why We Need A Mental Health Day

When I left one of my jobs, I left with $15,000 worth of sick leave accrued (unfortunately not paid out). Yes – that’s a lot of sick leave not taken over a 10 year period. Back then, my attitude was that if you weren’t ready to be admitted to hospital you packed your tissues and Panadol and took your germs… Read more »

10 Ways To Banish Stress From Your Life

Stress busters for life

Feeling stressed?  Of course you are!  Whether you have stress from your job, family or life in general none of us are immune to being stressed. Stress can rob us of our happiness and contentment in life and life is too short not to be happy and contented.  Stress can also be self-imposed so just be kind to yourself and… Read more »

Help! I’m in a Rut and can’t get out!

Do you ever feel that you are experiencing ‘Ground Hog Day’?  You may have seen the movie with Bill Murray where he wakes up at the same time, on the same day every day.  This feeling of being in a routine or ‘rut’ can have a negative affect on your mind and body.

Why you need to have your blood pressure checked today!

Blood pressure

  Had your blood pressure checked lately?   You don’t have to be over 45 to check your Blood Pressure. Hypertension can be a silent killer as we don’t even know we have it.  Read why you need to have your blood pressure checked today. If left unchecked, high blood pressure can have irreversible damage to the heart and kidneys… Read more »

I’m a Yoga Convert!

When I think of yoga, I think of incense burning, vegetarians, people who run away to India, chanting ‘Ommmmm” – a little weird, whacky and airy fairy types of things.  I also can’t clear my mind for 5 seconds let alone meditate so have resisted many invitations from my ‘Saturday Sister’, running friend to attend a yoga class. I finally… Read more »

The Power of Determination

 Welcome to Number 4 in my Series of Blogs About Inspirational people in my life.   Determination can achieve so much.  Once we make the commitment and find the determination to carry it through we can achieve anything we put our minds to. In this article we meet Toni Pike who has an inspiring story about her battle and success with weight… Read more »

6 Steps to Starting an Exercise Program Today

Start Your exercise program today in 6 easy steps

  So you have thought about exercising and becoming fitter but haven’t been able to make it happen? We have all been there and my 6 Steps to Starting an Exercise Program will hopefully give you some direction and motivation to get off the couch and move. “I’m too old”, “I’m not fit”, “I’ll start tomorrow”, “I’m no good at… Read more »

Inspirational People Like You & Me – Katherine Stark On Top of the World!!

    Welcome to the first Inspirational Person in our series “Inspirational People – Not Celebrities – Everyday People Like You & Me”   I met Katherine Stark a couple of years ago and having recovered from an eating disorder to running 100km and conquering Base Camp in Nepal she is one truly inspirational gal! Katherine describes herself in one word… Read more »

Everything In Moderation – The Key to Enjoying Life’s Pleasures for Longer

Did you see the news item about the Marathon Runner who won Third Place After Literally Crawling Over Finish Line? http://www.popsugar.com/fitness/Austin-Marathon-Runner-Crawls-Over-Finish-Line-36885011 At first I thought wow that is gutsy determination and it was. I have to admit that I’m a little like that as I don’t like to give up on anything – my family and friends will agree with… Read more »

Time to Get Healthy so You can Sizzle!

  February 16 – 22 is Australia’s Healthy Weight Week an “initiative of the Dietician Association of Australia, raising awareness of the importance of achieving and maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle’.  Check out the link as they have a wealth of information on attaining a Healthy Weight. The key word here is Healthy.

6 Easy Ways to Restore Balance In Your Life

6 steps to find balance in your life

Want to Restore Balance In Your Life? How do we find Balance in Our Life?  We work, have family and social commitments. Life is hectic.  Balance isimportant for those still working or raising a family or even retired. My six steps can be adapted to your lifestyle and will help to bring Balance Back to Your Life.

Just 20 minutes of exercise – It will make you feel better

Just 20 minutes of exercise

Its Saturday and I’ve just come back from my regular weekly run with my ‘Saturday Sisters’.  It was quite busy this morning with lots of people walking and jogging to start their day. I heard a couple talking as they walked past. He said ‘I don’t think we walked 6 km’ and his wife replied ‘It doesn’t matter at least… Read more »