Tag Archives: health

Easy ways to maintain your fitness after 50

Fit Fabulous Healthier Happier

If you haven’t been exercising regularly you might be thinking about easy ways to maintain your fitness over 50.  It is a fact that we age but that doesn’t mean that we should give up on exercise.  Regular exercise is even more important as we age to strengthen our bones, keep us flexible and improve our general mental well-being. If… Read more »

The Best Ways to Exercise without breaking the budget

exercise

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 »

Is Your Food Aging You Prematurely? Anti-Aging Diet

Anti aging foods

We are all looking for the elixir to keep looking youthful but really we have it already.  A good balanced diet does wonders for our skin and can slow down the aging process.  Personally, I don’t mind my wrinkles and laughter lines because it shows the story of my life.  However, I do like to be HEALTHY and I truly… Read more »

Fit and Fabulous – Plan and Prepare

Fit and Fabulous

The first step towards being Fit & Fabulous this year is about defining your goal and preparing. Planning and Preparation are the key to success.  Without a plan we drift along and soon lose sight of what we really want. Ask yourself two questions:  Where are You Now? Where do You want to be? The answers to these two questions… 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 »

17 things on my ‘to do’ list in 2017

17 things on my to do list for 2017

Well we are moving into 2017 and it will also be a big number birthday for me. If you read my blog last year, you would know that I’ve changed my mind about New Year Resolutions and I don’t make them anymore. If you want to know why I don’t think they are important just click here on the link…. Read more »

Genealogy – DNA Testing

Did you know that you could find out more about you and your family history with DNA Testing?  You may also be able to find out possible health risks within your family background. In my interviews with Adel Firth-Mason, we have covered Genealogy – Growing Your Family Tree, Genealogy –  and in this third and final interview of the series… 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 »

Relaxation Techniques for Good Mental Health

Relaxation techniques for good mental health

Maintaining good mental health means accepting that we will get stressed or anxious from time to time.  That is natural and it only becomes a problem if the feelings build and become so overwhelming that we can’t cope.  Finding ways to relax our mind and our body to reduce stress and anxiety is essential for good mental and physical health…. Read more »

What is Eccentric Training? Why you should do it

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Eccentric training

Have you heard of Eccentric Training?  No, I don’t mean quirky or unconventional behaviour but rather a style of strength training.   Last week, Mike and I had our usual weekly P.T. session with our lovely trainer, Nikki.  It is always a surprise as to what we will be doing which keeps us on our toes and also interested. When… Read more »

What is an Acai Bowl?

What is an Acai Bowl?

Last weekend I ran in a 10km fun run – The Bridge to Brisbane.  I ran with my lovely daughter and one of my Saturday Sisters, Caz.  After our fun runs we usually treat ourselves to a breakfast and a catch up.  This time, the girls introduced me to the Acai Bowl – I’d only heard of these recently and… 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 »