Tag Archives: health

13 Essential Health and Safety Tips for Solo Female Travellers

healthy and safety tips for solo travel

More women are travelling solo these days and it isn’t just the younger generation!  Women of midlife no longer feel that they need to travel with a companion, however safety is still an important factor to be considered before taking off into the unknown. Sizzling Towards Sixty is pleased to announce their affiliation with Fast Cover Travel Insurance.  This post… Read more »

10 simple ways to Rejuvenate Yourself

10 ways to rejuvenate yourself

I recently wrote a post about Cancer Survivors Day which is on June 5 and will be also promoting Global Wellness Day on June 11.  As part of my #couchpotatotofabfit Facebook Group I decided instead of a monthly challenge and because we are mid-year, it was an opportune time to devote 30 days to Rejuvenating ourselves through healthier eating, regular… Read more »

5 things to do on Global Wellness Day

Global Wellness Day

I am a firm believer in being healthy and living a holistic lifestyle and I wanted to raise the awareness by highlighting Global Wellness Day – June 11, 2016.  It is celebrated in 86 countries across 7 continents and the slogan is “One Day Can Change Your Whole Life” The official website suggests: Global Wellness Day : The purpose of… Read more »

Why Play is Important: Connecting the Dots with Leisure

Let children play

Last week I wrote about How Midlife does not have to be a crisis but rather it can be a positive experience if we have the right attitude.  I also mentioned that I would be introducing women experiencing midlife and I’m delighted to have introduce our first guest, Terri Webster Schrandt from Second Wind Leisure Perspectives. Terri is a women… Read more »

Type 2 Diabetes – Are you at risk?

Type 2 Diabetes

Could you be suffering from Diabetes Type 2? Type 2 is the most common form of diabetes, and usually affects older adults.  However, there are increasing numbers of younger people and even children who are developing Type 2 Diabetes.  Type 2 is increasing at the fastest rate and accounts for 85% of all diabetes (Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational).   It is also… Read more »

Maybe it’s time to press the reset button on your life.

time to press the reset button life.

It is almost halfway through the year and although I was determined not to make New Year Resolutions I concede that we all have dreams and goals we want to achieve.  However, life is busy and we can easily get caught on the ‘treadmill of life’. I was having a Personal Training session and my trainer told me to ‘set… Read more »

Post Workout Snacks – is yours right for You?

top post workout snacks

I’ve been asked several times what post workout snacks do I reach for.  Well the answer is not as clear cut as it may seem.   Before we even talk about post workout snacks we need to ask ourselves this question: Do you really know what a ‘healthy’ snack is?  Even healthy snacks contain calories so you need to be… Read more »

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 »

‘Y’ is for Yoga – Why You Need to include Yoga in your Life

Y is for Yoga

  I didn’t discover Yoga or it’s benefits until midlife, but I soon became a convert to the practice.  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 was also sceptical of the physical value of yoga from… 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 »

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 »

‘P’ is for Prioritize – Time to Prioritize Your Health & Happiness

P is for Prioritize

Okay!!!  Time to prioritize your health and happiness. I’ve said before we live in a busy world with pressures from all areas of our life wanting some of our time.  It is easy to forget about our health and we don’t consider it until we fall ill or we feel we just aren’t coping. It is time to put yourself… Read more »