Tag Archives: health

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 »

How to Know if you have an Iron deficiency & What to Do about it

Need more Iron?

Are you feeling tired and a general lack of energy?  You could be deficient in Iron.  Iron is an important mineral and one of it’s jobs is to transport oxygen in the red blood cells.  If you don’t have enough iron you body can’t make enough red blood cells and you can become anaemic. Do you know that 70% of… Read more »

Why Positive Aging is Positively Wonderful

Positive Aging

Midlife is the time to reflect but also a time to look forward and plan what you want for the rest of your life.  Yes, the downside of midlife for women are the hot flushes, night sweats, mood swings and other symptoms of menopause BUT these can be controlled and should not be AN EXCUSE to give up on life,… Read more »

Spring Cleaning Your Health & Fitness Challenge – Week 1Down!

Spring Cleaning Your Health & Fitness

Week 1 of our ‘Spring Cleaning Your Health & Fitness Challenge’ started and isn’t it strange the way our brains work sometimes.  You decide to take on a challenge of clean eating and fitness and suddenly you are hungry all the time!!!  Sitting at my computer and an email comes in from Domino’s Pizza with the title ‘hungry?’  Not what… Read more »

Spring Cleaning Your Health & Fitness Challenge – Why We Are Doing This

This month, Mike (my darling husband) and I are taking up the challenge and spring cleaning our health & fitness. Last month in Sizzling Towards 60,  we took on the challenge of exercising for 30 minutes x 5 times per week. Now we want to continue that but also include looking at our food choices and eating ‘clean’.

5 Quick Ways to Boost Your Energy Level

Whether you are at work, a full-time mum or just busy enjoying life, it’s 3pm and you are feeling the ‘mid-afternoon slump’. You may have even been feeling this way at mid-morning.  You don’t have a spring in your step and you are clock watching until the work day is finished. You feel lethargic, blood glucose levels drop, you can’t think clearly,… Read more »

Why 50+ Doesn’t Need to be the New 40, 30 or 20!

Grab Life Feel Great & Live

I loved turning 50!  Age has never been an issue with me. Of course I’ve had other issues of self-doubt and never thinking I was good enough but when I turned 50 I started to change – and now 8 years later I finally like and maybe even love who I am! There was a time in my mother’s and previous generations… Read more »

Why You Need to be Physically Fit BEFORE You Retire

Be Physcially Fit Before You Retire

It is never too late to start some for of exercise and improve your health and fitness levels.  After you hit 50 it is even more important to build a fitness base and make sure you are fit, active and healthy so you can enjoy your future retirement years. We are all living longer and I know I want to enjoy those… Read more »

It is time to Ditch the Diet! Just Eat Clean

ditch the diet and eat clean

I don’t know about you but I am so over all the different diets that we are bombarded with each day.  I see people taking drastic measures, starving themselves or living on shakes.  Yes, they lose weight but quickly regain it when they go back to normal eating.  In my post Diet is A Dirty Word! I suggest we focus on… Read more »

Olive Leaf Extract – The Next Big Thing In Health?

My personal trainer, Nikki Wakerley, has recently started taking Olive Leaf Extract.  I haven’t heard of this so thought I would do some investigation as to what it is and the benefits taking it may provide. Olive tree extract is a natural product extracted from the Olive tree.  Olive leaves, olives and olive fruit have been used for medicinal purposes… Read more »

Forget the Storm, Learn to Dance in the Rain

Dance in the Rain

‘Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass,  it is about learning to Dance in the Rain’.   I have seen this quotation many times on facebook so what does it actually mean?  Have you ever danced in the rain?  Walked in the rain? Run in the rain?   Most of the time when it starts to rain we run for cover,… Read more »

5 Quick & Easy Ways to Reduce your Sugar Intake TODAY

How much sugar do you consume each day?  You would be surprised and shocked at the sugar level contained in processed food which is sitting on our supermarket shelves.  Do you know that in Australia the average daily sugar intake is 40 teaspoons?  Try sitting down and eating 40 teaspoons of sugar and see how you feel. We have been concentrating so… Read more »