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2 Steps to get motivated this winter

Winter can be challenging when it comes to maintaining motivation.

The cold weather, shorter days, EOFY, family responsibilities and work stress can easily derail even the most determined amongst us.

But fear not! With the right strategies and mindset, we can conquer the winter blues and stay motivated to achieve our goals.

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Sleep smarter, sleep better: Overcoming the hurdles

Adequate and quality sleep is crucial for numerous reasons: It plays a vital role in supporting our immune system, helping to defend against illnesses and infections. It aids in the regulation of hormones involved in appetite control and metabolism, which can impact weight management and reduce the risk of chronic conditions like obesity and diabetes.

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Comparison is the thief of joy

Last night I was trying to teach my kids the value of self-worth and why you shouldn’t compare your achievements to others… You know, the whole: “Comparison is the thief of joy” idea that is nigh on impossible to implement in the real world. This came about after one of my kids was dirty because

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A waving misadventure: When directions and waves collide

Every Saturday as Ben and I are driving back from training, we pass an intellectually impaired man (I’m assuming) who sits at the side of the road with (who appears to be) his carer by his side. This man enthusiastically waves every time a car passes, and so as we approach I wind down my

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Lose 4kg in 4 weeks

While it’s important to approach weight loss with a long-term perspective, achieving short-term goals is a great incentive to keep us on track to a permanent lifestyle change. If you have 4kg of body fat to lose, this can be achieved in a safe, healthy way in 4 weeks. 4 weeks of following these simple

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How to balance your hormones naturally

This blog post and video provide general information only. Please see your trusted healthcare professional for individual advice. By focusing on lifestyle modifications, we can often achieve hormone balance which can alleviate the symptoms related to menopause. Whilst estrogen and progesterone levels decrease during menopause, other hormones, such as follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone

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3 Steps to break out of your fitness plateau.

Are you stuck in a fitness plateau, feeling frustrated and demotivated by the lack of progress in your workouts and not getting the results you want? The good news is that breaking this plateau is possible! By implementing a few strategic steps, you can reignite your progress and take your fitness to the next level.

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What to do when you fall off the wagon

It’s not uncommon to fall off the wagon when trying to make healthy lifestyle changes. Whether it’s indulging in unhealthy foods or skipping workouts, slipping up can be discouraging. However, it’s important to remember that one setback doesn’t define your journey to better health. The key is acknowledging the slip-up, learning from it, and getting

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Can life really be this easy?

I love that my ASD super-powered teenager doesn’t give a crap about what people think of her. A lot of people SAY they don’t care … but deep down we really do. However she honestly does not! For instance, she rarely looks at herself in the mirror because in her words: “I know I look

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Stop yo-yo dieting forever!

Here’s why people commonly fail on diets or weight loss regimes, and get caught up in a cycle of yo-yo dieting: They don’t enjoy the plan / program, or They rely on external sources to keep motivated, or They set unrealistic standards, or They focus on long term goals rather than daily habits. Obviously this

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Simple steps to improve your posture

Good posture prevents excessive strain on muscles and joints, which in turn will help reduce pain and minimise the risk of injury. Good posture also helps to improve self confidence, fatigue, balance, circulation and digestion, core strength, lung capacity… to name just a few. In this video I explain simple exercises that we can do

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