‘Reducing stress’ is your goal… why does this statement annoy me so much?!!!

It seems that every fitness, health and wellbeing article I read, cites reducing stress as their #1 recommendation in achieving our goals. I’d just like to add  –  NO SHIT SHERLOCK!!! I think we are all aware that stress leads to a huge number of health issues and chronic diseases – including life threatening ones. […]

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Strong body… Strong mind

I get asked a lot – why I care about being strong? The answer is simple for me – when my body feels strong, my mind feels strong. A strong mind is more important to me than anything. A strong mind helps you to navigate and mitigate stress – and see it for what it […]

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A sense of belonging…

We are not wired to be alone. We think, feel, act and respond more positively in our lives when we feel admired, respected and part of something bigger. This is such an important concept in our health and wellbeing journey – but is often forgotten. I spent my 20’s, 30’s and half of my 40’s […]

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when being healthy isn’t healthy…

This might sound like an odd title, but I am becoming increasingly aware of how the health and wellbeing industry can cause obsession, denial and restriction. In a nutshell…an unhealthy obsession with health. Something I’ve talked about a lot in previous posts is the balance between ‘mental health’ and ‘physical health’. If physical health is […]

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rest, recover, recharge…

When it comes to a committed fitness routine, I do believe in too much of a good thing. Our bodies need rest and we need the chance to recharge our batteries, as invariably , once you have made that commitment to make exercise a regular part of your life, you will be fitting this in […]

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Looking in the mirror….

A little humour is always needed when it comes to this topic… cos quite frankly, there are times when we all take ourselves way too seriously for our own good!! Looking good and feeling good is something we all strive for in our health and wellbeing… if we’re going to work hard at it, we […]

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