Here is a list of all the websites, social media accounts, books and podcasts I like to follow. These help me to be educated, motivated and inspired to live a fit, happy and healthy life.
A vision board is a visual representation of what you’re aiming for in life. Your goals, your dreams, who you want to be, what you want to have, what you’re working towards and what sort of life you want to live. I really enjoy how taking the time to make a vision board gives you an opportunity to think deeply about these things. You can reflect on if how you’re living your life is heading you in the direction you want to be going.
For a very simple vision board, you could
Over the last couple of years, I’ve become aware of the negative affects of using toxic cookware. Unfortunately, a lot of the cookware given to me for my wedding four years ago was toxic, so I’ve slowly been replacing one thing at a time as it wears out. I’ve been researching the different types of non-toxic cookware, so I though I would share about it all in a post to hopefully to help people who, like me, are hoping to replace their toxic cookware.
This is a topic which is quite personal, but I feel I just have to share because there is so little information about it and it is rarely talked about.
Interestingly, the oral contraceptive pill (I will just refer to it for the remainder of this article as ‘the pill’ for ease of reading) is the number one prescribed drug worldwide. People are starting to talk and write about why you should stop the pill if you are using it to ‘treat’ problems such as heavy periods, acne,
I created this recipe when I stopped taking the pill.
One of the things you are recommended to do when helping your body recover from the pill is to cleanse your liver. This is because your liver is the detox organ for the body. It filters your blood and removes any non-beneficial substances such as pollutants, toxins and excess oestreogens. It has its work cut out for it when you stop taking the pill because it has to clear out all the excess hormones. I was overwhelmed about all the different foods which are
This a delicious snack, and it’s perfect now that the weather is warming up. You can’t go wrong with the flavours in this smoothie bowl!
1 handful ice
1/4 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup filtered water
1 scoop/30g vanilla protein powder
1 large / 140g frozen banana, broken into chunks
2 dried dates
2 pinches Himalayan or sea salt
1 tsp maca
1/4 cup granola
I personally love using technology to help me with my fitness goals. These apps provide me with motivation, organisation, education and save me time. Here is a list of my must-have free health and fitness apps:
1) My Fitness Pal
What it does: This app tells you the calorie, macronutrient and micronutrient information of just about every food you can think of. This calorie counting app is useful for eating a specific amount of calories so you can reach your goal, whether for muscle gain or fat loss.
What I use it
Photographer: Darren Wirth
You’re probably going to think these tips are all things you’ve heard before, but I urge you not to glaze over them! They really do make a huge impact on your health and weight.
1. Do something active every day.
Find something you enjoy so you won’t skip it! Yes, resistance training and high intensity interval training (HIIT) are the most effective forms of exercise for dropping body fat, but if you can’t stand them you can still get good results from other types of exercise. The best type
Yoga, a form of low intensity exercise which won’t cause excessive stress on the body or a high calorie burn. Photographer: Focus on Images.
I know most people are wanting advice about the opposite: how to lose weight. Over the years, however, I have come across people who are wanting to gain weight. The most common examples are teenage boys wanting to look a little less skinny and people recovering from a sickness or stressful period in their lives which caused them to lose weight. Here are my top healthy weight-gaining
You know what I think is harder than the challenge of preparing for a fitness modelling competition? Maintaining a ‘bikini body’* in which you feel and look your best month after month, year after year.