What to say when someone shames you

What to say when someone shames you

How to stay true to your own choices despite the negative messages and people in your life We’re bombarded with thousands of messages every day via social media, television, radio, magazines, billboards, and the people in our lives. Sometimes those…

Self-compassion for better health

Self-compassion for better health

The trap of investing your self worth in your fitness regime So many people place incredible pressure on themselves to perform the ‘perfect’ healthy lifestyle. They continuously strive for the ‘right’ exercise regime, the ‘right’ eating, and the ‘perfect’ body.…

Comparing ourselves to others’ highlight reel

Comparing ourselves to others’ highlight reel

Is it time to let go of comparing your behind-the-scenes to someone else’s highlight reel? Have you ever flicked through your Instagram or Facebook feed and felt like everyone is kicking more goals, enjoying more success, having more fun, doing…

Improve your relationship with exercise

Improve your relationship with exercise

Could you improve your relationship with exercise? If you: feel guilty when you take a day or two off exercise even when you're injured, ill or fatigued push yourself to do exercise you hate feel that movement is all about…

Ditch celebrity advice! How to find your own best balance

Ditch celebrity advice! How to find your own best balance

Extreme behaviours and habits have become more and more popular as a so-called answer for all our woes. Perhaps you’re seeing such health methods so often they don’t even seem extreme anymore? I argue the following common behaviours are extreme:…

Key to happiness and health is not in extreme ‘solutions’

Key to happiness and health is not in extreme ‘solutions’

What extremes could you let go of to feel happier, healthier and more calm? Our culture’s approach to life swings between vast extremes.  Instagram is a perfect example of such extremes.  There's photos of coveted milkshakes piled high with pastries skewered…

Why do you promote moderation?

Why do you promote moderation?

Moderation is not a dirty word As the co-founder of The Moderation Movement, and the director of Healthy Balance Fitness, it's not surprising that I'm all about finding our own best balance!  Who would have thought that the concept of…

Tips to heal your relationship with exercise

Tips to heal your relationship with exercise

How to improve the way you feel about exercise Many people have a complicated relationship with moving their bodies.  You might dread physical activity and avoid it, or you might thrash yourself with hard workouts and feel guilty whenever you have…

Should I put my child on a diet?

Should I put my child on a diet?

Trying to change kids' bodies through diet, exercise and comments will not set them up for a healthy and happy life.  It could lead to disastrous affects...   The normal fluctuation of childrens' body fat Children’s bodies change rapidly. They…

Stop seeing exercise as a tool for weight loss

Stop seeing exercise as a tool for weight loss

Recently I have seen numerous articles declaring that “Exercise is not important for weight loss” or “Weight management is about eating less not exercising more” and many other attention grabbing titles.   Regardless of what research studies have found, the articles…

Why you should stop weighing yourself and how

Why you should stop weighing yourself and how

The two steps you need to take to be free of the pressure to weigh a certain number Many people have an ideal weight that they strive towards. It's so common to have a magic number in your head that symbolises the…