Letting go of the all or nothing approach to health

Letting go of the all or nothing approach to health

How letting go of extreme health approaches will improve your health and life   The Western World has become used to excess. We swing between both ends of the extremes: Restrictive diets to punish ourselves for a stretch of non-hungry…

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…

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…

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…

Why you should not feel guilty about rest days

Why you should not feel guilty about rest days

If you feel anxious about a day without exercise, you need to read this.  Why you should not feel guilty about rest days... Rest and recovery IS part of health and fitness Rest and recovery forms part of a balanced…

When did other people’s plates become our business?

When did other people’s plates become our business?

Stop food shaming! It’s time for all of us to keep our eyes and opinions to ourself. Our society has become so much more conscious of wellness. There’s an incredible amount of media coverage about the eating and exercise allegedly…

Solutions for the mental battle of running

Solutions for the mental battle of running

How to make running easier mentally: Overcoming negative thoughts when running Everyone battles mentally with running - at least some of the time.  I've been coaching runners of all levels since 1998, and I've learned that it's perfectly normal to battle…

There is more than one path to wellness

There is more than one path to wellness

There is more than one way to achieve wellness. There is not one 'correct' way of eating or moving in order to be healthy. Be wary of anyone who claims there is. If there's many ways to achieve wellness then how…