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…

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…

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…

Learn how to accept your body exactly as it is now

Learn how to accept your body exactly as it is now

Some tips for accepting your body exactly as it is now: Stop mentally or verbally referring to your ‘future body’ or your 'past body' Stop inspecting and evaluating your body in the mirror Stop pointing out your perceived ‘flaws’ (to…

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…

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…

Feeling like an athlete at every size

Feeling like an athlete at every size

You don’t have to look like an athlete to have the spirit of one.   I get incredibly frustrated by our media's narrow representation of what it means to be fit and active. We witness stories of elite athletes crossing finish…

How to fall in love with exercise

How to fall in love with exercise

Two essential steps to stop hating exercise and start enjoying the benefits   Falling in love with exercise is unlikely if your sole reason for getting sweaty is losing weight. Think of something you absolutely LOVE to do.  Something that…