6 Ways To Reduce Stress That Won't Cost You A Thing

S T R E S S . I don’t know about you but I hear this word far too often. Gone are the days of “I am great” or “fantastic thanks” when asked how someone is. I understand that avoiding stress is virtually impossible given that it presents in 3 different ways, but all is not lost. Stress is an umbrella term and effects us as... Emotional – relationships Physical – movement, work load…anything that makes you physically active. Environmental – pollution, pesticides or hormones in foods even the electromagnetic radiation from electronic devices! You may be good in one, but getting all three in check at once is tricky. All we can hope to do is to negate some of these by the choices we make. Ever wo

Salted Almond Coconut Bars

Ingredients 200 g almonds 3 tbsp runny honey or agave syrup 2 tbsp melted coconut oil the seeds from 1 vanilla pod or 1 teaspoon good vanilla extract 150 g unsweetened desiccated coconut 200 g dark chocolate (70%) Method Fill and boil a kettle and get all your ingredients together. Line a small square tin or baking tray with baking parchment. Put the almonds into the bowl of a food processor and blitz for 5 minutes, until the nuts are beginning to turn into a soft butter. Add the honey or agave syrup, the coconut oil, vanilla and a good pinch of salt and blitz to combine. Add the desiccated coconut and blitz again until you have a scruffy dough-like mixture. Tip the dough into the lined baki

5 Minutes With Jess

Age 31, I live locally in Caulfield and grew up in Bayside in Beaumaris. For several years I worked in marketing at places such as NAB in their Broker Partnerships team, and outdoor apparel retailer Helly Hansen. I got married to a Kiwi in 2013 after we met on a ski holiday in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and travelled the world together. I became a qualified personal trainer in 2015 and have trained at StudioForty6 for just over a year with Aiden as well as attending many of the group sessions. We asked her to give us a full insight into her healthy life: Training philosophy in one sentence – Keep breathing and smile! Fave daily workout - I dunno- I like to mix it up so everyday is different. I li

Does Exercise Do More For You Than Just Being Fitter And Physically Stronger?

"Exercise isn’t just about helping out your health down the road, and it’s certainly not just about vanity. What you do in the gym (or on the roads, in the ocean, etc.) makes you a better, higher-performing person outside of it. The truth, cliché as it may sound, is this: When you develop physical fitness, you’re developing life fitness, too." - Writes Brad Stulberg is a columnist for Outside Magazine. (read his full article here) I love this paragraph from Brad Stulberg's article on 'How exercise shapes you, far beyond the gym.' I really love it. Why? Because it is the cornerstone as to how I have lived and continue to live my life. My role as a Personal trainer is to instill this into our

What Impact Are You Having On Your Kids When It Comes To Body Image?

Being a parent is not an easy gig. There is no manual written specifically on our kids nor is there a crystal ball telling you that what we say or do will have a positive or negative effect on them. Like I said ….a hard gig!! The question I often get asked as a personal trainer is - How do I tell my child that they need to move more and eat less? My answer to that is YOU SAY NOTHING! Our kids are so vulnerable while young and studies have shown that what we say to them at an early age may inadvertently reinforce negative stereotypes especially about weight. We want to help them form a positive picture of themselves not the opposite. Whether we like it or not we are all role models for our ki

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