Category Archives: Exercise

Getting active this April


How are you feeling after Easter? Refreshed? Re-energised? Or a little tired, heavy and bloated? Even though the weather is unseasonably warm it is not uncommon to feel a little blah come April. Things are relatively quiet with school holidays about to start, Winter is on its way, the days are shorter and there are […]

When you will be dehydrated


The times you are most likely to be dehydrated. This is a sponsored post, brought to you by Zip Water. In busy lives there can be a big difference between knowing that we need to drink more water, and actually achieving this goal every day.  So if one of your goals is to focus on […]

How to boost your metabolism


It is a fact of life that once we hit our 30’s, exercise far less than we need and gain weight over time that our metabolic function starts to decline. The issue with this is that as our cells become less efficient at burning calories, and as we lose muscle mass, we burn fewer and […]

The best foods to eat for training


Susie is currently a brand ambassador for Australian Bananas. To learn more about the partnership, click here. This is a sponsored post. If you train regularly, at the gym, with a PT or by yourself, the last thing you want is for your nutrition post training to be undoing all of your hard work. Similarly, if […]

Preventing Christmas weight gain


The diet hacks you need to prevent Christmas weight gain. Chances are if you have spent the last few weeks indulging with plenty of Christmas cheer the clothes are starting to feel a little tight. The issue with gaining a couple of extra kilos at Christmas is that research suggests we rarely lose it which […]

Are you overtraining and overeating?


Are you eating more because you go to the gym? If you exercise regularly, you will know the feeling of intense hunger that can accompany regular high intensity workouts – that need to eat something immediately if not sooner and usually something high carbohydrate in nature to try and satisfy that relentless hunger. This may […]

Burning calories without the gym


If you hate going to the gym I have good news for you. There are plenty of daily activities that you can engage in regularly to significantly increase the number of calories you burn on a daily basis. And even if some do not seem all that appealing there is sure to be a couple […]

The health and fitness benefits of Pokemon Go


Well we finally have a mobile game that encourages users to get up and be active! A massive well done to the creators of Pokemon Go for developing a mobile interface that actively encourages people to get up, get moving, clock up thousands of steps and burn calories. And it seems that as long as […]

Food to eat when training.


If you exercise regularly, you will know the feeling of intense hunger that can accompany regular high intensity workouts – that need to eat something immediately if not sooner and usually something high carbohydrate in nature to try and satisfy that relentless hunger. This may happen when you first arrive home after a long day […]

Guest post: Chriss Tinslay on to Halloween or not to Halloween!


Do you really need to exercise to burn off your treats?  I don’t know about you, but my social media news feed has been filled with Halloween posts lately. Costume ideas, decorations, tricks and lots of “treat” suggestions. Along with the above, I have also seen a few of the below images… This image is driving me a little nuts to […]

Are you using your training as an excuse to eat more?


If you exercise regularly, you will know the feeling of intense hunger that can accompany regular high intensity workouts – that need to eat something immediately if not sooner and usually something high carbohydrate in nature to try and satisfy that relentless hunger. This may happen when you first arrive home after a long day […]

Race Day Nutrition


For most runners, it’s not until the day before a big event that they start to think about getting their nutrition right. While it is important to ensure that your muscles have plenty of stored fuel, this does not mean you have to carb load to prepare. Instead, the best approach is to make sure […]

The importance of recovery


This is a sponsored post. Elite sporting organisations across the world have realised the importance of optimal recovery and have heavily invested in programs to ensure improved recovery times, reduced muscle soreness, improved follow up sessions and lower levels of fatigue. No matter the sport though, all recovery programs bring a mix of optimal hydration […]

Fuelling your body for training


This is a sponsored post. There is a big difference between going out for an occasional walk and committing to a major event which requires a significant training load each week. What many people fail to consider when starting out is the importance of not just the type of fuel they take on board but […]