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Time-saving tips for feeling fabulous, leading an active life and aging gracefully… in celebration of International Women’s Day

March 8th is International Women’s Day, and on this day we celebrate everything awesome and unique about women!

 

One of the most special things about women is that they tend to be ‘nurturers’ of those around them. They’re often carers in the form of mothers, grandmothers, sisters or daughters and supportive friends or colleagues of the many people in their community.

 

And women often feel their greatest sense of satisfaction and worth in giving of themselves to others- they’re time, their listening ear, their advice, their hospitality and their heart.

 

In our increasingly busy world, however, this selfless commitment to giving and putting other’s needs before their own can take its toll.

 

Yes, as women we tend to wear many hats and, sadly, the ‘hat of self-care’ is usually donned the least.

 

The sad reality is that I speak to many women daily who aren’t feeling great about themselves. They find it hard to see, let alone celebrate their amazing qualities amidst their struggle.

 

They’re often worried about their weight, worried about how stiff and sore they feel, how exhausted and sluggish they feel, worried about the increasing hunch of their shoulders, worried about their health and the little time they have to devote to taking care of themselves.

 

Does that resonate with you?

 

Well, I want to encourage you today!

Firstly, I assure you that you are doing a great job.

 

And secondly, I want to remind you that you can’t help others unless you fit your own oxygen mask first…

 

While it certainly is tough to prioritise your own physical and mental health when you’ve got deadlines at work, family and social commitments, household chores to get done and hungry kids or pets hounding you…

 

I’d like you to stop for a second and take a deep breath, then exhale, and read on.

 

If I told you that you could skyrocket your physical and mental health in just 2 minutes, would you want to know how?

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How to make 2019 your best year yet!

Have you set a ‘New Year’s resolution’ for 2019? 

According to statistics, most people resolutions for the new year based on improving their health.  

Among the top ten most common New Year’s resolutions are  

  • exercising more 
  • eating more healthily 
  • losing weight 
  • quitting smoking 
  • spending more time with family/friends  
  • working on your self-improvement. 

Also according to statistics, you only have 9.2% of actually succeeding in pulling off your New Year’s resolutions! 

Woah!! 

Are you typically among that 9.2%? 

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Celebrate achievements

Was 2018 like this for you?

I didn’t think 2018 could be any more hectic than the year before… 

I was wrong! 

How bout you? 

Did you feel out of control at times? 

I know I did, but I’m also choosing to celebrate the goals I achieved and be thankful for the many blessings in my life!  

There’s a million things I’d do differently if I had the year again, but hey, life is certainly one huge, long learning curve! 

So, if this year threw a few curveballs at you and you felt off kilter, even off the beaten track at times… 

It’s all part of stretching and growing us! 

And we’ll end up better off and shining brighter for it 😀

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Dreading a road trip this holidays? How to avoid feeling stiff, sore and falling asleep!

Are you planning a road trip this holiday season?  

If you’re dreading nagging back, shoulder or neck pain on the trip 

Or arriving seized up, barely able to straighten up out of the car 

Or, even worse, drifting off at the wheel… 

Perhaps you’re jumping on a plane? 

Falling asleep might be your ideal way of avoiding your aching bones and boredom, but what about when you wake up with a crook neck? 

Here’s some tips to help you keep your joints lubricated and your brain activated so you reach your destination in one piece and ready to enjoy your well-deserved break! 

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Feeling Neck Tension? Sick of Niggles and Knots? Check this out…

I’ve seen so many people- workers, students, even stay-at-home mums and retirees- complaining of stiff, sore necks and tight, tense shoulders this year…

People struggling with headaches and feeling like their head weighs a tonne upon their shoulders.

Folks sick and tired of the dull ache in their upper back and between their shoulder blades.

Others irritated by niggling neck pain and tension.

Even kids complaining of soreness and strain while they study!

There’s always one thing in common…

Looking down for long periods!

We look down so much of our day 😳

Whether it’s looking

Down at your laptop or keyboard

Down at your phone or tablet

Down at your documents or books

Down at your kitchen or work bench…

I could go on and on.

Basically, we look down a lot.

Considering our head is like a bowling ball and, as it moves forwards, it hangs off our poor neck, shoulders and upper back, it’s no wonder those areas are feeling the strain.

How often, and for how long, do you look down each day?

This week, while you work,

While you study,

While you use your phone

and while you potter around the house

… try and keep tabs on how much of the day you look down.

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