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Women's Fitness Australia

Women's Fitness Australia January 2018

Women’s Fitness is Australia’s fastest growing regularly published magazine. With a “fitness that fits your life” philosophy, Women’s Fitness hits stands every month with the mission to put the FUN back into being healthy, with easy-to-adopt exercise, nutrition and lifestyle ideas. Forget fads and being a slave to the gym, Women’s Fitness is a trusted source of information and inspiration, and the ultimate get-fit guide for busy women who want to feel great about themselves, their bodies and their health without having to sacrifice the things they love, their friends or their social lives.

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2 min.
your time to shine

HOW GOOD IS THAT SPARKLY NEW YEAR FEELING? A whole 12 months’ worth of possibilities, a blank canvas to write (or rewrite) our hopes and dreams for life. Psychologists call it the ‘fresh-start effect’ – natural transition points in time, like the start of a new season, a new week, and of course, a new year, give us a motivational boost to set and actually chase our goals. I love it because even though we all know it’s entirely imaginary – there is no magic reset button that makes January 1 any better than December 31 – somehow, that little flip of the calendar is enough to energise us into going back to the gym, setting our sights on a new job or vowing to meditate daily. It’s like the universe…

1 min.
as seen on insta

REAL INSPO Health is not one size fits all – get inspired by actress @arielerinkaplan’s Insta feed full of body positive vibes. GET CONNECTED Want to find like-minded fit-babes in your area? There have been a casual 232m #fitness pics posted to Instagram. Use #FitnessYourSuburb to find a new workout buddy. GUT LOVIN’ This month we’re crushing on Alyse from @anappleaday_ nutrition. Get around her good-for-your-guts advice and recipes. Let’s hang out together! Tag #womensfitnessmag and #WFloves to show us how you’re reading Women’s Fitness… WINNING! Congrats, @thisdreamerslife, you’ve won a pack of Hardie Grant books, including Green Kitchen at Home, Pidapipo, The Art of Wellbeing and Bliss Bites, worth $129.97. Follow us @womensfitnessmag to catch up with the team and for a feel-good feed every day – promise! And we’re pretty great at keeping promises……

1 min.
group therapy

There are plenty of things in life that are better when friends are involved – and new research shows that exercise is one of them. A study published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association shows that people who work out in groups are significantly less stressed and enjoy better quality of life themselves, both emotionally and physically, when compared to people who exercise alone. Keen to get active with a crew to score these wellbeing benefits for yourself? Why not join that beach bootcamp or weekend hiking group you’ve listed at the top of your New Year’s resolutions. Because, as the research shows, you’ll be able to cross off ‘Stress less this year’, too.…

5 min.
quick hits

What kind of eater are you? Your personality type affects how you approach healthy eating, according to the scientific folks at the CSIRO. They’ve identified five different personality types and the ways in which they consume food, because they reckon, “A greater focus on personality could make it easier for Australians to eat healthily.” So find out if you’re a… • SOCIALISER: If you’re hanging out with friends and family, you love to do it over food and drinks. • THINKER: Worry and stress tends to derail your healthy eating intentions. • CRAVER: You have intense food cravings and find it hard to stop eating. • FOODIE: Everything to do with food – the prep, the cooking and the eating – has you enamoured. • FREEWHEELER: Your spontaneity means you have trouble sticking to food plans…

1 min.
fit diary

Australia Day Ultra, WA 20 January Set your alarm for 11pm because this 100km ultra marathon around Leschenault Peninsula begins at midnight. The 25km race takes off at the more reasonable hour of 6am. australiadayultra.com ROC Race, NSW 1 0 February During the 5km game-show-inspired ROC (aka Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge) race, you’ll take on the Wrecking Ball then slide down the finish line (literally) on a four-story waterslide. rocrace.com.au Queensland Tri Series, Qld 11 February Round Six of the triathlon series takes place on the Sunshine Coast. The Sprint consists of a 750m swim, 20km cycle and a 5km run. qldtriseries.com.au Paddy Pallin Adventure Series, NSW 17 February This course features a 15-25km mountain bike ride, 5-10km trail run and 2-4km kayak. paddypallinadventure.com.au Spartan Race, Vic 24 February This year’s 13km super and 7km sprint in Melbourne returns to Lake Dewar to test your…

1 min.
culture club

SCROLL TO: @nourishandeat You can still be healthy and #embracethesquish just like Gina Susanna. She openly posts about body positivity after suffering from an eating disorder. ADD TO SHELF: Worlds of You by Beau Taplin (Hardie Grant, $24.99) Melbourne-based Insta poet @beautaplin will melt your heart with verses like this one: “There are worlds in you, and I have fallen in love with every one.” PRESS PLAY: Blogilates apartment-friendly workouts Check out Cassey Ho’s popular YouTube channel Blogilates for her exercise sequences that fit niftily in small spaces. TREAT YOUR EARS: The Side Hustle Show Make 2018 the year you decide to look after your financial fitness by making extra coin on the side. Yes, please!…