Health & Fitness
Women's Fitness Australia

Women's Fitness Australia August 2017

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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in this issue

1 min.
expert panel

Libby Babet personal trainer bufgirls.com Dr Claudia Lee general practitioner sydneyim.com.au Caitlin Reid dietitian healthandthecity.com.au Blake Worrall-Thompson PT and wellness coach blakeworrallthompson.com Yolande Herring kinesiologist liveinbalance.net.au Steph Prem Pilates instructor premium-performance.com Kate Wood chiropractor healthspaceclinics.com.au Brad McIntosh physiotherapist sydneyphysiosolutions.com.au Belinda Kirkpatrick naturopath belindakirkpatrick.com.au Kate Kendall yoga instructor activeyogi.com.au Dr Lissa Johnson psychologist lissajohnson.com.au Bec Tippett reader ambassador @bectippett PHOTOGRAPHY DAVE WHEELER; KIT HASELDEN HAIR AND MAKE-UP SARAH DAMICHI/DLM; JACLYN HNITKO/THE ARTIST GROUP…

2 min.
flex appeal

I’VE DONE MORE YOGA IN THE PAST YEAR than I ever thought I would do. It hasn’t even been a conscious decision; it’s just something I’m finding myself more and more drawn to when I’m going through testing times or need an escape from a head full of chatter. It took me aaaaages to find a class/ studio that felt perfect for me. But once I did find ‘the one’, I started hitting up that place three times a week. I’m not the best in the class (although I can do a mean mountain pose…), and I’m more often than not longing for the sweet shavasana part of the hour to hit. Some days I find it so hard – I’ll be struggling to pose through the same sequence that was manageable…

2 min.
what brooke did next

Seeing as how it’s the yoga issue, tell us how you feel about yoga... “I do really enjoy yoga when I do it. It’s not something that I practise every day; it’s more an exercise I like to practise when I’m on holidays or if I’m feeling stressed. Yoga is perfect for clearing my mind during busy times and a perfect way to start my day when I’m away. I really enjoy any exercise that gets my heart rate up and makes me sweat, so if I am going to practise yoga on any other day, I would usually choose a Bikram class.” Funniest thing that’s happened to you mid-workout? “About a month and a half ago I was in Tulum, Mexico, and it was so hot and humid inside the…

1 min.
asseen on insta

REACHING NEW HEIGHTS Sydney-based rock-climber and photographer @angi.kim will leave you feeling awe-struck (and perhaps a little dizzy) with her breathtaking pics of mountains and landscapes around Oz and the world. FILTER THIS Not sure which filter to choose? Try Clarendon, Juno or Gingham – they’re the most used worldwide. LOVE IT A LATTE First it was matcha, then turmeric adding some colour to our cups. Now it’s all about beetroot, taro and blue algae lattes. Pretty! Let’s hang out together! Tag #womensfitnessmag and #WFloves to show us how you’re reading Women’s Fitness… WINNING! Congrats, @allahnacarman. You’ve won a Skins performance pack, valued at $259.98, to take your workouts to the next level. 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.
life lessons

Yes, your ability to fit half a can of Pringles in your mouth is impressive, but if you want to really win at life, you should brush up on some other skills, such as emotional stability, determination, control, optimism and conscientiousness instead. After analysing more than 8,000 people, UK scientists found that folks who demonstrated the above skills were less likely to be depressed, feel lonely, suffer financial strain or experience chronic disease. Basically, they had greater wellbeing later in life and enjoyed more educational and occupational success when they were young. Need to do some serious up-skilling? Master all five categories in three simple steps: 1 SAY, ‘OM’ Learn to regulate your feelings by practising meditation. Studies show that it can increase your emotional stability and keep you calm. 2 PICTURE…

8 min.
quick hits

Break it up Not feeling the gym today? Skip it. Seriously – Canadian scientists said so. While exercise usually ups the strength of your bones, the researchers found that when people engage in high-intensity training sessions without adequate rest, they experience an increase in inflammation and a decline in bone mineral density, which increases their chance of injury. With enough downtime, though, their inflammation levels remain low and their bone mass remains in check. While the study did focus on Olympic athletes (who typically work out for 18 hours a week), it’s still a much-needed reminder not to push your body to the max allll the time, so go ahead and swap that pump class for a bubble bath. Cold calling Send winter woes packing with these cosy buys INNER GLOW Warm up from the…