Health & Fitness
Women's Fitness Australia

Women's Fitness Australia March 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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in this issue

2 min.
wild & free

HERE’S SOMETHING YOU WOULDN’T EXPECT the editor of a fitness magazine to say: I don’t much like gyms. I mean, they’re convenient, sure, and the equipment is great, and I like the classes! But I’m yet to meet one that doesn’t make me feel hemmed in. Give me a bootcamp by the beach or a long walk through the bush, though, and I’m happy as a clam. You too? I wouldn’t be surprised – research from Roy Morgan found that the number of Aussies going bushwalking has almost doubled in the past five years. But, I wonder, how often do you actually head off into the great outdoors? I ask because I know first-hand that life tends to roadblock our way into the wilderness. I’d consider myself someone who needs a…

1 min.
as seen on insta

FEMME FOOTY Tuning into the women’s AFL? Follow @moanahope, @daisypearce6 and @_katiebrennan to get BTS with the gals at the forefront of the game. FEELING BLUE? Follow @sugaredcoconut for your daily dose of ocean-inspired healthy food – from blue smoothie bowls to blue spaghetti. Yep, it’s a thing. HOT HASHTAG KEEP AN EYE ON #GC2018 TO FOLLOW THE COMM GAMES ACTION NEXT MONTH. GO, AUSSIES! Let’s hang out together! Tag #womensfitnessmag and #WFloves to show us how you’re reading Women’s Fitness… WINNING! Congrats @lauren_ ashley_101, you’ve won a SodaStream Source Element Red, worth $150! Hello, DIY sparkling water! sodastream.com.au Follow @womensfi feel tnessmag -good feed for every a day – promise!…

2 min.
meet izi simundic

YOU MIGHT ALREADY KNOW THIS PRETTY FACE… Izi, 24, scored her big break into the modelling world via Australia’s Next Top Model. In just three years, the economics student has gone on to make it her full-time gig, travelling the world for work and starring in a campaign for Bonds. But, whether she’s on the road or at home in Sydney, one thing remains the same: Izi loves to work up a sweat. My favourite workouts are really high cardio. I like high-intensity training and love to fill my week with boxing and HIIT classes. I also mix it up with full-body bootcamp sessions a couple of times a week. I live in Bondi, so on the weekends I love to do a soft-sand run and a swim. When I’m travelling, I…

1 min.
give a little

It’s true: scrolling through Etsy to find the perfect birthday presents for your friends can make your heart happy. University of Zurich researchers performed brain scans on study participants to find that giving, and even the mere intention of giving, resulted in more activity in the ventral striatum, the part of the brain associated with happiness. It didn’t matter how much was given, either, as participants who gifted small amounts also felt the benefits. So whether you’re dropping loose change into a busker’s guitar case or buying a cute “Lettuce eat plants” tee on Etsy for your vegan mate, being generous could just be the happiness boost you need.…

5 min.
hits quick

Your girlfriends are good for your health If you’ve been a bit slack when it comes to staying in touch with your mates, here’s another reason to organise a catch-up this weekend: new research shows that women who are close to friends, family and acquaintances are less likely to develop type 2 diabetes. Researchers behind the Dutch study aren’t exactly sure why social isolation is linked to the disease, but they encourage anyone at risk of type 2 diabetes to expand their social network (note: IRL rather than online). $4.7BILLION The amount of cash Aussies are expected to splurge on fitness this year Try this… Chia breakfast pudding Make ahead for an easy brekkie SERVES 1 You’ll need… cup chia seeds cup milk of choice or coconut water zest from of orange orange segments, peeled maple syrup (optional) Combine…

1 min.
fit diary

8 April Mount Buller Sky Run, Vic The ski resort village of Mount Buller swaps snow bunnies for endurance runners to host this alpine race. There are three lengths to choose from: the introductory 22km, mid-distance 36km and if you’re brave, the 45km ultra. runningwild.net.au 20-22 April High Country Women’s Cycling Festival, Vic There’s nothing like a group of 100-plus girls to help you tackle the 7 Peaks Ride through Mt Buffalo. Toast to conquering the 20km cycle at the Celebration Dinner, then enjoy the next day’s workshops and hot yoga session. hcwcf.com.au 28 April Spartan Race, Qld It’s Brisbane’s turn to host this legendary race, and thanks to the location’s varied terrain of bush, jungle and rivers, the organisers promise a unique Spartan experience. First-time racer? Sign up to the shorter 7km sprint. spartanbrisbane.com.au 15 April AMB 100, ACT Rather…