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Women's Fitness Australia

Women's Fitness Australia December 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

2 min.
party positive

UM, EXCUSE ME, BUT EXACTLY WHEN DID STRESS HIJACK THE SILLY SEASON? Once upon a time we counted down the days till Santa was due to land on the back verandah, and now it feels like we’re all horrified that he’s here. AGAIN! The problem isn’t Santa, obviously, it’s that we’re all so insanely busy in the lead-up to the holidays that those party invites tend to add extra pressure, when they’re just meant to add extra fun. If that’s how you’re feeling, flick straight to our party special on page 26 for an expert guide to staying energised, beating festive-season stress and boosting your social confidence so you can get back to the important business of having a good time. Given that I’m usually one burnt potato away from meltdown…

1 min.
as seen on insta

HEY, GIRL Follow AFLW star Darcy Vescio (@darcyvee) for LOL-worthy Insta stories and BTS of pro footy life. TAKE A SLICE! PIZZA IS THE MOST INSTAGRAMMED FOOD IN THE WORLD, CLOSELY FOLLOWED BY SUSHI AND STEAK , ACCORDING TO THE EXPERTS AT PHOTOWORLD.COM. MAKES SENSE TO US! LOCAL HERO Travel inspo often comes from distant shores but @jolyonbird of Walk My World celebrates our homegrown assets (and cute fauna!). Enough said. Let’s hang out together! Tag #womensfitnessmag and #WFloves to show us how you’re reading Women’s Fitness… WINNING! Congrats, @allison_skelley, you’ve won a Tiffiny Hall for FILA Rapid mesh bra and tights, valued at $150! fila.com.au 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.
on the move

Think you’re less active than everyone else your age? Uh, if that’s the case you might want to reassess, because you could be putting yourself at risk of a premature death (scary, huh?). Well, according to research published in the journal Health Psychology, people who thought they moved less than their peers were 71 per cent more likely to kick the bucket in the next 20 years than those who believe they’re more active (even if they actually move the same amount). Apparently, if you think that you’re getting enough physical exercise, you’re more motivated to actually work out. Researchers think it might produce a placebo effect, too, which in turn creates positive physical changes in your bod. In any case, the more you move (or think you move), the…

6 min.
quick hits

Move along Think you’re too busy to exercise? If new stats from Rexona are anything to go by, you’re not alone. The study found that 54 per cent of Australians blame a lack of time for their less-than-stellar activity levels. In fact, fewer than one in five people clock up 10,000 steps a day, with 59 per cent of us opting to sit in front of a screen rather than move during our downtime. Since exercise is essential for a healthy bod and strong mind, why not sneak some extra sweat sessions in with these easy hacks? You won’t even know you’re working out. Promise. HIT THE BEACH: Walking on sand tests your muscles way more than walking on a regular surface and swimming burns serious kilojoules. TIDY UP: Anyone who says vacuuming…

1 min.
culture club

BOOKMARK IT @yogainspiration Add this feed to your watch list for motivational quotes, feel-good poses and a side serve of travel inspo. ADD TO SHELF Totally BUF by Libby Babet & the BUF Girls (Hachette, eBook $16.99, paperback $39.99) Follow this six-week guide to feeling fit with WF PT Libby Babet. Complete with muscle-busting workouts and over 100 recipes, it’s got everything you’ll ever need to stay buf. PRESS PLAY Clean & Delicious Chocolate zucchini muffins, summer salads and brown rice crispy treats. Subscribe to this channel ASAP. TREAT YOUR EARS Healthy or Hoax by Radio New Zealand (free, iTunes) Want to know if almond milk is everything it’s hyped up to be? What about raw food vs cooked? Carol Hirschfeld has the answers.…

1 min.
fit diary

25 November Forest Flow, NSW Bring your wheels and tear up the single tracks at Bom Bom State Forest this weekend. Go the distance in the 45km course or take it easier on the 22.5km route and make the most of those stunning surrounds. adventurethon.com.au 25-26 November TreX Goldfields & Bendigo Trail Run Festival, Vic Get set for an action-packed two days in Bendigo. Expect triathlons and duathlons, off-road trails, aquabiking and aquathons at this epic multisport weekend. trextriathlon.com.au 1 December The Urban Raid, Qld Skip the bar crawl this Friday night for a rogaine (aka long-distance cross-country navigation) adventure and spend three hours trawling Brisbane for as many checkpoints as you can spot. Go as slow (or as fast) as you like, but be ready for some cryptic twists. raidadventures.com 2 December Grapest 5km Run, ACT What’s better than a…