Health & Fitness
Women's Fitness Australia

Women's Fitness Australia November 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.
new wave

THIS MONTH, I QUIT MY DREAM JOB. Sounds ridic, right? Like, what kind of fool just up and leaves their dream job?! The truth is, I’ve decided to take some of the advice that we’ve been dishing out in Women’s Fitness over the years (a fun-filled four years for me) – to just go for it. If WF has taught me anything, it’s that having goals (and subsequently chasing them) is the backbone of life. And there’s nothing more frustrating to a purpose-driven person than to have a dream sitting on the backburner getting real crispy while you make “But I don’t have tiiiiiime” excuses. That was me! And this decision, to vacate the editor seat on *cough* the best magazine in the whole entire world, was a hard one. Because I…

1 min.
asseenon insta

UNDER THE SEA If you prefer to do your backbends underwater, follow @elenakalis, pronto. From yoga poses among the stingrays to the best snorkelling spots in the Bahamas, she’s got your summer inspo sorted. CLEAN TREATS Let Adelaide nutrition student @pheebsfoods nix your sweet tooth with her guilt-free choc raspberry cups and banana bread doughnuts. PUPPY LOVE Don’t know which face filter to choose? According to recent research, puppy ears are the most popular pick. Let’s hang out together! Tag #womensfitnessmag and #WFloves to show us how you’re reading Women’s Fitness… WINNING! Congrats, @steph2d2! You’ve won three packs of the @enrGIsustain snack bar, valued at $149.85, to keep you fuelled all summer long. 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.
never forget

Donate your clothes, they said. Give away your unread book collection, they said. Take anything you don’t use to your closest charity bin, they said, but there’s just one tiny problem: you kind of want to keep everything. While giving away your unused possessions sounds easy in theory, US researchers have discovered that the memories associated with certain items make it hard to say goodbye. Take a photo of your treasured goods, though, and you might not have such a hard time parting with them. According to the experts, snapping a pic of the object can help you retain its associated memory, plus see you donate up to 35 per cent more items to charity. And since supporting charity can up your happy feels and decrease clutter, visit givenow.com.au and…

7 min.
quick hits

Keeping time Fact: Money can buy happiness – and not just when it’s used to buy ice-cream. Researchers from the University of British Columbia have found that when people use their cash to purchase time (like paying the kid next door to mow their lawn), they’re happier than those who fork out for materialistic items. And it’s not just the rich who benefit from buying themselves some extra minutes, either. According to the study, people of various incomes reported having greater life satisfaction when they paid someone else to do their everyday chores (like the cooking and cleaning), so the next time you’re weighing up whether to buy a new flat screen or outsource the vacuuming, opt for the latter. You never know, you might actually have time to watch the…

1 min.
fit diary

1-5 November Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival, Qld Celebrate 35 years of the Noosa Triathlon. Join the triathlon, perfect your freestyle in the Endura Run Swim Run or practise your backswing in the Noosa Tri Charity Golf game. ap.ironman.com 4 November Tea Tree Minigaine, SA Head north from Adelaide to the picturesque town of Tea Tree Gully for three hours of rogaining madness. Team up with your mates to find hidden checkpoints, roam the local parks and put your navigational skills through the ringer. teatreegully.sa.gov.au 25/26 November The Doctor, WA Why swim when you can kayak? Paddle from the gorgeous shores of Rottnest Island to the sand banks of Sorrento Beach. Spanning 28km, this race offers up Insta-perfect views of the impressive West Australian coastline. oceanpaddler.com 4-5 November Act-Belong-Commit Augusta Adventure Fest, WA Known as the biggest adventure race in the world, this course is nothing…

1 min.
culture club

BOOKMARK IT KIC (kicgirls.com) Founded by Aussie models Steph Claire Smith and Laura Henshaw, the KIC monthly lifestyle program will make smashing your exercise and healthy eating goals a breeze. ADD TO SHELF The Art of Wellbeing by Meredith Gaston (Hardie Grant, $29.99) Whip out this nifty compilation of meditations, feel-good recipes and pretty illustrations the next time you need to find inner peace. PRESS PLAY The Edgy Veg Subscribe to this YouTube channel for delish vegan recipes (think dairy-free fondue and buffalo cauliflower wings) and a side serve of serious LOLs. TREAT YOUR EARS Motivated by Mara Schiavocampo (free, iTunes) Join journalist Mara Schiavocampo on this podcast as she contemplates all things health, fitness and wellness alongside industry experts.…