Healthy to the Bone

Osteoporosis is a disease that weakens bones, increasing the risk of sudden and unexpected fractures. Osteoporosis translates literally to mean “porous bone”.  We all lose some bone density as we age and bones get thinner as existing bone breaks down faster than new bone builds.  As this occurs, our bones lose calcium and other minerals and … Continued

Fire Your Physio (simple shoulder pain solutions)

Aches, pains and niggles – we all have them.   I wanted to share a quick and easy shoulder release technique with you today and all you need is a small, firm ball.   Muscle releases are not fun – they can be quite painful.  But they WORK.   You can use either a spikey ball … Continued

Best Ab Exercises For Women Over 40

“How do I flatten my tummy?”   This is the most common question I receive.  Hands down.   How we look obviously affects how we feel about ourselves.  Now this is a muddy area for a lot of women because we don’t necessarily have an accurate idea of how we actually really look, and hormones, … Continued

The Health Risks to Being Overweight

  New research out of Sydney University shows that women aged 30-59 who are obese have a 19 times  greater chance of getting diabetes, four times the chance of getting high blood pressure and three times the risk of coronary artery disease compared to normal weight women.

Hot flashes? There’s a better way to work up a sweat

Updated February 11, 2017 New research suggests daily exercise could be the best way way to combat distressing symptoms of the menopause Laura Donnelly, Health Editor of The Telegraph in the UK, writes that hot flushes (flushes in the UK, flashes in the US) can be among the most distressing symptoms of menopause.   No … Continued

10 Best Foods That Fight Stress & Belly Fat

Feeling stressed? Here are some foods to eat to combat stress and the resulting cortisol levels that make it difficult to lose belly fat. Women should be issued with a button “in times of stress, release chocolate”! The problem with most typical “comfort” foods that we turn to in times of stress is that the … Continued

Top Tips to Rescue Your Broken Metabolism

Shawna recently took part in an anti-aging fitness summit in Arizona and took the opportunity to meet up with Fat Loss expert Dawn Sylvester.  Dawn works with women who have tried for years to lose weight the “wrong” way resulting in low energy, a feeling of helplessness, and a broken metabolism.   Dawn’s plan Final Fat … Continued

Sorry if this offends you…

The weather forecast is for blizzard conditions and severe cold in the southern hemisphere and heat wave conditions in the northern hemisphere.   The very strong temptation with weather extremes is that we put our health and fitness goals on hold, waiting for the “perfect” time.   I hear so many people saying “it’s too … Continued

Pilates Ab Finisher

Want to strengthen your core and back and get a toned stomach?  Forget crunches and sit-ups!  They not only won’t get you the results you’re after, you’re quite likely to hurt your back and damage your spine. We want to build a strong core – that’s all the muscles, not just your “six pack” muscles … Continued

8 Ultimate Sleep Hacks

Looking and feeling your best can come down to something as simple as a good nights sleep.   Simple, sure!   But if you struggle to sleep through the night, you’ll know it’s not necessarily easy.   A good balance of stress management, exercise and healthy eating (this guide will help you)  will assist with good … Continued