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September 27, 2017

National Women's Health & Fitness Day


September 27 is National Women’s Health & Fitness Day and I was honoured when Leanne from Cresting the Hill asked me to write a guest post.  Leanne and I have known each other since we started blogging and she knows how passionate I am about being fit, fabulous, healthy and happy in life.

Having just turned 60 in August, keeping healthy is very important to me.  I have a darling 3 year old grandson who keeps me busy and I want to be fit and healthy to enjoy spending time with him and also travelling and enjoying life with my husband.

This month I’ve been sharing “Thoughts on ‘This time next year'” perhaps National Women’s Health & Fitness Day might be the catalyst to start on your journey to a new and healthier you?

National Women’s Health & Fitness Day

I’d love you to pop over to Leanne’s website Cresting the Hill and read my thoughts on keeping fit, fabulous, healthier and happier as we age.  Here is the link

To mark National Women’s Health & Fitness Day I wanted to share 3 EASY WAYS to start on your fitness journey TODAY.   Remember it is a lifestyle change not just a passing fad.

Keeping healthy and fit should be a holistic approach

That means:

1. Making time to look after your body with exercise – 30 minutes 4 times per week

National Women's Health & Fitness Day

Schedule this time into your diary as you would any other appointment.  Grab a friend and go for an ‘exercise catchup’ instead of a ‘coffee catchup’.  Or walk to the coffee shop together.

2. Making healthier food choices

National Women's Health & Fitness Day

Don’t worry about the scales, just start reducing the treats and increasing the healthier food options.  Be prepared with the healthy snacks and food in your pantry and don’t forget to drink more water!

3. Making time to nurture your mental well-being

National Women's Health & Fitness Day

  • Exercising can reduce stress and anxiety but also making time to enjoy what you love is just as important.
  • Take time to reflect, be grateful.
  • Listen to your favourite music, read a book or enjoy some time in nature.
  • Turn off from technology for at least one day each week and notice the difference in your mental health.

You might also like to read my post: 12 ways to improve your health & wellness

What will you do today to be fitter, more fabulous, healthier and happier?  You owe it to yourself to be the best version of YOU that you can be!

Let’s Keep Sizzling!

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  • Reply Jennifer September 27, 2017 at 21:42

    Loved your post on Leanne’s page! Loved finding out that you ran a ballet school.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric September 28, 2017 at 08:16

      Hi Jennifer! Thank you and yes I started before I left school and ended up with around 200 students. Then I moved interstate and family life took over. xx

  • Reply Debbie September 28, 2017 at 08:13

    Loved reading your post over at Leanne’s blog Sue. I’ve left a comment there too and shared it on Pinterest and Twitter. You are so inspirational, well done ?

    • Reply Sue Loncaric September 28, 2017 at 08:15

      Thanks Debbie for always supporting me! Great news re Blogger’s Pit Stop I hope you enjoy it and want to stay 🙂

  • Reply Jo Tracey September 28, 2017 at 08:17

    I’ll duck across and have a read. You’re the perfect person though to write a post like this – very inspirational. #TeamLovinLife

    • Reply Sue Loncaric September 29, 2017 at 06:11

      Oh thanks Jo you are lovely! Have a great weekend xx

  • Reply Vanessa September 28, 2017 at 09:10

    Normally I walk in my lunchbreak as it’s so good to NOT be sitting at an office desk. However I’m thinking with a 35+ degree day today I might find somewhere to hide with a book instead!!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric September 29, 2017 at 06:10

      Oh yes there are days when it is too hot and I really love any excuse to hide with a book, Vanessa! Looks like we are in for a hot summer in Australia I think!

  • Reply Deborah September 29, 2017 at 08:49

    I didn’t know there was a ‘national day’ so missed that, but – as you know from my post – I’m trying to change my exercise routine up a little. I’m not really doing much at the moment other than making sure I do my 8000 steps each day. I’d like to add some harder cardio – just for fitness purposes (1-2 times a week) and then something weight bearing / strengthening (yoga or pilates etc).

    So, this time next year…. #teamlovinlife

    • Reply Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond September 29, 2017 at 08:53

      8,000 steps is excellent Deb and I love your plan for adding cardio and some strength. You are doing SOMETHING which is a whole lot better than NOTHING! Way to go and have a great weekend! xx

    • Reply Sue Loncaric September 29, 2017 at 12:27

      That sounds a perfect routine Deb. 8,000 steps is a great start then a little of yoga and weights and you are done for the week. Good luck for the new full time job you will nail it! xx

  • Reply Sylvie Anne Hanes September 29, 2017 at 15:55

    Great tips that everyone can incorporate in their daily lives. I walk wherever I can, since I walk across Spain every second summer, I recognize the value of walking… it’s just like a meditation, at least, for me.
    Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric September 30, 2017 at 05:49

      Oh that sounds wonderful Sylvie. My friend just did the Camino again and it is on my bucket list. Have a great weekend and happy travels. x

  • Reply Christie Hawkes September 30, 2017 at 07:16

    Thanks for the important reminder, Sue. I’ve been working up (mentally) to upping the intensity of my workouts. I’ve been exercising regularly for years now, but have felt lately that I’m going a little too easy on myself. A coworker invited me to attend an OrangeTheory class with her. That little fixed-mindset voice in my head warns me I might make a fool of myself–or I’ll be too tired after work–or the traffic will be bad coming home–a whole host of reasons why I shouldn’t. It’s time to politely tell her to be quiet, I’m doing this! Thanks for the motivation.


    • Reply Sue Loncaric September 30, 2017 at 09:42

      I know what you mean Christie. Our Personal Trainer who is like a daughter to us has changed direction in life and isn’t doing it anymore. It is much harder to motivate myself and push as hard as I did for her. Yes you need to tell that little voice in your head that you are doing something for YOU! Glad you feel motivated and I’d love to hear about the OrangeTheory class. x

  • Reply Roseann Hampton September 30, 2017 at 10:56

    Enjoyed reading your post on Leanne’s website! Thanks for sharing at The Blogger’s Pit Stop! Roseann from

  • Reply Donna October 1, 2017 at 02:05

    These are excellent reminders, Sue. Most importantly, you have made them practical and doable. I am off to check out Leanne’s post now. I also look forward to reading about your time in Spain!

  • Reply Lifes Wellness November 9, 2020 at 18:03

    Thanks for this important information. Mental health is the most important thing which you must consider before going to be fit externally.

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