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 http://www.crestingthehill.com.au/2017/09/national-womens-health-fitness-day.html
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
1. Making time to look after your body with exercise – 30 minutes 4 times per week
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
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
- 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