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Fit'n Fifty Plus

Health and fitness information for women over 50 hosted by Jennifer Gale, author, International Presenter, Researcher and older women’s health and fitness tipster. Featuring special guests and experts on being a fit and healthy woman over 50. Learn the nitty gritty - everything you always wanted to know but were afraid to ask - about being fit and healthy after 50. Not your usual women’s health and fitness podcast.
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Now displaying: April, 2016
Apr 29, 2016

A royal conversation with Amanda Edwards where we talk all things horses and the Queen. Amanda had her first ride on a horse before she was even born, and the earliest photos of her are of her on a horse. Amanda digs deeply into why having a connection with a horse could be good for your mental health as well as the physical benefits. Including amazing arms from carrying feed and saddles, and exceptional pelvic floor muscles. If you have ever wanted to try riding or if you are looking for something different have a listen and give it a try. Amanda also takes us through what to look for in a riding school and riding instructor.

Apr 22, 2016

Sophie is the author of “Road-testing Happiness” an ABC medical journalist and health commentator. Sophie and I chat about being happy. What it is, what you need to attain it and what you can do to have more of it.

We explore the elements she believes are necessary for happiness and some simple ways to incorporate them into your life.

Sophie’s top tip; just move, when you are stuck the simple act of moving will release you from that moment and give you a better perspective.

A really enlightening and down to earth conversation that will leave you feeling like you can be happy too.

Apr 15, 2016

Yes, there is another man in this tent. Andrew Barlow is passionate about feet, and the legs that are attached to them.

A qualified Podiatrist Andrew runs a number of clinics in Australia, and there isn’t very much he doesn’t know about how to care for your feet and legs and how to keep you walking and running on them, and enjoying your life.

Andrew and I discuss the mechanics of caring for your feet. And the biomechanics of how we move.

We cut through all of the marketing hype about shoes and dispel the myth that red shoes make you go faster. Cover what are the best shoes to use for what activity and how to get them fitted properly, so they help you keep active rather than give you pain.

Andrew also takes us through some of the very latest things that can be done to improve the way your feet sit in your shoes.

A great discussion on why you should not suffer pain when you exercise as a result of your shoes.

Andrews tip: Peep, & Pump, Not Point, Block Heels Under 5cm & Flatties under the desk.

Apr 8, 2016

Wow is all I can say about Debbie. An incredibly passionate woman, passionate about supporting women and their lives through dance.

Debbie reveals some of the secrets of belly dancing, and clarifies a few misconceptions about the reason there is belly dancing at all. Debbie talks about the power of the dance and the woman in the dance.

You will be transported back to the times of the early Hollywood movies and the famous Mata Hari? Who is that I hear you say well listen in and see.

A truly delightful conversation that will make you want to get up and dance.

Apr 1, 2016

Maggie’s story is one of remarkable resilience and positivity. She has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the brain and how it works. More importantly though how we can unlearn bad habits and relearn new ones that keep us healthier and happier.

Maggie talks about how our belief systems can cause us internal stress which is incredibly detrimental to our health. Also how we need to learn to challenge our beliefs if they are not giving us the life we want, or deserve.

This conversation will challenge you to become your own emotional detective and covers everything from Avocados to neural pathways and back again.

One thing I can promise you is you will come away with a more positive attitude to taking control of your life, and being happy with yourself.

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