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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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Aug 18, 2017

Eating whole foods for your health with Sal Prothero qualified Nutritionist and whole Food practitioner. Oh yes my favourite topic FOOD. Sal Prothero took quite a while to actually get her nutrition qualifications but like every good woman she never gave up. Sal talks with us about the benefits of eating foods in their whole state as much as you can and the advantages for your body.

We touch on what carbs really are and why you shouldn’t eliminate them from your diet completely. What you can eat for your brain health. Probiotics and keeping your gut healthy so it can absorb all the nutrients you need.

So get out there and have a slice of sourdough (oh yes they do make gluten Free ones as well) with some good pickles on it.

Aug 11, 2017

Get Help FAST that’s the message from this week’s incredible woman Shelagh Brennand. Shelagh, not quite 50 at the time, was out in her garden just a few years ago when she started to feel quite unwell. Unbeknown to her she was actually having a stroke. Fortunately, Shelagh’s son was home, and after collapsing she ended up in the back of the ambulance and on her way to hospital. 

Shelagh and I chat about what having a stroke has meant to her. Her experience through diagnosis and recovery, and her amazing life now.

Shelagh has now dedicated her life to helping others understand about stroke, and has recently published a book of poems, “A Stroke of Poetry”, that she wrote to help her through her recovery.

Her biggest tips; be grateful for all you have, and know the signs of a stroke.

Aug 4, 2017

“It’s never too late in fiction or in life to revise” so said Janis Joplin. My guest this week has certainly lived that mantra since she turned fifty. Jeanette Anderson from Nature Direct talks with me about changing your direction in life, taking risks and keeping active and curious as you get older. 

Jeanette will definitely inspire you to take on the thing you have always wanted to do. We talk about how other people view you, and what happens when all of a sudden you are not the person they have known for the last 50 years, and how challenging that can be.   

Jeanette’s outlook on life is full of energy and determination to really enjoy her time on this earth. Listen in it might be just the inspiration you are looking for.

Jul 28, 2017

Just Juicy and all thing Menopause with Blogger Mel Kettle. In her early 40’s Mel Kettle started to have some unusual symptoms that she knew had nothing to do with stress. Her journey to diagnosis of an early perimenopause sent her online and blogging about just what it is like to be a woman facing all of these things. 

Mel and I talk about the good, and bad, of what happens to you personally when you live through this part of your life. Everything from the joys of not having periods through to the inability to sleep every night, and all things in between. 

Mel has some really practical tips for hot flushes and sleeping, as well as her biggest wish… that we talk about this a lot more with the men in our lives so that they too can understand what is really going on. 

Jul 21, 2017

Respect Yourself and have some boundaries, one of the gems from this week’s conversation with Talli Kimelman. Talli is one powerhouse of a woman who has spent her life doing what she loves, and interestingly what she actually knew she wanted to do from day one, caring for children.  Having trained as a teacher Talli went on to have 11 children who are now grown. Talli then decided this was her time and she could start to do all of the things she had wanted to. An experienced parenting coach, childcare director, author of Make Mine Mensch and mentor to many young parents. Talli gives us some great tips for being a great grandparent and also being good and kind to yourself. A truly delightful conversation with someone who fills every minute of her life. 

Jul 14, 2017

Yes, that is right you can rule your little corner of the world using an activity app called Run and Rule. Best of all it’s free.  

This week I catch up with Clare Sanders from Run and Rule, a new activity tracking app for IPhones that she and her partner have developed.  

The app tracks your activity and then uses that to allow you to build up your territory, therefore letting you rule your world.  

It’s simple and easy to use, but best of all great fun. You can have teams, as well as using it on your own. 

Clare also shares some great tips for making activity a part of your everyday.  Give it a go you never know it might just be the one thing that keeps you out there and moving.

Jul 7, 2017

Listen in as Jennifer is interviewed by Janine Hall, from Organic Lip Balm, about her new book which is now available in hard copy. 

Jennifer explains why she wrote the book and discusses the four sections. Preparing, Pursuing, Persevering and Purchasing and how they fit together As well as how you might use it to design a fitter and healthier life for yourself as a Fifty Plus Woman.

Jun 23, 2017

Let’s talk the whole thing out. If you are confused about what these things are and how they affect you then listen in to Carla Johnson Accredited Practising Dietitian. Carla gives us the real deal on how fat actually works in your body. Did you know the babies use their brown fat to keep warm? Also that not keeping your house too hot can actually help your brown fat burn more energy in your body.  

Carla takes us through what kind of fat is the best to have, oh and that you should be having some good fat every day. We take a brief diversion to talk about coconut oil and what it really is. 

So eat up, add an avocado and drizzle some olive oil on that salad and be merry.

Jun 9, 2017

Corina Collins decided it was time to create a new life and as a part of that took to designing her own sport wear for real women, and in colors other than black. Yes, women who are a little bigger than size 6 and definitely over 18. 

Corina talks with me about her decision and also about what makes good sportswear and what you should look for when buying. We talk about good design, designs with sleeves and buying good quality so you can’t see through, especially your tights! 

Check it out there will be some tips in here for everyone. 

Oh and since we interviewed Corina her company has now processes to ship overseas.

Jun 2, 2017

“When you’re sitting on the edge of the plane with your legs tucked under the fuselage you realise there is no backing out.” 

Alison Vidotto is a mother of 6, an award winning business woman and an author, who has a challenge for herself to do one extreme thing every year. This year it was skydiving!  

Why would you do that I hear you say? Join me in an exploration of her adventure, and her reflections on life and how to live it well.

May 26, 2017

Leanne has a passion for helping people get the best out of their life. Despite pressure to become a Doctor Leanne decided that drowning people in pills was not the best way to go, and that exercise and movement was more likely to get long lasting results.  

Leanne has a fascination for the human body and takes us through some simple treatments for some of the aches and pains we might experience. This includes an in depth discussion on why heat packs really work and when and where to use them. 

If you have ever wondered when to use ice and when to use heat, and exactly how your body responds to injury, then this conversation will definitely fill in your information gaps.  

May 19, 2017

Bespoke perfumer and clinical aromatherapist Angela Vrettas and I take a delightful romp through the world of scent. How essential oils and their powerful properties as well as their smell can contribute to your well-being. 

Do you remember the smell of your mother or some other significant person in your life? What smells do you love and just what kind of smell or perfume do people relate to you?  

Angela talks about how she identifies a person’s essence so she can create a bespoke perfume just for you. Such a lovely conversation one destined to make you smile the next time you smell something you recognise. 

May 12, 2017

Dr Elise Sullivan, author of “Laying Bare the Power of You”, entrepreneur, dedicated horse woman and woman over 50 and I talk about life and the journey through your fifties. Elise takes us through some of the significant journeys in her life and we both reflect on how good it is to be over 50 and what that can mean for you as a woman. We cover everything from being silent for 10 days with Vipashna meditation through to a modern day love story and also cover off easy ways to feel at one with yourself. 

Listen in for a funny but insightful look at one woman’s journey to empowerment and good health.

May 5, 2017

Yesiree Fit N Fifty Plus managed to get not one but three guests on to talk about boxing, why you should do it, what you need and also how much fun it can be.  

Join with Peta Gillian ( yes almost a regular), Alexander Norris and Sallyanne Milham, all from Strong Healthy Women Brisbane, as I try to get to grips with the fun of punching.  

All three women are fun and have great tips and insights into getting fit and having fun.

Mar 24, 2017

All I can say is wow I am in awe of Jenny Ryder. Having developed a passion for being fit and healthy just before she turned 50 Jenny decided to go the whole hog and buy a gym a year ago and she isn’t looking back.  

 Jenny talks about what makes a good gym great and what you should look for in a good gym as well as giving us her tips for keeping fit and healthy which includes “Make it Fun”. She also talks about “Suck it up Buttercup” an obstacle event she is training some women for. You really will love this conversation.  

 If ever you are in downtown Grafton NSW look her up she has offered a free session!  

Mar 17, 2017

I’m lucky enough to have enticed Kristie Melling back into the studio to talk about taking good care of your body through massage, and how to do it yourself. Kristie from Feeling Peachy is a thoughtful, practical and vivacious massage therapist who believes in being kind to your body but also learning how to take care of it yourself. 

Join us as Kristie takes us through her new “Recharge Your Body” and “Couples Massage” programs and gives us a couple of really worthwhile tips for taking care of your feet and your partner.

Mar 10, 2017

Yes this weeks’ topic is X-rated, that is we are talking about sex, vaginas and things you can do to help you have a full, happy and sexy life. I am speaking with Natalie Holzgrefe from V’Juvenate about vaginal and sexual dysfunction and incontinence, and the latest technology to help you with these issues. 

So no missing out on your gym sessions or feeling uncomfortable and then not doing what you need or would like to do just because of problems “down there”. This is an depth discussion about a fascinating new treatment that might be just the right thing for you.

Mar 7, 2017

Money the age old issue that has brought world powers down, pushed couples apart and damaged the health of more than one of us in some way during our lives. This weeks’ guest Maggie Wilde talks with me about how you can improve your health, and your feelings of abundance, by changing your mindset. Maggie is an author as well as having an amazing business helping people change their mindsets to help them lose weight. Maggie and I talk through some simple strategies, that you can use every day, to help you get more of what you want and need from the universe.

Feb 24, 2017

The amazing Pilgrims walk is something that many of us dream about but few of us find the time and the energy to complete. Meet Doreen Schwegler a woman with an appetite for walking and adventures of all kinds and who manages to have both of these things in spades. Doreen is a naturopath with a background in scientific research and very much an inspirationally active woman over 50. Doreen talks about the beauty, trials and tribulations of doing such a long walk and shares some of her stories from along the way. Doreen also shares some of the other adventures from her life as well as her philosophy and tips for being fit, well and healthy over 50.

Feb 17, 2017

Yes, that’s right this weeks’ guest encourages you to make love to your skin twice a day. Debbie Majella from Door of Youth talks with me about looking fabulous in your own skin. Loving yourself firstly, and taking care of your skin in the best and simplest way possible. Debbie shares some great tips about dry brushing and AHA and why you should be looking at the ingredients in your skin care products. So if you are wondering how to get back your youthful glow listen in for some fantastic information.

Feb 10, 2017

Have you ever wondered about the mysteries of hitting that little white ball around the lawn? If so, and maybe if you just want to know a bit more, you should listen in to my conversation with Deborah Marsland. Deborah loves her golf and takes time out to tell us why it is so good for you, how to start and how it can help to keep you a fit and active woman. Deb also realised that it was hard to get good women’s gear and so she established her own online shop Fairways.

Feb 3, 2017

Yes it is actually a thing you can do. More importantly my guest this week teaches it. Monique Carole has many strings to her bow, kinesiologist and wholistic health practitioner but her most amazing skill is teaching you how to do pilates on a paddleboard. Listen in as Monique shares her philosophies on life and health and explains how you too can get out on a paddleboard. I guarantee you will learn something.

Jan 27, 2017

We’ve talked with intrepid adventurer Moira Tobin from Ducks Back before but this time we are focusing on her fabulous challenge that everyone can get involved in. Walking 2017 klms in this year of 2017. Moira’s mantra is just move, move more today than yesterday and you will get there.

Believe it or not 2017 klms is less than the recommended 10k steps a day and you can do it however you want. You can add a walk to whatever you do each day or simply count your steps. It really doesn’t matter, what really matters is that you commit to trying and keeping in touch via a Facebook page. The community developing from this initiative and the page is quite amazing with many people committing to daily activity for the first time. Listen in for some New Year Motivation.

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