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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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Mar 18, 2016

Heather Stewart was just living her life the best way she knew how until one day her husband was diagnosed with diabetes. Then Heather innocently used one of her relatives Blood Pressure machines only to discover she had an undiagnosed heart condition. Heather decided it was time for a change and change she did.

Like a revolution, she swept everything out of her way until she had the healthiest life she could have. Heather shares with us her experience as a woman with a heart condition; takes us through her experience of the diagnostic tests and drugs and talks with me about her fear of dying but more importantly how much healthier she is now than she was when she was 30.

Heather is an inspiration from her willingness to learn how to install Skype to be interviewed so she could share her story, through to her determination to be well by taking good care of herself through her diet and exercise.

Heathers take home message take care of yourself you will feel amazing if you do. Oh and drink more water!

Mar 11, 2016

World renowned author and commentator on self-esteem and alcohol. Featured on the BBC, ITV Cosmopolitan and the Guardian, just to name a few. Georgia is an expert on the relationship between alcohol and our brain.

Georgia runs an innovative program called 7 days to Drink Less. People learn to understand why they drink, and develop different strategies to reduce consumption and become happier, healthier and more in control of their lives.

Listen as we examine our relationship as older women with alcohol and Georgia talks with me about some of the thinking issues we have as older women.

This is not a discussion about giving up drinking alcohol. It is a discussion where we shed some light on why we drink but more importantly how to take control and work with our brains.

Georgia’s message “Be Kind to Yourself” and “Don’t Try to Be Perfect”.

Mar 4, 2016

Sally Marchini, Accredited Practicing Dietitian tells us to eat well & be well, and if you're not get some professional help. Sally has had an interesting journey to her present role which is supporting people to understand that what they eat has a big effect on their well being. Sally became a dietitian because she was unwell herself and wanted to understand how to mange her illness better.

We talk about and explain current dietary guidelines. Sally makes it clear what you should be eating as an older woman every day. We also discuss not viewing food as the enemy but as something that nurtures your body so it can perform at its best.

Her discoveries will be your discoveries as she takes us through just how easy it is to eat good food.

Feb 26, 2016

Do you have a rumbly gut? Well Rebecca Coomes could be just the dose of salts you need. Rebecca runs a Healthy Gut Program, is the author of a beautiful cookbook and wellness coach. Listen as she talks about how our bodies are a reflection of what we put into them and her journey of discovery around food and food intolerances. Rebecca gives us some tips on being a healthy and fit woman and taking care of our gut!

 

Feb 19, 2016

Champion Tae Kwon Do black belt and pole dance teacher gives us a peek into her amazing world of being a woman, keeping fit and incredibly interesting after 50. Annette talks about how every woman should learn self-defence and why you have to wear shorts on the pole! Annette is an inspirational fit and healthy woman getting the very most out of her life and helping other women to do the same.

Feb 12, 2016

Did you know that your lips do not have sebaceous glands to keep them moist, and do you know what SPF really means? Janine Hall has been making her own organic skincare for almost 20 years. During that time she has worked with thousands of women and learned an awful lot about skin and lips. Listen in whilst Janine shares with us her secrets for lips that shimmer and shine. Find out what it is that makes Janine’s Lip Balm so special that it will soon be gracing the lips of Hollywood’s hottest stars on Oscars night. Come on and Pucker Up!

Feb 5, 2016

Feeling tired and low on energy is a common complaint from most women especially as we get older. Sarah Mccrum is an expert in personal energy having spent more than 20 years studying with Chinese Masters, as well as mastering her own life. Sarah talks with us about the things that either help or hinder us in mastering our own energy. Sarah explores what this means for our lives, and how doing a few simple things can really help us enjoy our lives on our own terms. Find out just what personal energy is and what you can do to power up in your life.

Jan 29, 2016

Don’t shut up shop just yet. Associate Professor Bev Lawton talks all things menopause. From hot flushes through to looking after your sex life by taking care of your vagina.  Listen as she explains exactly what estrogen does in your body and what happens when it starts to reduce. Bev explains the latest treatments available, when and where it might be for you and dispels many myths. So you don’t have to Shut up Shop just yet, get your lady bits back in shape and get out and enjoy your life, yes all of your life.

Jan 22, 2016

Don’t let embarrassment get in the way of enjoying a full and happy life. Dr Samantha Pillay Urological Surgeon gives us the very latest in information about the problem that nearly 1 in 2 women over 50 suffer from, urinary incontinence. Samantha is a world leading expert in this area. Listen as she explains what it really is and brings us up to date on the very latest treatments. Samantha also as takes us through some simple prevention strategies, and talks about the research she is involved in to test the latest gadgets on the market. Don’t let this one thing stop you from being fit and active and taking part in the best years of your life as a woman.

Jan 15, 2016

Get out there and try it is Wilma’s advice. Wilma, LIKED SPORTS at school but had NO CONFIDENCE IN HER ABILITY. SHE DECIDED TO GIVE master’s athletics A GO in her EARLY 30's as a way of meeting people and keeping fit by running. Now in her late 60’s Wilma is representing Australia in Heptathlon (7 events over 2 days) at the WORLD Masters Athletics CHAMPIONSHIPS. Listen as Wilma takes us through her late blooming athletic career as a woman.

Jan 8, 2016

Don’t be defined by your number. Author, entrepreneur and fearless woman Karen Sander talks to us about smashing the perceptions of age and living life to the full. Listen as Karen admits to recently pole dancing off a light pole for the first time and the joys of swimming in the ocean.

Jan 1, 2016

Are you a little creaky? Would you like to grease and oil those muscles and bones? Listen up to our first Male guest Brian Cotter who talks about the benefits of Magnesium. Why he likens it to WD40 for your body, why it could be good for your body and what exactly is in spray on Magnesium.

Dec 25, 2015

“Lets talk about sex baby...” Actually Belinda discusses women’s health and the effects of menopause on your body, including your sex life. Let’s face it we can never know enough about that. We also have a discussion on role modelling and the research Women’s Health Queensland Wide are conducting on how powerful this is for younger people in our lives. Belinda encourages us to talk about our problems and takes us through the ABC of good mental health. She also highlights some great resources you can access to help you on your journey.

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