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8 Reasons to Get Fit (not including the obvious)

I can think of many obvious reasons to get fit such as maintaining a healthy weight, improving cardiovascular fitness and reducing the likelihood of lifestyle diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.   But the benefits of exercise and being fit and healthy go way beyond the obvious, and most people find that every area […]

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How Stop Making Excuses for Poor Lifestyle Choices

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You can do what you need to or you can keep making excuses, but you can’t do both.   Person ‘X’ (anon, but a real story) in their early forties, is two stone overweight, separated from partner with two young children in primary school, has a history of minor back injuries, owns no workout clothing […]

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Is Perfection Keeping You Fat?


Perfection beats action every time.   Those who spend hours researching and preparing for something will always be overtaken by those who ‘just do it’.   This applies to all areas of life of course – work, travel, relationships, opportunities. There’s a time and a place for a bit of thoughtful contemplation, but if you […]

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10 Lessons from a World Famous Naturopathic Doctor

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It’s not often you get to spend the day with a world famous naturopathic doctor, but when you do, you sure as hell make sure you come away knowing more than when you woke up that day.   Dr Terry Wahls is infamous in the world of natural medicine, known best for using the Paleo […]

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20 Ways to Boost Weight Loss Motivation

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Turning to health & fitness blogs and magazines to boost weight loss motivation can sometimes backfire.   Images of ‘perfect’ slim models are, in my experience as a weight loss coach, more likely to make you want to hide in your onesie and eat Maltesers than do some squats.   But staying motivated is essential […]

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Revive Your Life With These 10 Healthy Morning Habits

Creating and maintaining a few strategic healthy morning habits could be the simplest way to start your day right, feel and perform at your best.    With only so many hours in the day and our lives getting busier, we need to make the most of every day and that means including the morning! If […]

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The Thigh Gap Myth

A thigh gap is a space between your inner thighs when you stand with your feet together. It is seen by some women as a desirable shape, something to aim for in their weight loss journey.   But is it actually healthy? Or Even normal? Genes determine the thigh gap Whether you have a thigh gap […]

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10 Things You Can Do To Get Healthier Now

In today’s world, we are constantly bombarded with the idea that we are not good enough.   Social media is full of advertisements that encourage us to be better and to get thinner; from the tabloids to the television to Instagram to the news, we are constantly assured that our best self is just out […]

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25 Things You Didn’t Know About Pollyanna Hale

Just who is this person Pollyanna Hale, behind The Fit Mum Formula? This post serves no other purpose other than to entertain you, for you to get to know me a bit better, and hopefully for you to get to like me a bit better too! As you can see I’m a bit silly really, […]

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Healthy Food is EASY To Get Here

Trust me you’ve got it good when it comes to healthy food choices. I was in America last weekend, I’m a nutritionist and am perfectly capable of understanding food labels, but even I struggled to understand them and find actual well, just plain food. It’s always a chemical concoction in a wrapper, heck I bet even […]

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