5 Reasons Being an Auntie is Good for Your Health

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My brother has been one of my best friends for pretty much all my life (there was a short period there before he was born that he didn’t make the cut for obvious reasons) and I’ve always thought he was an excellent human. Over the years he’s been an ally, a shoulder to cry on, a drinking partner, a constant support and plenty more. Now not to take away from all of that, but in the past few months I’ve met someone who’s infinitely cooler than my brother. My brother’s son.

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The Bachelorette Workout

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Georgia Love loves love [pic via news.com.au]
OK guys. I’m not normally into The Bachelor or The Bachelorette, but given that’s it’s pretty much impossible to live life without seeing it plastered across social media, television and news sites (can someone please explain that one?), I’ve decided to embrace it… sort of.

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7 Bodyweight Squat Variations

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Baby Got Back. Bootylicious. My Humps. All About That Bass. Low. The Thong Song.

The world is obsessed with butts.

To be fair, butts (or glutes, as would be a more anatomically correct name for them) are a pretty impressive little piece of machinery, putting in the hard yards to keep us moving day in and day out. Running, jumping, walking, swimming, lifting, pushing… whatever movement you’re doing, chances are that your glutes are involved. So it almost goes without saying that if you want glutes with maximum functionality (that also look great in a pair of jeans) then you need some squats in your life.

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28-Day Abs Challenge

Abs Workout

Two years ago I put together the first of my online fitness challenges. It was called the 28-Day Abs Challenge, and to this day it remains one of the most popular things on the LGF website. The only thing is that it’s now a little… clunky. It ran over four weeks, as six separate posts and, well, it’s just not exactly the most user-friendly thing out there. And what does that mean? Well Team, it’s just had a makeover.

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6 Active Date Ideas

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When I first started seeing Karn, one of my favourite things was the adventure dates he would plan for us. It was such a nice change from the old meal or drinks-related date ideas (although we’ve had a lot of those too!) and a really great way to get to know each other outside of the ‘usual’ date situations. It was also an excellent way to test whether he was brave enough to tackle my overly-competitive nature. [side note: thankfully he was.]

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Last-Minute City2Surf Tips

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I don’t know how it happened, but the City2Surf is only five days away. Given that my preparation in 2016 has consisted mainly of eating croissants and ice cream in Paris and drinking hot coffee/chocolate/tea/anything-to-keep-warm in Iceland, I have a feeling this is not going to be the year I set a PB. In fact, for the first time in a long time, I’m mildly concerned about making it to the finish line with my body in one piece.
 

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Beat the Post-Holiday Blues

Post-Holiday Blues
Glacier lagoon – Iceland

In case you missed my Instagram bragging, I’ve just come back from an incredible trip to Iceland and Paris. And when I say incredible, I mean I-N-C-R-E-D-I-B-L-E. Iceland is the most breathtaking country I could have ever imagined… actually scrap that, it’s far more than I even had the capacity to imagine. To give you a brief example, at one stage we were driving along the highway, with the ocean on one side, lava fields on the other, and a glacier behind the lava fields. HOW IS THIS EVEN POSSIBLE? And Paris, oh Paris [insert love heart eyes here] well I’d go back in a heartbeat to wander those cobblestone streets if I could.

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