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Stylerunner’s Julie Stevanja on success

We caught up with CEO and founder of Stylerunner Julie Stevanja to chat about health, fitness and her career. ON CAREER I launched Stylerunner in 2012 and we have enjoyed some great success so far. We have so many plans for the future so it’s an extremely exciting time. Prior to starting Stylerunner, I was working for a tech start-up in Europe. ON MY DEFINITION OF SUCCESS Defining success is a bit of a trap that some people fall into. For me, success should include a number of elements to…

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Madalin Frodsham on body image and healthy living

  It was this exact photo that Madalin Frodsham posted after being featured in our Body Issue that broke the internet – here we share her feature interview featured in the magazine.   ON INSTAGRAM Growing up, I was always the sporty one in the family, playing basketball and climbing trees. This stopped when I left school, and I didn’t actually start actively working out until January 2016 when I downloaded the Sweat With Kayla app. There’s a mix of factors that contributed to my social media following: a few of my…

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A day in the life of Laura Henshaw

  We caught up with model, law student and entrepreneur and January 2018 cover model Laura Henshaw to talk about a typical day in her shoes.  EAT 6:30am: wake up and have an espresso. I can’t stomach food before training. 8am (breakfast): protein-packed smoothie bowl or two whole eggs with ½ an avocado, spinach and smoked salmon. I always ensure I refuel my body with a high-protein-packed meal after training. 12pm (lunch): tuna or chicken salad with loads of greens, crunchy seeds and avo. I dress my salad with olive…

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Your Christmas Day feasting game plan

  Prep yourself this Christmas with our extensive game plan that will see you enjoying the festivities without the guilt. Stephanie Osfield writes.   Christmas dinner is one of the biggest culinary deals of the year. If you only had to navigate that one day, things would be sweet – but it’s the drinks and parties and picnics and BBQs throughout the festive season that can bite. This means you’re out of your usual routine and not always cooking. You don’t want to look like you’re being all bah-humbug and…

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5 health benefits of macadamias

  Macadamias are a rich source of monounsaturated (omega-3) fatty acids and come with a host of health benefits in just one handful. Whether you eat them as a snack or use them in a recipe for added crunch, here are five reasons why you need this healthy tree nut in your diet and two delicious recipes to get you started.      1. Gives you a dose of antioxidants which boost the body’s natural defenses 2. Naturally gluten-free, low in sugar and very low in sodium 3. Lowers blood…

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Win an Amazonia Raw Acai Skin Active Liquid this summer

  Shine brighter with Amazonia Raw Acai Skin Active Liquid this summer! You’ll also go into the draw to win a three-month digital subscription to Women’s Health and Fitness magazine. To enter:• Follow @whandfmag• Follow @amazoniaco• Post your selfie, #RawFitspo and tag @whandfmag Terms & Conditions for Rawfitspo competition 1. Entry is open to all residents of Australia aged 13 years and over except employees of the promoter and their immediate families and agencies associated with this promotion  2. The promoter shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever that is…

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Fitness and training talk with M-Active ambassador Montana Farrah-Seaton

  We caught up with trainer, former pro basketball and M-Active ambassador Montana Farrah-Seaton to chat about all things fitness, training and activewear.  Can you tell us a bit about your career background and how you came about becoming an ambassador for M-Active? I was scouted by Chadwick Models management when I was 15 after doing the Dolly Model Search. Modelling was on the back foot due to my basketball and school commitments but it’s now something I would love to do full time. I did M-Active’s second campaign in…

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Keeping fit and healthy with Bec Louise Chambers

  We caught up with coach and health fitness writer Bec Chambers to chat about all things health, fitness and body confidence.   ON INSTAGRAM I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was four years old, and I started blogging in 2013, which naturally progressed to Instagram. My writing has always focused on women and their bodies, minds and fitness. Fitness has been a major part of my life from a young age, but at about 17 I went down an extreme dieting road that led to binge/purge eating…

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7 ways to stay active on your holiday

  The holiday season is finally here, meaning you might find yourself spending less time at the squat rack and more time by the pool sipping on pina coladas. The solution? Book your fitness escape to beautiful (and affordable) Thailand and get ready for a host of fun-filled activities that will get your heart rate up in between soaking up rays – no treadmill required. WIth Australia’s Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines recommending two-and a-half hours of moderate-intensity activity per week to help prevent weight gain, it’s important to find…

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Keep it real with fitness blogger Lauren Patterson

We caught up with solo mummy, personal trainer, gym manager and blogger Lauren Patterson to talk about how she keeps fit and healthy and feeling comfortable in your own skin.    ON INSTAGRAM I partied hard as a teenager and battled severe mental illness until the age of 22 when I fell pregnant with my first child. I began my Instagram account when Madi was a baby to post photos, but had no idea how to use it. I shared my journey of my first fitness modelling competition and straight…

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