Laura and Steph run an online empowerment community, Keep It Cleaner, which provides you with HIIT, boxing, strength training, running, healthy meal plans, meditation sessions and life advice for about $20 a month. You can find out more at https://www.keepitcleaner.com.au/
If you can’t afford that you can buy the book - it retails for $24.99 or you can get it at K-Mart or Target for $16. A Girl's Guide to Kicking Goals has life lessons the girls have learnt in their teens and twenties, plus workouts and recipes. It is a great resource from two great Aussie girls.
I'm not very athletic but I love Pilates. Cassey Ho has 4.5 million YouTube followers. This is one of her older videos but it's a great introduction to Pilates.
For your information, it would take 134 minutes jogging to work off a large Big Mac meal or 326 minutes walking. It is the equivalent to eating nearly five Mars Bars. Scary isn't it?
Many people don't know what a healthy portion size looks like. The Australian Healthy Food Guide website has a free downloadable PDF Portion Poster which I highly recommend looking at. According to the Eat for Health website, 14-18 year old girls need the following:
Vegetables... 5 serves
Fruit... 2 serves
Grains... 7 serves
Lean meat, poultry, fish, eggs, nuts, seeds and legumes... 2 1/2 serves
Milk, yoghurt, cheese... 3 1/2 serves
Active, older or taller girls can have 0-3 extra serves of food or treats.
It would be a very useful exercise to keep a journal of what you eat and work out how many portions of each food group you eat per day.
Overeating is a problem for many people over the holiday season. Here are some tips to avoid gaining a couple of kilos this Christmas.
Melanoma is the most common type of cancer in 12-24 year old Australians (Cancer Council). The MyUV website can tell you the UV level where you are and recommend the times you should take precautions. Your skin also ages prematurely when exposed to the sun unprotected.
Slip on protective clothing like a rashie or shirt
Slop on some sunscreen UV30+ or higher
Slap on a hat - preferably a wide brimmed one
Seek some shade
Slide on some sunnies.