INSPIRING: A scene from one of the films to be shown at the Women’s Adventure Film Tour at Tower Cinemas on September 6. Picture: SuppliedFinding a reason to get moving can be the biggest hurdle for many.
And everyone is motivated by different things.
I always say, find something that works for you. Try new things, sign yourself up for an event or be inspired by the people around you.
With spring upon us, now is the time to find what motivates you and get yourself ready for a spring clean as far as your health is concerned.
There are a few things coming up that could provide motivation.
The first is the Women’s Adventure Film Tour, which is travelling around Australia as a celebration of Women’s Health Week.
The Women’s Adventure Film Tour is a collaboration of Jean Hailes for Women’s Health, Aspire Outdoor and She Went Wild.
It will be in Newcastle on September 6, with a screening at Tower Cinemas from 7pm-9pm.
The Tour features a selection of short films of inspirational women’s adventure and cultural stories.
According to Janet Michelmore, executive director ofJean Hailes for Women’s Health, “The films are not only inspirational, but demonstrate how the way you feel physically has a profound effect on your state of mind and emotional well-being”.
“This balance between our physical and mental health is an important element of overall good health and a focus for this year’s Women’s Health Week,” she said.
Watching other people be active or hearing their stories always gets me motivated and may be just the thing that gets you inspired too.
Speaking of Women’s Health Week, Wild Women on Top, who are a hiking group famous for their annual Coastrek events around Australia,are hosting a free 5km hike around Sydney Harbour on September 8.
The walk will highlight the health benefits of hiking, including the social element as well the positive impact on physical and mental health. Women can regsiterat苏州美甲学校论坛wildwomenontop苏州美甲学校.
I am motivating our whole family to move through September by signing them up to Steptember, whereyou take 10,000 steps per day for 28 days straight to raise funds for the Cerebral Palsy Alliance.
Funds raised through the campaign go towards providingvital equipment, therapy and services to children and adults living with cerebral palsy, as well as for groundbreaking research into the prevention and hopefully one day a cure for CP.
The cause has particular resonance for us as we know a beautiful young boy by the name ofJoe Bankswith cerebral palsy.
Seven-year-old Joe developed CP during birth and cannot walk unassisted.
Joe’s mum, Rachael Laing, told me “kids like Joe would love to be able to walk even a couple of steps”.
So, that is why we are doing it. Because we can, and in the process of being active ourselves and improving our own health, we can help others, which I think is a strong message to give our own kids.
Hopefully a few of you out there will sign up to. For more information, go to苏州美甲学校论坛steptember.org苏州美甲学校论坛.
GOOD CAUSE: Taking part in Steptember will help kids with Cerebral Palsy like Newcastle’s Joe Banks, pictured with his sisters Audrey, left, and Millie, right.
Winter Warmer WorkoutThis is it, we have just four days left of winter. So get ready to launch into your spring campaign on Friday.
Here is a session to get you started. Itis a combination of strength and fitness and takes on a pyramid format. That means, for each exercisedrop by one or two repetitions as you move through the set. For example, start with 10 squats, run, eight or nine squats, run, all the way down to two or one squats. Run, walk or skip for 20-30 seconds between each.
Exercises: Squats, dead lifts, push-ups (or shoulder punches), rows, lunges, bicep-shoulder press, triceps extension. Finish with core work.
Upcoming fitness eventsWalk With Us for World Suicide Prevention, September 8, Dixon Park:Lifeline Hunter Central Coast is holding a walk to Merewether Baths and back in support of suicide prevention in the community. There will be a breakfast and yoga in the park to follow. Register at苏州美甲学校论坛lifelinehunter.org苏州美甲学校论坛.
Walk 4 Hope, September 16, Croudace Bay:A 4km walk raising funds and awareness forHuntington’s Disease.苏州美甲学校论坛huntingtonsnsw.org苏州美甲学校论坛.
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Renee Valentine is a writer, qualified personal trainer and mother. [email protected]苏州美甲学校苏州美甲学校论坛.