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April 2018

What happens when you stop exercising?

Posted in Fitness, Wellbeing
on April 15, 2018
What happens to your body when you stop exercising?

Before I came travelling, I had a pretty good routine when it comes to exercise. I was at the gym for about an hour every week day, just after breakfast, and I was doing really well.

Life is quite unpredictable when travelling, so it makes exercise quite difficult. For someone who was a fairly habitual gym-dweller, not having access to a gym meant that I pretty much just stopped doing intentional exercise.

On most days, I was walking a ton but, now that we’re kind of settled in one place, that’s stopped too.

 

I know that exercising has a positive effect on my mental and physical health. I shouldn’t have been surprised that I noticed changes in those areas when I stopped exercising.

 

So, for people wondering if it really makes that much difference if you skip the workout for a few weeks, here’s what happens to you when you stop exercising.

 

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5 things to make your working holiday easier

Posted in Travel, Travel Tips
on April 8, 2018
5 things to make your New Zealand working holiday much easier

Ahh the power of hindsight. I’m a few months into my working holiday in New Zealand and, even though I’ve been enjoying it, I won’t pretend it’s been easy.

 

Looking back, I could’ve been slightly more organised to make things easier for myself. And organisation is kind of my thing, sooo probably should’ve seen this coming.

 

Anyway, thought I’d share a few things for all you future NZ travellers, so you might have an easier transition than I did. Let me know what you think.

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On feeling guilty about eating ‘bad’ food

Posted in Food, Self Care, Wellbeing
on April 1, 2018
Do you ever feel guilty after eating 'bad' food? Here's why I think you need to stop, and give yourself a break! #health #eating

 

I’ve been seeing lots of posts about eating on Twitter recently. They mainly fall into two types: those who are celebrating their double cheeseburger followed by a tub of ice cream; and those who feel guilty about eating it.

 

Recently, I was in a pizza place eating my singular slice & 3 sides to myself. There were two women on the table opposite discussing their order. They must’ve agonised over it for 15 minutes. Which pizza topping was the healthiest? Maybe they should ask for it without sauce. Which drink had the least calories?

 

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