One Health Move: Wellbeing Series Announcement

Announcing the NEW One Health Move Wellbeing Series

When asked what we miss from our childhood most people in their midlife and beyond mention being active and spending time in nature doing things like climbing trees, splashing in the sea or even just sitting round a campfire.

If you want a life sprinkled with fun, travel and adventure you owe it to yourself to stay fit as you age. Consider this:

  • How can you enjoy travel and active adventures if you haven’t got reasonable strength and stamina?
  • How can you go on a long walk or bike ride if you’re unfit?
  • How can you drop everything to do something like hike in the Himalayas if you’re not confident that you can keep up with your travel companions?

Health, fitness and wellbeing isn’t something you get gifted as a baby and keep forever. It’s something we have to work on every day. Or almost everyday.

The more you put in your health and wellbeing the greater the rewards and the more you want to keep pushing yourself to maintain that upward spiral. That’s been my experience anyway and, although I still think of myself as non-sporty and clumsy I’ve never been fitter than I am now in  my late forties.

Sounds good? The new One Healthy Move blog series is for you

Add your email address to subscribe to the free series.

You can also follow the #OneHealthyMove hashtag on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and add your own updates. Just tell us what your #OneHealthyMove is for the day or upload a photo. It could be of your walk, a healthy snack or a moment of selfcare. Whatever it is share it to show your commitment to #OneHealthMove and a new, healthier, happier you.

Want to know more about One Healthy Move?

One Healthy Move is a new series to help you stay fit and active in midlife and beyond.

The aim is to help you reach and maintain a reasonable level of fitness so you can enjoy new activities, take active breaks or plan travel adventures knowing that you’ll be able to keep up and enjoy them.

We’re not aiming to train you for a marathon, but we do want to help you improve your fitness level no matter what it is.

We’re not here to set high flying goals like climbing Mount Kilimanjaro or hiking in Nepal. Those happen to be two of my personal dream travel adventures but you’ll be encouraged to choose your own.

The One Healthy Move series will help you:

  • Take care of your physical, emotional and spiritual health because you’re a person, not a machine.
  • Remember that just One Healthy Move every day will make a big difference in the long term.
  • Stay motivated and adopt healthy habits that stick.
  • Make getting fit fun, fresh and easy.
  • Why we need to stay healthy

The more you move your ageing body the longer you’ll be able to move it. When we were younger our bodies could suffer all kinds of abuse and neglect but now they need to be treated more kindly and trained to be active, not sedentary.

Use it or lose it holds true for aerobic fitness, muscle strength and flexibility.

You may be stressed out and short on time now but when the time comes for you to enjoy a break from work and take an active adventure you want to be ready for it. If you maintain your fitness and health constantly then, when opportunities for adventure arise, you’ll seize them, not shrink from them.

More motivation to stay healthy as we age:

  • Keeping fit improves your physical, mental and emotional health.
  • Staying active will help you avoid or fight middle-aged spread, keep you fitting your old clothes and boost you’d confidence and self esteem.

Signs you might be in need of healthy change:

  • You’ve put on weight and it’s not shifting.
  • There are activities you’d like to join and adventures you’d like to go on that you know you’re not fit enough for right now.
  • You dream of spending more time being active and enjoying the great outdoors but it hardly ever happens.
  • You’ve tried joining gyms in the past or signing up for weight loss programs but you never stuck with it and wasted hundreds of dollars.
  • You’re fed up with feeling unhealthy.
  • You’d like to treat your body and soul with the love and attention they deserve.
  • You’re ready to make One Healthy Move every day and take the first step on a wellbeing habit that will bring you a more positive attitude, outlook and life.

Add your email address so you don’t miss a single thing in our new free series.

Follow the #OneHealthyMove hashtag on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and feel free to add your own updates. Share your #OneHealthyMove for the day or upload a photo to show your commitment to #OneHealthMove and a new, healthier, happier you.

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Is health and wellbeing a bigger priority for you as you age? Would you like to take One Healthy Move a day to improve your health and wellbeing?

Join our #OneHealthyMove revolution today to create a fitter, happier, healthier you tomorrow.

Subscribe now by email so you don’t miss out – it’s free, your details will be kept private and never sold and you can opt out anytime.

Author: Annabel Candy

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Sally April 22, 2015 at 9:59 am

This is so serendipitous! Due to a recent doctor visit, I was considering asking you how you did your back to a bikini – get in shape again routine. It’s lose weight or go on meds…now or never is the best time to get back in shape! Thank you!

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Annabel Candy April 22, 2015 at 2:20 pm

Hi Sally,

You can find out about my weight loss experiences here: http://www.getinthehotspot.com/weight-loss-fitness/ with weight loss tips for women over 40 here: http://www.getinthehotspot.com/weight-loss-for-women-over-40/

It takes time to lose weight in a healthy, sustainable way. I hope you don’t have to go on medication. Just start making small changes today and you will see a difference in the long term.

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Seana - Sydney, Kids, Food + Travel April 22, 2015 at 2:09 pm

Funnily enough this is good timing for me as Paul just got home and really things are going to be much slower, so I can speed up. Off to add some of the new hashtag to social media. Nice tag by the way, simple and achievable.

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Annabel Candy April 22, 2015 at 2:22 pm

Hi Seana,

That’s great to hear! I think we need to both speed up and slow down – and make time for both those things every day. Can’t wait to follow your progress on social media with the #OneHealthyMove hashtag – thank you for joining in.

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Johanna April 23, 2015 at 12:13 pm

Great tag and something I definitely subscribe to. I so agree that keeping fit and healthy is all about just keeping on, small steps and consistent steps … a philosophy that I promote on Lifestyle Fifty all the time, so yes, count me in … I’ll be tagging photos with #onehealthymove as appropriate.

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Annabel Candy April 27, 2015 at 9:30 am

Hi Johanna,

Hooray! So glad to have you here :)

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Bethany @ Online Therapy and Coaching April 26, 2015 at 8:48 am

What a wonderful idea! I have found that eating healthy and staying in shape have helped me emotionally, as well as physically.

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Annabel Candy April 27, 2015 at 9:32 am

Hi Bethany,

There’s definitely a strong link between physical and mental health and I taking care of yourself is the key to both of them!

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[email protected] April 26, 2015 at 3:22 pm

If only I had kept on with the exercise I started when I was forty and then again when I was fifty, I’d be super fit now and not in need of starting again! One Healthy Move is a great idea! I’ll be following along.

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Annabel Candy April 27, 2015 at 9:34 am

Hi Jenny,

Great to see you here.

I’m interested. Did you embark on a new fitness regime when you turned 40 and then again when you turned 50?

It’s never too late and I hope we can help you stay on track. If there’s anything you’re struggling with (getting up in the morning, what to wear, pushing yourself harder etc), anything at all just ask and I’ll see if I can help.

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Dianna Monroe April 26, 2015 at 5:21 pm

This looks like a wonderful series. I look forward to reading future posts focusing on the physical, emotional and spiritual connection as it pertains to health.

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Aijika April 27, 2015 at 12:11 pm

I read this blog.You have a such a wonderful tag. you make inspire a people to motivate them .. imsorry to say but in middle age is kind of boring life. and `always at home that always have a sick or anykind of sick.
But i read this me and my wife will try this informative tag .anyway Nice post.Keep it Great ! ;)

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Annabel Candy April 27, 2015 at 12:50 pm

Hi Aijika,

I don’t think middle age needs to be boring at all! Far from it – I hope my posts will help you find your mojo again :)

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