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    Last year my plans to climb The Matterhorn in the Swiss Alps, hike the Cape to Cape in Western Australia, join the Coastrek team trekking challenge, and go wild in the Snowy Mountains got cancelled. 

    Why? A global pandemic got very much in the way.

    But the biggest hiking trend for 2021 is also our greatest opportunity. Here's why.

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    If you love to enjoy the sticky, delicious sweetness of a big, ole bowl of ice cream, we feel you. Us too. 

    We wanted to try a more nourishing version that satisfies our sweet tooth and gives us our daily dose of fruit, and this recipe is a winner! 

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    It's important to make sure we're giving ourselves the care we need to remain hopeful, happy, productive and strong.

    Here are ten simple ways you can immediately improve your wellbeing today. 

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    By improving your lifestyle behaviours, many of the negative symptoms of mid-life can be managed or reversed, and you can turn a crisis into a fabulous opportunity for growth. Don't mind if we do! 

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    By Di Westaway | Founder and Chief Adventure Chick (CEO) at Wild Women On Top
    Fifteen years ago, I would have been horrified at the thought of doing my ‘business’ anywhere other than a private, sparkling, white, porcelain bowl. Now, in the wilderness, I think nothing of dropping my pants wherever I happen to be standing and doing a wee when nature calls. But periods are a different story, and I’ve had my fair share of embarrassing ones.

  • By Di Westaway | Chief Adventure Chick and Founder of Wild Women On Top 

    I’ve just realised my New Year’s resolutions always fail. Nearly every single year since I was allowed out in the dark, I’ve raised my glass of bubbles (or tea, or tequila) at midnight on 31 December and wished for a fitter, slimmer, more fun version of myself. 

    Alas, I’m not a genie, and my wishes did not come true. 

    That’s not to say I haven’t, at various thrilling stages of my life, felt fitter, slimmer and more fun. But it wasn’t the promise of a new year that motivated me. Here's what did. 

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    There’s nothing quite like a partner, kid or friend accusing you of ‘PMS-ing’ or being ‘hormonal’ when you’re grumpy, especially when you are. In fact, I reckon there’s a special store of rage reserved for anyone who dares comment on the state of your hormones, particularly when they’re right.

    But is it okay to occasionally pick a fight with your partner because they're breathing too loud? Science says yes. 

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    Our obsession with youth and beauty means we see age as a curse rather than a gift. A burden, rather than an opportunity that gives you the freedom to live the way you want to live, without worrying about what others think.

    But we need to think differently. Here's how. 

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    Right now, we're living in a stressful world. There's no doubt about it.

    While a little stress can be good for motivation and productivity, chronic stress can cause disease. 

    But there is a simple, quick and free way to help manage stress. Here's how to make it a habit. 

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    The silly season is about to get silly. Really, really silly. So some of us make plans to stay healthy. Really, really healthy. Which is not always possible...

    In an attempt to find some kind of middle ground, I quizzed the Wild Women On Top team about their holiday health hacks, and their advice ranged from hilarious to helpful to downright horrible. Take what you will...

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    I think most of us have been exposed to the “get summer ready” or “look great naked” motivational messaging. 

    This summer, let's flip the narrative.

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    I was trekking in the Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, carrying 18kg of ‘essentials’ - including lemon and coconut syrup cake (of course)!

    I was hiking in dense and remote bushland with a brand-spanking new pack.

    I made a huge mistake.

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    This recipe is adapted from a family Christmas favourite to give you an amazing experience of sweet, crunchy, creamy, tangy, melt-in-your-mouth delight in every mouthful. 

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    Are you like us and can't quite believe Christmas is in two weeks? Yep, you read that right.

    To suppress your last-minute Christmas shopping panic, we've got a heap of Wild Women gift recommendations for you. With a range of different price points, there's something for everyone.

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    If you choose to buy cheap gear over quality gear – you’re taking a risk. Cheap gear is more likely to break, fray, degrade, and simply not do the job.

    You don’t realise how important quality gear is until it saves you from a disaster...

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    Getting your kids to come with you on a walk can feel like pulling teeth. But it's seriously worth it when you're out in nature gathering memories and laughs that last a lifetime.

    Having raised three kids, our Founder and Chief Adventure Chick Di Westaway knows a thing or two about walking with children. She's sharing some principles to apply when you're choosing a wild walk to do with your kids. 

     

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    Few things are as thrilling as venturing out into a moonlit night to explore your local trails after dark. 
    Here are some top tips, to make sure you stay safe and make the most of your adventure.

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    Alyssa Azar is an Australian mountaineer with big, big dreams.

    At the age of 8, when most kids are still learning their times tables, she was walking the Kokoda Track. By 19, she was the youngest Australian to summit Mount Everest. 

    Here are the healthy habits she practices daily to stay fit, strong and motivated.

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    Messages around nutrition can be confusing at the best of times.

    We asked nutrition scientist, dietitian, author and presenter Dr Joanna McMillan how we can pack our meals with more nutrition, and what we shouldn’t be doing when it comes to a healthy diet.

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    Have you ever struggled to stick to an exercise program? Is moving more and eating better an eternal struggle, one you often feel you’re failing at? Do you spend more time than you’d like thinking about food, or beat yourself up when you skip the gym?  

    I’ve been there.   

    But what if I told you there was another way?

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