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  • As I wondered what I was going to do with all this stuff, some of which I would never use, it hit me that the experiences and adventures I was given bring me far more joy than stuff. 

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    I used to think I was tough but I’m not. I realised this not when I was climbing a particularly painful mountain, navigating a challenging divorce or even in childbirth. 

    I realised it when my knee started to hurt and I couldn’t damn fix it. 

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    There are many reasons why hiking is not like other exercise. It's fun, for starters. It's outdoors. It's social. It's free. It's accessible. But it's also a great way to multitask. There's heaps of things you can do while you're hiking - some of them fun, some of them productive, some just part of the adventure.

    Here are our favourites...

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    Every year we love to celebrate the amazing women who have inspired us most with our Most Inspiring Award. The nominees for this award have been selected by their coaches and teammates for their remarkable achievements throughout the year, demonstrating compassion, strength, kindness, preparation, achievement, resilience, improvement, mental toughness and more.

  • Not Fitness HERO

    Recently, as I stood at the finish line of Adelaide Coastrek, our first event in partnership with mental health charity Beyond Blue, I realised our business had found its true heart. We weren't only walking for fitness, were walking away from fear, anxiety, hopelessness, depression, desperation and overwhelm, and towards hope, resilience and recovery. 

  • Ama Dablam 50!

    By Di Westaway

    We often hear that women feel invisible after fifty, but I refuse to accept that my worth has a “use-by” date. I know I’ve got many more fabulous years ahead to serve, to laugh, to love, to climb, to bike, to hike, to travel and to explore this magnificent earth. Plus, I often wear entire outfits of purple and ride my bike through the shopping centre, so I really don't blend in. Here's how you can put more life into your later years. 

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    By the Wild Women On Top Team | Experts in hiking adventures for women

    Scroggin is an old bushwalking treat that lasts for ages, fills you up, nourishes you, doesn’t require cooking, and rejuvenates you mid-hike. Traditionally, it includes Sultanas, Currants, Raisins, and Other Good Goodies including Nuts!

    We like to mix it up a bit, because we're Wild Women and that's the kinda thing we do.

  • Luvmyhike HERO

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

    Badass hikers aren’t born, you have to train to become one. In addition to learning advanced hiking and backpacking skills, you need to train your bum, legs and core as well as keeping your body supple. Here are five functional exercises you can do to become a badass hiker. 

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

    I’m a morning exerciser. Every day, my alarm goes off when it’s dark and I leap out of bed, full of enthusiasm and energy, ready to take on the day. 

    Except I don’t. Ever. In reality, my brain sounds a little something like this when my alarm goes off...

  • Iceland Cold Water

    By Bella Westaway 

    I’ve given myself a challenge. It’s cliched, but empowering. I’m getting out of my comfort zone. I’m tacking my hatred of cold water head on in five weeks when I hike across Iceland. And not just hike. Hike through glacial streams. I’m also going diving (diving!) in ice-melt water. Ouch.

    Why? Well, it all started with a broken shower. 

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    By the Wild Women On Top Team | Experts in hiking adventures for women

    If you’re a foodie, it can be a big ask to head off into the wilderness and be expected to survive on “camp” food. Especially if your idea of camp food is freeze-dried ready meals. 

    But camp food can be excellent. So, what are some ways to take camp food to the next level? 

  • BoostWellbeingHERO

    By the Wild Women On Top Team | Experts in hiking adventures for women

    If you followed all the health advice you read on the internet, you’d never leave the house. But when we’re bombarded with health tips that feel unachievable, expensive and totally over the top, we can get overwhelmed. No matter how great they might be, if we can’t follow them, they’re useless. 

    But there are some great, easy, free and fun ways to improve your health today – if you know where to look. 

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    By Di Westaway | CEO and Founder of Wild Women On Top

    Here at Wild Women, we're all about adventures - travelling to far-flung places and getting out of our comfort zone - and enjoying the wild ride that follows. But overseas adventures can also mean long-haul flights, dodgy plane food and not enough sleep - leaving you feeling less than your best. Here's how I stay healthy while I travel. 

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    Coconut! Maca! Dates! Cacao! Delicious. Healthy. Easy. Quick. 

    This recipe from our Wild Woman Maryanne is so good we can't even write full sentences. Enjoy! 

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    You know those people who are 'fitness people'. They say things like 'I just LOVE exercise' or 'I get cranky when I don't workout'. They can also seem unreasonably happy, which sometimes makes 'non-fitness people' annoyed. Well, they don't have some magical elixir, nor were they just born that way. If you're not here already, here's how to come over to the bright side...

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    This delicious recipe, gifted to us by the mother of gorgeous Wild Woman Anurag, is the perfect hiking treat. Jam-packed with nuts, seeds and good fats, it'll keep you fuller for longer, so you can smash your fitness goals and feel great while you're at it! 

     

  • Tumeric Tea

    Elaine's incredible Mermaid Elixir has antibacterial properties to fight off those winter sore throats and colds!

  • Walk in the park

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

    In Australia and all across the developed world, we've got a serious obesity crisis. We all know exercise is good for us, but many of us can't bring ourselves to do it. Well, Di Westaway thinks she's found a way to make it not only easy, but fun. 

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    By Di Westaway | CEO and Founder of Wild Women On Top

    Do you often exclaim to others (or yourself) that you're just SO busy? Do you feel like you're constantly time poor? Are you stressed, tired or wrung out often?

    That used to be me. Here's why I stopped wearing busy as a badge of honour. 

  • Beach Walk

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

    From the time I quit gymnastics at 16 until my early forties, I was constantly beating myself up for not exercising regularly. I struggled to find workouts I could sustain long term. The gym was okay for a while. Then I had kids, and fitting in the gym became impossible. Just packing the nappy bag took too much time and energy. So I ditched it completely and I've never looked back... 

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