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  • Girls Play in Peru

    Di Westaway's top weird walking tips to help you have more fun!

  • Girls Splash Fraser Island

    I took on my first 100km trek in a day, as a newbie to the ultra-endurance scene about 8 years ago. I had never even run a marathon, so this was a huge goal for me to take on with a team of women who had considerably more experience than I did.

  • If I were to describe a medication that was free, enjoyable with side effects only of fitness, freedom and liberation… would you believe me? Six months ago I made a discovery… a simple yet invaluable discovery that has replenished my glow and reignited my flickering spark.

  • Di Splits

    Last week I had a lovely surprise.

  • I’ve been setting big hairy audacious goals since before I knew what they were. When I was 12 years old, I decided I wanted to become the Australian National Gymnastics champion.

  • I discovered trekking 15 years ago, as a 40 year old mum who needed to get out of the house.

  • In 2004, longevity expert, Dan Buettner, teamed up with National Geographic and a team of researchers, to identify pockets around the world where people live measurably longer better. In these “Blue Zones” they found that people reach age 100 at rates 10 times greater than in the US. They found that the lifestyles of all people living in these Blue Zones shared ten specific characteristics.

  • Larapinta Sky

    Why do I take women wilderness trekking? Of course it is the physical challenge, the time connecting with nature, the fun and laughs of spending time as a community of women. But that's not all of it.

  • Lisa beautiful

    Lisa Marshall is the Director of Wild Women On Top and Event Director of the popular Sydney and Melbourne Coastreks. Lisa coaches teams of women to take on challenging treks in the wild, and inspires them to eat real food, train hard, and contribute to a community of supportive, inspiring, fun loving friends.

  • Kinabalu Di Bella

    With boys it’s a grunt. With girls it can be hysteria or brooding silence.

    Teens can be challenging at the best of times, and downright torture at the worst. They can tear at your heart strings and tie your stomach in knots.

    Eight years ago, I discovered a secret.

  • Heather Swan

    Heather Swan is a world record holding wingsuit pilot and one of Australia's best know adventurers. She holds a number of World and Australian records in extreme sport, including one for a wingsuit flight from a 6672 metre mountain in the Himalayas. We caught up with her to talk adventures, inspiration, and her first ever BASEjump.

  • Cheryl

    Aussie Adventure Queen, Cheryl Bart (AO), is a woman on top of the world.

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    It’s become more than a daily battle. During the week, round one starts the minute he walks in the door from after-school tennis. On the weekends its even more intense. Almost every waking hour, every time I think about what he’s up to. With so many devices able to be hidden in his room, I don’t know how to cope.

  • side plank

    Got an injury? Don't know whether to keep it moving, stay still, stretch it, ice it, or just go back to bed forever? You're in the right place. We chatted to Kate Roberts from Physiocise and got the lowdown on pesky pain.

  • Menopausal symptoms vary widely between women and across cultures. Some women sail through it, whilst others have severe and debilitating experiences. Here's how I managed mine.

  • Di Yoga

    I’m from the generation that climbed trees, did cartwheels on the nature strip for hours and rode bikes till dark.

    But now, for the first time in my life, I’m stuck, actually stuck, at a desk for 8 hours a day.

  • Fraser swim

    Di Westaway: I’ve done a bit of nudie frolicking in wilderness locations including the odd mountain summit...

  • Welcome to our Q and A column of the Wild Women Weekly! Each issue, we’re chatting to the experts in health, fitness, nutrition and wellbeing to educate and inspire you to live a healthier, happier life!

    We’re kicking off with foodie guru and nutrition queen Dr Joanna McMillan. Her mission is to make healthy eating effortless and joyful – not to mention delicious. She talks prioritising health, how to find a balance, the biggest food mistakes we can make and gives us a cheeky look at her day on a plate.

  • Our attitude is the key to making changes last.

  • Di Jump

    For the first time in ten years, nothing hurts. For the past decade, I have always had something to complain about; something a little broken. An ache or pain somewhere, a little niggle which forced me to modify my activities. This is how I fixed it.

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