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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! 

     

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    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. 

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

    When the alarm kills delicious dozing on a dark winter’s morning or your lover tempts you with a glass of red as you snuggle up together on the couch, it takes an iron will to honour your commitment to a walk in the cold.

    Despite knowing how exhilarated you’ll feel when you’re out there, and how satisfied you’ll feel when it’s over, getting active outdoors in winter is a tough gig. Our brain tells us to snooze that little bit longer, stay indoors after dark and slow down. But our body needs to move.

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

    My first taste of hiking came from the world of men. A world in which we raced silently through the bush; no clifftop cuppas, no plunging in mountain streams, no photo shoots, no inhaling wildflowers, no giggling, no exploring little side trails and definitely no gourmet food. 

    It almost frightened me off, until I realised hiking was not the problem, these men were.

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    By Bella Westaway

    Have you ever felt you couldn’t possibly leave your kids or partner for an adventure with friends? Felt it would be too selfish? Too indulgent? That nobody would survive without you? Or have you done it and felt guilty? From a daughter who was "left", this one's for you... 

     

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

    Mother’s Day was once about worshipping mothers as a community or tribe. A day for celebrating the incredible value of mothers. Now, for many families, it’s a day to give Mum flowers, presents and brunch... it's become a Hallmark holiday. So how can you make it meaningful again?

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

    Staying clean and healthy is an important issue when hiking, particularly in developing countries where you may be exposed to illnesses and diseases against which you have no natural immunity. When hiking in a group, there is a greater likelihood that bacteria will be passed around the group, so personal hygiene is critical. So, what’s the best way to stay healthy on a hike?

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

    We know the people we spend the most time with influence our behaviour, but did you know that as much as 80% of our health is determined by our environment? Yep, who you hang out with can make or break your health, and, in turn, yours can make or break theirs... 

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

    Do you think you're too old to pose in your undies in the middle of the snow? Perhaps you're too dignified? Too ladylike? Well, Di Westaway isn't, and this week she tells us why. 

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    By the Wild Women On Top team

    Ooooh Easter. One of the only times it’s considered socially acceptable to eat chocolate for breakfast… our kind of holiday. However, like any holiday centred around eating not-so-nourishing treats, the Easter weekend can leave us feeling less than our best – lethargic and so full of buttered hot cross buns we can’t move.

    So how do we avoid feeling flat and fatigued while still enjoying the gorgeous traditions of Easter? Here are our tips…

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    By the Wild Women On Top Team

    If you haven’t yet got a fabulous adventure planned for the Easter long weekend, fret not. It might be too late to organise hiking around Auckland or surfing in Indonesia, but it’s not too late to explore the gorgeous wilderness that’s right on your doorstep.

    Here are our top picks for your long weekend adventures…

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    By the Wild Women On Top Team

    In 2009, 40 Wild Women walked 126km from La Perouse to Palm Beach, in the first ever Sydney Coastrek ‘Event Day’. We raised about $200 for The Fred Hollows Foundation. 

    Today, almost 4000 Coastrekkers will walk 30km or 60km from Manly to Bondi, raising $2 million to restore sight. Here's how we got from there to here.

  • Butter chicken curry

    Recipe developed by Di Westaway and Wild Women On Top

    This is the kind of recipe you eat on day four of a hike, when refrigeration (and hence chicken) is not an option. But it doesn't taste any less delicious for it. Using fish pouches and tasty butter chicken sauce, this recipe is sure to delight - especially after a big few days on your feet! 

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    By Erika Bates

    Looking for gift ideas for adventurous friends? Need a list to send to the people who ask you what you want for your birthday? We've done the hard work for you. Here's what the Wild Women team have on their wishlist... 

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