Healthy eating in Australia – Part 2

Being an expat (in general) has its ups and downs. Many people find it very challenging, and rightfully so – it requires some major adjustments and getting out of your comfort zone. I think food can actually be one of the reasons some expats feel homesick sometimes, especially those not very adventurous when it comes…

My 5 Healthy Lifestyle Discoveries In My First Month In Australia

I have lived in the UK for almost 10 years: first in Glasgow, Scotland, then Manchester, England. Last year, my fianc√© and I decided to move to Australia – naturally, since that’s where he grew up, but also because of much better quality of life there. I had moved countries before, so wasn’t too anxious…

Tips on how to make a long-haul flight more comfortable

Hello All! It’s been a while since my last post here – last few months have been very busy for me for several reasons: organising paperwork and documents for my Australian visa (which has recently been granted, yay!), full-time work along the regular daily errands, exercise and recently also travelling. I’ve actually just come back…

Reasons Why It Is Important To Have A Strong Bum

Sure thing – firm, sculpted bum catches everyone’s attention and who wouldn’t want tight, strong buttocks to fill up their favourite pair of jeans… It seems that a nicely shaped backside keeps getting increasingly more attention also in the media with every other magazine offering tips how to improve the look of your bottom and…

Black Bean Brownies

I consider myself very lucky for not having any food intolerances or allergies. I’ve never been diagnosed with any condition that would restrict my diet or force me to avoid certain foods. I like to eat healthy and avoid fatty and highly processed food, but if once in a while I happen to indulge and…

Moroccan Turkey Meatballs With Zesty Quinoa

Packed with protein, satisfying and super healthy dish, perfect for a weekday supper. Lots of flavour without breaking the bank – what’s not to like? What you will need: 500g turkey mince 2 tsp each: chilli powder, ground cumin and ground coriander 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 onion, grated salt and pepper, to taste zest of…

Green Tea Banana Loaf

  I love green tea and am ready to try almost any recipe with it. I even tested matcha seasoning for pan-fried salmon once, but that’s a different story. And green tea ice cream… Mmmm, I find it hard to resist, so I guess it’s a good thing it is not widely available in Manchester….

Fitness Trackers ‘Poor At Measuring Calories Burned”

Hello! If you have a fitness tracker and live by the information it gives you (like me), check out his article¬†Fitness trackers ‘poor at measuring calories burned‘. I can’t say I’m not disappointed, but it’s good to know. I still believe it’s a good thing to have one. What do you think?  

Delicious Anzac Biscuits

Anzac biscuits are a traditional Australian favourite and a proof that just a few simple ingredients can make a tasty and comforting treat, perfect for dunking in tea. Quick and easy to make, too. Maybe not exactly healthy, but surely better than shop-bought sweets. And let’s be honest, a little cheat-treat on a Sunday won’t…

Get Fit Faster And Smarter With Interval Training

Getting fit takes time, it goes without saying. And who these days has extra free time to spend in the gym or sweating at home without compromising something else? Trying to squeeze dreadful workout sessions between work and other errands requires a lot of discipline and can be draining, especially if you have a lot…

Always Warm Up Before Workout – Infographic Included

I’ve got a confession to make. I used to skip warm-ups. I didn’t think they were important. I would just go out and start running, and keep running until it was time to get back home. Later, when I quit running and joined the gym instead, again, I would just go straight on a treadmill…