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Want to feel happier, healthier and more empowered? Then you’ve come to the right place. In this series, the Women’s Health Australia team chats to inspiring women about life, success, health, fitness, wellness… and everything in between. From gold-medal winning athletes to nutritionists and some well-known names, we’ll explore the true meaning of mental and physical wellness. In these intimate, one-on-one conversations, we’ll discover what drives them, the causes they’re passionate about, plus the health, fitness and life advice they want to share. So sit back, relax, grab a smoothie and enjoy.
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    • 4.1 • 106 Ratings

Want to feel happier, healthier and more empowered? Then you’ve come to the right place. In this series, the Women’s Health Australia team chats to inspiring women about life, success, health, fitness, wellness… and everything in between. From gold-medal winning athletes to nutritionists and some well-known names, we’ll explore the true meaning of mental and physical wellness. In these intimate, one-on-one conversations, we’ll discover what drives them, the causes they’re passionate about, plus the health, fitness and life advice they want to share. So sit back, relax, grab a smoothie and enjoy.
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    Kelsey Wells | Stop Measuring Success on the Scales

    Kelsey Wells | Stop Measuring Success on the Scales

    There are only a handful of trainers who can claim a following like Kelsey Wells. You may even be one of her 2.4 million followers on Instagram. Well this year, Kelsey launched a program on the Sweat app called Redefine Fitness: Strength and Mindfulness. Now I assumed that the program was based on the premise that strength training could be a form of moving meditation, like yoga, because that’s been my own experience of it. But when I spoke to Kelsey while she was in Sydney recently, her explanation took our conversation to a very different place.
    In this episode, we talk about the importance of redefining the term ‘fitness’, why ditching the scales was important to her mental health but still allowed her to hit her goals, and how giving up and starting again is an important part of life.
    If you or someone you know needs support for an eating disorder or body image issues, contact the Butterfly Foundation on 1800 33 4673 or butterfly.org.au.
    If you or someone you know needs support for postnatal depression, visit PANDA.
    CREDITS:
    This podcast was hosted and produced by WH editor-in-chief Lizza Gebilagin with additional sound editing by Abby Williams.
    For more from Women’s Health Australia, find us on Instagram, visit our website or find the print and digital editions of the magazine.

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    • 39 min
    Before You Quit Your Job, Listen To This | Aliza Knox

    Before You Quit Your Job, Listen To This | Aliza Knox

    We’re in the midst of what’s been called The Great Resignation, a time when an unprecedented number of people are leaving jobs they’ve unhappily put up with for years to pursue careers they’ve always wanted. Living through a pandemic has that kind of effect.
    But what if you didn’t have to quit your job to turn your work life around?
    Today’s guest suggests exactly that. And she has a wealth of experience to back up her advice. Aliza Knox has headed up sales for the APAC regions of Google, Twitter and Cloudfare. In 2020, she was named APAC IT Woman of The Year and this year, released a book in which she shares what she’s learnt over the past 40 years, called Don’t Quit Your Day Job.
    In this episode she talks about how leaving a job prematurely won’t fix your problems and can lead to you facing the same issues once again in a new role. She explains how job crafting in your current role can bring major gains plus other mindset shifts that helped her build a successful career.
    CREDITS:
    This podcast was hosted and produced by WH editor-in-chief Lizza Gebilagin with additional sound editing by Abby Williams.
    For more from Women’s Health Australia, find us on Instagram, visit our website or find the print and digital editions of the magazine.

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    • 40 min
    Rachael Finch | I Was Over Exercising And Under Eating - This Is How I Recovered

    Rachael Finch | I Was Over Exercising And Under Eating - This Is How I Recovered

    Rachael Finch has something personal she’d like to share. If you’re one of her 298K followers on Instagram, you’ll know it’s been more than a year since the Kissed Earth co-founder and model had her explant surgery, a procedure to remove breast implants. But what Rachael hasn’t spoken openly about in depth before is that removing her implants was the final piece in healing her relationship with her body.  
    In this chat, Rachael reflects on the “rollercoaster journey” of her body image issues, which began when she was 15 and led to disordered eating where she was over-exercising and under-eating. She explains how she’s internalised new beliefs about herself and learnt how to nourish rather than deprive or punish her body. This is why the mum of two is sharing her story now: she wants to help reduce the stigma of eating disorders and encourage others to seek help. 
    If you or someone you know needs support for an eating disorder or body image issues, contact the Butterfly Foundation on 1800 33 4673 or butterfly.org.au.
    CREDITS:
    This podcast was hosted and produced by WH editor-in-chief Lizza Gebilagin with additional sound editing by Abby Williams.
    For more from Women’s Health Australia, find us on Instagram, visit our website or find the print and digital editions of the magazine.

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    • 37 min
    Sophie Guildolin | Manifesting A Different Life

    Sophie Guildolin | Manifesting A Different Life

    Sophie Guidolin calls herself a wellness advocate. She spreads the word on healthy living through her fitness app, The Bod and, her mindset brand, Flourished and Fulfilled. She’s also the author of nine published recipe books and has a pretty impressive background as an International Federation of Body Building Pro Bikini competitor, who’s won national comps and ranked top 3 in the world in the Arnold Classic back in 2014 and 2016.
    But there was a time when Sophie was living the opposite of what she’d now call her healthy life. She was a single mum of two small boys, juggling two jobs to get food on the table, and her health had gotten to the point where her doctor told her she needed to make a change. And do it quickly.
    Here, she talks about her journey from growing up in a family that didn’t encourage exercise to then winning national comps and having to unlearn some of the unhealthiest diet advice which she was taught in bodybuilding, and how she’s manifested the life she has now, where she’s sharing all she’s learnt about fitness, nutrition and mindset with people around the world. 
    CREDITS:
    This podcast was hosted and produced by WH editor-in-chief Lizza Gebilagin.
    For more from Women’s Health Australia, find us on Instagram, visit our website or find the print and digital editions of the magazine.

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    • 41 min
    Sam Bloom | From Rock Bottom to Para Surfing World Champ

    Sam Bloom | From Rock Bottom to Para Surfing World Champ

    If you don’t know Sam Bloom for her sporting feats – she’s won two golds and one bronze at the World Para Surfing Championships and represented Australia in paracanoeing – then you might know her as the inspiration for the global hit movie Penguin Bloom.
    In 2013, Sam’s life changed dramatically when, while on holiday in Thailand, she leaned against a rotten balcony railing. As it fell away so did Sam, plummeting six metres onto the concrete below. The accident left her paralysed from the chest down.
    Coming to terms with her new reality, Sam fell into a depression, grieving an old life and sense of self. Then, the unlikely arrival of an injured baby magpie – who the family called Penguin – helped her recover.
    A lot has happened since we last spoke to Sam in 2019, but she continues to defy barriers in life and sport, inspiring people around the world to do the same. In this chat with our executive editor Kara Byers, Sam talks about what sport means to her, chasing a third title and what it was like to have her life given the Hollywood treatment.
    In this episode we discuss suicidal thoughts. If you are struggling or having suicidal thoughts or worried about someone you know, please call 000 or Lifeline on 13 11 14.
    CREDITS:
    This podcast was hosted by WH executive editor Kara Byers and produced by WH editor-in-chief Lizza Gebilagin, with additional sound editing by Abby Williams.
    For more from Women’s Health Australia, find us on Instagram @womenshealthaus, womenshealth.com.au or find the print and digital editions of the magazine.

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    • 30 min
    We Need to Talk About Period Poverty | Isobel Marshall

    We Need to Talk About Period Poverty | Isobel Marshall

    We need to talk about periods more. That’s the message from Isobel Marshall, Co-Founder of social enterprise Taboo, which she started when she was in high school with her best friend Eloise Hall. Taboo creates organic cotton pads and tampons with 100 per cent of net profits going towards fighting period poverty – an issue that affects menstruators worldwide.
    You might not think it, but period poverty is also an issue that hits close to home. A recent South Australian report revealed that one in four young people struggle to get period products. Reasons include the cost, feeling shame and a lack of knowledge about what they need. 
    In this episode, Isobel, who was named 2021’s Young Australian of the Year and is also a medical student, chats to Women's Health Managing Editor Alex Davies from her apartment’s balcony in Adelaide – sorry about the birds you can hear in the background – about the wide-ranging impact of period poverty and why it’s important we shatter period stigma. And if you’re curious about how she started a social enterprise so young, she also goes into that story too.
    SHOW NOTES:
    Find Isobel on Instagram @izzygmarshall and check out Taboo online and via Instagram @tabooperiodproducts 
    Read Isobel's article on Women's Health: ‘Young Australian of The Year, Isobel Marshall, Wants To Talks About Periods’ – Women’s Health Australia 
    Here's the recent South Australian report: ‘Menstruation Matters — The impact of menstruation on wellbeing, participation and school attendance’ – Connolly, H. Commissioner for Children and Young People, South Australia (2020) 
    Find out more about Endometriosis on Jean Hailes 
    Listen to our chat with TV star and author Erin Barnett on living with endometriosis 

    CREDITS: 
    This podcast was hosted by WH managing editor Alex Davies and produced by WH editor-in-chief Lizza Gebilagin
    For more from Women’s Health Australia, find us on Instagram, visit our website or find the print and digital editions of the magazine.

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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
106 Ratings

106 Ratings

Shopaholic35 ,

Thoroughly enjoyable listen.

Great conversations with some very talented inspirational women. The only improvement I would make is diversifying the guests. So far there are a few too many athletes and not enough guests from different wellbeing backgrounds. I still appreciate their stories but would appreciate a broader wellbeing focus.

fit gurl 123 ,

Amazing!

What a brilliant podcast, such great conversations. Always makes my walk time easier too!

green maeve ,

Loving the range of topics

brain health was a good one

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