56 episodes

The podcast for women who hate working out but know they should. No diets, no fads, and absolutely no burpees, just evidence-based health and fitness advice for women over 30. Hosted by lifelong exercise sloths, Gab and Sarah.

Produced and edited by Gab Burke
Music by Hamish Camilleri

Women Like You Women Like You

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 24 Ratings

The podcast for women who hate working out but know they should. No diets, no fads, and absolutely no burpees, just evidence-based health and fitness advice for women over 30. Hosted by lifelong exercise sloths, Gab and Sarah.

Produced and edited by Gab Burke
Music by Hamish Camilleri

    Walking workout: take a guided walk with Gab

    Walking workout: take a guided walk with Gab

    Did you know walking 10,000 steps a day can lower your risk of dementia by 50%?

    It can also lower your risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer by 30 to 40%, and if you walk faster, the better the benefits.

    On this episode, Gab takes you on a quick and easy 22 minute guided walk. Grab your sneakers and get into something comfy because you’re about to hit the pavement for a walk!

    Contact us: womenlikeyoupodcast@gmail.com

    AIATSIS Map of Indigenous Australia https://aiatsis.gov.au/explore/map-indigenous-australia 

    Step on it! Walking is good for health but walking faster is even better, study finds https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/sep/13/step-on-it-walking-is-good-for-health-but-walking-faster-is-even-better-study-finds 

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    The Women Like You podcast is recorded on the lands of the Gadigal, Dharug and Gundungurra people. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and Traditional Custodians of the land where we live, work, and exercise.
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    • 22 min
    Does gardening count as exercise?

    Does gardening count as exercise?

    We’re all about finding ways to get more physical activity into your day without it feeling like a chore or a prescribed workout.

    So if you’re elbow deep in soil and you’re planting, weeding and digging in the dirt, does that count towards your 22-44 minutes of recommended daily physical activity?

    On this episode, Gab and Sarah look at the many benefits of gardening and some really interesting research that shows consistent movement throughout the day can make a huge difference to your health over the long term. 

    Contact us: womenlikeyoupodcast@gmail.com

    Determining exercise intensities of gardening tasks as a physical activity using metabolic equivalents in older adults https://journals.ashs.org/hortsci/view/journals/hortsci/46/12/article-p1706.xml

    Gardening is beneficial for health: a meta-analysis https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5153451/

    Beneficial associations of low and large doses of leisure time physical activity with all-cause, cardiovascular disease and cancer mortality https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/53/22/1405

    Got weeds? University of Arkansas researchers say yard work builds strong bones https://news.uark.edu/articles/10028/got-weeds-university-of-arkansas-researchers-say-yard-work-builds-strong-bones

    Vitamin D deficiency and leisure time activities in the elderly: are all pastimes the same? https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24722592/

    Aerobic Gardening https://www.amazon.com/Aerobic-Gardening-Learn-Lifetime-Master-ebook/dp/B07QRWV9Q3

    Huberman Lab Podcast ‘Timing light, food and exercise for better sleep, energy and mood’ https://hubermanlab.com/dr-samer-hattar-timing-light-food-exercise-for-better-sleep-energy-mood/ 

    The NEAT effect: why gardening or vacuuming can make a big difference to your health https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lifematters/why-vacuuming-can-make-a-big-difference-to-your-health/101333370 

    Vegepod https://vegepod.com.au 

    The 7 minute Standing Workout https://www.nytimes.com/video/well/100000007527127/standing-7-min-workout.html 

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    The Women Like You podcast is recorded on the lands of the Gadigal, Dharug and Gundungurra people. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and Traditional Custodians of the land where we live, work, and exercise.
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    • 30 min
    Have you heard about fitness snacking?

    Have you heard about fitness snacking?

    Did you know you can do less exercise for the same health benefits as longer workouts?

    There’s a new trend called “fitness snacking” which aims to get more out of doing less.

    On this episode, Gab and Sarah explain what fitness snacking is and why the science backs it up.

    Contact us: womenlikeyoupodcast@gmail.com

    I tried fitness snacking for 2 weeks – here's how it repaired my relationship with exercise https://www.stylist.co.uk/fitness-health/workouts/fitness-snacking-challenge/610362 

    Twelve Weeks of Sprint Interval Training Improves Indices of Cardiometabolic Health Similar to Traditional Endurance Training despite a Five-Fold Lower Exercise Volume and Time Commitment https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4846072/ 

    Effects of long versus short bout exercise on fitness and weight loss in overweight females https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11601564/ 

    The 7 minute workout https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECxYJcnvyMw

    The effect of high-intensity circuit training on physical fitness https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25942012/ 

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    The Women Like You podcast is recorded on the lands of the Gadigal, Dharug and Gundungurra people. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and Traditional Custodians of the land where we live, work, and exercise.
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    • 25 min
    Why 30 day fitness challenges are the worst

    Why 30 day fitness challenges are the worst

    Have you ever been lured in by the quick-fix promise of a 30 day fitness challenge?

    “Transform your life (and your butt) in 4 weeks by following this insane daily squat regime!”

    “Get rid of your arm flab by doing push-ups every day for a month!”

    "Do this exercise daily for abs of steel!"

    On this episode, Gab and Sarah explain why 30 day fitness challenges are terrible for you.

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    The Women Like You podcast is recorded on the lands of the Gadigal, Dharug and Gundungurra people. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and Traditional Custodians of the land where we live, work, and exercise.
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    • 36 min
    Is exercising in cold temperatures better for you?

    Is exercising in cold temperatures better for you?

    Sarah has recently gotten back into yoga but her new home in the mountains means it's a lot colder on the mat than it used to be.

    Gab is a big fan of swimming in winter and says there's nothing like the rush of cold water on a crisp day (once you've acclimatised that is).

    So are there benefits to exercising when it's cold?

    On this episode, Gab and Sarah look at how the body responds to a winter workout and the science behind cold water immersion.

    Contact us: womenlikeyoupodcast@gmail.com

    Study Links ‘Good’ Brown Fat and Exercise https://wexnermedical.osu.edu/mediaroom/pressreleaselisting/study-links-good-brown-fat-and-exercise 

    Huberman Lab ‘Using Deliberate Cold Exposure for Health and Performance’ https://hubermanlab.com/using-deliberate-cold-exposure-for-health-and-performance/  

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    The Women Like You podcast is recorded on the lands of the Gadigal, Dharug and Gundungurra people. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and Traditional Custodians of the land where we live, work, and exercise.
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    • 28 min
    Have you heard our big news?

    Have you heard our big news?

    It’s episode 50 baby!

    Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all your support and encouragement so far, we have an absolute blast making this podcast and that’s largely because of you.

    On this episode, Gab and Sarah look at some of the big changes they’ve experienced this year, including some very exciting news.

    Contact us: womenlikeyoupodcast@gmail.com

    Yoga With Adriene ‘Yoga for back pain’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMTyp5npt78 

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    The Women Like You podcast is recorded on the lands of the Gadigal people of the Eora nation. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and Traditional Custodians of the land where we live, work, and exercise.
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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

AOKBNE ,

Congrats on 12 months!

Love Gab and Sarah's practical and relatable conversations about exercise. Even though I have only increased my output to 22 minutes a day, I don't feel guilty about still being a bit of a sloth.

Jode55 ,

Girlfriends in your ears that GET IT

Love this podcast. A fresh and relatable take on exercise from women around my age who also don’t jump out of bed fist pumping that they get to move. I love the dynamic between them and the fact they are “just like you”. My new weekly listen

angegalv ,

Do yourself a favour

Like a great catch up with girlfriends with doses of exercise science and motivational strategies. Funny and relatable. Love it!

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