We all know that exercise is good for us. However, we tend to associate exercise with our heart health, which, whilst true, is not the only thing exercise is good for. It is seriously important for our brain health. Lack of activity is a known risk factor for...

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So it's the first week of January and I am wondering how your New Year resolutions are going? I'm not a big fan of NY resolutions because they don't tend to work; in fact they are invariably counter-productive. Why? Well, usually the goal (resolution, dream,...

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Healthy Habits for a Happy Gut! Part 2!

So here is the second part of my healthy habits for a happy gut post. In part 1, I talked about the importance of drinking enough drinking water, of eating a plant centric diet with lots of fibre, managing your stress and slowing down around eating. I also mentioned...

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Healthy Habits for a Happy Gut! Part 1.

I recently gave a talk called Healthy Habits for a Happy Gut. Before I did the research for the talk, I was already aware of how important our gut health is for our general wellbeing.  I knew about the gut brain connection and the fact that the...

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5 benefits of strength training during menopause and beyond!

The benefits of strength training are numerous! Today I am going to tell you about five of them. From the age of about 30 we start to lose muscle mass at the rate of 1-3% per year. This is called sarcopenia. During menopause (I use the term menopause to cover both...

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I wish I’d known then what I know now!

As this is my first blog post I thought I would explain why I became a women's health and fitness coach. Of course, there is more than one reason but I am going to focus on one. I decided that I wanted to age well. This realisation hit me about 10 years ago. My...

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“Amanda’s coaching has been a great help to me. During our sessions, Amanda heled me to get clarity around the priorities in my life and my motivation for taking healthier lifestyle actions. She is a very active listener and asks thought provoking questions. She guided me towards action and held me accountable for my commitments to myself. I highly recommend Amanda as a coach.”

Irene Azoulay