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6 Fundamentals for Your Health & Wellbeing - Part 5 Exercise

by Lauren Chandler from Shine Wellbeing

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  1. Thoughts
  2. Breathing
  3. Hydration
  4. Nutrition
  5. Exercise
  6. Sleep.

Achieving an optimal level of health, fitness and wellbeing (as well as reaching your specific goals) comes from understanding and applying the principles of each.

Excercise -
It is important for us to move! Muscles help energise the body, lower your biological age and act as a pump assisting the heart. Working smarter, not harder, is the key to increasing your energy and vitality. We want to train our bodies, not drain them, so remember that not all exercises are suitable for every person. Posture, muscle imbalances, injuries, gait, stress and lifestyle factors should all be considered
before starting any exercise program. As humans and athletes, our daily tasks, sports, hobbies and functions, require us to move through a variety of primal patterns including squatting, lunging, bending, pushing, pulling, core movements and walking. Working through these patterns trains our core muscles and stabilisers and improves balance. Therefore it is important to train within these categories as opposed to using stationary machines. If your functional skills begin to weaken, as you get older you will begin to notice how daily tasks become increasingly harder. You become unstable, prone to injury and develop poor posture.

Shine Wellbeing Solutions is a Personal Fitness and Wellbeing Specialist Consultancy aimed at empowering and motivating our clients to live a positive and healthy life. We employ a holistic approach to coaching and sessions providing clients with expert fitness and health coaching in a supportive and encouraging environment. Check out the website for more info on Switched On Vol 2.


6 Fundamentals for Your Health & Wellbeing - Part 4 Nutrition

by Lauren Chandler from Shine Wellbeing

There are six fundamentals to life:Profile Biz Pic 1 -2

  1. Thoughts
  2. Breathing
  3. Hydration
  4. Nutrition
  5. Exercise
  6. Sleep.

Achieving an optimal level of health, fitness and wellbeing (as well as reaching your specific goals) comes from understanding and applying the principles of each.

Nutrition -
The old adage is true – you are what you eat. What you fuel your body with is one of the key indicators of output and performance. Foods not only contribute to your body shape, they also dictate your mood, energy levels, how well you sleep, immunity, the rate at which your body will age and the health of your skin, eyes, hair and nails. In the long term, poor nutrition can result in the development of degenerative diseases. Every day your body is repairing and renewing itself, completing a full cycle
every five years. The fuel you provide your body with is the foundation for this repair work, aiding the restoration of cells and the creation of new ones. To provide the body with the right fuel, we need a range of 59 vitamins, minerals and nutrients and a balance of good quality carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Just as importantly we need to understand that we have not yet evolved to metabolise the new foods and chemicals that have been introduced into our diets – foods and chemicals such as wheat, refined grains, preservatives, colourings, flavourings, additives and the chemicals that are sprayed onto our crops or included in the feed of livestock. A lack of nutrients and the intake of chemicals is now the leading cause of poor health and obesity.

Shine Wellbeing Solutions is a Personal Fitness and Wellbeing Specialist Consultancy aimed at empowering and motivating our clients to live a positive and healthy life. We employ a holistic approach to coaching and sessions providing clients with expert fitness and health coaching in a supportive and encouraging environment. Check out the website for more info on Switched On Vol 2.


6 Fundamentals for Your Health & Wellbeing - Part 3 Hydration

by Lauren Chandler from Shine Wellbeing

There are six fundamentals to life:Profile Biz Pic 1 -2

  1. Thoughts
  2. Breathing
  3. Hydration
  4. Nutrition
  5. Exercise
  6. Sleep.

Achieving an optimal level of health, fitness and wellbeing (as well as reaching your specific goals) comes from understanding and applying the principles of each.

Hydration -
Whilst it’s true that the human body is made up of approximately 70-80% water and we should be drinking eight cups of water each day to stay healthy (more if you are exercising or working in the heat, etc), there are a few other important factors to consider when looking to maintain a healthy state of hydration. Water is the only drink the body is naturally designed for and water quality is very
important! It is best to drink water that is chlorine and fluoride free, so drink spring water or use a good quality filter. Sip your water throughout the day rather than gulping it down in one go because by the time you have a dry mouth or are thirsty, you are already seriously dehydrated! Dehydration is often the cause of chronic pain, high blood pressure, heartburn, fatigue, a loss of mental clarity and an inability to perform. Remember to drink before meals, not during.

Shine Wellbeing Solutions is a Personal Fitness and Wellbeing Specialist Consultancy aimed at empowering and motivating our clients to live a positive and healthy life. We employ a holistic approach to coaching and sessions providing clients with expert fitness and health coaching in a supportive and encouraging environment. Check out the website for more info on Switched On Vol 2.


6 Fundamentals for Your Health & Wellbeing - Part 2 Breathing

by Lauren Chandler from Shine Wellbeing

There are six fundamentals to life:Profile Biz Pic 1 -2

  1. Thoughts
  2. Breathing
  3. Hydration
  4. Nutrition
  5. Exercise
  6. Sleep.

Achieving an optimal level of health, fitness and wellbeing (as well as reaching your specific goals) comes from understanding and applying the principles of each.

Breathing -
Breathing is important for two reasons. It’s the only means by which we can supply oxygen to our bodies and it’s one of our body’s ways of eliminating waste products and toxins. How you breathe affects the way you perform not only during exercise or training, but also throughout your daily activities. Breathing affects your ability to maintain mental clarity and a healthy physical state. If the brain does not get a proper supply of oxygen the result is the degradation of all the vital organs. Breathing insufficiently during exercise can actually be counterproductive, leading to an increased level of stress in the body as well as gains in body fat.

Shine Wellbeing Solutions is a Personal Fitness and Wellbeing Specialist Consultancy aimed at empowering and motivating our clients to live a positive and healthy life. We employ a holistic approach to coaching and sessions providing clients with expert fitness and health coaching in a supportive and encouraging environment. Check out the website for more info on Switched On Vol 2.


The Art of Accessorising - Quick Tips for Her and Him

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Accessorising is the quickest way of really getting value out of your wardrobe as you can make the same outfit look totally different just by wearing a different necklace, shoes and handbag and for guys a tie, cufflinks.

Accessorising can change your mood and you can be certain that it brings in the compliments as people notice the effort.

By choosing the right pieces that really make your eyes stand out, suit your face shape and are in harmony with your proportions you are on to a flying start to looking great!  

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6 Fundamentals for Your Health & Wellbeing - Part 1 Thoughts

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by Lauren Chandler from Shine Wellbeing

There are six fundamentals to life:

  1. Thoughts
  2. Breathing
  3. Hydration
  4. Nutrition
  5. Exercise
  6. Sleep.

Achieving an optimal level of health, fitness and wellbeing (as well as reaching your specific goals) comes from understanding and applying the principles of each.

Thoughts -
Everything begins with a thought. Our bodies follow our minds and thoughts. Our thoughts create our reality. Your current situation, your lifestyle, your health and so on, is the sum total of your thoughts – you get what you focus on. This is why the first step to health and fitness is identifying what it is you want and turning it into a SMART goal – a goal which is Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and
Timed. Applying faith, belief and energy to your goals brings them into reality!

Shine Wellbeing Solutions is a Personal Fitness and Wellbeing Specialist Consultancy aimed at empowering and motivating our clients to live a positive and healthy life. We employ a holistic approach to coaching and sessions providing clients with expert fitness and health coaching in a supportive and encouraging environment. Check out the website for more info on Switched On Vol 2.


What Are you Planning For?

I have asked Jacqueline Cornaby to share her thoughts with you on the Style Angel Blog site. Jacqueline and I met during Anthony Robbins' "Unleash the Power Within" event in Sydney and again during the Anthony Robbins "Life Mastery" series back in 2001 so we met again in Miami, Hawai and Sydney.

I asked Jacqueline to become my Life & Business Coach a few years ago to help me set up my business, even though we are not in same country and time zone, and needless to say she made a huge impact on my life and my Personal Styling business Style Angel. She has a great newsletter and CD series called Go Goddess Go. She is a Dynamo, a real Goddess and a great speaker and you can read more about her on her website Jacqueline International.

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 By Guest Blogger and Life Coach Jacqueline Cornaby from Dallas Texas, USA

"We are always planning for something in our lives whether in the near or distant future with our thoughts.  Perhaps a better question to ask, “What have you been thinking lately”?  Does it serve you?  Does it allow the grandest vision of you to show up in life, does it move you closer or further away from your Dreams?  We get whatever we think about whether we want it or not.

Whatever you focus upon Expands!  You have a choice to focus upon Abundance or Lack.  Abundance is all that you are, all that you have, all that you want, and all that is good; Lack is all that you are not, all that you do not have, all that you do not want, and all that is wrong.

This is an invitation to FEEL GOOD No Matter What!  It is permission granted to think and plan for a life that is a true reflection of your potential beginning with your thoughts right now. 

Awaken to your potential and you become aware that you are more than your circumstance!  Magnify your Greatness not your problems.

Here’s to The Grandest Vision of You!  Think and Play Big on this Planet!"

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Here is What Our Clients Say About Their Style Angel Experience - 2

Allan from Pleasure Point received a Gift Voucher from his wife Sheena for a 2 hour Wardrobe Consultation for Men and 3 hour Personal Shopping Experience for Men in April 2009  which took place at his home and in Sydney City Centre.

"When I first got the voucher I said What!!, I could have got a couple of hot laps in a commodore for that price, I must say I was skeptical. But after the initial wardrobe consultation, I was sold. I got rid of all the clothes that I didn't use but was reluctant to throw out, we certainly put a dent in the wardrobe. The shopping trip was unbelievable to say the least, I have never shopped like that. Shuffling through the entire Mens department in Myer and selection over 60 items with someone who knows what looks good on me was a blessing. Go Style Angel"

Michelle from Kirrawee booked in for a 3 hour Style, Colour and Wardrobe Consultation in November 2008 and a 3 hour Personal Shopping Experience in March 2009 which took place in Miranda Westfield.

"My experiences with Angela, "the Style Angel", have been absolutely brilliant.

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Here is What Our Clients Say About Their Style Angel Experience

Joanne from Kangaroo Point booked in for a 3 hour Mother's Day Special Personal Shopping Experience in June 2009  which took place at her home and in Westfield Miranda.

"I had an amazing experience with Angela, she was instantly likeable and I felt that she would be honest and I could trust her to transform my wardrobe. We were so quick in and out of every shop as she just picked whatever was my right colour and shape, and while I tried them on while she searched for accessories or shoes, it was so productive! I think I bought almost everything she recommended, it was the best 2 hour shop I've ever done. I now have a new set of colours in my wardrobe, quite a few I had never worn before. I think I always went for my favorite colours which now I realise didn't actually suit me. I also feel thinner and more stylish in my new clothes. I would definitely consider doing this again when it's summer to revamp that part of my wardrobe."


Dev from Pyrmont booked in for a 2 hour Wardrobe Organisation combined with a Personal Shopping Consultation in April 2009  which took place at his home and in David Jones in Sydney.

"You have changed my entire wardrobe! 9 new shirts, 6 new pants and a spanking new Zegna Suit. I can no longer contemplate wearing the stuff I used to wear now that you have helped to open my eyes! Thanks again. The session was very helpful"


Michelle from Gymea received a Gift Voucher for a Colour Consultation in April 2009  which took place at the Style Angel Studio.

"I am absolutely loving my colors and the personal colour cards. It made going through my winter wardrobe a lot of fun. We just had a couple of days at Port Stephens and I always enjoy to shop some where different. I used my personal colour cards to buy a couple of items in colours I don't normally wear. Now I'm looking forward to wearing them out."


Style Angel Press in Cosmopolitan

A visit from the Style Angel... by Cosmopolitan's Web Editor Style angel 2

A few weeks ago, I blogged about my fashion frustration. As a Cosmo newbie, I was overwhelmed by my incredibly on-trend colleagues and their amazing revolving wardrobes.

Don't get me wrong ... I'm no 'before' shot. I wear nice clothes, but I'm not very adventurous with my wardrobe. I believe that the little black dress is God's gift to girls, and on weekends, I'm rarely out of my favourite jeans-and-cute-shirt combo.

So when Angela Barbagallo of Style Angel Corporation asked me if I'd like to take up her styling services, I was on board faster than you can say "Rachel Zoe".

Barbagallo isn't your typical stylist. She doesn't have celebrity clients and she doesn't work for a newspaper or magazine. She's a stylist for real people, and her job is to help women find the colours, styles and trends that will suit them best.

When Angela arrives at my house early on a Saturday morning, she is immaculately dressed. I have literally just rolled out of bed, and am very glamorously sporting dirty jeans and a pyjama top. Possibly not the best start to my style makeover. I look like the human version of a "renovator's dream house".

First up, Angela and I talk colour. I confess that most of my wardrobe is black, which surprisingly, Angela doesn't object to.

"With your fair complexion and dark eyes, cool tones suit you best," she tells me. "Black works well for you and doesn't wash you out."

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