Leiden’s Most Read Articles in 2018


This year we published a staggering 264 pieces of content. Not bad considering we all have full time jobs! As 2018 draws to a close we have been looking back at the articles our readers have loved this year.   Number One- F45 Challenge Diary It made the list last year, but this year Emma’s F45 challenge diary has taken out the top spot as the most read article of 2018.   Number Two – Queer Eye for the Yass Guy In June this year, we broke the news that the fab five had come to town not to make… Continue Reading

The High Coffin Diet?


When a link popped up in my Twitter feed stating ‘Is the Low-Carb (animal based) Diet a High Coffin Diet? Two More Nails to Consider’ it sparked my interest enough to look a little further.     If you haven’t already worked me out, you need to know I’m not a big fan of fad diets or any diet which is restrictive in nature, unless warranted due to an allergy and intolerance. What is also worthwhile knowing is I love listening to podcasts. Now, the podcasts I listen to focus mainly on nutrition but I also listen to podcasts on… Continue Reading

Rethinking Health and Fitness with the BUF Girls


  This year, the first day of spring signaled the beginning of the Eden series of health and wellness masterclasses at the Canberra Centre. First up on our journey to improved wellbeing was a masterclass and group workout with the BUF Girls by Libby Babet, a gang of women who aim to help every woman live her best life. We had the pleasure of spending time with three of the five BUF Girls — Libby, Cass and Sian. Libby is a very busy lady, you may recognise her as a trainer on the Biggest Loser Transformed, as the resident personal… Continue Reading

Everyone Has A Story… and Social Media Only Tells Half It


  I don’t usually engage in social media banter when someone posts about struggling with losing weight and wanting to get fit. I usually read a few of the comments then move on with my life. But on the weekend I came across a post which caught my eye. I was working out at the time, and in between exercises I usually hop on Facebook to have a quick look at what’s going on. I came across a post from a young girl who posted on a local group.     I must have seen the post around an hour… Continue Reading

Menstrual Hygiene Day


  May 28 marks Menstrual Hygiene Day (MHD), a global platform promoting menstrual hygiene management as well as raising awareness of the challenges women and girls worldwide face due to their menstruation. First celebrated in 2014, MHD organisers WASH United hope to ‘create a world in which every woman and girl can manage her menstruation in a hygienic way – wherever she is – in privacy, safety and with dignity‘. Here is why Menstruation Matters:   Menstruation Matters Worldwide Women and girls around the world need to manage their menstruation during their reproductive age. The specific challenges that women and… Continue Reading

Meal Planning for Healthy Balanced Eating


  Too many times I have spoken to people about how healthy and balanced they believe their diet to be but at closer inspection I find it is far from it. In many cases people who claim to have healthy balanced diets are eating a great range of vegetables, some fruit and lean meats but in most cases are missing grains and milk based foods. Now, there are many reasons why people would avoid these foods but the most common one is the belief they should be avoided for good health. Unfortunately, this advice is misguided and based on opinion… Continue Reading

The Light Within You


  We’ve established a false sense of identity which is not in line with who we really are. A socially constructed set of attributes, formed from a very early age from the way we have been brought up and the environment around us. Many of us grow up with the underlying belief that we are never good enough ‪— so we continually seek new diets/training/clothing/materialistic objects to make us feel better about who we are, not realising in the moment that all of this is just feeding our ego and our false sense of self. The constant pursuit of unattainable… Continue Reading