A POSITIVE MIND.

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Motivating yourself and inspiring others to look on the bright side of life may just be one of the most important contributors to maintaining a healthy lifestyle! Positive emotions are associated with a range of long-term health habits that are important for reducing the risk of future heart problems and death.

Studies show that people with more upbeat emotions were more likely to feel energetic and motivated, which fuelled healthy activities like exercise. Also, the more likely people were to participate in regular activity, the more likely they were to sleep better which led to more constructive emotions.

So train your mind to see the best in everything and watch your body, mind and life transform for the better!

Springtime on the Morning Show.

So great talking with Joel Riley on the Morning Show yesterday. I always welcome opportunities to share my passion for everything health, fitness & food related. Yesterday was a “Spring Segment” about seasonal produce & my favorite spring salad recipes. It was my second time speaking on air, I felt really nervous- especially not knowing what questions he would ask… but with every opportunity I am growing more confident- Stay tuned for more!

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO MY “SPRING SEGMENT”.

NO GYM? NO WORRIES!

outdoor SPRING WORKOUT- no equipment needed!

SPRING IS HERE IN OHIO. After a cold winter, you are most likely wanting to get outside as much as possible right? Well, here is a  list “no equipment needed” exercises that can be completed anywhere, anytime and with anyone! No more excuses!

I have simply generated a list of my favourite exercises that don’t require anything extra such as weights or heavy gym equipment, although some may need a park bench or sturdy chair! Please do not consider this a workout plan in that you need to follow this list from top to bottom and complete each and every single one! NO- you will end up hating exercise and think that I’m a crazy slave driver 🙂 Perhaps choose 2-3 exercises from each group and complete a circuit of these- repeating it twice, or three times depending on how much time you have & abilities.

EXAMPLE ROUTINE: (1 minute on, 20 seconds off)
1. Super Mans
2. Lunges
3. Tricep Dips
4. Squats
5. Bench Push Ups
6. Step Ups
7. Crunches

Repeat x2

 I am hoping to film myself completing each of these exercises over the next few days/weeks so you can see how they are to be performed. However, in the meantime- I hope my explanations help, or perhaps try googling videos of each for extra help!

Please do not hesitate to contact me via the contact page should you need any help or guidance. For those feeling extra motivated, please take a video or pic of you completing these exercises and tag me in them on Instagram. #simonemckennateam
You just never know who you will inspire to get started on their fitness journey!

I hope you can enjoy these exercises no matter where you are in the world- inside or outside, sun or snow, north or south, and I look forward to hearing your feedback.

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SPRING SALAD #1

FETA, WALNUT & MIXED BERRY SALAD

*serves 6
=120 calories per serve
(12g F | 6g P | 7g C)
  • 200g mixed leaves
  • 60g fresh blueberries
  • 80g fresh raspberries
  • 80g danish feta, crumbled
  • 50g raw walnuts, chopped
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinaigrette

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  1. Place mixed leaves and balsamic vinaigrette into a large sad bowl and mix until leaves are coated evenly
  2. Add in berries and walnuts and mix until combined
  3. Add crumbled feta
  4. Place in fridge- serve chilled is best!
  5. Eat and enjoy!