Spring has sprung in the Southern hemisphere and Fall has fallen in the North. Wherever you are and whatever the degrees, there's no better time to consider a lifestyle overhaul than now!
Whether you indulged in the winter bulge or too many summer cocktails, there's plenty of ways to improve your health and wellbeing without spending a dime.
"Australians are currently spending $6.6 billion a year on health and weight loss in a battle to reign in their growing waistlines, yet despite the increased expenditure (predicted to hit $7 billion by 2018-2019), obesity rates in the country continue to rise," says Evan Matthews, creator and executive producer of free health and wellness online TV series, A Season of Change.
"It's not about the money you invest, but the tools you're given to bring about lasting change," continues Evan. "A Season of Change is just one of the great options out there for people looking for support in improving their lifestyles, without burdening the budget."
Feeling inspired? Health Bird has rounded up TOP FIVE FREE ONLINE HEALTH AND FITNESS PROGRAMS to boost your motivation.
An online 12-week body, self-image an lifestyle transformation awaits! The program promises to deliver a 360 degree approach to wellbeing, viewers who register will receive weekly digital TV episodes for 12 weeks containing; healthy eating habits, recipes and fitness motivation, exercise techniques, fashion and style tips from a panel of experts including a nutritionist, chef, PT, life coach, yoga guru and stylist.
A fast and easy exercise tracker and calorie counter to use on-the-go. It keeps a daily record of your calorie intake utilising an extensive food database and makes setting goals, food and exercise monitoring super simple.
3. Daily Yoga
Beginners and advanced yogis will enjoy dynamic asana sessions with this comprehensive yoga coaching app. With music, videos and a voice guide to lead you through workouts to refresh, energise and centre, your yoga journey is sure to improve in no time. Perfect for the time-poor and cash-strapped.
A personal trainer in the palm of your hand. Sworkit takes you through 5-60 minute routines that don't require gym equipment. Whether it's cardio, strength, stretching or yoga you're after (or a combination) this app will build randomised workouts that get results.
An innovative healthy eating app that offers a 'traffic light' rating based on total fat, saturated fat, sugar and sodium content in foods. Limit your 'red light' foods and replace them with 'green light' options. It's that easy!