Health matters

Two things in life have made me completely change my once lax attitude to health and fitness – getting into my 30’s and having a life that revolves around travel. In the last 2 years I’ve made a concious effort to do a certain amount every week for my mind and body. Small targets like moving for 30 minutes everyday, getting out for a brisk walk or jog twice a week, drinking lots of water and getting decent sleep can make all the difference. But trying to keep healthy and fit on the road can be difficult and requires a little more dedication!

In January, people usually make plans to get fit – and it can be a very daunting task. So, below I’ve outlined a couple of ‘easy’ things you can start with that will all show results (in some form!) relatively quickly. And the best thing? These can be incorporated into your life no matter if you’re in work, in a hotel room, in a strange city, at home or on holidays. Good luck!

  1. Squats: Set yourself a 30 day challenge (3 sets of 25) and you will be doing your whole body a huge favour.
  2. Drink more water. Simple!
  3. Aim to move for at least 30 mins a day. Downloads the ‘Human‘ app to get handy reminders.
  4. Be concious of what you eat and drink. ‘Nudge‘ is a great little app to help you track it all.
  5. Get fresh air! Ok, so a jog might seem like a step too far today but start with a quick walk – its better than nothing.
  6. Learn some basic yoga or pilates moves. Great for mind and body.


Have you any other suggestions or ideas? Let me know in the comments!



A new year means some new changes for Metro Chica online! I’ve decided to make this more of a ‘lifestyle’ blog to reflect more accurately the life I’m living at present. So from now on you’ll see more posts centered around healthy recipes, tips on the places I travel to, info on relaxation techniques, tech updates and must have apps and go-to websites, exercises for on the go, and anything else I’ve picked up as a working woman on the road. I hope you’ll continue to enjoy it here!


H&M Concious Exclusive Partywear Collection

So I’ve been out of action recently due to a number of things (the flu, work, travel, broken laptop, etc….) but hopefully blogging will be back to normal now! I was in town today and picked up a couple of pieces in the much blogged about H&M Concious Collection, which is currently being modelled by the ethereal Vanessa Paradis. While there I picked up some info on the upcoming partywear collection from the same range which is due online and in-store on April 4th. Below are my favourite pieces – I have my eye on one of these for an upcoming wedding…