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About Rachelle Ballard-Clayton

Rachelle is the founder of MEE Active where she helps people step off the sidelines of life and into movement that matters. A certified Female Health and Performance coach, as well as movement and rehabilitation specialist, she enjoys teaching women about the connection between their mind and body. Find her at https://meeactive.com.au/.
Latest Posts | By Rachelle Ballard-Clayton
7 Ways to Help Yourself Deal with Stress
6 days ago

7 Ways to Help Yourself Deal with Stress

Do you shove stressful feelings deep inside to deal with another day? Perhaps you bury yourself in work, or you compartmentalise stressful thoughts and lock them away in your mind? Do you behave in a destructive manner towards inanimate objects…
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What Are Your Gluteal Muscles and Why Are They Important for a Strong Body?
1 month ago

What Are Your Gluteal Muscles and Why Are They Important for a Strong Body?

As well as causing muscle wastage, sitting for extended periods of time can be a huge drain on your overall health and wellbeing. Type 2 diabetes, bone wastage, and mental health issues are amongst some of the other side effects…
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Morning Mindfulness Ritual – Do You Have One?
3 months ago

Morning Mindfulness Ritual – Do You Have One?

I was listening to a podcast where the participants discussed lifestyle medicine in the 3rd age, and how what we do in our daily routine can either inhibit or enrich our life and health. This had a profound effect on me…
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Do You Exercise with Weight Loss in Mind?
5 months ago

Do You Exercise with Weight Loss in Mind?

People exercise for various reasons. Some do it to feel good. For others, the purpose is bone strength or flexibility. Quality of life, weight loss, and building social connections are also among the most common reasons…
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Do You Breathe the Correct Way?
6 months ago

Do You Breathe the Correct Way?

One of the most significant functions I check with new clients is their breathing patterns. As a result, I often find people take short, shallow breaths. They may also hold their breath when performing a strenuous task. There are many…
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What Is the Pelvic Floor and Why Should You Care? (VIDEO)
7 months ago

What Is the Pelvic Floor and Why Should You Care? (VIDEO)

There’s been a lot of talk about the pelvic floor and how it weakens with age. Exercise has been said to help, but is that really the case? The pelvic floor is a group of muscles within the pelvis. These muscles act like a hard-working team to hold…
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What Is Joyful Movement and How Can You Accomplish It?
8 months ago

What Is Joyful Movement and How Can You Accomplish It?

How do we find enjoyment in our daily workouts? What movement sessions are best? Is higher intensity movement better than more gentle modalities? These questions are often asked in classes. In truth, higher intensity movement…
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3 Ways to Practice Body Awareness and Prevent Falls (video)
8 months ago

3 Ways to Practice Body Awareness and Prevent Falls (video)

We develop body awareness in all stages of life, but unfortunately, we lose some of it as we age. In our later years, being able to understand and develop this awareness of where our body is in space can help with falls prevention…
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Can Menopause Affect Your Mental Health? Yes – But There’s Hope!
10 months ago

Can Menopause Affect Your Mental Health? Yes – But There’s Hope!

Some women experience moodiness, anxiety, and depression with the onset and different stages of menopause. This emotional upheaval can cause frustration and stress and can last for up to five years post-menopause. There are valid…
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Osteoporosis and Bone Density – What You Need to Know and How to Exercise
11 months ago

Osteoporosis and Bone Density – What You Need to Know and How to Exercise

There is a ton of information out there concerning osteoporosis and bone density, but many of us aren’t exactly familiar with these terms. So, let’s start with some basic definitions…
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