Active Mum

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THE active mum doesn’t like to sit still. There’s always something that needs to be done and she’s the one doing it - after her 10km morning run, of course. Camping with an active mum doesn’t just entail toasting low fat marshmallows by the fire; it also means keeping up with her hiking, kayaking and abseiling needs.

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Free or make yourself

Freshly potted plants and flowers: Revamp the outside deck or garden with freshly potted plants and flowers. Use what you have at home and/or select from a variety of items online. Pots and plants start from $3. Available from Mitre 10, Crazy Clarks, Go-Lo.

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Earth conscious

Puma walking shoes: Get into some comfy shoes and save on petrol costs and environmental emissions, by walking and leaving the car in the garage. Costs $119.99. Available from Rebel Sport.

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On a budget (<$50)

Bonds Hoodies, Sloppy Joes or Trackies: Bonds original and retro style active and loungewear, including hoodies, trackies, sweats and sloppy joes. Attire from $25. Available from Myer, BIG W, Harris Scarfe, Target.

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Mid-range ($50 to $150)

Women’s Health Magazine: An inspiring monthly magazine that helps you to be fit, healthy and happy enough to live the life you want - without being chained to the treadmill or giving up the sav blanc. Costs $59.95 (12 month subscription). Available from iSubscribe.

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Spoil (>$150)

Wii Fit Plus bundle (game + balance board): Wii Fit Plus offers a range of new features and enhancements to help players reinvigorate their workouts, along with exercises and balance games designed to keep them fun. Costs from $129 to $169. Available from Target, Games 101, Dick Smith.

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