Fitness

A 20-minute walk a day will prolong your life

In a study conducted by Cambridge University involving 334,000 participants, researchers discovered that just 20 minutes of walking each day can significantly prolong life.

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Unlocking Inner Energy: The Transformative Power of Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini Yoga is a holistic practice that aims to awaken the dormant kundalini energy located at the base of the spine. This particular set of exercises is ideal for beginners and especially beneficial for individuals with back problems or those who spend prolonged periods sitting at a desk.

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The Best Stretches for Stiff, Tight Hips

Hip-opening stretches are essential for maintaining flexibility and mobility, especially given our modern sedentary lifestyles.

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6 easy ways to incorporate exercise into your workday

Weave these simple fitness take-outs into into your workday and you could be getting fitter before you know it!

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Get fit and have fun: 5 of our favourite online workouts

These online workouts require no equipment and are fun to follow along to.

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Why you shouldn’t be afraid to start running after middle age

As someone who started marathon running in mid-life, I know how many aches and pains (and doubts) you can have if you take on the challenge to start running at an older age. But as an orthopaedic surgeon who has replaced thousands of worn-out hips and knees throughout my career, I also know just how much exercise actually helps the joints.

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6 Tips For Sticking To Your Fitness Goals Over Winter

The days are shorter and getting colder. It’s less appealing to cycle to work, walk after dinner, or wake up early to hit the gym. But we all know daily physical activity is essential for our health and wellbeing.

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Fighting Fit: Unleash Your Strength with a Boxing Workout

A boxing workout offers a comprehensive fitness regimen that enhances cardiovascular health, strength, agility, and coordination.

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Top home workouts: The best ways to exercise without leaving your house

Finding time in our busy lives to hit the gym or attend fitness classes can be challenging.

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The Fitness Trifecta

Why Walk When You Can Swim, Bike and Run?

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Unwind and De-Stress: Discover Relaxing Yoga Moves for a Tranquil Mind and Body

Yoga can be a highly effective tool for calming your nervous system.

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Unlock Your Fitness Goals: Achieve a Full-Body Workout in 6 Easy Steps

Do you have a spare 20 minutes? That’s all the time you need each day to help tone and shape your body. Simply follow these easy at-home exercises for great results.

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16 Exercises to Sculpt Stronger Legs

Transform your exercise with these 16 invigorating movements designed to sculpt stronger legs.

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Revitalise Your Fitness Routine: Embrace the Outdoors with These 6 Dynamic Moves

Elevate your fitness journey with a breath of fresh air as we unveil six invigorating exercise moves designed for the great outdoors.

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12 simple steps to a strong, toned core

It’s time to unleash the true power of your core and embark on a transformative journey towards strength, balance, and confidence.

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Cardio or weights first? A kinesiologist explains how to optimise your exercise routine

When you enter the gym, which way should you head first? Toward the treadmills and spin studio to get your sweat on with a cardio session? Or toward the free weights and strength-training machines to do some resistance training?

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Awaken Your Inner Serenity: Embrace the Bliss of Kundalini Yoga

In our fast-paced modern lives, finding moments of peace and calm can sometimes feel like a challenging feat.

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Yoga in Pregnancy: What you can do and how to do it

Embrace the journey of motherhood with the gentle practice of yoga during pregnancy.

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Feeling a niggle? 5 yoga poses for improved knee strength

Jessica Green, yoga instructor at East of Eden, details five yoga-inspired exercises focused on the knees.

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The 12-3-30 workout: What are the pros and cons of this TikTok trend?

A fitness expert has given us her verdict on the TikTok fitness trend.

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What is cosy cardio? The trending workout you can do at home

A more relaxed approach to movement, cosy cardio is intended to be a more gentle, nurturing, enjoyable everyday activity.

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Parkinson’s Disease: New Research Suggests Tai Chi can Manage Symptoms

The centuries-old martial art of tai chi is shown to have many health benefits – including improving balance, reducing anxiety and preventing cardiovascular disease.

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How Pilates Can Help Lengthen & Stretch

Pilates is all about control and precision.

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Putting your best foot forward: Why walking is underrated

The health benefits of exercise are undeniable, but you don’t need to take extreme, sweaty measures.

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Studies show that fitness or exercise can curb anxiety in patients dealing with a chronic illness such as heart and circulatory problems, fibromyalgia, arthritis, mental health problems, cancer, and breathing disorders.

The study demonstrates that aerobic exercise has profound effects on brain chemistry and physiology. The behavioural effects of a single exercise “intervention” include improved executive function, enhanced mood and decreased stress levels. The results are a big step toward understanding how the positive impact of exercise may accrue over time to cause long-lasting changes in the brain.

“Exercise interventions are currently being used to help address everything from cognitive impairments in normal ageing, minimal cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease to motor deficits in Parkinson’s disease and mood states in depression,” Suzuki says.

So if you’re serious about keeping your mind healthy and active, it’s worth moving your body too.

Research conducted by Roy Morgan showed that almost three in four New Zealanders doesn’t eat the recommended daily amount of fruits and vegetables. Only around one in three Kiwi women and one in five men eat three or more serves of vegetables and two or more serves of fruit each day, the amount recommended by the New Zealand Ministry of Health.