Fitness

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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Functional training: The only fitness regime you’ll ever need

If running for the bus, lifting a suitcase or bending over leaves you short of breath then you need functional training. Here’s everything you need to know about the most comprehensive type of exercise out there.

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26 Affordable Ways to Stay Fit and Healthy on a Budget

Staying active and healthy doesn’t have to break the bank.

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Princess Kate’s Love for Cold Water and Its Surprising Benefits

In a recent candid revelation, the Princess of Wales, shared her deep affection for an unconventional sport that has been gaining popularity in recent years: cold water swimming.

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10 Top tips to ease back into exercising outside this Spring

As the weather warms up and nature comes to life, Spring is the perfect time to get outside and embrace outdoor exercise.

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Four easy ways to make your workouts more effective

Workouts can be made more effective with shorter, more intense exercises.

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Preparing for the Hollyford Track

While the Hollyford Track is not the most difficult of walks, it nonetheless requires some preparation. Here are our top tips to getting your body ready for the days of walking ahead.

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Can’t afford a gym membership? 3 things to include in a DIY exercise program

With the rising cost of living, gyms memberships and fitness classes are becoming increasingly unaffordable. But the good news is you can make just as much progress at home.

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Best workouts for my body shape

What are the best workouts for my body shape? If you find your workout routine is failing to produce the results you’re looking for, then you may want to try one of these body-specific exercise routines.

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Are you walking correctly? Top technique tips that can help

It seems straightforward, but good walking technique can mean you get the most out of the movement.

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Exercise linked to higher pain tolerance – new study

Many benefits come from regularly exercising, including stronger muscles, lower risk of disease and improved mental health. But a recent study suggests that exercise may have another unexpected benefit: it might make us more tolerant to pain.

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Is exercise really good for the brain? Here’s what the science says

The health benefits of physical activity are undeniable.

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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.