Fitness

Deterring Diabetes

Do you suffer from diabetes? There’s one thing you could be doing that is essential for avoiding diabetes.

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Top 7 Health and Safety Tips For Cyclists

Get the most out of cycling this Bike Month with these easy ways to protect your back and promote safety.

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Exercise Could Decrease Chance of Developing Depression

New research has found that physical activity can prevent protect the emergence of depression. Could you be doing more exercise?

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The Health Benefits of Biking

Not just great for the environment, cycling is also a fun, simple and effective form of exercise that can help get you in great shape. Here are seven ways biking benefits your health.

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Why You Should Take A Hike

Even if you live a fairly inactive lifestyle, a new study proves that simply walking for a short time each day can help you live longer.

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Play Fast: Everything You Need to Know About Speedgolf

Think golf is a daylong outing or, per the quip, a good walk spoiled? You could try this approach: finish a round in an hour. Not convinced? It’s totally doable with a session of speedgolf. Here’s how to play.

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When You Should Be Exercising During Cold and Flu Season

As a change of season approaches, so too does the dreaded cold and flu season that can quickly take many enthusiastic exercisers off course.

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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. Here are four great reasons to lace up your sneakers and take a stroll today.

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Tips To Relieve Muscle Soreness

Sore muscles after hitting the gym? Try these four top tips for easy muscle pain relief after working out.

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Start Exercising For Mental Health

Regular exercise has more than just physical benefits for all of us, researchers have found.

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Cycology: Why You Should Get On A Bike For Wellbeing

We talk to Schwinn Spin instructor David Finnimore about the proven correlation between cardiovascular activity and mental health and wellbeing.

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6 Steps to a Total Body Workout

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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Over Exercising: Too Much of a Good Thing

Breaking up your fitness routine is hard to do – but it’s crucial for avoiding the bigger heartache of overuse injury.

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How To Make Your Diet Work

How To Make Your Diet Work – Are poor food choices and yet another fad diet leading you to unhealthy […]

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Exercise to Ease Anxiety

Does heart disease or another chronic illness have you anxiety-ridden? Starting an exercise program may help calm your nerves, according to a review of published studies.

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Is Facial Yoga The Key To Anti-Ageing?

New research shows this trend could be the key to maintaining a youthful appearance.

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Bag The Benefits Of Cross-Training

Use your body in a different way with cross-training and reap the full benefits of your fitness regime.

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The Fitness Trifecta

Why Walk When You Can Swim, Bike and Run?

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Harmful Effects Of Being Overweight Underestimated

New research reveals the real impact of being overweight.

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Wise Up To Exercise

Even a single work-out may have beneficial effects on a wide range of brain functions.

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The Negatives Of Sitting and Exercises To Help

The science is in and it’s bad news for most of us – sitting is a bummer.

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The Reason Why You Shouldn’t Workout Today

Taking a day off exercising is an essential part of a healthy, well-balanced life.

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Celebrating International Parkrun Day

Parkrun is a deceptively simple concept – it’s a free, weekly, 5km timed run. This Saturday 7 October marks Parkrun’s 13th birthday.

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What can an exercise challenge teach us about resilience?

MiNDFOOD fitness writer Anne-Marie Cook explains why putting your body through a challenge ultimately yields up mental benefits.

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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.