Heard it through the treadmill: why music helps you work out

Playing favourite sounds makes you feel less tired and the workout goes quicker. Bumping your playlist when you’re on the […]

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High-intensity versus steady state training, which is best?

It doesn’t seem long ago that the exercise message was all about getting your heart rate up, and keeping it up for an extended period. In recent times the move has been more towards short fast workouts, where these slower burn workouts seem to becoming more popular – so which is best?

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Kick-start your fitness regime with this inspirational story

Injured Australian Army member, Jarrod Kent, overcomes his debilitating injuries by using exercise and the Invictus Games as his inspiration. […]

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5 Mindful Tips to Improve Your Workout

Working out should be exciting but for many, finding the motivation to even put on exercise clothes seems near impossible.

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Exercise for good health and to reduce injury

Tips from those in the know on how to exercise to reduce injury. The benefits of physical activity and exercise […]

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Ultimate fitness plan for mums

Being a mum means life is busier than ever with school runs, feeding and playing with the kids, so it’s understandable […]

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Four Expert Weight Loss Tips You Need To Try

Revamp your fitness and health regime with these four expert weight loss tips you need to try.

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Solving The Global Obesity Crisis

Solving the ‘globesity’ crisis will need action from governments.

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The Wellness Routine You Should Follow This Winter

Three tips to help you adapt to the seasons for better health.

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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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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.