Short Reads

Short Reads


That time of the month

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists deems our period as the 5th vital sign of health. While symptoms relating to your cycle may be common, they should not be considered normal.


Why can’t I lose weight?

We’re told so often that weight loss is the magic formula of eating less and exercising more.  But what if you’re doing that and its not working?


Improve your gut health to improve your immune health

With 70-80% of the immune system residing in the gut, perhaps that is an obvious place to start when we want to think about how to improve our immune system


Exercising after Covid

So how and when do you return to exercise if you’ve had Covid?


Crash diets and cardiac issues – what’s the link?

Who hasn’t been on a diet or even tried some extreme calorie restricting regime? Mostly we do it to lose weight but are we potentially prioritising looking good over our overall health?


Improve your brain – go barefoot

We know that when we work our muscles they get stronger, and when we don’t work them, they weaken. It’s the same with the brain but what does this have to do with going barefoot?

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Do you need more willpower?

When it comes to health most of us already know what we need to do to get where we want to go. The problem seems to lie in the actual doing part and doing it consistently.

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How to maintain weight loss

You’ve managed to release the excess weight, but if you think the work is over and you can relax now and go back to ‘normal’, maybe think again.

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What to do about that lockdown weight gain

An ExerciseNZ study showed that over the last year to July, if you gained weight, you gained an average of 5.4kg – about 10 times the normal amount an adult would gain in a year.

Make the first step now