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No matter where you are on your health & fitness journey, you'll find informative and insightful health, fitness and wellness articles below that provide you with the knowledge and tips to support your goals.

Incontinence and exercise at any stage post birth

So, you wouldn’t classify yourself as a new mom? Yet you are experiencing leaking during exercise. Leaking (incontinence) during exercise or with a cough, sneeze, fright, or laugh is common. But let’s not normalise it...let’s do something about it.

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10 Winter Wellness Tips To Get You Through The Season

Staying healthy in all seasons is important, but the winter can feel difficult! Here are some winter wellness tips to help you through the cold season.

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Why Preventing Dehydration When Exercising Is So Important

Science has confirmed that dehydration significantly degrades exercise performance. Why exactly is proper hydration so important prior to while working out?

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Which Plant Milk Is Best For The Climate?

Which plant milk alternative to dairy is the best for the environment and thus the most sustainable? Let’s check it out.

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The 5 golden rules for a healthy heart

Did you know the global leading cause of death is cardiovascular disease, at nearly 32%? Our hearts pump fresh blood to all our vital organs, including the brain, so if there’s one thing you’re taking care of, you should make it your heart. But how can you keep your heart healthy?

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Tru Niagen® - an exciting new asset in your health regime

As of this very moment, there are around 37.2 trillion cells in your body, all working their hardest to keep you alive. NAD+ is a coenzyme found in all living cells. It helps convert food into energy, repair cell damage, and transmit information all over the body but it becomes a diminishing resource as we grow older. That's where Tru Niagen® can help.

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4 Supplements for Your 40s

Your 40s doesn’t mean anything about how youthful you feel or even how youthful you look, as long as you’re taking the right vitamins and supplements for your age. Here's 4 we suggest you incorporate into your diet.

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Non-Dairy Probiotics To Improve Gut Health

Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that make up your gut flora. They provide many health benefits including improved digestion, enhanced immune function, and healthier skin. Most are dairy based, but if you're looking for non-dairy options, then here's 6 non-dairy probiotics to improve your gut health.

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The Recovery Focus Plan Your Body Will Love You For

Comprehensive research and evidence shows us that muscular vibration therapy is an effective exercise intervention for enhancing neuromuscular performance and accelerating muscle recovery.

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The Benefit of Fresh Probiotics in LiveBrew

Probiotics are the good bacteria in our gut and that's where 70% of our immune system cells reside. Our gut bacteria can be affected by lifestyle, diet, stress, age and more so ensuring you get a regular amount of probiotics is important but what's fresh probiotics mean?

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Stress Can Sabotage Your Fitness: Here’s How to Cope

Stress has the power to sabotage any fitness routine, and coping with stress usually isn’t much of a priority, when it definitely should be. Here, we’re exploring how stress could be the real culprit of poor fitness and health, plus what you can do about it.

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Best Supplements to Take in Your 30s

As we age, our bodies require different nutrients. Here's some you can start incorporating into your lifestyle through supplementation or diet changes that will benefit you if you're in your 30s

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Terpenes in cannabis and the role they play in a new soda drink

Terpenes are the unique scent found in herbs, flowers and fruits including cannabis and now one NZ company, Good Herb Soda, has included these in two non-alcoholic sodas which provide two different benefits.

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Maintaining your overall health during a global health crisis

What do you do when there is a global health crisis such as COVID-19 and with it came stringent social distancing measures to limit the spread. Staying fit and healthy becomes very difficult. Here's some tips on how to achieve that while in self isolation as well as nutritional suggestions for health living.

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5 Supplements for Your Late 20s

As you get closer to your 30s, there's a few supplements you should be considering as part of your daily routine with either vitamin rich foods or supplementation. Here's 5 to consider incorporating into your lifestyle.

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week takes place in over 150 countries and in NZ, it's 21-27 September 2020. This year has been a rollercoaster of a year and looking after your mental health is more important now than ever before. Find out more about Mental Health Awareness Week here.

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Experience great walks of new zealand

New Zealand walking tours that take you to some of the most spectacular spots in NZ, Great Walks of New Zealand has a focus on affordability and flexibility, with options for couples, small groups and families. Any fitness level, self-guided or a guided walk - you choose!

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Why Gut Health Matters

Gut health is on the rise and for good reason. Our bodies are comprised of trillions of microscopic organisms with a huge chunk of these living in your gut. While everybody will have their own unique gut microbiome made up of tens of trillions of microorganisms, including at least 1000 different species of known bacteria, diversity of these is key in supporting a healthy gut.

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Benefits of Strength Training

It’s a part of life that lean muscle mass naturally diminishes in your body with age. As a result you will increase the percentage of fat in your body if you don't do anything to replace the lean muscle you lose over time.

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Managing Workplace Stress Pays Dividends

While the problem of workplace stress is not new, awareness of managing it, and the responsibility that employers play, has gained significant traction in recent years.

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Keeping Hydrated

It’s been said that you are what you eat, and there is no denying that the food we eat impacts our health throughout our lives. Are you keeping hydrated and from the right sources?

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4 Proven Strategies to Improve Recovery After Exercise

As we discussed in part one of this series on recovery, training too hard without appropriate rest and recovery can hinder your progress. In part two, we’ll dive deeper into these elements and look into how to incorporate strategies into the recovery process

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WHY TURMERIC IS THE SPICE TO SPICE UP YOUR LIFE

You’ve probably heard the hype recently that Turmeric is the go to spice when it comes to the various health benefits, and you‘ll be pleased to know turmeric does actually live up to the hype.

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WOMEN AND EXERCISE - WHAT TYPE IS RIGHT FOR YOU

When it comes to working out for a women, there’s a few things you should consider before deciding on what type of exercise you do. Finding the right one for your body is important and you’ll be surprised how your monthly cycle can play quite a key role.

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