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Juggling Fitness on a Busy Schedule

When you don’t have much time to devote to your fitness and wellbeing, you have to plan for more time-efficient workouts. In this case...

Exercise: It’s all in the Movement

Learn the movement. Master the exercise. Most people do bench press or barbell back squat exercises in a gym before they even learn the...

Balance: How to Jump Higher and Run Faster

In sport, athletic prowess matters. Subject to equal levels of skill, the fitter, faster, stronger athlete most often prevails. But it’s not only in...

HealthZone Medical: Summer Exercise – Hot Tips!

The warmer weather is finally with us after what seemed like a long wet winter. Exercising in hot weather puts extra stress on your...

Training Principles for Maximum Results

As the saying goes, “methods are many, principles are few”. There may be an unlimited combination of exercises, set/rep schemes and methods that we can...

Advanced Methods for Muscle Stimulation in the Gym

If you’re getting bored with the same old strength training routine, or keen to bust through a plateau, then here are three advanced methods...

Train Easy. Train Hard.

Regular physical exercise makes your body stronger, especially when challenged with various strength and endurance tasks and, more importantly, when enough time is given...

Stretching, truths and myths!

Stretching, truths and myths! We have all been told that flexibility is important, from being able to touch your toes to getting into that near-impossible...

HealthZone Medical: Exercise is Medicine

Exercise is a powerful medicine! Regular exercise is associated with: Improved mental health Improved cognitive function Improved cardiovascular health Enhanced immune function Improved blood pressure...

Have you got heel pain?

Plantar fascia pain Aka ‘Runners heel' The plantarfascia is the layer of tissue between the skin and the muscles on the sole of the feet....

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Lessons from A Silver Fern

Guest Contribution: Anna Harrison - New Zealand Netballer. Another big year of Northern Mystics and New Zealand Silver Fern Netball commitments has come to an...

Eyad: Competitive swimmer, instructor, refugee.

Imagine being able to say that you have lived in three different countries, been coached by 15 different people and worked voluntarily just to...

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