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How Running Works to Slow Cognitive Decline

The brain is continually working on expanding its capacity, and warding off cognitive decline, making our minds miraculously resilient. Establishing healthy habits helps to...

Running and the Brain

Everyone knows how beneficial running is for general health, but some of the biggest benefits of being a runner are found in our brain....

Scrambled Legs running challenge

  You may remember last year, Tommo (X10 trainer) undertook a crazy running challenge. He added one kilometre to his tally each week, so by...

Round the Bays: Race Day tips

We're not far away from the annual Ports of Auckland Round the Bays Fun Run on Sunday 8 March. Here’s eight quick tips (one for...

How to start running

With a new year comes new goals. Starting running to improve your fitness, lose weight, or tick a half marathon off the bucket list...

Ones to Watch: Lydia O’Donnell

After representing North Harbour Bays and Auckland throughout the summer athletics season, distance runner Lydia O’Donnell headed to America to take on the fifth...

Iliotibial Band Syndrome (Runner’s Knee)

Often referred to as Runner’s Knee, Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) is the second most common running pain and the leading cause of lateral knee...

Hit the road, Jack!

It's 7.30am on a Wednesday morning, and Jack Atkinson is perky and cracking jokes. To others struggling to move out of first gear and...

Five running tips to improve your performance

How to take your running to the next level Is your running performance stalling? Maybe you’re not seeing the results you used to, or feel...

HeathZone Physio: Preventing Injuries for the Auckland Marathon

The countdown to the Auckland marathon is on! Regardless of which race you are planning to participate in, nothing is worse than investing time,...

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5 Reasons Why Competition is Good (and bad) for your Child

What does the word ‘competition’ bring to mind? Is all competition a good thing? How do you distinguish between helpful competition and that which...

50 Questions Every Youth Athlete Should Ask Themselves

Asking good questions is an excellent way to assess your performance and become more in tune with what to focus on to get better. At...

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...

The Menstrual Cycle and How It Affects the Female Athlete

It’s well-known that sex differences between men and woman exist. Differences that affect your physiology. But what’s not so well known is how these differences...

5 Hidden Running Location Gems on the North Shore!

As a runner the world is our playground. With a pair of shoes and a bit of spare time, we are able to turn...

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