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The Mystique of the Mushroom

The mushroom is the fruiting body of a fungus. A fungus that grows underground and works like a root system, spending considerable time establishing...

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....

What can we learn from Isaac Newton?

Sir Isaac Newton, widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time, complied three laws of motion. He used them to...

The Doctor on a Mission

At AUT Millennium it’s not uncommon to be surrounded by elite athletes, however there are plenty of high-class athletes in the building who might...

Strength Training: safe & essential for young athletes

To most people the 'squat' is an exercise performed in a gym. Think again. It’s one of seven foundation movement skills used by athletes...

Sarah Cowley-Ross: Use your breath!

Our breath is our life force. During exercise our breath can help us go past what we thought was possible. When we put our...

Is science making us stupid?

For 2 million years homo-sapiens roamed the earth as an insignificant animal, fighting for their survival. They were learners, yes, but they learned through...

Q&A with a sport scientist. What do they do?

Michael Halliday is a Head Coach at AD and the Lead Coach at the AUT University Akoranga Campus on the North Shore. He is...

Love Sport and Science? 3 exciting career options you’ll be interested...

My final two years at secondary school were an exciting time in my life. I was having great success in my sport as a...

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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...

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...

Don’t sleep on sleep

Sleep is an essential nutrient of life. Such is its importance, an increasing body of evidence now links poor sleep to chronic disease, including obesity,...

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...

Let the games begin

To meet the high-intensity demands of a competitive match, while at the same time withstanding fatigue, two things need to happen. First, your heart needs...

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