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    Alison Storey: Resistance training creates stronger kids

    Alison Storey: Resistance training creates stronger kids


    Personal trainer Alison Storey's weekly column, Storey on Sport, answers your questions on fitness and...

    Personal trainer Alison Storey's weekly column, Storey on Sport, answers your questions on fitness and wellbeing.
    Sport, fame, money and pressure a cocktail for mental illness

    Sport, fame, money and pressure a cocktail for mental illness


    In sport, a player can be out for months with injury - the media release is sent and no questions are asked. With mental health, there's no press release, and no questions answered.  Often when a player is struggling with their mental health it's...

    In sport, a player can be out for months with injury - the media release is sent and no questions are asked. With mental health, there's no press release, and no questions answered. 

    Often when a player is struggling with their mental health it's hidden, the topic brushed under the carpet because, once exposed, the athlete is viewed as "damaged goods".
    Kiwi says her 'diet drops' business will turn over $4 million this year

    Kiwi says her 'diet drops' business will turn over $4 million this year


    A Kiwi mother-of-two living in Queensland says she has built a million-dollar business on the back of her rapid 21-kilogram weight loss, but experts question whether her "diet drops" are all they are claimed to...

    A Kiwi mother-of-two living in Queensland says she has built a million-dollar business on the back of her rapid 21-kilogram weight loss, but experts question whether her "diet drops" are all they are claimed to be.
    Young woman with cerebral palsy encourages others to 'dream bigger'

    Young woman with cerebral palsy encourages others to 'dream bigger'


    Living with cerebral palsy for the past 24 years has not stopped Mke Ninces from sailing around Auckland and astonishing her personal trainer with superhuman...

    Living with cerebral palsy for the past 24 years has not stopped Mke Ninces from sailing around Auckland and astonishing her personal trainer with superhuman feats.
    What should I eat to improve my skin?

    What should I eat to improve my skin?


    “Get radiant skin!” “Banish your pimples!” “Glow from the inside out!” These are some statements that pop up when asking Google the age-old question: what should I eat to...

    “Get radiant skin!” “Banish your pimples!” “Glow from the inside out!” These are some statements that pop up when asking Google the age-old question: what should I eat to improve my skin?
    I’m proud to say I’m an alcoholic

    I’m proud to say I’m an alcoholic


    My last drinks were on November 22, 2015. Two half-empty beers, finished in bed after waking up with the worst hangover I can...

    My last drinks were on November 22, 2015. Two half-empty beers, finished in bed after waking up with the worst hangover I can remember.
    Taranaki girl gets back behind the wheel after brain cancer

    Taranaki girl gets back behind the wheel after brain cancer


    It's been nearly three years since brain stem cancer robbed Olivia Madgwick of her independence but last Thursday she got a piece of it...

    It's been nearly three years since brain stem cancer robbed Olivia Madgwick of her independence but last Thursday she got a piece of it back.
    Drug molecule brings cure for the common cold closer

    Drug molecule brings cure for the common cold closer


    A cure for the common cold could be nearer after British scientists successfully tested a drug molecule capable of killing multiple strains of the...

    A cure for the common cold could be nearer after British scientists successfully tested a drug molecule capable of killing multiple strains of the disease.
    No, women don't need to 'take a break' from the pill every couple of years

    No, women don't need to 'take a break' from the pill every couple of years


    More than half of 18- to 19-year-old women in a recent survey agreed that “women should ‘take a break’ from oral contraceptive pills every couple of...

    More than half of 18- to 19-year-old women in a recent survey agreed that “women should ‘take a break’ from oral contraceptive pills every couple of years”.
    Pete Evans is wrong about a lot of things, but not the downside of carbs

    Pete Evans is wrong about a lot of things, but not the downside of carbs


    Bonkers, crazy and seriously dangerous are all words regularly used to describe Australian New Age foodie Pete Evans. These days, he's better known as Paleo Pete, due to his one-man mission to cheerlead the caveman diet into the...

    Bonkers, crazy and seriously dangerous are all words regularly used to describe Australian New Age foodie Pete Evans. These days, he's better known as Paleo Pete, due to his one-man mission to cheerlead the caveman diet into the mainstream.
    Dr Cathy Stephenson: Celebrate your family doctor

    Dr Cathy Stephenson: Celebrate your family doctor


    This Saturday is World Family Doctor Day (WFDD). According to Wonca (the world's organisation of family doctors), the purpose of this day is to "acknowledge the central role of our specialty in the delivery of personal, comprehensive and continuing...

    This Saturday is World Family Doctor Day (WFDD). According to Wonca (the world's organisation of family doctors), the purpose of this day is to "acknowledge the central role of our specialty in the delivery of personal, comprehensive and continuing health care for all of our patients. It's also a chance to celebrate the progress being made in family medicine and the special contributions of family doctors globally."
    Experts are calling for you to break up with your couch

    Experts are calling for you to break up with your couch


    It's probably the most expensive item of furniture you own. Your evenings are spent in nestled in its arms. Maybe you eat dinner there. Maybe you even sleep there. It feels like your best friend. But your sofa may be sabotaging your...

    It's probably the most expensive item of furniture you own. Your evenings are spent in nestled in its arms. Maybe you eat dinner there. Maybe you even sleep there. It feels like your best friend. But your sofa may be sabotaging your health.
    Extinguished and anguished: What is burnout and what can we do about it?

    Extinguished and anguished: What is burnout and what can we do about it?


    Feeling "burnt out" is a pretty common phrase in daily parlance, but we're starting to learn more about its longer-term destructive effects. Sufferers often describe feeling exhausted and disconnected, and as though they're "going through the motions"...

    Feeling "burnt out" is a pretty common phrase in daily parlance, but we're starting to learn more about its longer-term destructive effects. Sufferers often describe feeling exhausted and disconnected, and as though they're "going through the motions" without motivation or meaning.