Tag: exercise


Article Title: Five ways to better posture with yoga

Five ways to better posture with yoga

Just as we have learnt to embrace technology, we also must learn to adopt tools and strategies to counterbalance these new stressors on our system.


Article Title: Natural ways to power up your metabolism

Natural ways to power up your metabolism

Learn about natural ways to speed up a sluggish metabolism, not involving diets leaving you feeling hungry, and with no excessive exercise required.


Article Title: How men can benefit from yoga

How men can benefit from yoga

Yoga increases flexibility, establishes mindfulness, and enhances athletic performance. If men reap so many benefits from practising yoga, why are dudes almost always outnumbered in yoga classes?


Article Title: Nikki Ralston’s guide to yoga for beginners

Nikki Ralston’s guide to yoga for beginners

Yoga is a doorway to a state of harmony that often gets lost amongst the constant buzzing of our phones, replying to emails and getting caught up in the busyness of life.


Article Title: Exercise after baby: a new perspective on fitness

Exercise after baby: a new perspective on fitness

I am sure all the mums out there agree that their level of ‘busy’ changes dramatically when they have a newborn, as I have quickly found out. Your time is no longer your own and the idea of having an hour to exercise seems a far distant memory. I’ve had to adapt and look at exercise with a whole new perspective.


Article Title: Podcasts for green living

Podcasts for green living

Podcasts are a great way to soak up information in your spare time. If you’re keen to be more in the know when it comes to sustainability, being a conscious consumer, living well or doing business with ethics, check out this list of podcasts.


Article Title: Busy schedule? Try these short fitness options

Busy schedule? Try these short fitness options

Health and fitness guru Lee-Ann Wann shares her tips on how to keep fit when you are pressed for time.


Article Title: Back to work? Keep that holiday wellness

Back to work? Keep that holiday wellness

Settling into work after the holidays isn’t always easy, especially after Christmas when we’ve often experienced lots of fun with family and friends.


Article Title: Dr Libby’s tips to boost your energy

Dr Libby’s tips to boost your energy

Many of us feel tired and run down as we juggle busy schedules but the good news is Dr Libby has some practical advice we can follow to boost our energy levels.


Article Title: Yoga poses for sports performance

Yoga poses for sports performance

Yoga can be used to improve athletic performance—from increasing mental concentration and improving flexibility and balance to preventing common injuries and honing skills in a particular sport.


Article Title: Politics, business, sport and ecostore: Tessa Berger’s healthy life

Politics, business, sport and ecostore: Tessa Berger’s healthy life

Tessa Berger is perhaps best known for contesting the 2016 local elections, standing for a seat on the Rodney board, north of Auckland. But at just 22, she’s back from a football scholarship to the US, has started her own merchandising business, campaigns for environmental preservation and happens to be a fan of ecostore products as well. We put a few questions to her about how she keeps up a healthy lifestyle with so many things on the go.


Article Title: Wellness Warrior – Danijela Unkovich

Wellness Warrior – Danijela Unkovich

We were lucky enough to interview nutritionist Danijela Unkovich, the creator of one of our favourite foodie blogs and Instagram accounts, Healthy Always.


Article Title: Walking the talk – baby category manager Mandz Bishop

Walking the talk – baby category manager Mandz Bishop

This week it was Mandz Bishop’s turn – she manages our baby category marketing. We chatted to her about her passion for travel and the arts, and how she and her partner care for the environment.


Article Title: Wellness Warrior: Lee-Anne Wann

Wellness Warrior: Lee-Anne Wann

We caught up with performance nutritionist and fitness trainer Lee-Anne Wann to talk about how she developed a passion for exercise, the relationship between food and mood, and why it’s important to prioritise ourselves.


Article Title: Perspectives on infertility and tips for a boost

Perspectives on infertility and tips for a boost

Dr Olivia Stuart, reproductive medicine sub-specialist,and Sandra Clair, medical herbalist/anthropologist, share their expertise on fertility issues and offer natural suggestions for a healthy mother and baby.


Article Title: Running in nature for wellness

Running in nature for wellness

Taking time to get out in nature can be such a great thing for our wellbeing - it helps us manage the stress that inevitably comes with busy work and home lives, it means we’re prioritising time for ourselves, and it can be really restorative.


Article Title: Healthy hormones? Kathleen Wills talks energy and weight management

Healthy hormones? Kathleen Wills talks energy and weight management

We’ve all had days when we’re short on sleep, finding it hard to be productive, need a coffee or a sugary treat, and just aren’t at our best. But if any of these are happening regularly, the cause may lie with hormones.


Article Title: A new season: rewriting the goal-setting rule book

A new season: rewriting the goal-setting rule book

Sarah Laurie questions whether we should follow the calendar year for goal setting or rather the seasons. She takes a fresh perspective on goal setting that will inspire and change your thinking about goals.


Article Title: Fitting in fitness when you’re back at work

Fitting in fitness when you’re back at work

Before we know it summer holidays have passed and we are back in the office, wishing we were outside enjoying the sunshine and getting some exercise in the beautiful outdoors. But for those of us who work in an office, that does not mean movement and fitness need to go on the back burner.


Article Title: Eight great poses to get yoga into your Spring

Eight great poses to get yoga into your Spring

With days getting brighter and longer, it’s a great time to fit in more exercise and movement for daily wellness. Yoga can contribute to wellbeing in so many ways, including greater flexibility and strength, better posture and circulation, a lift in mindfulness and mood, and preparation for genuinely restful sleep.


Article Title: Leila Masson’s tips for a healthy lifestyle for your kids

Leila Masson’s tips for a healthy lifestyle for your kids

Dr Leila Masson’s new book Children’s Health A to Z for New Zealand Parents is a great resource to help your kids live a healthy lifestyle and find out what to do when they have the symptoms of different illnesses. We thought her advice about nutrition, sleep and lifestyle were too valuable not to share.


Article Title: Lee-Anne Wann’s top tips to combat stress

Lee-Anne Wann’s top tips to combat stress

Our ambassador Lee-Anne Wann is a health and fitness consultant and a performance nutritionist and she has some expert tips to put into practice when the pressure comes on, and a great recipe for a stress busting smoothie.