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Habit Formation for Successful Behaviour Change

Why is it so hard to change a behaviour and more importantly maintain that behaviour long term and what can we do to help ensure successful behaviour change when it comes to our health? It is clear that simply knowing what lifestyle changes you should be making to support your health and even having the …

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The Healing Powers of Nature

It’s a stunning winters day, clear and crisp with just a scattering of clouds in the sky. I am alone on the beach at Otari Bay immersing myself in all the natural beauty around me. The sun shines brightly low in the sky, the ocean is sparkling. There is no surf today, just small waves …

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Muscle Damage and Recovery Nutrition

We have probably all experienced at some time sore muscles and a loss of muscle function in the day/s following a hike. These symptoms are a result of damage to the muscle fibres caused mainly by eccentric contractions where the muscle lengthens while trying to contract to resist the force of gravity. Hiking has a …

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Healthy eating seminar

Feeding my Hike

A friend asked me the other day what food I take when I go for a day hike. I rattled off a list of all my favourites, but without putting them into context they were of limited use to her. Firstly, I would just like to say these are my personal preferences for fuelling my …

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