Exploring the health benefits of seaweed

In case you don’t already know much about seaweed, there are four groups of seaweed algae:

  1. Green algae (Chlorophyceae)
  2. Red algae (Rhodophycae)
  3. Blue-green algae (Cyanophyceae)
  4. Brown algae (Phaeophyceae)

The red, brown and green seaweed types have been studied and suggested to have the health promoting factors for your health. Here are seven reasons you should consider including seaweed in your diet. Continue reading

NLP your new years goals and make them GREAT!

NLP your new years goalsNew Years resolutions are always things we make, then forget about. Why not NLP yours and make them effective and more importantly achievable? Here is a step by step guide to how to make effective new years resolutions that are meaningful, worded in a way that guarantees 100% success! Continue reading

What should a personal trainer look like? *Warning* Rant alert!

maxresdefaultI have had multiple chance encounters this past few weeks that have left me feeling puzzled, upset, confused and downright angry! It all started with my visit to see Embrace. This whole thing started off really positive, then descended into something else entirely.  Continue reading

Diet tricks for a healthier weekend

fast-food-drive-thru_hiohzrDuring the workweek you’re pretty good about sticking with healthy habits. You order oatmeal for breakfast, hit the gym during your lunch break and whip up simple, light dinners after work. But Friday night through Sunday, something changes: Weekends mean time to let lose and that translates into eating and drinking too much paired with moving too little. Even when you can anticipate the challenge ahead and mentally prepare, the sabotage keeps happening. Continue reading

Strength training: what’s that?

Image result for strength trainingWith the abundance of choice that we have, when it comes to choosing exercise options, it can be hard to decide what’s important to add in to a workout.

At the end of the day, moving and being active in any way is a great start. However specific types of exercise have some pretty awesome benefits, and strength training is one. Strength training is exercise that uses some form of resistance to make muscles contract which builds strength, anaerobic endurance, and muscle size and shape. Continue reading

Taking the Plunge to help Kiwi Kids

stuffThe “drop your boss” fundraiser is back on in Invercargill next month, after its inaugural event in the city last year.

On December 3, Southland bosses will be dropped (with the proper safety equipment) from the 18 metre high Invercargill fire tower to raise money for the Graeme Dingle Foundation. Continue reading