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

Winter sleep in or gym? How to motivate yourself to exercise 

On cold dark mornings the temptation to bury yourself beneath the duvet is strong. Here is some advice to help you be even stronger.
Hit the snooze button or hit the gym? When it’s shiver material beyond the cover it’s all too easy to reach over to turn the alarm off. As Ned Stark predicted, winter has come, but this is no reason for you to put your health on the backburner. Here are seven tips for helping you keep your training on track. Continue reading

How many Kilojoules is your coffee run costing you?

Photo Credit: Australian Fitness Council

New Zealand has an entrenched coffee culture. We are spoilt for choice, with boutique cafes springing up on every corner, and with many of us working long hours and leading busy lives, a morning coffee has become a much needed boost for many. Continue reading

Free Magazine: Optimum Health June edition

This issue is jam-packed with tips to live healthier ever after, including the inspiring intel from our face-to-face chat with Winter Olympian Torah Bright!

In this month’s edition you’ll learn:

  • 5 ways avocados can enhance your health When you should and shouldn’t exercise during illness
  • The importance of perspective for happiness
  • Yummy recipes that will make your tastebuds smile
  • Top tips for awesome abs
  • The protein needs of babies
  • PLUS there’s a massive 15-page fashion special.

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