Fat-burning Fitness

Fat-burning Fitness

I’ve had a few clients ask me for help with weight loss recently, and the question always comes up about what type of exercise is best for weight loss. It’s a difficult question because the answer is not simple. Exercise is important as part of a weight...
Fitness Focus – The Benefits of Walking

Fitness Focus – The Benefits of Walking

It’s ironic that I’m writing this article as I’m training for a 12 km Round the Bridges run that’s happening in Hamilton this weekend. It’s a yearly event, and I train to run it for the three weeks leading up to it – the rest of the year I walk. If you’d asked me a...
Mental Wellness – It’s a Big Deal

Mental Wellness – It’s a Big Deal

Mental wellness has been receiving a lot of publicity lately, with mental health awareness week in October. Mental illness used to be treated with shame, with sufferers being locked away in mental institutes to keep them from harming themselves or upsetting others....
Eat your Veggies!

Eat your Veggies!

As a budding young herbalist, I was taught that (apart from not putting toxins into your body) nourishment was the path to detoxification. That if you nourish your body’s cells, and provide the nutrients your body requires then your liver, kidneys and gut can...
Breast Health Tips and Ideas

Breast Health Tips and Ideas

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and you’ll see all sorts of activities and events being held to support the cause including Pink Walks, the Button Run, and the more extreme Bikini Downhill ski race at Turoa ski field. There’s more awareness now about what to...
Time for a Spring Cleanse?

Time for a Spring Cleanse?

I was feeling a bit sluggish at the end of winter and felt the need to do a spring clean of my body as well as of my house and garden. I’m not normally a ‘cleanse’ or ‘detox’ kind of person – we eat well generally and I don’t live a toxic lifestyle at all. When most...