Milk does the body good?

PERFECT FOOD? Some studies have shown potential ill effects from drinking too much milk.

Here's a quick review of what science currently says about milk's health benefits.

6 tips to keep your fitness on track

THREE KEY AREAS: Any exercise programme should focus on safety, effectiveness and progress.

Your exercise programme should be enjoyable but there are some rules that ought to be followed.

Pole work takes sheer strength video

South Pole Dance co-owners Morina Colyer and Saniya Yusipova in their new Leet Street studio.

Is it a workout only for those blessed with abs of steel and an ability to defy gravity? This reporter says less. 

Do we have a 'fattist' culture?

SLIMMER AND HAPPIER: Sara Enoka and Andy Jenkins each lost more than 20kg after publicly funded weight loss surgery and believe more people should benefit from it.

While other countries have embraced surgery as a cost-effective way of fighting obesity, NZ remains reluctant.

Brain circuit link to overeating

THE BINGEING PATHWAY: It's likely this brain circuit evolved to support bingeing - an evolutionary beneficial behaviour in pre-agricultural times when high-sugar foods were scarce and seasonal.

Struggling to put down that pack of chips or chocolate? It's all because of a pathway in your brain.

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Milk does the body good?

PERFECT FOOD? Some studies have shown potential ill effects from drinking too much milk.

Here's a quick review of what science currently says about milk's health benefits.

Brain pathway linked to overeating

Struggling to put down that pack of chips or chocolate? It's all because of a pathway in your brain.

Do we have a 'fattist' culture?

Potential peanut allergy cure

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6 ways to keep your fitness on track

THREE KEY AREAS: Any exercise programme should focus on safety, effectiveness and progress.

Your exercise programme should be enjoyable but there are some rules that ought to be followed.

A festival to make you feel good

Need a boost in mindfulness and healthy living?

Free: Craig Wilson keeps baby Jamieson Randall happy while his mum works out.

Bootcamp classes proving popular

Neighbourhood police and Christchurch fitness enthusiasts are giving anyone and everyone the chance to improve their wellbeing at no cost.

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Emojis can improve your mental health

HELPFUL AND FUN: A new app combines the thoughtfulness of keeping a diary with the unabashed joy of emojis.

How you can combine a love of emojis with a resolution to keep a more regular diary.

Mariana's Motiti Island swim

Mariana Morrison will attempt a 11km swim in open water to raise awareness for Hospice Rotorua.

The death of Debi Piper's two-year-old son Eli inspired her to quit her job as an accountant and train as a St John paramedic.

Son's short life inspires career change

The death of Debi Piper's son Eli left her needing to find a purpose.

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