Why diets do not work

A person's weight doesn't always reflect their willpower attempts.

"Everyone is blaming dieters for regaining weight they lose, and that's just wrong," says one expert.

Working out and still no leaner?

For some women, however hard they work to shape up with resistance exercise, their genes seem to work harder to thwart their efforts.

Some women's genes protect their bodies from fat loss even in the face of heroic body-sculpting efforts.

Control stress with your breath

You can quieten your stress response by harnessing your breathing.

Stress can play havoc with your breathing, so here's how to use it to bring down anxiety levels.

Are you a mosquito magnet?

Experiments show some people are genetically programmed to be attractive to mosquitoes.

So mosquitoes can't resist your scent, but what's at the heart of this unfortunate attraction?

The 'I deserve a treat' habit

Our changing attitude to treats is adding to weight gain.

Treats have become part of our daily diet - but you can learn to control your urges.

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Think you know why diets don't work?

A person's weight doesn't always reflect their willpower attempts.

"Everyone is blaming dieters for regaining weight they lose, and that's just wrong," says one expert.

Pumping iron and still no leaner?

Some women's genes protect their bodies from fat loss even in the face of heroic body-sculpting efforts.

What really draws mozzies to you?

Difficult co-worker? 5 ways to cope

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Control stress with your breath

You can quieten your stress response by harnessing your breathing.

Stress can play havoc with your breathing, so here's how to use it to bring down anxiety levels.

Change your life in two minutes

New research shows walking for just 120 seconds every hour can help you live longer.

Our changing attitude to treats is adding to weight gain.

The 'I deserve a treat' habit

Treats have become part of our daily diet - but you can learn to control your urges.

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The value of sign language

New Zealand's sign language is different to that used in other countries.

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J-Lo's bizarre weight loss contest video

"I challenge you ... to love yourself more than anything on the menu."

Stacey Morrison feels grateful every day for all she loves in life.

What makes Stacey feel good?

What keeps her smiling on the outside and in? Dance floors, learning Māori, her kids and more...

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