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  • University Games: Event not all about winning

    23 April 2013 5:27 PM 154

    Sport at the University Games is not just about winning. They are designed to give students a break from serious study. This is the approach the Otago University men's hockey team has brought to its games. After two days of competition the players have still to break their duck, but they have enjoyed the experience. This included yesterday when it kept raining

  • Eating for two in pregnancy 'a myth'

    4 February 2013 6:24 PM 122

    The saying that pregnant woman need to "eat for two" is a myth thought to have contributed to high rates of excessive weight gain. A study involving three countries has found that 62 per cent of Auckland women put on excessive weight in their first pregnancy. The rate was 67 per cent in Adelaide, 80 per cent in Cork, Ireland, and 74 per cent across the three

  • Extreme fitness challenge: Hi I’m Emma, sorry I’m late!

    20 November 2012 10:02 PM 142

    Dunedin hairdresser Emma Rastrick has bravely decided to take on World Fitness Centre's TribeFIT training programme with the aim of getting in shape in just six weeks. Week 1 Day 1: Yes I was late and yes, they had to call out a search party to come and find me during my workout. Went to bed early so could get up early to prevent the very thing that ended

  • Extreme fitness challenge: How fit could you get in just six short weeks?

    20 November 2012 9:22 PM 113

    Emma is a hair stylist and somewhat of a public figure 'round here in Dunedin, she's been in many competitions with one recently being held in Australia where she worked behind the scenes to get the models ready. She's also a super-mum of one with a busy social calendar and because she works strange hours in her profession we had to make sure that her exercise

  • Cell breakthrough in cancer fight

    11 November 2012 6:00 PM 119

    Australian researchers have made a breakthrough in the fight against cancer and are working to find a way to get the body's natural killer cells to eliminate cancerous cells. Researchers at Melbourne's Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre have discovered a new molecule that a cancer cell can produce on its surface to convince the body's natural killer cells

  • Short bursts of exercise best - expert

    4 November 2012 1:17 AM 118

    Those keen to get fit will get more bang for their buck by doing short, intense spurts of exercise rather than going for a traditional jog or bike ride, a sports scientist says. Nick Draper of the University of Canterbury said high-intensity interval training could provide a time-saving alternative to traditional endurance exercise, and actually has more health

  • Resistance key to losing fat

    2 November 2012 4:25 PM 118

    It's time to get in shape for summer, so Gary Dawkins, of Creative Conditioning at River Ridge Retreat, takes us through the second part of our 10-week programme. This is a time-efficient programme that uses the latest exercise and conditioning methods for fast and long-lasting fat destruction and the development of muscle tone. It's designed to fit in with a busy lifestyle

  • Cancer linked to fertility problems

    30 October 2012 6:19 PM 119

    Results of a large study unveiled in Auckland show a link between women with fertility problems and an increased risk of cancer in their children. The study of more than two million people in Denmark was presented at the Fertility Society of Australia conference in Auckland. in the offspring of women who had fertility problems than in those born to fertile

  • Round is a shape, but not the one for you

    23 October 2012 4:25 PM 123

    With Christmas fast approaching, Gary Dawkins, of Creative Conditioning at River Ridge Retreat, shares some tips on how to drop that winter weight. This 10-week summer shape-up programme is designed to take only 20-30 minutes - ideal for your lunch break. Based on the most efficient and effective forms of exercise for long-lasting fat destruction and muscle

  • Let the battle of the bulge begin

    23 September 2012 5:25 PM 116

    Spring has sprung and with it the realisation hiding the winter weight under puffer jackets is no longer an option. Despite several attempts at getting fit - and multiple promises to maintain it - Otago Daily Times and Queenstown Times bureau chief Tracey Roxburgh today begins another fitness challenge - Alpine Health and Fitness' Revive programme. I think