10 cheap ways to get into shape
10 cheap ways to get into shape

Over-indulged in the festive season and desperate to shed those extra kilos? You're not alone. But fear not; getting fit…

She used to weigh 122kg - she's now 56kg
She used to weigh 122kg - she's now 56kg

At her heaviest, Tauranga woman Kerryn Peters weighed 122kg. Today the mum-of-four is celebrating losing more than half…

Blessing for beloved instructor
Blessing for beloved instructor

Show of grief for Les Mills instructor Tony Tuatoko, who died suddenly while taking a class in Wellington yesterday.

'How the hell is that possible?'
'How the hell is that possible?'

Australian model Erin McNaught under fire for posting ab photo four weeks after giving birth.

Health & Wellbeing

My life with Stephen Hawking
My life with Stephen Hawking

As the film of their life is released, Jane Hawking recalls how she fell in love with the legendary…

New drug rids grandad of melanoma

Bob Hill was told he would probably die within six months from incurable melanoma - but that was before he entered a clinical…

You probably aren't beautiful. It's statistical, not personal.

You probably aren't beautiful. It's statistical, not personal. Most of us are average, a few of us are ugly, and a tiny…

A year of eating celebrity diets

From Dolly Parton's smelly cabbage soup to Liz Taylor's stinky dip, behind most stars is a mad, fad diet. Writer Rebecca…

Marie Holmes: When people ask 'is that baby yours?'
Marie Holmes: When people ask 'is that baby yours?'

She is my daughter. I gave birth to her. I nurse her. But she doesn't have any of my genes.

Do you really need carbs to recover from exercise?

Recent research suggests carbohydrate-rich foods may not be helping exercise recovery as previously thought and their potential…

Peter Bromhead: Indebted to my periodontist

As an octogenarian, I may have left my run in the romance department a bit late, unless somebody knows a surgeon who can…

The most dangerous sex position revealed - study

Meanwhile, the safest position is also the most traditional one.

Women in labour prefer men to push off - research

He might think he is being helpful as he holds your hand while you are in the throes of labour, but he could actually be…

Smart inhaler gives kids 'quality of life'
Smart inhaler gives kids 'quality of life'

A trial with 220 Auckland children has proved that a “smart inhaler” that beeps when you forget to puff…

No breastfeeding - at breastfeed summit

'The irony is unbelievable.' A breastfeeding conference in Scotland told nursing mothers it 'wasn't appropriate' to breastfeed…

Tossing and turning on hot nights...

It's midnight, you've been trying to sleep for a couple of hours and you're still sweaty and awake. Sound familiar this…

Muscle aid helps brain - scientists

A popular muscle-boosting dietary supplement could also be used to protect our brains, New Zealand scientists have found…

Duck soup's benefits no quackery

To maintain overall good health, the Chinese don't usually take vitamin pills or health supplements - they drink soup.

Twelve Questions: Selena Clarke
Twelve Questions: Selena Clarke

Renting can be hard for creative people because we want to enhance beauty and you're not allowed to…

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Exercise

Don't use food as a reward
Don't use food as a reward

If you've ever exercised to lose weight, there's a good chance the following thought has crossed your mind: "I worked out…

Exercise not obesity the killer
Fitness fads to try in 2015
Is BMI a measure of health?
Shelley Bridgeman: Don't let gyms suck you in
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