We’re super stoked to announce that all four Habit Health and Fitness clubs are 'Club of the Year' finalists in the 2014 Fitness Industry Awards.
Training and nutrition together play an important part of preparation for an event like a half marathon, 10km run or triathlon, especially if it’s the first time you have entered an event. This month’s focus is all about getting the basics right, then next month we will move onto more specific nutritional advice for more intense or endurance based events.
Summer brings out the best training weather and often stimulates those who have taken the pressure off over winter to get back out there. Unfortunately, this is often accompanied by the most annoying injuries! Unlike winter when we are often presented with severe twisting injuries or hard blows, summer time often presents more subtle, slow onset problems to the physiotherapy clinic. We thought we would try to offset those injuries this spring with some training advice on getting out there without the niggles!
There has been a lot of media attention on sugar recently, in particular around the new World Health Organization proposed recommendations. So what are these recommendations? Why should we take note? What does this mean for us, and how do we go about trying to reduce our intake without feeling deprived of the key ingredient in some of our favorite foods?
As some of you may have seen on Stuff and in the Dominion Post, Platinum staff member Holly, our Wellington based Physiotherapist is journeying to Vietnam part way through February after being selected to be a volunteer physiotherapist at two different orphanages.
Leading health and fitness club, Habit, has again been recognised by the industry with multiple successes in the annual NZ Fitness Industry Awards. Its Wellington Habit Platinum was named New Zealand’s top facility.
The Johnston Street centre won the title of top Fitness Centre of the Year club for under 500 members for the second year in a row, with Habit Evans Bay coming in second closely behind.
Habit Vero in Auckland also placed runner up of five finalists in the category for best facility with over 500-1500 members as well as Habit Evans Bay securing second place in the ‘Innovation’ category. Habit’s clubs were the only health and fitness centres in Wellington to reach the finals.
We know the importance of a healthy breakfast, and most of us will try to eat a balanced meal at dinner, but what about lunch? I think for some, this meal is the downfall of an otherwise healthy diet. With rushed mornings, limited access to kitchen facilities at work and, most of all, lack of time in the middle of the day, convenience becomes a priority.
I see two kinds of takeaway lunches making their way back into offices around the city. One is the white filled roll, packed with a thick layer of margarine, some iceberg lettuce, tomato and dressing, and accompanied by a slice and a can of fizzy drink. Then there is the second type, encompassing ‘healthier’ options like sushi, salads and Subway. So what can we do to ensure we are making the best lunch choices to maintain a healthy weight and healthy body?
I had the influenza vaccine once as a teenager. At my part-time job we were encouraged to line up and get the jab. I didn’t know much about it at all, but as everyone else was getting it, I thought I should too. Looking back, I wish I was given more information first – not because I don’t believe in vaccinations, but because I think we should be making our own informed decisions.
It is expected that this year’s flu is going to be particularly bad. There are regular advertisements on television and posters recommending the flu vaccination. When these have headlines like “Killer flu expected to hit NZ this winter”, how could you not be alarmed?
This was enough for me to consider the vaccine seriously. As a nutritionist, I wanted to do my homework first, and I soon came to realise that there are numerous arguments and data for and against.
It’s been three years since Habit Evans Bay first opened its doors and its members can’t speak highly enough of the facility.