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Thoughts and experiences from the team here at Wellness Room. 

Stu

Muscle Balance Assessment

December 6, 2017

Whether you’re a competitive athlete, weekend warrior or just enjoy walking the dog, good physical fitness is important to most of us. Injuries can be...

Haley

Your intro to the Buddha Bowl

November 22, 2017

Let’s try something newIf you’re like me and love eating something different most days of the week, then this style of food conception will make...

Stu

Patellofemoral Pain

October 9, 2017

This is one of the most common conditions I see as a sports physiotherapist in my clinic. Patients generally describe a deep ache in the front of the ...

Stu

Plate Spinning & Stress

October 9, 2017

How Meditation and Mindfulness can helpPlate spinning is a circus manipulation art where a person spins plates, bowls and other flat objects on poles,...

Anna

Developing a High Performing Team

October 9, 2017

A high performing team can be defined as “a group of people with specific roles and complementary talents and skills, aligned with and committed...

Stu

Brain Highway

October 9, 2017

Do you ever wake up in the morning to your alarm blaring? You get an initial fright, press snooze, drift in and out of sleep with thoughts of your to-...

Bess

Creative Alternatives

May 12, 2017

Nowadays, we see everywhere food is served: ‘the alternative option’. There are so many different ingredients finding their way into our lives- for he...

Tania

Self Care

May 4, 2017

I recently returned from Bali. It was so luxurious. So indulgent. I got massages. I didn’t have to make my bed. All my food was cooked for me. I...

Stu

Gait

April 11, 2017

Gait is the way in which we move our whole body from A to B. Most often this is done by walking and running. Gait analysis is used to assess the way w...

Tania

The Summit Club

March 11, 2017

There’s something about the trees. About standing on the earth, without being separated from it by a layer of concrete. About the freshness in t...

Bess

Thai Wellness

January 23, 2017

My fingers are fumbling over the keyboard after some golden holiday time off in Aotearoa. I’m sure I hear “Amen” all over the place. We are back! I am...

Bess

Hara Hachi Bu

October 28, 2016

Our Western world is brilliant and bustling. Full of colour, convenience, creativity and, just to continue my alliterations, consumerism.We consume, w...

Bess

Make fibre your best friend

August 10, 2016

I purposely did not entitle this piece “Gut Health” because literally every nutrition article I see on social media surrounds this topic at the moment...

Tania

Challenge Accepted: Meditate

August 5, 2016

The Challenge: Meditate Every Day for Thirty Days As you may be sensing, I’m good at doing something for a short period of time. I like the idea of an...

Tania

Challenge Accepted: No Drinking

July 21, 2016

The Challenge: No Alcohol for 30 DaysDrinking is such a common part of Kiwi life that often when I make the decision to stop it for a little while, pe...

Tania

Reset to Begin Again

July 13, 2016

We all need a reset sometimes. Life is busy; we slip into comfortable habits. We no longer think about why we’re doing what we’re doing. It’s just hab...

Bess

Making It Through Winter

July 2, 2016

Winter means gentle snowfall, roasting chestnuts around the fireplace + children laughing with their little sleds in pompoms and mittens… right?...

Bess

Tom Yum Soup

July 2, 2016

Beautiful pungent soup! Healthy and delicious. Serves 4Ingredients:8 oz (250 g) shrimp/prawns, shelled and deveined, with shells reserved (or swap out...

Tania

You Are What You Eat

June 26, 2016

At Wellness HQ we spend a lot of time thinking and talking about what ‘wellness’ means to us. And that’s a really big question. It covers what we put ...

Stu

The Aftermath of Ironman

June 23, 2016

When preparing for an Ironman, everyone talks about training, nutrition, power readings, sleep, which race wheels to use, recovery, training threshold...

Bess

Snacking like a BOSS

June 20, 2016

It hits me around 10:36am + 3:39pm. I look up from my screen or my eyes glaze over when I am talking with a client. A snack. Something. Anything. If I...

Bess

Bioavailability

May 28, 2016

So is a carrot “worth” the same cooked as it is raw? Is an apple picked in the United States as nutritious as one picked in Warkworth?  Hmmm, no I am ...

Tania

Resolutions versus Vision + Goals

April 25, 2016

How many times have you vowed to radically change your life? And how often has that been on the 1st of January, in a slightly (or not so slightly) hun...

Bess

Who is this new face in Wellness Room, Bess?

April 13, 2016

When I read a health article or a recipe blog, I want to know something about the writer. That maybe they don’t always live this blissful, perfect, fo...

Bess

Thai Pad Pumpkin

April 13, 2016

The name in Thai is actually pronounced Pad Fuktong which means fried pumpkin. Don’t say it out loud to your children. Serves 2, about 20 minutes to p...

Stu

Waipu Sunrise

March 31, 2016

I took this shot on the morning that Tania and I were heading back to Auckland from Waipu recently. This was after a long weekend of sun and surf, cla...

Stu

I would never do one of those!

March 31, 2016

So I’m sitting down to my lunch of  ‘Southern spiced chicken, pickled slaw, salad and vegetables’ (yum!) while I write this. It is just under two week...

Tania

Thoughts From a Witness of the Journey to Ironman Taupo

March 21, 2016

It’s just before midnight. It’s cold. I’m still recovering from a cold. I’ve been up since 4.15am. I’ve spent a good por...

Anna

Self-belief v self limitation

February 19, 2016

“I’ll bet you $100 I can’t do it”.This is what I heard recently in the pool when we were given a particularly hard set to fini...

Bess

Liver Loving

January 28, 2016

No one enjoys being challenged in the area of excess do they!? I’m sorry to say I might be adding to the cacophony, however, do take your time to read...

Stu

Get running this summer

January 25, 2016

It’s summer, finally. Sort of. Most of us are back at work now, full of food, good intentions and a few too many celebratory wines or beers. This time...

Stu

Stevia – Sugar Substitute or Added Stress?

December 4, 2015

It was while in my local petrol station and looking for a bottle of milk that I noticed the shelves full of different brands and colours of Coca-cola....

Bess

Carbohydrates: be Balanced, not Fearful

November 17, 2015

I feel sympathy for the old carbohydrates. They are so badly reputed that they often get put into the ‘cannot’ category before they can ev...

Tania

How Green Is Your Beauty Routine?

October 12, 2015

A while ago I decided I wanted to live without plastic. So I had a look around my life and realised just how ubiquitous it really is. It kinda freaked...

Stu

Myofascia – Our Own Knitted Body Cardigan.

September 21, 2015

Fascia is a specialized system of the body that has an appearance similar to a spider’s web or a sweater. Fascia is very densely woven, covering...