Exercise motivation

Ah, exercise. For so many of us, it’s just not our friend. We can’t seem to find the time, the desire, the motivation. There’s always an excuse – I need more sleep, it’s cold, it’s dark, it’s raining, I’ve got more important things to do. But what’s more important than your health? If you want to live a long, happy, healthy life, then making time for a little exercise is smart. Start by making it so easy that you can’t make excuses not to do it. And if you need some motivation, have a look through this selection of advice and ideas.

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Top tips for fun holiday fitness

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Ease back for a rest, but don’t stop

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Kiwi teens less fit than their parents were

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Exercise fun? Seriously, yes

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Visual guide to body weight exercises

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Back to balance

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Knowing when to push

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Staying fit in winter

Getting outside to exercise is daunting in the cold and...

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Sitting side hip raise

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A little exercise goes a long way for...

Getting old doesn’t necessarily mean becoming weak and frail, as...

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Stretching for exercise

Fitness expert Sarah Cowley demonstrates ways to stretch your muscles for...

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Beginner’s breakthrough

It’s never too late to take that first step towards...

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Common exercise problems

Many people get cramps in their calves or feel sick...

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Ask the experts: Best time to exercise

Q: "When is a good time of day to exercise...

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How to start exercising when you don’t like...

Exercise sucks when you’re not in great shape. There’s really...

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Light home circuit exercises

Fitness expert Sarah Cowley shows you how to do four...

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Simple home exercises

Fitness expert Sarah Cowley demonstrates simple resistance training exercises that...

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Back to work, back to fit

Four tips to put an effective fitness routine in place.Returning...

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10-minute at-home workouts

'Not having enough time’ is one of the most common...

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Beginner's weight-loss exercise plan

If you haven't exercised in a while, or it's the first...

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Take a stair dare

If you don’t have the time or money for a...

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Home workouts just as good as gym

You don’t have to join the gym to live longer,...

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Kettlebell exercises

Fitness expert Sarah Cowley demonstrates how to use the kettlebell...

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Get fit by cycling 28-day program

Do you have an indoor (or outdoor) bike? Dust it...

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Variety is the spice of life

Fitness expert Sarah Cowley adds more variety to your Kick-start...

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Resistance band exercises

Healthy Food Guide fitness expert Sarah Cowley is full of...

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How to eat for exercise when...

To maximise your performance and recovery time for various activities,...

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Exercise for best results

Whether you want to lose weight, reduce stress, get active...

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The best walking technique

Fitness expert Sarah Cowley shares tips to improve your posture...

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Walk yourself fit 10-week plan

You don't have to join a gym or train for...

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Staying motivated to exercise in winter

Has the cold weather become your get-out-of-exercise excuse? Kathleen Alleaume...

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Guide to sports drinks

Sports drinks were developed to help athletes doing high-intensity exercise...

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Playground circuits

Keep your exercise regimen interesting by heading to your local...

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Exercise during pregnancy

If you've always been active, pregnancy is no reason to...

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At-home exercises to boost muscle mass

Finding it hard to get up those stairs? Follow these...

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Recovery after exercise

Bounce back faster with these simple post-workout steps.Optimising your recovery...

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Ask the experts: Exercise nutrition

HFG nutritionist Claire Turnbull answers your questions.Q: I exercise intensely...

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Exercise for weight-loss: Getting started

Follow this exercise plan to increase your activity level.If you...

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What's new in exercise trends

While the skipping rope is a simple exercise tool, the...

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