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  1. Exercising when you're less mobile

    Exercising when you're less mobile

    Exercising with limited mobility might be a little more challenging but it is definitely worth the extra effort and creativity. The benefits of improved mood, relieving stress and boosting self-esteem are just some of the great reasons to include movement into your routine and go a long way to creating a happy, healthy life.

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  2. The power of self acceptance

    The power of self acceptance

    The start of a new year is always a strange time, often a mix of excitement and anxiety of what the next twelve months may hold. In 2018, instead of spending those weird days in between Christmas and New Year’s Day dwelling on all my shortcomings, I did the opposite. I listed all of my favourite things I did that year and looked at everything I had achieved.

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  3. 6 sustainable Valentine’s gift ideas to show you care

    6 sustainable Valentine’s gift ideas to show you care

    The increasing consumerism of Valentine's Day doesn't mean you have to give in to it. Yes, it’s still possible to celebrate love in a conscious way.

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  4. Healthy ideas for kids' lunchboxes

    Healthy ideas for kids' lunchboxes

    If you make your child’s lunch each day, did you know that you’re making around 200 lunches a year? Just for one child! Finding healthy ideas for the kids’ lunchboxes is a never-ending task. To help add some variety, here are five recipes to try out with your kids.

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  5. How to start a healthy morning routine

    How to start a healthy morning routine

    Starting your morning with the right tone can make a massive difference to energy levels, productivity at work, and how you perceive the day ahead.

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  6. What is Ikigai and how to find it?

    What is Ikigai and how to find it?

    The French call it ‘raison d’être’, but it’s the Japanese who have elevated finding one’s ‘reason for being’ into an art form – summed up perfectly in the word Ikigai.  So what exactly is Ikigai, and how do you get this good thing in your life?

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  7. How to grow onions and leeks

    How to grow onions and leeks

    Onions and leeks are not often grown by home gardeners because they’re so cheap to buy, but with onions being one of the most heavily sprayed crops when grown conventionally, we like to grow our own organically.
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  8. Celebrating women in STEM for #IWD2020

    Celebrating women in STEM for #IWD2020

    Sunday 8th March is International Women’s Day 2020 – a global day celebrating the achievements of women, and a call to action for accelerating gender equality. At ecostore, we’re celebrating New Zealand women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and highlighting how we can all help more women to create, invent and discover a better tomorrow.
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  9. What is Earth Hour, and why it's more important than ever

    What is Earth Hour, and why it's more important than ever

    As we entered the new decade with the world literally on fire, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to ignore that we need to take drastic action when it comes to preserving our natural resources, sooner rather than later.

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  10. Best workouts for a small space

    Best workouts for a small space

    No space or equipment? Want to work out? No problem! In fact, this is an absolute favourite of mine – I love working out using just my own body weight for resistance and conditioning. And the small space means I have all I need at hand and don’t need to clear anything away, move furniture or avoid exercising due to the location I’m in.
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