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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Staying well while you stay at home

    Staying well while you stay at home

    With a lot of the ecostore team switching to remote working, we’re having to do many things differently. As a team, we’ve been learning and practising some of these self-care tips to help you look after yourself while you take care of business.
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  5. Calm – how to process a stressful day

    Calm – how to process a stressful day

    Stress, tension and tough times are an inevitable part of being human, especially at the moment. The more we challenge ourselves and lead lives that are full and productive – the more overwhelm and stress we will inevitably feel.
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  6. Mental health during a pandemic

    Mental health during a pandemic

    In February, after Elton John had postponed his remaining Auckland shows, I made an impulsive decision to go to his last scheduled Australasian show in Sydney. While I was there, there were fewer than 30 cases of Covid-19 in the entire state of NSW, no community transfer, and no travel restrictions. I figured I was pretty safe.
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  7. How to boost your immune system

    How to boost your immune system

    With so much focus on Covid-19 right now, it’s natural that people are looking for ways to protect themselves and their families that go beyond physical distancing and hand washing. We asked Nutritionist Kaytee Boyd for some ways we can support overall immunity.
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  8. Does soap need to be antibacterial to kill a virus?

    Does soap need to be antibacterial to kill a virus?

    Never before has humble hand washing emerged as such a hero. It’s our first line of defence in our battle against coronaviruses like COVID-19. And unlike masks, eye shields or vaccines, soap is something that’s accessible and affordable for most of us.
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  9. The Mindfulness of Craftivism

    The Mindfulness of Craftivism

    Maintaining the balance of creating and consuming is something that I know is beneficial to my mental wellbeing, but it’s not so easy to put into practice. In the last few weeks I’ve noticed that my consumption has drastically outweighed my output.
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  10. Five Easy Ways Men Can Enhance Their Health

    Five Easy Ways Men Can Enhance Their Health

    Are your male loved ones regularly checking in on their health? With winter on its way and coronavirus the hot health topic of 2020, there is no better time than now to make sure the Kiwi males in your life are looking after their health.
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