weight loss, exercise

Why men lose weight easier

There's no gender equality with weight loss. When it comes to offloading extra weight it's biologically easier for men.

A year without Vicki

Vicki had a three-month-old son when she first felt something wasn't right. She was gone within a year.

Looking after yourself as a new mum

Coffee and snacks aren't enough to see you through the hazy newborn days. Check out these easy tips on how to fuel your body properly.

Finding a mum-friendly personal trainer

Burping babies vs burpees - yes, new mums and personal trainers live in different worlds. But they can work together - it's just a matter of finding the right match.

The night my ovary burst

I felt pain that challenged even the most intense pain of childbirth.


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Top fitness apps

You might spend a lot of time and money at the gym... but countless workouts can be found right there on your phone.


Your body image and your kids

Girls as young as seven are checking in the mirror for wrinkles and imperfections - something they've learnt from their mums.


When joy takes time

Few things feel worse than being told to feel joy about something that fills you with an altogether different set of emotions.


Is your mind elsewhere?

Our minds now carry large loads and are over-stimulated, but help is at hand.

Elouise Hemming

Grateful for everything good

Elouise Hemming's cancer stayed away just long enough for a short crop of hair to grow back.


Fat shaming mums

The transition to motherhood is one of the biggest changes a woman can go though. The last thing anyone needs is a lecture about they way they look.

Sad woman, depressed, grieving

The question I wish I'd asked

My wife isn't depressed, she has depression, and it's taken us six years and two kids to know the difference. 


Hope and despair

Last year I was diagnosed with terminal cancer. The 'best case scenario' was I would see my eldest daughter graduate primary school.

Tired mum

Losing yourself to motherhood

'All I am now is a mum and a worker (in my job) and the 'me' that was once there is long gone.'

Sad woman, depressed, grieving

Mum's depression shaped my life

My mother suffered from chronic, lifelong depression, and it affected me and my four siblings every day.

Natalie Reynolds with her daughter Isobel Strong and partner Pete Strong

Did age slow diagnosis?

Young mum, who had been suffering bleeding for five years, believes doctors 'glanced over bowel cancer' due to her youth.


Baby boogie shakes mum's world

Bernetta Billing wants to bring Kangatraining, a dance-based postnatal workout where mothers wear their baby, to New Zealand.

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Managing personal space

How can we balance our need for personal space with the needs of our children?

Sleeping woman

'I was so tired I crashed the car'

It was early morning when I jumped into the car with my 12-week-old daughter and 2-year-old son. I was exhausted but had promised the great-grandparents a visit.


No need for a pregnant pause

If you're a mum-to-be bent on keeping up your workout routine, the trick is to consult your doctor, know your limit and have a plan for each trimester.

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