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Sarah Gloyer, owner of Synergy
Studio in Oneroa, is a qualified
personal trainer and Pilates
instructor with more than 25 years
experience. She has a degree
in Human Performance and a
diploma in Sport and Recreation
Watching Usain Bolt win his second
and consecutive Olympic gold in a
9.63 second 100metre final this week
was, to say the least, inspiring. It represents years of single-minded
focus, determination, tenacity, commitment, hard work and desire.
This from a man who, when interviewed, often describes himself
as “lazy,”! Any of the other athletes in the final could contest his
speed but Bolt seems to have an extra level of ability to really
turn it on when it counts. Is this simply the luck of genetics? To
some degree good genes are certainly on his side, but what makes
him such a champion among champions is primarily the belief in
himself and the pure joy he exudes while participating in his sport.
If watching him, and all the other wonderful Olympians in
London, has inspired you, why not jump in and take action? That
is, after all, what the Olympic Games are all about.
Legend has it that the ancient Olympic Games were founded by
Hercules, the son of Zeus.
Health and Wellbeing
Helen Elscot ND is a qualified medi-
cal herbalist, naturopath and nutrition-
ist and a member of the New Zealand
Association of Medical Herbalists.
She runs Herbal Health Waiheke in
Oneroa and is the health columnist for
the Gulf News.
Tea-drinking has now been linked to a
higher risk of prostate cancer in a study
that ran over 37 years. The research by
scientists at the University of Glasgow concludes that men who are
heavy tea-drinkers are 50 percent more likely to develop prostate
More than 6000 men had their health surveyed over the dura-
tion of the study and of the heavy tea-drinkers – a quarter of the
group drank more than seven cups a day – 6.4 percent developed
One for the boys
Do you experience supple glowing skin?
Is your body keeping pace with
Are you bursting with energy & vitality?
What and how you eat can impact
profoundly on how you age.
Join Sarah and discover these valuable “staying
young” habits that you can follow with ease.
Your anti-aging eating and lifestyle plan
made easy – 1pm, 20 June, Synergy Studio,
Oneroa Village (above the pharmacy)
Sarah La Touche Dip. Nutrition Nutritionist
Ph: 372 2922 Mob 027 315 1165 56 Mako St, Waiheke
118 Oceanview Rd
(Next to Info Centre)
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prostate cancer later in life.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in New Zealand men
but if you, or someone you know, are diagnosed with prostate cancer
or there is a history of the disease in your family, there are many
natural changes to your lifestyle which can help.
Saw palmetto, a herbal extract made from the berries of the dwarf
American palm, is one of the most popular herbal treatments for
prostate disease in New Zealand.
Saw palmetto inhibits the enzyme 5-alpha reductase, which
converts the hormone testosterone into the more potent dihydrotes-
tosterone. By reducing the production of this hormone, which plays
a critical role in the stimulation of prostate cells and prostate enlarge-
ment, you lessen the chances of developing prostate disease and
maintain a healthier reproductive system.
Another champion in the fight against prostate disease is the
compound lycopene. Lycopene is a bright red pigment found primar-
ily in tomatoes but also in fruits such as watermelon, pink grape-
fruit, papaya and the uber-popular health-store product goji berries, a
distant relative to the tomato.
Unlike other fruits and vegetables,where nutritional content is lost
during cooking, processing tomatoes actually increases their concen-
tration of lycopene. Foods such as tomato paste and pizza sauces
have a higher content of lycopene than raw tomatoes.
The simplest way to avoid prostate disease is by living a lifestyle
based on common sense. Follow a healthy diet that you and your
family are involved in preparing and include soy milk or tofu prod-
ucts which contain isoflavones, shown to lower the risk of prostate
Most importantly, exercise daily and get some sunshine, reduce
physical, mental and emotional stress, make healthy choices and
avoid fatty foods and alcohol.
As always, prevention is the best cure.
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tel 372 8811 or 027 255 0215
The first written record we have of the ancient games are from
776BCE, when a naked runner called Coroebus won the one and
only event; a running race the length of a ‘stade’ (600 feet). This is
where the word ‘stadium’comes from.
For about 1200 years thereafter the Olympic Games were held
every four years, until 393 CE when the Christian Roman Emperor
Theodosius I abolished them due to their pagan influences. Another
of his objections was to the ‘Gymnasium’, which translates to
‘school for naked exercises’, – athletes in the Ancient Games would
participate in the nude.
About 1500 years later the Olympic Games were revived,
primarily by a young Frenchman named Pierre du Coubertin. He
was 7 years old when France was defeated by the Germans in the
1870 Franco-Prussian War and grew up believing that France’s
defeat was not due to lack of military prowess, but rather due to the
French soldiers’ lack of ‘vigour’.
He studied and compared the education systems of Germany,
the British and America and concluded that man needed to partici-
pate in exercise, specifically sport, in order to be well-rounded and
vigorous. In 1890 he founded the sports organisation, Union des
Societies Francaises de Sports Athletique (USFSA).
Two years later, in 1894, Coubertin held another meeting with
79 delegates from nine different countries. They voted unanimous-
ly to reinstate the Olympic Games and to start the International
Olympic Committee (IOC). Athens was voted as the location for
the revival of the Games and in 1896 the first modern Olympics
The IOC came up with the Latin phrase ‘Citius, Altius, Fortius’
for the official Olympic motto, and ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger’
embodies the games. But it is in their offiicial Olympic Creed the
true spirit of the games is expressed; “The most important thing
in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the
most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The
essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well’.
So launch yourself, get on your running shoes and get moving!
You will enjoy more vigour every day.
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