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Helen Elscot ND is a qualifed
medical herbalist, naturopath and
nutritionist and a member of the
New Zealand Association of Medical
She runs Herbal Health Waiheke in
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With the Wharf 2 Wharf fun run and
walking event over for another year,
it may come as a surprise that some enthusiastic participants are
already turning their heads to training for next year's event.
Whether your training regime involves working with a personal
trainer, group training sessions or solitary practice, it is always wise
to seek advice from someone with expertise in sports performance
who can motivate and assist you in the quest for improvement and
maintain an injury-free program.
One the most popular questions thrown at personal trainers and
nutritionists is whether there are any shortcuts to help you get across
the line faster, leaner and quicker. The short answer is no, but there
are a couple of essential requirements to give your workout the
Omega fatty acids are found in oily fsh such as mackerel, tuna,
sardines and salmon and are the building blocks which keep joints
ft and healthy. Vegetarian sources include evening primrose oil,
faxseed and linseed.
Omega fatty acids are used by the body to produce chemical
messengers called prostaglandins, which help regulate infammation
by dampening down the swelling and pain associated with
To last the distance in competition, iron is a key ingredient which
forms a complex protein in red blood cells called haemoglobin.
This latches on to oxygen in the blood and trades it for carbon
dioxide in your cells. This exchange is vital in oxygenating the
blood in the body making respiration, and therefore breathing,
easier during your training.
Iron is found abundantly in eggs, fsh, red meat and chicken as
well as green leafy vegetables such as spinach and silverbeet. Iron
needs vitamin C to be absorbed in the body, so be sure to include
freshly squeezed orange juice with your iron-rich food.
Nothing is more frustrating than putting in the workout hours
and not getting the results.
Understanding how your body works and learning safe and
natural ways to increase your performance and stamina effciently
is paramount for success in your workout -- and next year's Wharf
Health and Wellbeing
Sarah Gloyer, owner of Synergy Studio
in Oneroa, is a qualifed 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 Development.
Wharf 2 Wharf
Last Sunday, more than 700 people ran
annual Wharf 2 Wharf event here on
Waiheke. There were elite runners and
walkers going for personal bests and course records, there were
families doing it together to raise money for various causes, people
just wanting to fnish or to beat their friends or family members.
Whatever the reason or the goal, it was just fantastic to see every-
one out there doing it.
It is one tough event; for those coming from Orapiu there are
some pretty grunty hills to climb, there is the heat and humidity at
this time of the year and, due to ferry times and availability, a late
start time means the sun is high in the sky for the second half.
I often say if someone can do the 25km they can do a marathon.
Over the past few years, all year round, I have noticed an increase
in the number of people out walking and running on a regular basis.
Rain or shine, dark or light, there they are; creating and maintaining
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a habit that can only improve their health and sense of wellbeing.
Waiheke is defnitely becoming the “fttest little island in the world”
and ftness can really change lives.
I have been lucky enough to get to know a lot of these people
over time and in them I am reminded of how strong each and every
one of us can be. Every time you challenge yourself to do some-
thing a little outside of your comfort zone, this sense of your own
strength will be reinforced. And the best bit is, it is contagious! As
one family member or friend in a group accomplishes more it is
rather like throwing a pebble into a pond; the ripple effect as people
around them take it up too. And when those people who started
a year ago become an inspiration for those around them, they are
encouraged to take it further. With all these people getting ftter,
healthier and happier our community can only improve.
Someone once told me you could not meditate while you were
running. Once you have gotten through the initial stages of increas-
ing your ftness and adapting to running you will be able to get
into the zone. This is a place were you are aware of everything but
nothing. You will feel discomfort but be able to breath through it,
to focus the mind elsewhere and to embrace the challenge. And,
if you have been there, you will know it is a meditative state. We
call it fow. You will return from the session wondering where your
mind has been but feeling clear, connected and somewhat elated. A
different state than when you started out.
Good nutrition means good health,
feeling and looking great
• Maximise your energy levels
• Achieve your ideal weight with minimum effort
• Maintain powerful, long term changes.
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The only way to convince anyone of this is having them feel it
for themselves. To get to that stage means going through a process
of change; getting ftter is not easy but it is worth it. And seeing
more than 700 faces on Sunday after they crossed the fnish line
confrms it for me; if you are not ft you should put it high on your
priority list now. Run, walk, Zumba, dance, swim, kayak, workout,
cross train your way to a fuller and more balanced life.
On behalf of all participants of the Wharf 2 Wharf, I would like to
thank all the volunteers who marshalled, manned water stations, kept
time, held barbecues, organised the great event plus the sponsors and
supporters. Without you these community activating, health increas-
ing, fun, challenging events would not happen. Thank you.
And everyone out there; keep on moving.
Here is a challenge for you. Every month for this year, commit
to walking or running a specifc distance. If you decided in February
you would walk or run a total of 90km you would need to, on aver-
days, as long as you do the total for the month in the month. Write
it on the calendar every day so you know where you are at; share it
on social media or with work mates, friends or family members. You
will be surprised at the support you get, and how much this encourag-
es you. Each month set a new goal; be it the same or a slight increase.
Make sure it stretches you but don't over commit. If you desire to run,
slowly, over time add some intermittent running in and soon enough
you may be running the whole thing. Keep tally of your total over the
year; keep sharing it, post pictures and have fun.
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