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Health food producer Quest Nutrition has come up with several top fitness hacks, aimed at improving gym prowess.

Here are two:
Power of Progressive Overload: Your workout plan should be designed to challenge you continuously. You’ll start to experience real gains when you gradually increase the intensity of your workouts—whether it’s adding more weight, increasing repetitions, or pushing resistance boundaries. For ultimate results, aim to work through training blocks of two to six weeks for each specific discipline. Plan your blocks in advance rather than just showing up at the gym and hoping to wing it.

Track and Measure Progress: Keeping tabs on your fitness progress is the key to tracking success. Be sure to track your workouts, weight and measurements by using fitness journalling, taking progress photos, and utilising tracking apps to log every aspect of your journey and observe your fitness results. Tracking your progress empowers you to identify areas for improvement and celebrate your successes.


An eco-savvy Auckland-based haircare company is minimising its ecological footprint, one recyclable bottle, and hair treatment at a time.

Inspiring other businesses to exemplify consumer needs with environmental responsibility, Holistic Hair co-owners Nicky and Jodene, pictured, have since 2015 aligned their brand focus to establish a sustainability-based company ethos.

In recent years, the global movement towards sustainability has gained significant momentum, including in the haircare industry. Since 2021, Holistic Hair has used bottles made from 100% recycled plastic, and is continuing along the same ethically sound business practice by currently testing a new bottle range made from ‘PP plastic’, a material recyclable in New Zealand, and many other countries too.

“The dynamic impact of these innovative packaging solutions are significant and far reaching, reducing unnecessary reliance on virgin plastics, encouraging up-cycling and responsible recycling, thus decreasing landfill build-up,” says Nicky.

Holistic Hair’s successful collaboration with CleanHub, a leading organisation dedicated to plastic waste recycling, has earned a prestigious Plastic Neutral Plus certification. Elevating its commitment to ethically conscious business practices, the company also aims to obtain B CORP and vegan certifications, to further align their values with socially and environmentally responsible businesses. “This will give our customers the chance to make informed choices about the products they use,” says Jodene.

To learn more about Holistic Hair and join them on their sustainable journey, visit their website below. “Support brands that prioritise both our hair and the planet, and together, we can make a difference,” they say.


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