LIFT

Deadlift 3 x 5 – 70-80-85-85-85% of your 1 Rep Max or work to a heavy set of 3.

WORKOUT

Performance
12 Min AMRAP
12 Push Ball 20/14# to 10/9′
12 KBS 24/16kg
6 Burpees

Fitness
12 Min AMRAP
12 Push Ball 20/14# to 9′
12 KBS Russian 24/16kg
6 Burpees

NUTRITION

Mikki Williden: Your kids’ mental health

A major health issue facing New Zealand right now is the increasing number of children and teenagers being prescribed medication for mental health issues, including anxiety and depression. Though it’s great that this is being talked about more in the media, increasing our awareness of the problems, the conversation about mental health never seems to include nutrition, an important factor in nurturing wellbeing. There is good observational evidence that dietary choices influence mental health, with poor control of blood sugar increasing depressive symptoms among people, a metabolic environment driven largely by processed refined carbohydrate in the absence of quality protein and fat. Lack of micronutrients in the diet also contributes to poor mental health outcomes.