DAY SIX: TIPS FROM THE MASTERS

Be smart outside in the sun – cover up Newsflash: Getting the hell suntan is not compulsory if you are working outside. In fact, getting one might just kill ya. Skin cancer kills more than 350 Kiwis each year, and it’s among the most common cancers diagnosed in NZ....

DAY FIVE: TIPS FROM THE MASTERS

Get right to the core of it Sore back and neck? Chances are you can trace these to your core, the part of your body that’s used in pretty much every activity you do – carrying, sawing, lifting, crawling, digging. Your core is so much more than having a six pack. It’s...

DAY FOUR: TIPS FROM THE MASTERS

Stretch and flex, warm up, get ready Before you start work each day, it’s smart to loosen the muscles you use most frequently on the job site before actually beginning any work that requires heavy lifting or strenuous activity. Lower back pain is the most common...

DAY THREE: TIPS FROM THE MASTERS

Exercise off the job too Lots of people who work a physical job think there’s no need to exercise outside of working hours. Wrong. While your day job will burn more calories and build more muscles than someone who drives a desk, some regular exercise outside work will...

DAY TWO: TIPS FROM THE MASTERS

Drink all day long When it’s hot, make sure you keep up your drinking – and we mean mainly just water. While a nice cold soft drink – or a well earned beer at day’s end – can be really refreshing and can cool you down, they won’t keep you hydrated. For that you need...

DAY ONE: TIPS FROM THE MASTERS

Feed the machine as well as you can Start with a good breakfast Set yourself up for the day. Try to go for some form of wholegrain such as oats, to keep your energy levels up through the morning. Take healthy snacks Be sure to include some healthy snacks that you can...