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Indian Community and Sport Awards (ICSA) categories announced

Shopping and Cooking Tactics for Health

Why Should We Have Health Insurance?

Transforming Your Home into an Active Environment

Don’t just Use the Scale to Check Your Weight

SPROUT wins INFRATIL Community Award

High protein sprout pulao and healthy samosa recipe inside! Kya Aapne Paani Enough Piya? page 4

Is your Computer Affecting Your Health? page 8

Bollyworx at South Auckland Libraries page 14

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Editor Speak HEALTHY LIFESTYLE - Don’t Just Use The Scale to Check Your Weight FEATURE - Kya Aapne Paani Enough Piya? FEATURE - SPROUT Wins INFRATIL Community Award HEALTHY TIPS - Shopping and Cooking Tactics for Health FEATURE - Indian Community and Sports Awards (ICSA) categories announced HEALTHY ADVICE - Is Your Computer Affecting Your Health? FEATURE - Why Should We Have Health Insurance ACTIVE LIFESTYLE - Transforming Your Home into an Active Environment Recipes HEALTHY COMMUNITY - BollyworX at South Auckland Libraries

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I hope you’ve had an enjoyable New -Year break and are now all ready for 2012. It’s quite likely that either you or someone in your family has made couple of resolutions for the New Year and one of them could possibly be to ‘manage’ your current weight or to ‘lose’ some weight. This is a pretty good start, let me assure you, especially for those of you who have not seen any progress on the weighing scale; I encourage you to read the article on how ‘It’s not all about the weight’. There are other ways in which you can measure your success, for example losing inches around the waist or simply sleeping better! For those of you who have just begun your weight loss journey, remember the Healthguru mantra ‘small steps takes you all the way’. So start small and stick to the basics like control your ‘portion sizes’ or make a ‘smart swap’ (read article on shopping and cooking tactics), keep up your water intake (read article by Pratima Nand) or simply transform your home into an active environment. Research shows that a 5-10% drop in weight can reduce your blood sugar, blood pressure, negative cholesterol and triglyceride count. So, no matter how small your weight loss, it is a physiological achievement. Talking about achievements, 2011 was a fantastic year for SPROUT, as it won the Infratil Community Award in the Sporting and Leisure category for its work in West Auckland. Read up more about this great volunteer recognition award in the following pages. All in all, it’s a brand New Year and we wish you plenty of health and fun. Happy reading,

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Parul Dube Can samosas be healthy?

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Healthy lifestyle Don’t just use the scale PARUL DUBE

NZNZNZNZNZ Registered Nutritionist

to check your weight!

For many of us trying to shed kilos, the elation from that initial weight loss is brought to a screeching halt when the scale stops moving. But instead of viewing this as a setback, look for other ways to measure your progress besides the scale. After all, good health isn’t always measured in kilos.

Before the aggravation sets in, consider why this might be the case. If you’ve been hitting the gym on a regular basis, participating in both cardiovascular and strength training then chances are good that you have shed some fat. But the scale might not indicate this because you have also been building lean muscle. Since muscle is dense (a small volume of muscle weighs more than the same volume of fat), the scale might not reflect your hard work.

Losing weight usually involves a relatively simple calorie equation: burn off more calories with daily activity than you consume through food. So what happens when these numbers indicate progress, but the scale doesn’t?

4 Non-Scale Signs of Progress:


See results by taking a trip to your very own closet. Take out a pair of pants that fit snugly before you began your new, healthy habits. Are you able to ease into them, when before you had to sit (or lie) down and yank them up your legs? This is a sure sign of progress toward a leaner you! What about an old shirt? Is it now a little loose around your waist or arms? Also look for improved muscle definition when you check out your body in the mirror. There are many everyday indicators that you are firming up your body, from how your clothes fit to sitting more comfortably in a booth or small chair.


Aside from weight, use other numerical signs of progress. When you first start your program, take measurements of your waist, arms, neck and hips. Even if you are not losing kilos, you very well may be losing inches all over your body as your figure slims down and tones up with muscles. Measuring your body is more reliable than the scale alone. Other numerical indicators include a reduction of blood pressure or cholesterol, heart rate, and body fat percentage.


Monitor how a healthy diet and regular exercise affects your energy levels. Not only will you be able to work out for longer intervals of time, but everyday chores will also become easier. Whether cutting the grass or simply walking up the stairs, these behaviors will come effortlessly. Think of all the daily activities you could use more energy for—grocery shopping, house cleaning, playing with your kids, and more. Pretty soon you’ll be training for your first 5K!


Lastly, be conscious of how you feel emotionally. You’ve been working hard to reach your goals. Hopefully, the hard work will come with a boost in self-esteem, confidence, and happiness. Are you beginning to feel more comfortable in your own body? Work to build a positive vocabulary to stay motivated. Just because the scale has stopped moving doesn’t mean that you’ve hit a plateau in reaching your goals. Don’t give up out of frustration—all healthy behaviors are well worth the effort. Whether it’s better sleep at night or more energy throughout the day, start listening to the signs your body gives you that all of your hard work is paying off!

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Kya a a p n e PA A N I e n o u g h p i ya ? Tips on ‘how to’ me et or increase your daily water intake

Eight glasses of water every day? No matter how you pour them, that’s a lot of liquid. We’re talking cups and cups…and cups. Even knowing about the many benefits of meeting your daily quota—increased fat burning, healthier skin, more energy, better digestion, fewer cravings—doesn’t make drinking it (or dealing with increased bathroom visits) any less of a struggle for many of us. If you feel like you’re barely treading water when it comes to drinking your water, don’t despair. There are lots of little secrets—time-honored tricks that those elusive “water drinkers” use—that even you can try to transform yourself into an H2O-guzzling machine. For best results, try the two that catch your interest immediately, then add one each week until you’re getting all the water you need. And remember, there is no magic number. The recommended eight cups a day is not a one-size fits all. You’ll need more if you are sweating through workouts; less if you eat a lot of water-rich fruits and vegetables.

When working at your computer or work desk always have a standard glass of water and sip generously throughout the day. Try and have your eight glasses of water during your eight working hours while you have your energy intact. This constant rehydration will keep your energy levels up and ready for a walk when you get home! Have your first warm glass of water with a dash of lemon juice first thing in the morning upon waking up, after brushing your teeth. This I believe is the secret to Aishwariya Rai Bachchan’s beauty secret. Make a habit of having a glass of water at least half an hour before each meal and forty minutes after the meal. That makes least 3 easy glasses in a day, or better still have 2 glasses. This may be hard but it does pay off at the end of the day. Always carry a bottle of water with you while going for a walks, at the beach, in the car. Fill a jug with eight glasses of water and leave it on your sink bench as a constant reminder that the water needs to be consumed by the end of the day. Chinese believe in drinking warm water rather than cold water. Warm water just calms the inner soul and can be quite relaxing. Try and make your own routine of times of when it suits you best to take your minimum eight glasses in a day. Pace yourself. Discipline yourself when it comes to fizzy drinks and juices. Replace them with water. Pure water is best for you.



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Feature SPROUT wins INFRATIL community award A report by Aparajita Goswami – SPROUT volunteer and BollyworX instructor at New Lynn


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New Lynn BollyworX instructors’ team with the award along with some BollyworX participants

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SPROUT was awarded the winner in the ‘Sports and Leisure’ category at the Infratil Community Awards 2011, on Friday, 2nd of December 2011, at the Auckland Council Henderson Service Centre. The Infratil Community Awards are catered for the voluntary groups and the volunteer based, not-for profit, organisations in the Auckland Western Cluster Region. The key criteria of the judging panel, under which SPROUT was scrutinized, were voluntary input, utilisation of resources, initiative and creativity, effectiveness of activities and finally, the extent to which the organisation’s activities have impacted the local area/district.

Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections every three years, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in. - Marjorie Moore

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Healthy tips SHOPPING and COOKING tactics for Health


NZ Registered Nutritionist

I quite frequently shop at Indian grocery stores; for spices and staples such as basmati rice, onions and potatoes. Many a times I come across the snack isle or should I say shelf stacked with bhujias, chewda, haldiram mixes of all varieties and it brings back memories of home and my family on Sundays having one of these snacks (especially samosas and tamrind chutney, yum!) during Chai time. And then I have to remind myself, I was younger then, more energetic, more time for play and could easily burn those calories, but now I’m in a different country with a different kind of lifestyle, so keep away.

Well, once in a while, on a long weekend or something I may buy one small packet and sneak it into the shopping bag, to the utmost frustration of my husband who just doesn’t get it; as he would prefer making something for me than me eating a snack with the longest shelf life ever, the chef that he is! Anyways, I know how important these snacks are for us, especially when having guests home and all, so I thought I would give you all some tips or tactics on how to bring the health factor back to our traditional snacks.

Chivda, Bhuja Mix etc.


Papads etc.

Starting with the inescapable chivda’s, bhujias etc, well here are 3 healthier options:

Next comes the traditional Samosa, which is generally made with maida and deep fried, here is a 3 step healthier version.

Now the Papad or Appalam in South India. Well traditionally it’s deep fried, and it tastes real yum I agree, but hey, deep frying is not healthy, so here is a healthier way of cooking them:

- Opt for the 100% rice crackers (Vita Wheat) with original hummus, you could add some olives or sun dried tomatoes to the mix

- Choose Filo Pastry (found in the deep freeze isle in any major supermarket) instead of Maida

- Choose the Bbq rice crackers

- Instead of making potato the star of the Samosa stuffing, replace with shredded carrot, cabbage and spring onions. Add some chillies and lemon for flavor.

- If you are unable to resist then choose 150g packet of the Haldiram dried fruit and cornflakes mix

- Instead of frying it, bake it!

- Put them in the Microwave for 35 seconds each side - Or simply roast them on an open flame - To add that bit of extra crunch, top with finely chopped onions tomatoes and coriander!

See how it’s done in our Recipe section!


Research shows that volunteering develops responsibility, independance, teamwork and work ethics early on. If you are interested in:

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Indian Community and Sports Awards (ICSA) categories announced SPROUT is proud to announce the categories for the first ever Indian Community and Sports Awards (ICSA). The awards will recognise the Indian sports people at the grassroots level in pursuit of excellence and to honor the outstanding contributions by Indians in the community. SPROUT will host the inaugural Indian Sports & Community Awards ceremony on 26th May 2012 at the brand new 4 star Sudima Hotel near Auckland International Airport. The main objective of this annual award is to promote community development and sports in the New Zealand Indian community. ICSA will identify, acknowledge and appreciate not only individual talents but also honour the community or organisation that has supported the society. The qualifying period for the nominations is from 01 April 2011 to 31 March 2012. The award categories are: Sportsman of the year

Open to any adult male who has excelled as an individual or in a team in one or more sports within the qualifying period.

Sportswoman of the year

Open to any adult female who has excelled as an individual or in a team in one or more sports within the qualifying period

Junior Sportsman of the year

Open to any adult male who has excelled as an individual or in a team in one or more sports within the qualifying period, and who is under the age of 21.

Juinor Sportswoman of the year

Open to any adult female who has excelled as an individual or in a team in one or more sports within the qualifying period, and who is under the age of 21

Community Volunteer of the year

Open to any volunteer who is working passionately for the betterment of community.

Community Organisation of the year

Open to any organisation that has provided substantial benefit to the Indian community through desired statistical outcomes.

International Student of the year

Open to any international student that has made a difference in the NZ community.

Senior Citizen of the year

Open to any senior citizen aged 60 and over who have a positive contribution to our nationa.

Sports Supreme Award

Selected from the winners of the four sports categories.

Sudima Community Supreme Award

Selected from the winners of the four community categories.

Nominations are open to people of Indian descent who are involved in community work, volunteering or have represented their chosen sport(s) at a local, regional or international level. The closing date for the award nominations is 22nd April 2012. For more details about the awards and nomination form, please visit

Nominate Nominate your Indian friend to the Indian Community and Sports Awards Nominations are open to people of Indian descent who are involved in community work, volunteering or have represented their chosen sport(s) at a local, regional or international level. To nominate someone log on to

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Healthy advice Is your COMPUTER


Ayurvedic advice from Dr.Shirish Karnik of Samarth Ayurvedic Centre, Auckland (

affecting your HEALTH?

What advise would you give for people using computers extensively in their jobs or home? First of all, over use of any sense organ is no good for that organ. The over use of computer will not only lead to eye sight problems but also slowly affecting our brain abilities. From Ayurvedic perspective we will suggest to avoid over use of Computers. People who can not avoid it should wash their eyes with Triphala decoction every day at least once if not twice. If eyes are burning and the heat is increased in the climate then add 2/3 drops of Rose water into this decoction for eye wash or just put 2/2 drops of Rose water in each eye before bed. Eyes are Pitta organ hence avoid any contact of heat, especially if person is using too much computer then he should take this precaution more. this includes, not so warm water application on eyes, no smoking, no alcohol, no late nights, no spicy-salty-sour food. Also he should do tratak like yoga exercise to strengthen the eye sight. Take care of not suffering from sinus problem. He also should learn to have a proper posture while sitting in front of computer, maintaining good spinal curve and enough distance away from monitor/screen.

In Indian home food, we almost always have curds (yoghurt) in one form or the other. How important is yoghurt in our diet from an Ayurvedic perspective? Curd/Yogurt is cooling, heavy, sticky and builds up mucous. Yogurt is also considered as ‘Abhishyandi’ that is due to its sticky quality can be obstructive for channels. Hence if you want to have curd/yogurt it should be consumed only if the person has good digestive fire, pitta constitution, young age, preferably during summer and more at lunch than dinner and in moderation. Yogurt is also soothing for digestive system due to its cooling quality and hence many times can be consumed during acid peptic disease, inflammation and acid feeling in stomach, burning in stomach, diarrhoea. Ayurveda recommends butter milk more than yogurt Butter milk is formed after the blending of yogurt, hence creates friction and heat which makes the separation of fat as butter on top and liquid butter milk at bottom. This butter milk is excellent for digestive system, to help digestion, reduce acid, allow the bowel movement well while yogurt can be more constipative due to its Abhishyandi quality, hence used in diarrhoea. Yogurt is formed after cuddling of milk hence bit heavier for digestion and can be mucous producing, hence to be avoided during cold/cough or any respiratory problems.

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Why should we have Health Insurance?

Every one of us can become seriously ill at some stage of our life. And when we become ill, we will like to be checked, diagnosed and treated as quickly as possible. We will not like delays of any sort.

In New Zealand, there is public health system, but except in emergencies, normally we will not get speedy treatment. According to data compiled for a particular period by Ministry of Health (Source: It is for us to decide, can we wait for that long just for specialist assessment, not to talk about delayed surgery/other treatment that may follow. Remember, lack of timely diagnosis of serious disease can result into death. So, if we do not have Health insurance and we do not want to wait, the other option is that we should pay for our treatment in a private hospital.

Can we afford this amount of cost? If not, and we want speedy treatment, the alternative is to have Health Insurance. Paying of insurance premiums is never waste of money. In insurance all the policyholders contribute towards common pool of money. The unfortunate ones need to take insurance claims, the fortunate ones contribute only. If we are healthy and confident that we will never get seriously ill (no one can predict really, still some people have confidence), by having health insurance we are not only covering our risk, but also contributing to common pool and thus helping our unfortunate brothers/sisters who will need speedy treatment and thus insurance claims when they become ill.

Can we afford these? Below are few cost estimates: Ravi Mehta is an Auckland based Authorised Financial Advisor and can be contacted on He can advise you on Mortgages, Insurance as well as on KiwiSaver. A disclosure statement under Financial Advisers Act relating to his services is available on request and is free of charge.

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Furthermore, as per The largest claim made for treatment of a single condition is $128,000 for cancer (claim ongoing), followed closely by a claim for $122,000 for multiple heart problems.

An average of 3,362 people per month have been waiting for longer than six months for their first specialist assessment through the public health system.

Growing veges in your backyard is not hard work Growing organic vegetables and fruits seems hard work, but it’s quite simple and straight forward. You don't even need a great outdoor to grow vegetables. You can grow vegetables in just one square meter of soil in your backyard or even in a container in your balcony. Even if you are not an outdoor person and you don't like to get dirty, backyard gardening can still be exciting. Its always the first tomato, the first eggplant you grow that hooks you to this pleasurable recreational activity. You just have to do it once to start this nice hobby. If you don't want to grow vegetables, you could get started with potted flowers and watch the fun. If you don't have any outdoor, you can still learn 2 b green by joining a community garden near your home like the one at Winstone Road, Mt.Roskill. Contact Nalini Bateriwala at 6265666 or 0211092909 to find out more on how to get started with your vege patch or to join the Winstone road community garden.

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Have you thought about how great it would be to include your family in your pursuit to exercise more regularly? Family exercise will improve the health of your loved ones, make exercise more fun, and at the same time develop stronger connections between all of you. With a little creativity, you can find a way to make it work for everyone. First, decide what level of participation your family is ready for. If everyone is committed 100%, you could even set up a Family Olympics. If it’s a struggle to get your family to do anything together, starting out small might be the better option. Try these tips out:

Make it a (friendly) competition Some kids (and adults!) are inspired by the chance to prove their prowess. Turn walks into races or ball-tossing into real games with score-keeping. Make a dance party into an NZ Idol-style event with points awarded for the best moves. You might be surprised! (Do keep your child’s temperament in mind though as this strategy will backfire some kids).

Combine exercise and household chores On small pieces of paper, write down chores and body weight exercises. Throw the papers into a couple of hats and have everyone pick one of each. Maybe Dad gets to clean the bathroom and do a set of squats every few minutes until he is finished, while one of the children is cleaning the kitchen and doing forward lunges, etc. Mix it up with yard work, seasonal chores, and even some aerobic components like jumping rope.

Celebrate Achievements The point is to support each other and celebrate wins big and small. And that includes mom’s and dad’s successes, too. If parents run in a race or make a great out at a cricket game, play it up!

Be newbies together As a family, choose a new sport and learn it together. Martial arts, kayaking, and dance are especially well-suited to varying ages and skill levels. Or teach each other your favorite fitness activities. Kids love to reverse roles and be the instructor. Set aside a family workout time once or twice a week and take turns taking the lead!



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into an active environment Get a pet This surely doesn’t imply that you make this kind of commitment just to boost your family’s fitness level. However, if you have a dog or are considering one, these family members provide a real reminder and encouraging reason to get up and move every day!

Do it for a good cause Especially if your family has been personally affected by the issue, a run, walk, or even a car wash that benefits a beloved charity can provide just the inspiration you need for some family physical activity. Plus, you can’t beat the extra feel-good message you’re sharing with your kids.

Gather a group for fitness fun Spending time together as a family is fun — but mixing it up a bit can be motivating too. Plan an active outing (swimming, biking, BollyworX) with another family member. Team up to walk to school together. Invite a few of your child’s pals over for a backyard ball game or trip to the playground. Activity loves company!

Treat yourself to a toy Yes, you can get plenty of physical activity with free or cheap equipment—or none at all—but a special new toy or game is a gift that keeps on giving. Next time you’re shopping for a birthday or holiday present, pick up one that encourages activity.

Grow your own veggie patch Build a family garden with each member having their own family patch. Grow what you like and manage your patch twice weekly. Your child will learn gardening skills and you will get FREE organic veggies every week.

Go outside If all else fails, kick everyone out of the house and wait for inspiration to strike. You’re much more likely to find it outdoors than in. Explore the NZ outdoors; try things you have never done before like camping, trekking, tramping etc.

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High protein sprout pulao (LUNCH BOX IDEA) The combination of rice and sprouted legumes (matki or moath beans) enhances the protein content in this preparation. This recipe also has a good amount of iron, folic acid and vitamin C. Instead of sprouted legumes (matki) you can use any other sprouted legume or a combination. Preparation Time: 15 to 20 mins. Cooking Time: 15-20 mins. Serves: 4



1 cup cooked long grained rice (basmati) 1 cup sprouted legumes (matki or moath beans) , parboiled 2 to 3 cloves 1/4 tsp asafoetida 1 green chilli, chopped 2 tsp grated ginger 1/2 green capsicum, chopped 5 spring onions, chopped 1/4 tsp ground turmeric powder 1 tsp red chilli powder 1 tsp coriander powder 1 tbsp oil (sunflower or rice bran oil) salt to taste

To get sprouted moath beans

Soak moath beans in water for 6 to 8 hours. Then tie them in a damp muslin cloth. They will sprout in about a day or so in warm weather or buy it readymade from Indian grocery stores.

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Heat the oil, add the cloves and asafoetida and sauté for a few seconds. Add the green chilli, ginger, capsicum and spring onions and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and the matki and mix well. Add ¼ cup of water and salt and simmer over a slow flame till the matki is cooked. Add the rice and toss well. Serve hot, garnished with the chopped tomato and coriander.

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Healthier Samosa Recipe

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8 sheets of Filo Pastry (always keep moist, as they dry quite easily, so if removed from fridge, cover with a muslin cloth) 1tsp of ginger garlic paste

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1/2 cup of peas 1 tbsp lemon juice

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Preparation: In a non-stick cook pan, spray some canola oil and add the ginger garlic paste. Let it cook for a minute. Add the grated carrot, cabbage, spring onions and peas. Stir fry the mixture on high heat for a short time, so that the ingredients still have a crunch. Add 1 tsp of lemon, remove from flame and keep aside for cooling. Take two sheets of filo pastry, tear into half. Taking one half, make a cone (like an icecream cone) with one end open for the mixture. Stuff the cone with the mixture and place on the baking tray, lined with baking paper. Do the same for the remaining sheets. Bake the samosas in the oven at 200 degree Celsius or till brown.

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Healthy community BollyworX at South Auckland libraries A report by Fauziya Khan - Community BollyworX Instructor

Fauziya Khan

Otara and Papatoetoe residents had an early Diwali blast with some BollyworX. SPROUT was requested to do BollyworX demos at the Otara and Papatoetoe Libraries in October 2011 and the sessions were well attended by local residents and regular visitors to the se libraries. As we all know by now that BollyworX creates innovative workouts using Bollywood music and a BollyworX demo in particular helps showcase a community coach and individualizes the exercise experience. Otara and Papatoetoe residents had an excellent opportunity to join in the "Indian style workout" conducted by our wonderful and energetic new BollyworX instructor Fauziya. Fauziya is natural with BollyworX and has recently completed Netfit’s Community Coach training. Participants of all ages were able to" lose themselves in the music" and reap more health benefits including mindfulness by being fully engaged in the workout. The BollyworX way of introducing Bollywood music to a workout routine allowed participants to continue to exercise with a greater efficiency. Senior participants commented that Bollywood music was a motivator for individuals, helping to distract them from uncomfortable physical sensations of exercise, yet making them smile and lifting their spirits and feeling amazing when you walk out that door. BollyworX helps to coordinate the brain-body-and breath of each participant, which is truly the start and end, the alpha and omega of fitness today!

For a BollyworX demo at your workplace, school or social gathering, contact Fauziya at 0220650499 HEALTHGURU PROUDLY FUNDED BY:



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Health events

Almost FREE physical activity events in Auckland SPROUT’s BollyworX

New Lynn - Every Saturday When: 11.15am to 12.15 noon Where: New Lynn Community centre, 45 Totara Ave Mt. Roskil - Every Monday & Wednesday When: 6.30pm to 7.30 pm Where: Mt Roskill War Memorial Hall, 13 May Road MONDAY SESSION STARTS ON 2ND APRIL 2012

Diverse Communities Sports Pilot Programme When: Every Sunday 5.00pm to 7.00pm (Fitness centre, Zumba, Bollywood dance, Badminton and Indoor Soccer) Where: Lynfield Recreation Centre Restrictions: 12+ girls and women from diverse community Admission: Free

Ezy Excercise

Dresscode for BollyworX: Sports / Gym wear with good shoes Cost: Gold coin donation

When: Every Thursday Where: Papatoetoe Town Hall, 31 St George Street, Papatoetoe Restrictions: All Ages Cost: $4.00 per visit (Door Sales Only)

‘Learn to Be Green’ in Mt. Roskill

Step Out - Walking Group

Papatoetoe - Every Friday When: 7.00pm to 8.00pm Where: Allan Brewster Recreation Centre, Tavern Lane, Papatoetoe

When: Every Sunday from 9.00am to 10.00am Where: 63 Winstone Road Garden, Mt Roskill Contact: Nalini (09) 6265666


When: Sunday - 4.00pm to 5.00pm & Tuesday - 6.00pm to 7.00pm Where: Catholic Church, 292 Richardson Rd, Blockhouse Bay Restrictions: All Ages Admission: Gold coin donation

Females Only Night Swim

When: Every Sunday 7.00pm to 8.30pm Where: Papatoetoe Centennial Pools, Sutton Crescent, Papatoetoe Cost: $2.00 per person (Spectators and girls under age of 10 are free)

When: 10:00am–11:00am Where: Jubilee Building, 545 Parnell Rd, Parnell Restrictions: All Ages Annual Membership fee: $10.00 Phone: 09 555 5164

Federated Farmers Farm Day

When: Sun 18 Mar, 10:00am–3:00pm Where: Bellavista Farm, 66 Biddick Rd, Karaka Restrictions: All Ages Admission: Free Website:

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SPROUT's health magazine for the South Asian community