Seeing eye to eye: Anstice Optometrists

Great vision is proven to be essential for effective learning, but new research confirms the impacts of vision beyond the classroom. Good eyesight allows us to reach our full developmental potential, says optometrist Penny McCracken of Anstice Optometrists. “This is especially true for school-aged children who are growing and learning fast,” she says. “Vision impacts […]

Boost your lymphatic system: Me Time Wellness

Draining the lymph system is believed to help improve blood flow, circulation, energy, and the immune system, to relieve stress, and speed up surgery recovery. It’s also credited with improving skin elasticity, digestion, weight loss, hormonal imbalances and reducing cellulite, constipation, bloating, puffiness, and water retention. Lymphatic drainage massage involves bringing fluid stuck between cells […]

New mental health website

People seeking peer-to-peer mental health and addiction support are now able to connect more easily online with Aotearoa’s largest peer-led organisation, Mind and Body, after it launched its new website. The website includes information and contact forms for various support, advocacy, training and consultancy services. Peer-led services are delivered by people who have lived experience […]

Five times a week

Exercising regularly is good for people’s immune systems, with research suggesting that it may even lower the risk of upper respiratory infections, such as the common cold. ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard Beddie suggests that even 30 minutes of moderate exercise five times a week is enough to bring about benefits. He says exercise is beneficial […]

Men’s Muster to deliver serious health messages

Fancy a weekend away with the blokes? A chance for adventure, camaraderie, and male bonding? Then head to this year’s Men’s Muster Fiordland from 25 to 27 August. The name says it all. This is a weekend where men’s health issues will be to the fore, but there will also be plenty of activities to […]

Because your health matters: The Herb Centre

Good health allows us to enjoy life and get the most out of our days. But waking up feeling good every day is often something that can seem out of reach. Finding the right health advice and care is at times confusing and difficult. On a mission to change health outcomes in the community is […]