To supplement, or not

Health, beauty, physique – numerous Kiwis’ cupboards are filled with all manner of supplements for these. Dietary supplements in New Zealand are regulated under the Dietary Supplements Regulations 1985, which fall under the Food Act 2014. Additionally, dietary supplements containing ingredients from animals and animal products also need to comply with the Animal Products Act […]

Managing arthritis symptoms in summer heat

For many individuals living with osteoarthritis, seasonal changes, particularly the onset of summer, can exacerbate joint pain, making everyday activities more challenging. While it’s a common belief that temperature fluctuations impact arthritis symptoms, emerging evidence suggests that changes in barometric pressure may play a more significant role in joint pain and swelling. Barometric pressure, also […]

Can’t sleep?

Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that can make it hard to fall asleep, to stay asleep, or can cause you to wake up early. The condition can be short-term (acute), usually due to stress or a traumatic event, or can last a long time (chronic). It may also come and go. Acute insomnia lasts […]

Smart watches in healthcare

A recent study, led by Auckland University Business School researcher Ruhi Bajaj, delves into the transformative potential of smartwatches in healthcare. The exploration is not without its challenges. Concerns over interpreting smart watch data, and the resulting increase in workload, are key obstacles to seamless integration of this technology into healthcare. Ruhi’s study identified heart […]

The power of H2O

The bountiful benefits of water are no secret. Here are some of our top tips to maximise water for your health this summer season. DRINK Carry a suitable sized drink bottle wherever you go to stave off dehydration. With a wide range of water bottles on the market, you are bound to find one that […]

Holiday helpers

December, January, and even into February is a time for many people to sit back, relax, and take a little time for themselves. Here are some new products you might like to try:

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 […]

Coping with stress

Most people experience stress and anxiety at some time, yet just as your body has an automatic response to stress, it also has a built-in system to calm you down. The ‘relaxation response’ helps you recover from the “fight or flight” response. It brings all your systems back to normal, and returns your body to […]

Soothe a sunburn

Being sun smart should always be top of mind this summer. For the dreaded day when you forget your sunscreen or are lulled into a false sense of security by overcast weather, here are some tips on how to soothe the pain and speed up the healing process: Apply an aloe vera gel, keeping this […]

Experiencing pain at work?

Injury prevention in the workplace should not be an accident. Your job can take up a large portion of your day, and therefore your everyday life. Equally, success and happiness at work, can be measured by the comfort and optimism you experience daily in your chosen professions. Situations where physical pain or discomfort occur at […]