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Spring 2017 #health

Spring has sprung, and with it comes the promise of longer days and - fingers crossed - the start of some sunny weather. Spring is also the season of new beginnings, and if you've been thinking about making some healthy changes you'll find plenty of inspiration in this issue.

Are you struggling with your teen?

Why do our teenagers get so moody? Why are they so lazy? Why do otherwise smart kids do such stupid things? If you’re a parent of a teenager, you...

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Pets are good for health

Ever wondered why cuddling with your cat makes you sleep better? Or why you forget all your worries when your puppy decides to play fetch with you?...

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Be "sun smart" this summer

After a wet and windy spring, we're all excited to finally see the arrival of summer and some warm sunshine! However with summer comes the familia...

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What is nutrition – and why does it m...

It seems like every other week there’s a new diet to try, or new food or nutrient to avoid. So it’s no wonder we’re confused, with many of us throw...

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Hike your way to health

New Zealand is blessed with some of the world’s best and most beautiful walking trails and hikes. Autumn is a great time of year to get out while t...

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Vitamin D – the sunshine vitamin

Summer is here, which means more daylight hours and hopefully plenty more sunshine! Known as the "sunshine vitamin", vitamin D is known to be impo...

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Get “App-y” and healthy for springtime

From Fitbits through to Garmins, it’s becoming increasingly common to see people sporting fitness 'wearables'. Keeping track of how many steps we’v...

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Man up and give prostate cancer the f...

Men’s health comes under the spotlight over the next few months, most notably with the high-profile campaigns "Movember" and "Blue September", the...

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Improving your brain health - with ga...

Reap health benefits and WIN a $100 Mitre 10 gift card Once seen as something for retirement, the art of gardening is going through a bit of a rev...

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