Health


Pet Ownership: 3 Surprising Health Benefits

We all know that owning a pet can be good for us. The unconditional love that’s on offer helps to decrease stress, anxiety and depression. And dog owners in particular are often getting regular exercise which is great for our overall health and wellbeing. However, owning a pet has some additional health benefits that you may not even have been aware of. So read on to find out how your furry friend could be helping you to live a heathier life.
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Is Your Health And Wellbeing Impacting On Your Performance At Work?

It’s Friday morning and you had trouble getting to sleep last night so despite the double shot espresso you’ve just knocked back, you’re struggling to stay focused during the team meeting. Or maybe you were running late this morning and so skipped breakfast before grabbing a pastry from the bakery on the way into work.
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3 Practices for the Overwhelmed, Stressed, Anxious

Many of us feel overwhelmed by all we need to do, and it can be downright stressful. I’d like to share three practices to take you from overwhelmed to just whelmed. You can’t eliminate stress, anxiety or the feeling of being overwhelmed from your life, nor would you want to. However, you can see them as wonderful places to practice some amazing things that will help in all areas of your life.
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Letting Go of Your Distractions

Could you let go of your distractions, or at least learn to? Here’s a list of things you could begin to let go of: Twitter, Reddit, Favourite blogs & websites, News websites (most of the time), YouTube (or other video sites, unless needed), Shopping, buying unneeded items, Reading more than one book at a time, Additional projects, Checking phone often, Checking, mail/messages more than 3x per day
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How To Combat Stress With Exercise

Have you been working long hours? Do you have a demanding job? Are you feeling overloaded? Does it seem as though there are not enough hours in the day? If the answer to any of these questions is yes then chances are you are suffering from stress. The fact is that stress is something we all feel from time to time and a little stress is good for us as it gets as going.
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Stay Safe This Summer With The Outdoor Safety Code

Many of us will be looking forward to getting outside this summer and making the most of all the fantastic opportunities this wonderful country of ours has to offer. But whether you’re planning a half day fishing trip or a five day tramp it’s important that we all stay safe. That’s where the Outdoor Safety Code will help. Devised by outdoor experts, it summarises the key things you need to address to stay safe so you have…
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Health & Fitness: Focus On Progress Not Perfection

Getting ourselves to the gym on a regular basis is hard enough without the demoralising effect the other body beautiful gym goers can have on our morale and self-esteem. Sometimes it can seem that no matter what we do, we’ll never look as good as him or her. Or we may find ourselves thinking I wish I had her legs or …his chest. The truth is though that it’s your progress that counts rather than some notion of perfection.
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Staying Safe In The Sun This Summer

Summer is on its way with the promise of long sunny days spent at the beach or out and about enjoying our great Kiwi landscape. It’s vital though that we stay safe in the sun this summer. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in New Zealand and it’s largely preventable. Keeping ourselves safe in the sun will help to mitigate against the risks of skin cancer. This article provides a useful and timely reminder on how to be sun smart.
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Sick Of Daily Mealtime Battles? Top Tips For Handling Child Fussy Eaters

If you’re a parent then chances are you’ve had some experience of battling with your child to try and get them to eat something they don’t want to. It’s amazing how stubborn they can be and how demoralising is it as a parent. If this sounds like a familiar scenario then don’t despair. In this article we look at ways for handling the fussy eater in your family. With these top tips you’ll find that your child is eating more healthy foods.
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5 Ways Essential Oils Can Improve Your Wellbeing

Essential oils have been around since ancient times. Extracted from the leaves, stems and flowers of plants, essential oils have great healing properties that can improve your overall wellbeing. In fact, for thousands of years now essential oils have been used to do just that. In this article we look at five ways in which essential oils can be used to improve your wellbeing so make sure you use them as part of your wellness regime.
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