The power of Potassium!

Image result for power of potassium in foodDo you know the amazing role that potassium plays in your body? Potassium is a mineral that helps keep your blood pressure in a healthy range. It can also contribute to  the prevention of heart disease and stroke. An electrolyte is a substance that produces an electrically conducting solution when dissolved in water. Continue reading

Type 2 Diabetes – Reducing and Managing Your risk

Image result for diabetesA diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, or pre-diabetes can be tough. There is much to learn, and management can seem overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Type 2 diabetes is a leading health issue for many New Zealanders, with the latest statistics indicating that over 200, 000 kiwis suffer from the disease; a disease that is preventable (Type 1 diabetes cannot be prevented but it can be managed through a combination of medication, healthy food choices and exercise). Continue reading

Exploring the health benefits of seaweed

In case you don’t already know much about seaweed, there are four groups of seaweed algae:

  1. Green algae (Chlorophyceae)
  2. Red algae (Rhodophycae)
  3. Blue-green algae (Cyanophyceae)
  4. Brown algae (Phaeophyceae)

The red, brown and green seaweed types have been studied and suggested to have the health promoting factors for your health. Here are seven reasons you should consider including seaweed in your diet. Continue reading

Winter sleep in or gym? How to motivate yourself to exercise 

On cold dark mornings the temptation to bury yourself beneath the duvet is strong. Here is some advice to help you be even stronger.
Hit the snooze button or hit the gym? When it’s shiver material beyond the cover it’s all too easy to reach over to turn the alarm off. As Ned Stark predicted, winter has come, but this is no reason for you to put your health on the backburner. Here are seven tips for helping you keep your training on track. Continue reading

How many Kilojoules is your coffee run costing you?

Photo Credit: Australian Fitness Council

New Zealand has an entrenched coffee culture. We are spoilt for choice, with boutique cafes springing up on every corner, and with many of us working long hours and leading busy lives, a morning coffee has become a much needed boost for many. Continue reading