Tag: health

The power of Potassium!

Do 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…

Type 2 Diabetes – Reducing and Managing Your risk

A 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…

Exploring the health benefits of seaweed

In case you don’t already know much about seaweed, there are four groups of seaweed algae: Green algae (Chlorophyceae) Red algae (Rhodophycae) Blue-green algae (Cyanophyceae) Brown algae (Phaeophyceae) The red, brown and green seaweed types have been studied and suggested to have the health…

The real cost of inactivity

With bills to pay and a range of costs increasing, it’s not unexpected that we have to look at what we spend and limit where we spend it. When the budget comes under scrutiny it is often our recreation and exercise costs or memberships…

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…

How many Kilojoules is your coffee run costing you?

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.