Award for the best overall diet goes to . . .

Award for the best overall diet goes to . . .

The DASH diet, rich in vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy, has been named the best overall diet for the fifth consecutive year, outpacing Weight Watchers and the Mediterranean diet, US News & World Report said.

Standup desks coax office workers to their feet

Standup desks coax office workers to their feet

Advocates of workplace wellness initiatives are hoping 2015 will be the year that standup desks, historically favored by great minds from Leonardo da Vinci to Virginia Woolf, will reconfigure the modern cubicle.

Thinking Allowed: Play up and play the game

Thinking Allowed: Play up and play the game

My granddad taught me how to bowl. A cricket ball, of course; for him there was no other sport. I remember standing in the back garden, the smell of cardigan wafting from behind me, his big hands over mine.

Set your goals and work towards them

When making change, some building blocks can help.

Nobel discovery opens window onto Alzheimer's disease

Nobel discovery opens window onto Alzheimer's disease

The discovery of cells in the brain that act as the body's internal global positioning system, which won three scientists the Nobel Prize for medicine on Monday, opens an intriguing new window onto dementia.

Mindfulness is the new black

Mindfulness is the new black

Mindfulness is the new black and you too can wear it.

It's game on to improve wellbeing

It's game on to improve wellbeing

 

Getting in the game this month could lift your feeling of wellbeing, according to the Mental Health Foundation. 

Antibiotics 'link to child obesity'

Children who are given antibiotics in the first two years of their lives are at greater risk of becoming obese in early childhood, a study suggests.

Soft drinks linked to obesity: study

Soft drinks linked to obesity: study

People who consume soft drink are significantly more likely to be overweight and sip more of the sugary beverage than their healthy counterparts, research reveals.

Revealed: the state of our kids' teeth

Revealed: the state of our kids' teeth

More pre-schoolers are being hospitalised with dental disease including severe tooth decay than any other age group, and the rate of admissions in New Zealand for all age groups have grown significantly in the past 20 years.

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