Good joint health requires nutrients

Joint pain and stiffness has become a common part of ageing, with an estimated one in three New Zealanders experiencing osteoarthritis (OA).

Do you really need 8 hours' sleep?

Do you really need 8 hours' sleep?

Maybe we cannot blame late-night TV, endless Internet surfing, midnight snacks, good books, bothersome work deadlines and other distractions of modern life for encroaching on our sleep.

Keep it in mind

Keep it in mind

In Jane Aitken's previous column, she looked at what mindfulness is and how it can be of benefit to us. Here, she quickly recaps before considering how we can make it a part of our everyday life and reap some of the benefits it offers.

Athletes and the pain we go through

Athletes and the pain we go through

With a new appreciation of exercise and its benefits, Christine O'Connor is put though her paces. 

Food for dry skin

Food for dry skin

Dee has decided to kick off reader's questions with one she is often asked about: what can be done about skin becoming very dry in winter.

First-born women more likely to be obese: study

First-born women more likely to be obese: study

First-born women are 40 per cent more likely to be obese than their younger sisters, according a study led by a Kiwi academic.

New eating disorder emerging

New eating disorder emerging

Low-self esteem, poor body image and a perception of not meeting the modern ideal of masculinity are driving more men to consume over-the-counter body-building supplements, constituting what researchers believe is an emerging eating disorder.

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.

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