Eating a handful of nuts every day will help prevent premature death as well as stave off a wide variety of diseases, a new study has found.
Modern living and stress seem to go hand in hand and it may be no surprise to you that the effects of stress can have a significant impact on mental wellbeing.
Scientists have disproven the idea that it's okay to scoop up food and eat it within a "safe'' five-second window.
The most popular recreational pursuit in New Zealand, walking offers many benefits. Shane Gilchrist puts one foot in front of the other.
Pursuing her goal of becoming a businesswoman in the highly competitive world of cheese-making has led Frenchwoman Pauline Treillard to Oamaru.
We all have cravings at one time or another, but do we crave the food our bodies need? asks Vincent Ho.
A pill dubbed the female Viagra gives only 'minimal' benefits - and causes tiredness, nausea and dizziness, new analysis has concluded.
Daniel Pfyl, senior lecturer at Otago Polytechnic Food Design Institute, shares some professional techniques to make your cooking easier. This month he takes a look at the raw food movement.
Roxburgh's Bill and Michelle Clarke have been forming metal into art for 20 years. Jono Edwards talks to them about their craft and moving away from forging to contemporary sculpture.
Joint pain and stiffness has become a common part of ageing, with an estimated one in three New Zealanders experiencing osteoarthritis (OA).
When a group of Clutha Valley School parents came up with the idea of doing a community cookbook, they had no idea what they were getting themselves into. Rebecca Fox talks to the team's ''food technician and stylist'', Joanna Jack.
Daniel Pfyl, senior lecturer at Otago Polytechnic's Food Design Institute, shares some professional techniques to make your cooking easier. This month he shows us how to make a chicken stock in a pressure cooker and then do a consommé clarification to make a clear soup.
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.
With a new appreciation of exercise and its benefits, Christine O'Connor is put though her paces.
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.
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 are 40 per cent more likely to be obese than their younger sisters, according a study led by a Kiwi academic.
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.
The first use of New Zealand newborn baby bloodspot cards for research has now been approved. Elspeth McLean, who has been following developments surrounding the 46-year-old national card collection for several years, updates the story.
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.