Short bursts of exercise good for the brain

Short intensive bouts of exercise have similar beneficial effects on the brain as longer workouts, according to new research from the University of Auckland. Dr David Moreau from the University’s School of Psychology carried out...

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Is it possible to have a healthy BBQ?

While BBQ season may seem a long way off, preparation is key to achieve a safe BBQ.  It is also timely to bring up memories of warmer days with the recent cold snap.  The...

Moodfood and mindfood

Jody Hopkinson looks at the foods that affect the way we think and feel.

Superwomen need supplements too

Jude Barback talks to American Ninja Warrior finalist and Spartan Race champion Rose Wetzel about how we can each live our fullest life.

Bouncing back after baby

Nutritionist and new mum Kate Walker says good nutrition and exercise is vital for the physical, emotional and mental health of mothers with young babies.

‘Happy Meal’ healthcare: 200 drive-through mobile medical clinics by 2020

Hundreds of drive-through mobile medical clinics are planned by 2020 in an ambitious bid to make healthcare "as accessible as Uber". It's the goal of Auckland University of Technology Māori entrepreneur in residence and founder...

Is New Zealand’s food system unsustainable?

Calls for action to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals highlight food as the single strongest lever to optimise health and environmental sustainability. Associate Professor Carol Wham from the Massey University’s School of Sport,...

Waking up to the importance of sleep

Sleep is an essential component to overall health, yet its importance is only highlighted when it is lacking. CanSleep’s Dr Michael Hlavac said sleep was vital to wellbeing and health. “There are three ‘cornerstones’ of health....

Dietician explains: What cutting out sugar will do for your body

A dietician has revealed how cutting out sugar, which can cause a drug-like addiction, could boost your health and performance in the gym and at work. Dr Samantha Coogan, president of the Nevada Academy of...

Research shows a simple trick to help you get more sleep

If you struggle to get a decent kip each night, you're not alone. Struggle to get quality shut eye at night can lead to low productivity, damage to mental health and unsafe behaviour — such...


More than just a ‘pill for every ill’

Dr Tracy Chandler (a.k.a. Dr Wellness) says we need to move beyond the current ‘pill for every ill’ model of general practice to a more patient-centred integrative approach.


“There for me every step of the way”

“Lucky” is not an adjective many people would choose after going through what Barbara Bew experienced.  Yet despite enduring a terrifying domestic assault after...