Most NZers walk less than 100 metres a day

Walking - it is one of the first big life skills we learn as children but most Kiwi adults do not walk even 100m on an average day, according to a new Ministry of Transport survey.

Why getting enough sleep should be your New Year’s resolution

If you need an alarm to get up in the morning, you're probably not getting enough sleep.

Auckland dentists offering $30k in free dental treatment to homeless

A group of Auckland dentists is hoping to put a smile on the faces of the city's most needy.

‘Wearable nutrition’ sweeps the market but experts are sceptical

Consumer New Zealand is warning people against a wellbeing company touting a "revolutionary wearable nutrition" product that claims to feed supplements through a skin patch.

Is Christmas binge drinking ageing you?

Having a few too many at the office Christmas party can leave you with a throbbing headache, but even after the hangover has cleared up your skin will be still taking the hit.

On mission for women’s health

An educational venture directed at women's health and wellbeing was stirred by Waikanae woman Belinda Falconar's own battle with postnatal depression (PND).

Older Kiwis are heavy drinkers

Drinking alcohol becomes more dangerous in later life, but a new report released today shows that older New Zealanders are drinking more often and in a more harmful manner than older adults in many...

Kyle MacDonald: The real impact of stress

Stress. It's one of those modern buzzwords. We all know what it means, and what it feels like: the clawing in your gut, the tension headaches, the inability to sit still and relax because there is always something to be done, always a problem to be tended to.

Sugar-loaded water and gourmet salts amongst Bad Taste Food Award winners

‘Fat-free’ marshmallows, sugar-flavoured waters and protein-boosted dairy products are all recipients of this year’s Bad Taste Food Awards announced by Consumer NZ today.

Call for new “Smokefree 2025” minister to get on track – and quickly

Quit smoking groups are welcoming Jenny Salesa as the new Minister responsible for tobacco control and calling on her to take ‘urgent’ and ‘courageous’ steps to meet the Smokefree 2025 goal.
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