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Eve Williams

Eve Williams
Eve Williams is the Content Developer and Social Media Administration for Eldernet. She is currently studying towards her Masters at the University of Canterbury. She has a passion for learning new things.

The power of veggies

Keeping muscle mass and function is very important as you age. Typically as a muscle ages, it not only diminishes in size and strength, it also loses its aerobic capacity. This impacts on mobility and therefore, the ability to stay independent. The biological role of your muscles goes far beyond mobility. …

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Exercise has no age limit

I was reading an article a few months ago: Over 40 and fitter than ever: a grown-up guide which claimed there is a massive push towards regular exercise by people 50 and above. Although this was a British article the findings are impressive none-the-less. “According to Sport England, the strongest …

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The World Masters Games

With the World Masters Games being held in Auckland from the 21st to the 30th of April, I thought it would be a good chance to focus on health related topics on the gazette this month. For those who do not know the World Masters Games is the world’s largest …

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Technology meets animal therapy

Animals have a positive effect on us (which is probably why we enjoy watching cat videos so much). Turns out that apart from giving us the giggles or the warm and fuzzies having a pet may improve your overall physical and mental health. According to the US’s National Centre for …

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Are Robots taking over?

We all know that technology has come leaps and bounds over the last few decades. It was 10 years ago, that Apple first released their iPhone to the public. Now pretty much every second person has one. The same with computers – not long ago was it an unaffordable luxury …

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Neighbours Day Aotearoa

Neighbours Day Aotearoa wants to help you turn your street into a neighbourhood. This weekend join in New Zealand’s biggest celebration of neighbourliness on 25-26 March 2017. What a great way to feel more connected, safe and make new friends. Everyone should get involved! Head to neighboursday.org.nz to get some …

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Regaining your mobility

There are a massive variety of mobility products available these days. It seems like every aspect of one’s life has been considered to help allow people with varying degrees of limited mobility to remain independent and improve their overall quality of life. Almost the first thing people think of when …

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Tracking movements

For many, having a GPS tracker tracking your every movements would feel like a loss of independence and a major invasion of privacy. I mean, it could mean that people could find out you were doing something you shouldn’t have, like going through the drive through instead of going to …

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