Health & Wellbeing

Malnutrition Screening – Essential for detecting nutrition problems at an early stage

Author: The Pure Food Co Malnutrition in New Zealand is a real problem, especially in the older population. National studies illustrate malnutrition affects 20 to 50 percent of older adults in the health care setting, and up to 31 percent in the community. It is an issue that is often …

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Time to get your dancing shoes on!

We all know physical activity is good for us – but is one type of physical activity “better” for us than another? Researchers at the German center for Neurodegenerative Diseases compared two fitness routine – dancing and endurance training – over 18 months in volunteers with an average age of …

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Lets get baking!

They say baking soothes the soul. How can it not? There is something so reassuring about the ritual – quietly weighing out ingredients, whisking, beating, folding and kneading. It is not just indulging in the end results – the cake, the biscuits, the scones – that helps to brighten up a …

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Could gardens help improve resident’s mental health?

There is something just inherently good about getting out in nature. This is why green spaces and natural environments within neighbourhoods and residential built are essential for the health and well-being of older adults. Firstly, they can provide older adults with an opportunity to be active physically and socially. Secondly, …

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Keeping your feet healthy

For many people, summertime means wearing summer sandals or jandals. But what if your toes had a fungal nail infection? Yikes! Don’t think you would suffer from it? Think again –  it’s estimated 1 in 4 Kiwis over 60 have suffered from a fungal nail infection in the last 12 …

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