Tag Archives: Advice

Aged Fitness by Scott Simpson

Aged Fitness Keeping fit and active is an important part of positive ageing. It’s good to see so many seniors are already taking the opportunity to try new things, make new friends, and get involved in all that New Zealand communities have to offer. As MP for the beautiful Coromandel, …

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Functional Fitness by Eliza Chapman

Functional Fitness – What is it? Functional fitness is a reference to fitness training for older adults. It’s all about training your body for life and is helpful as it assists your body to continue to move as it should in everyday life as you age. Essentially it is made …

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Keep an eye out..

I don’t know about you but I feel like I am receiving more and more emails from ‘banks’ which claim to have letters for me to read online. I immediately send these to the trash as I know I don’t back with these banks so they must be spam! How …

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Creating Dementia Friendly Environments

People often ask me – what can we do about dementia? How will the health system manage. With 44 million people already living with dementia and ageing societies worldwide, dementia is truly a global challenge. By 2030, the number of people with dementia is projected to increase to 76 million. …

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Some tips for your heart..

Liam Butler interviews Tony Duncan Chief Executive of the Heart Foundation New Zealand     Question: What are some of the things older New Zealanders can do to reduce the likelihood they, and their whanau, will die earlier due to heart disease? Tony Duncan: Heart disease is New Zealand’s biggest killer, with …

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Asthma NZ

Liam Butler interviews Linda Thompson, Executive Director of Asthma New Zealand   Question: Linda how can older New Zealanders better control Asthma?   Linda Thompson: World Asthma Day is on 5 May and is a good occasion to encourage older asthma patients to seek advice on how they might be able …

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The weather outside may be frightful, but your diet doesn’t have to be..!

Staying Strong Despite the Lessening Sun  As the temperature continues to drop, people become increasingly challenged to maintain a healthy diet. On a chilly day, it’s tempting to curl up on the couch with a bowl of canned (salty!) soup or a big bowl of chocolate pudding.  Salads and steamed …

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