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We would refer you to the following New Zealand websites: Health Navigator Ministry of Health - Diseases and conditions (Information about the Ministry’s work in relation to diseases and conditions.) Medsafe (Information about medication and medical devices.) Just a thought (New Zealand developed and operated FREE cognitive behavioural therapy online....
Mental fitness Remaining mentally fit is as important as physical fitness and often the two go hand in hand. Factors such as having regular physical exercise; staying well; seeing your doctor when you are unwell and having a good diet all contribute to good mental health. We can also exercise...
Exercise, Get enough sleep, Stay connected with other people, Keep your brain active, Eat a healthy diet, Stop smoking and reduce alcohol, Manage your health conditions and regularly review your medication with your doctor.
Having good teeth as you age not only means you look better, can smile freely but you probably chew and enjoy your food more too. The dental health of older people has attracted more attention these days as the potential impact of poor oral health on our general health is...
Our eyes and ears can be indicators of our health and may be more implicated in wider health issues that was previously thought. Hearing Good hearing has a far greater impact on our health than has previously been understood. Research suggests a link between hearing loss and mental decline and...
A car that runs well, is looked after. So too with us; how we function depends on the maintenance of the vehicle that carries us along. While our genetic makeup and our past lifestyle plays a part, there is a lot that can be done to not only maintain our...
There are many schools of thought on this subject. We offer two for your consideration. For the majority of us we experience some cognitive decline as we get older and surprisingly this often starts in our 20s. A smaller number of people appear to have some protective features that prevent...
Socialising improves our mood, our mental health, and indirectly our physical health. On those counts alone it’s worth it. Perhaps you’ve lost a partner, or friend who used to accompany you or who you used to meet up with. Just getting out gives you yet unknown opportunities that you wouldn’t...