Healthy Living

World Heart Health Day

It’s World Heart Health Day so tune into the healing powers of movement and some form of relaxation as a powerful antidote to stress.

Setting a goal

The biggest thing holding people back from entering a walk or run event is confidence. If this sounds like you, read these tips about setting goals.

Finding Flow

Running used to be a struggle for Rachel. Now it helps her to go into a state of ‘flow’ and to embrace an uplifting-kind of freedom.

Learn to Love Winter

With chilly weather, shorter days and less sunshine, it’s all too easy to get caught up in the ‘winter blues’ mindset. But as far as we’re concerned, winter’s a time to celebrate. Yes, a good fix of summer sunshine can work wonders. But if you embrace them, the winter months can be seriously soul soothing.

Push, Pull…

There’s a time to ‘push your body’ – doing exercise at least twice weekly to get your body moving and blood pumping. But equally important is knowing when to ‘pull back’ – to recover and re-set. With the winter months upon us it is easy for the guilt of deciding to stay inside rather than going for a walk to set in.

Family: the importance of achieving work, life balance

Judging by the results of Cigna’s recently-released 360 Wellbeing Survey, the issue of work/life/family balance is front of mind for a lot of Kiwis. A total of 52 per cent of people surveyed, feel they don’t spend enough time with their families. This is up from 45 per cent the previous year.

Connecting well with your loved ones – the secret to being healthy

At the heart of being healthy is connection, connection, connection… We need to connect to who we really are as individuals: Our values, dreams, what we stand for in this life and live true to a purpose that we believe in and that gives us genuine meaning.

Staying Fit and Eating Right: The Healthy Lifestyle to Reduce Risk of Cancer

Regardless of who you are the idea of one day developing cancer is never a welcome thought. Perhaps you’ve seen someone you love go through the cancer battle, if so you’d know that it’s not something you’d wish upon any one. However, there is more and more evidence to suggest that nutrition and physical fitness could have a huge role to play in preventing some cancers.

Helping others fuels your happiness

Pick a charity and give back to others - with time, or money. There’s a ripple effect with doing this. The charity will be grateful; it will also fuel your happiness.

Healthy, Cheap Meal Ideas for fussy kids

With three kids and two adults sitting down to family meals at my house, I’m mindful to make meals that are not too expensive. A big trick is to buy what's in season. For other helpful hints and recipes read more...

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