A fantastic story testament to the fact that people with diabetes can lead long and otherwise healthy lives.
Quitline has launched a range of new online support tools to coincide with this year's World Smokefree Day (Tuesday 31 May).
The tools include an interactive QuitCoach which gives users customised ideas and suggestions tailored to them.
This 13th-19th June 2011 is Men’s Health Week – What's Your Score?
Every hour 2 New Zealand men die of a preventable illness! This Men's Health Week find out what YOUR SCORE is by taking a simple questionaire here. Men's Health Week is about drawing attention to male specific preventable health issues and acknowledging the important contribution men make to our lives - at work, home and in the community.
Men's Health Week 2011 is about all areas of men's health - from lifestyle and wellbeing to areas of physical, mental, emotional and sexual health. But the key is to start taking simple steps today that will ensure our kiwi men are around for their whanau and enjoying a fulfilling life for many years to come. It can be as easy as some daily exercise and a regular yearly check-up with a GP.
I can't believe people still believe that butter is the best acute treatment for burns!
Well done New York - when will we follow sui
Goals from Northlanders Anna Thorpe and Carli Michelsen weren't enough against a full strength Japan side in the NZ Blacsticks Development team' first match of 5.
This 2-4 result certainly bodes well for the next game this Thursday - go the Sticks!
From The Daily Mail
"Researchers have found that how fast a middle-aged man could run a mile could determine their risk of heart attack or stroke over the next 10 years.
They found a 55-year-old man who took 15 minutes to run a mile (1.62km) had a 30 per cent lifetime risk of dying from heart disease.
In contrast, a 55-year-old who could run a mile in eight minutes had a lifetime risk of less than 10 per cent."
My 1.62km time later in the week!
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1388681/Middle-aged-worried-having-heart-attack-A-jogging-test-reveal-risk.html#ixzz1N6sXMNTq
Figures from Statistics NZ show that there are more of us and we are living longer.
All the more reason to strive to regularly exercise to increase the likelihood of adding 'life to our years'!