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Do I Really Need To Walk 10,000 Steps A Day?

How often have you been told you should be walking 10,000 steps per day, in order to be fit and healthy? For those of us juggling kids, work, home and other commitments, or maybe just getting a bit older and less able to get out and about as much – it can seem an impossible

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Blood Pressure Monitor NZ For Home: Avoid A Silent Killer!

Many ask – what is the value of buying and having a Blood Pressure Monitor NZ at home? Similarly, why should we worry about our blood pressure at all? Often called the “silent killer”, high blood pressure affects many people who don’t know they have it. High blood pressure may often have no symptoms, but

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How Much Water Should I Drink In A Day NZ?

Have you often wondered: how much water should I drink in a day, and been told it should be 8 glasses/2 litres at least? But is that actually true, and what is the basis for it? Do I need 8 glasses of water a day? In 2007 the peer reviewed British Medical Journal included the:

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Stroke NZ: What Are The 5 Warning Signs Of A Stroke?

You have probably come across the term stroke before, but what is the main cause of stroke, and what are the 5 warning signs of a stroke? What is a stroke? A stroke is a medical event that impacts over 9,000 Kiwis every year, or around 25 every day, but what exactly is it and

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Weight Loss NZ: How Can I Lose Weight Fast?

Get together with a few friends and what seems to be a common topic of discussion for many – how can I lose weight fast! In New Zealand one in three adults, and one in ten children, suffer from obesity. This topic is extremely important as obesity increases the risk of multiple diseases. These can

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36,000 Kiwis Told By Pharmac To Change Their Blood Pressure Medicine

The supply of a common blood pressure medicine, Accuretic (quinapril and hydrochlorothiazide), is about to be disrupted nationwide after it was found to contain a carcinogen. An urgent notice was filed today by Pharmac advising the following. Urgent Pharmac Notice – Accuretic Supply Issue Accuretic (quinapril and hydrochlorothiazide) tablets: Accuretic supply in New Zealand is

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High Blood Pressure – Blood Pressure Monitor for Home Use

Over a quarter of adults have high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, and this figure is rising. High blood pressure can lead to heart disease – the leading cause of death in New Zealand. High blood pressure also increases the risk of kidney disease, blindness and triples the risk of stroke. What is a high blood pressure? The New Zealand Heart

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Gout Causes: How To Get The Best Health Outcomes

When people think they may have gout, they will generally ask themselves – what is the leading cause of gout, and the image of burning pain in the joints will usually cross their minds! Gout is a common disease that affects a large proportion of the population, and New Zealand has one of the highest

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Walk to Improve Your Health

Walking is cheap, simple to do, and will improve your health. “If you are in a bad mood, go for a walk. If you are still in a bad mood, go for another walk.” Hippocrates How can walking improve my health? A regular walk, briskly if you can, will help: Improve heart fitness Strengthen bones

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