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Health – Exercise- the holy grail?

Last week a large review was published in the medical journal Molecular Psychiatry (The Serotonin Theory of Depression: A Systematic Umbrella Review Moncrieff J, Cooper...

Health – The benefits of discomfort 

Winter is starting to set in and with it come the inevitable sniffles, colds, ills and chills, but is it inevitable?  Is there more that...

Health – Years of life or life in your years?

There is no question that the global population is ageing. In most developed countries the percentage of the population over the age of 60 years is...

Health – Saying ‘yes’ to risk

As a father to three very active sons, the concept of risk-taking or danger is an almost daily reality.  We live on a lifestyle block...

Health – Holistic approach welcomed

Health and wellbeing, and the different options available to help achieve it, can be a complex and challenging landscape.  In New Zealand, broadly speaking, there...

Health – Star unravelled by twisties

Over the last month I have been getting my fix of inspiration from the Olympics – spending time watching the sports that I love and...

Health – Age – is it just a number?

Humans really are an unusual, diverse and incredible species. I have long been fascinated by this kaleidoscope of individuality – we often see those who...

Health – Taking control

Conversations around health and happiness are common in our industry when we see those who are ‘down and out’ with injury or following surgery.  It...