Health

When is a COVID mutation a new variant, and when is it a subvariant? And what’s a recombinant?

We’ve all become familiar with virus mutations over the course of the pandemic, and can all probably list off the COVID variants including Alpha, Delta and Omicron....

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Uncovering the genetic causes of fatty liver disease — a growing health concern

How potato milk measures up against other plant-based milk alternatives

NZ Govt reconsidering self-isolation requirements for travellers: Hipkins

How to swap meat for nutritious alternatives – and why it’s a good thing to do

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Kick start 2022 with a confident you

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How do Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) work?

Skin Institute’s new injectable treatment aims to give a smoother look to ageing skin

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Being healthy is a dynamic process because it is always changing. We all have times of good health, times of sickness, and maybe even times of serious illness. As our lifestyles change, so does our level of healthiness.

Those of us who participate in regular physical activity do so partly to improve the current and future level of our health. We strive toward an optimal state of well-being. As our lifestyle improves, our healthiness also improves and we experience less disease and sickness.

When most people are asked what it means to be healthy, they normally respond with the four components of fitness mentioned earlier (cardiorespiratory ability, muscular ability, flexibility, and body composition). Although these components are a critical part of being healthy, they are not the only contributing factors. Physical healthiness is only one aspect of our overall healthiness.

The other components include: social, mental , emotional and spiritual health.