Wellbeing

A warm bath before bedtime helps you sleep better – study

On World Bath Day, here’s another good reason to run yourself a warm bath at the end of the day.

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Spending time near the ocean benefits mental wellbeing

An increasing number of studies are finding that time spent by the ocean is beneficial to mental health.

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The world’s top five wellness festivals

The words “wellness” and “festival” may not seem to go together at first glance, but these gigantic global wellness gigs are worth checking out.

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Cats have more attachment to humans than previously thought – study

New research says we’ve underestimated our feline friends all along, so what makes them so emotionally attached to us?

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It’s Only Natural

Indulging in Melissa Allen Mood Essentials may be just what your mind & body needs. It’s Only Natural Happiness never […]

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Four vitamin supplements to take – and which to ditch

Some vitamin supplements offer questionable health benefits, so which ones are really worth the money, and which ones are better left on the shelf?

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Alexithymia: the thief of feelings – what is it and how can you spot it?

If you struggle to find words for your feelings, you may be one of the 13% who suffers from the mysterious alexithymia. Here’s how you can spot it.

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Mighty Magnesium: The healing properties of a magical mineral

Feeling under the weather? You may need a boost of magnesium. Here’s why.

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Emma Thompson Shares Her Tips for Better Mental Health

She’s known for her cheery, upbeat demeanour. But Emma Thompson reminds us no one is immune to mental illness.

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The one simple breathing exercise to use in stressful situations

Here’s the one simple breathing exercise you’ll ever need. Try it the next time you’re feeling stressed, going for an interview or speaking in public.

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Ethics on social media – team sport or blood sport?

It may be right to call out something offensive you see on social media, but how do you avoid going off the deep end? Here are some tips to prevent ethical discussions from getting out of hand.

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‘Close to breakdown’: Prince Harry’s journey with mental health

Prince Harry’s lifelong journey with mental health started without him realising, when he shut away the emotion and grief of his mother Princess Diana’s death until his late 20s. Now, The Duke of Sussex is on a quest to undo that agony by helping others who “suffer silently”.

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Break the ice: Eight health reasons to have a cold shower every day

It might not sound like the most appealing addition to your routine, but there are several surprising health benefits to taking a cold shower every day.

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NZ Mental Health Awareness Week 2019: Everything you need to know

NZ Mental Health Awareness Week starts today. Here’s everything you need to know about getting involved and how you can get something out of the activities, events and resources on offer, no matter how big or small.

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How to become an extrovert: Expert tips on how to say ‘goodbye’ to shy

In our fast-paced, often cutthroat world, where those who speak up loudest are often those who succeed, quieter individuals may find it difficult to thrive and feel happy.

So how do those whose personality is quieter and more withdrawn learn to love living among all the noise? The experts may have an answer.

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The Rise of Nutrichondria

One in four of us admits to self-diagnosing a food allergy or intolerance, but it’s not as harmless as people […]

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126 years of Suffrage: The inspiration of Black Fern Fiao’o Fa’amausili

Rugby player by day, police detective by night, World Cup-winning Black Fern Fiao’o Fa’amausili is known for putting her body on the line in more ways than one – inspiring future generations and protecting her community at the same time.

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Prince Harry and Oprah Winfrey team up for mental health TV series

Prince Harry is teaming up with Oprah Winfrey for a mental health TV series to help those who “silently suffer”.

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Functional training: The only fitness regime you’ll ever need

If running for the bus, lifting a suitcase or bending over leaves you short of breath then you need functional training. Here’s everything you need to know about the most comprehensive type of exercise out there.

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Winter fitness goals: 9 reasons to get moving this week

We get it – it’s wet, wild and windy out there. But here are nine reasons you should get moving this week and give your body and mind a winter pick-me-up.

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I tried… a calming blanket

Calming blankets are being touted as a solution to stress, anxiety and sleepless nights. But do they live up to the hype? Our columnist snuggles down to investigate.

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The health benefits of olive leaf extract

With properties that can kill infection, support immune function and help with inflammation, with the added bonus of being good for heart health too, there are many health benefits of olive leaf extract – possibly the new vitamin C.

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Your weekend health makeover

How to hit refresh on your health this weekend in 5 simple steps.

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Share the happiness

Let your fingers and smiley faces be the springboard to your happiness, as you celebrate the joy of life with an emoji.

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