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Better health is a journey. The be. A-Z Guide showcases ingredients, exercises, health advice and remedies to inspire, motivate and help you to feel better every day.

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E is for eye health

Regular eye tests are an important way of maintaining vision and identifying eye problems early.

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I is for influenza

Influenza is a highly contagious virus that produces the classic ‘flu’ symptoms.

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T is for travel advice

With almost 8 million overseas departures last year, Australians are extremely active travellers.

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V is for veggie patch

Where would your winter heart be without the veggie patch?

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Y is for yoga

Originating in India over 5000 years ago, yoga is now commonplace in western society.

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A is for antioxidants

Kate Gudorf explains the best sources of dietary antioxidants and how they can impact your health.

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B is for breath

Apart from keeping us alive, breathing is central to many practices of meditation and mindfulness.

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C is for cycling

Cycling is a great way to experience the fresh air, wildlife, food and landscapes of New Zealand.

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D is for vitamin D

Vitamin D is essential for bone and muscle development and in the prevention of osteoporosis.

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F is for football

The benefits of physical activity and social interaction through sport are well documented.

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G is for geothermal mud

Are there health benefits to be found in certain types of mud?

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H is for herbal remedies

Herbal remedies are fast becoming a popular complement to mainstream healthcare.

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J is for jump for bone health

We explain how good old fashioned jumping is good for your bone health.

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K is for K.I.S.S

Know the important signs and symptoms to detect ovarian cancer.

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L is for lemons & limes

Lemons are found in most backyards and are staples of old fashioned puddings and gin and tonics.

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M is for microbes

Microbes are tiny single-cell organisms numbering 100 trillion and counting.

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N is for nutrition

Nutrition and its link to learning is the focus of a recent research report by The Smith Family.

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O is for obesity

If weight gain continues at current levels by 2025 80% of Australians will be overweight or obese.

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P is for Pinot Noir

In moderation, red wine may decrease heart disease, prevent cancer and strengthen the immune system.

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Q is for quinoa

This ancient seed is certainly the flavour of the month in the culinary world.

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R is for red meat

Red meat may be an excellent source of vitamins and minerals but it must be consumed in moderation.

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U is for undergarments

The winter chills affect many of us during our coldest season.

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W is for working

Working with the community is a way of giving back and enriching the fabric of society.

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S is for salt

An average Australian eats about a teaspoon more salt than recommended for a healthy diet.

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X is for extra exercise

Extra exercise will reduce your health risks, lift your mood and keep you going strong into old age.

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Z is for zingiber

Fresh ginger rhizome is used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat colds flu and digestive upsets

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E is for eye health

The importance of regular eye testing

Read more
Guides

I is for influenza

Influenza is a highly contagious virus that produces the classic ‘flu’ symptoms.

Read more
Guides

T is for travel advice

With almost 8 million overseas departures last year, Australians are extremely active travellers.

Read more
Guides

V is for veggie patch

Where would your winter heart be without the veggie patch?

Read more
Guides

Y is for yoga

Originating in India over 5000 years ago, yoga is now commonplace in western society.

Read more
Guides

A is for antioxidants

Kate Gudorf explains the best sources of dietary antioxidants and how they can impact your health.

Read more
Guides

B is for breath

Apart from keeping us alive, breathing is central to many practices of meditation and mindfulness.

Read more
Guides

C is for cycling

Cycling is a great way to experience the fresh air, wildlife, food and landscapes of New Zealand.

Read more
Guides

D is for vitamin D

Vitamin D is essential for bone and muscle development and in the prevention of osteoporosis.

Read more
Guides

F is for football

The benefits of physical activity and social interaction through sport are well documented.

Read more
Guides

G is for geothermal mud

Are there health benefits to be found in certain types of mud?

Read more
Guides

H is for herbal remedies

Herbal remedies are fast becoming a popular complement to mainstream healthcare.

Read more
Guides

J is for jump for bone health

We explain how good old fashioned jumping is good for your bone health.

Read more
Guides

K is for K.I.S.S

Know the important signs and symptoms to detect ovarian cancer.

Read more
Guides

L is for lemons & limes

Lemons are found in most backyards and are staples of old fashioned puddings and gin and tonics.

Read more
Guides

M is for microbes

Microbes are tiny single-cell organisms numbering 100 trillion and counting.

Read more
Guides

N is for nutrition

Nutrition and its link to learning is the focus of a recent research report by The Smith Family.

Read more
Guides

O is for obesity

If weight gain continues at current levels by 2025 80% of Australians will be overweight or obese.

Read more
Guides

P is for Pinot Noir

In moderation, red wine may decrease heart disease, prevent cancer and strengthen the immune system.

Read more
Guides

Q is for quinoa

This ancient seed is certainly the flavour of the month in the culinary world.

Read more
Guides

R is for red meat

Red meat may be an excellent source of vitamins and minerals but it must be consumed in moderation.

Read more
Guides

U is for undergarments

The winter chills affect many of us during our coldest season.

Read more
Guides

W is for working

Working with the community is a way of giving back and enriching the fabric of society.

Read more
Lifestyle

S is for salt

An average Australian eats about a teaspoon more salt than recommended for a healthy diet.

Read more
Guides

X is for extra exercise

Extra exercise will reduce your health risks, lift your mood and keep you going strong into old age.

Read more
Guides

Z is for zingiber

Fresh ginger rhizome is used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat colds flu and digestive upsets

Read more

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