Unification in the Outdoor.

young athletes as brothers in arms

by Claire Sykes The moment you get a group of people close the plastic clips on their sunny yellow life jackets, the dynamic changes and a feeling of unification happens; we are now a team ready to embark something awesome! Dish out a black rubber spray skirt and don’t demonstrate how to put it on….adding … Read moreUnification in the Outdoor.

Brain disorders have a genetic link and can be inherited.

The relationship among psychiatric disorders is very narrow, at least from the molecular level. That is what has been detected by an international research about brain disorders. The genetic variables were analysed in over 800,000 people (both patients and healthy people) from all over the world. The result showed that psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, … Read moreBrain disorders have a genetic link and can be inherited.

Going Soft On Our Self… by Claire Sykes

The ultimate aim to be strong enough to keep up the very passion which got us to the point of wanting to carry on our own personal journey to amelioration. A recent story in my local paper here prompted me to stop and think about sugar. The writer had shared her experience at trying to … Read moreGoing Soft On Our Self… by Claire Sykes

Healthy food goes beyond the label.

Marian Burros, retired New York Times food columnist spoke on 24th of April at a symposium honoring N.Y.U. food researcher Marion Nestle called Marion Nestle and the State of Food: Policy, Media, Education and More. Burros explains that what is changing in people’s eating and shopping habits nowadays is what can dictate improvements in how food is grown and manufactured for … Read moreHealthy food goes beyond the label.

Remember not to tip the scales.  By Claire Sykes

Have you got that work/ life balance sorted yet?… What about the sport/ life balance?? Autumn makes me ponder these things as I prepare for a change in the season; I blame it on the subtle crispness in the air and the lovely stillness (apart from the two recent cyclones which caused havoc all around … Read moreRemember not to tip the scales.  By Claire Sykes

Happy New Year! by Claire Sykes

I have a very special place, which I can go to, anytime… north western Golden Bay…Here nestled in the beautiful podocarp forest teeming with birds, there sits a little wooden bach with a cosy fire. Staying here provides a very simple lifestyle, as there is no Wi-Fi, limited cell phone reception, gas hot water, rainwater … Read moreHappy New Year! by Claire Sykes

More hope of recovery after a stroke, new studies say.

Victims of cerebral venal thrombosis, or cerebral stroke, require the fastest intervention they can get in order to increase their chances of recovery. Thrombectomy, the surgical removal of a thrombus* from a blood vessel, is the normal procedure that a patient has to undergo within six hours after s/he had a stroke. However, two new studies published … Read moreMore hope of recovery after a stroke, new studies say.

Vitality® New Zealand at the Summer Sarau Festival in Upper Moutere

The Summer Sarau Festival & Country Market at Upper Moutere on Sunday, 28 of February was a big success in the community. The heat, delicious foods, cold drinks, as well as arts & crafts brought a good sized crowd to the Moutere Community Centre, where the event took place. And Vitality® New Zealand‘s team made their … Read moreVitality® New Zealand at the Summer Sarau Festival in Upper Moutere

Finding the right balance between Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids in your diet

Both omega-6 and omega-3 are essential fatty acids, that is fats our body cannot producefrom other substances. The balance of these particular fats plays a big role in modulatingcellular inflammation, heart health, and brain function. Anthropological research indicates that ancient hunter-gatherers were free of the moderninflammatory diseases, like heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, that are … Read moreFinding the right balance between Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids in your diet

Health Benefits associated to Anthocyanins Consumption

During the last years increasing consideration has been placed in plants and foods which can contain antioxidant properties. This particular attention in fruits and vegetables is due to multiple reports indicating their effectiveness in the reduction of risks of chronic diseases in humans (Steinberg, 1995; Olsson et al., 2004; Yi et al., 2006; Hassan and Abdel-Aziz, … Read moreHealth Benefits associated to Anthocyanins Consumption