Get moving to lower your risk of chronic disease

Running on a lake

Beyond the well-known benefits of weight management and helping maintain strength, balance, and flexibility, regular exercise can also help reduce the occurrence of a host of chronic diseases, such as diabetes, breast cancer, and heart disease.

One study found that regular physical activity was associated with a risk reduction of 75% for breast cancer, 49% for cardiovascular and heart disease, 35% for diabetes, and 22% for colorectal cancer.[1] For people already suffering from a chronic condition, it’s also important to work up a sweat a few times a week because regular physical activity helps manage symptoms and improves overall health. Here’s how exercise can help in the prevention and management of some of the most common chronic conditions. Diabetes Research has shown that consistent physical activity, along with other healthy lifestyle habits (such as maintaining a healthful diet) can help Read more

Technology: A Concentration Slayer

Our life through a screen and its effects on concentration

Technology is an incredible thing with undeniable benefits for our society. Practically unlimited access to information and real-time news has made the world a smaller place, but many experts believe that technology is also a major concentration killer.

Technology is an incredible thing with undeniable benefits for our society. Practically unlimited access to information and real-time news has made the world a smaller place, but many experts believe that technology is also a major concentration killer. An enormous part of our population conducts many aspects of their life via a screen. We use computers during our “9 to 5” working life, we seek out entertainment via screens in all shapes and sizes; to socialise, to plan a holiday, to learn and sometimes even to find a partner. Web MD defines ADHD as “a chronic condition marked by persistent inattention, hyperactivity, Read more

A phone call that can ease the pain

Musculoskeletal (MSK) injuries are a major burden for New Zealand. Telephone clinical support offers relief for patients, national health systems, employers and insurers.

Musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders are the second highest cause of disability worldwide[i]. In New Zealand, one quarter of adults suffer from an MSK disorder, and they are the leading cause of disability, consuming at least 25% of the country’s annual health costs.[ii] Indeed, a worldwide study found that up to 80% of people suffer from back pain in their lifetime, and 50% of the working population is afflicted by incapacitating back pain at least once a year[iii]. Mobile solutions for an immobile population The demand for face to face MSK consultations has grown and is further increased by a society which is getting Read more