HEALTH INFO

  • DID YOU KNOW…

    Every 90 minutes one New Zealander dies of heart disease.

    Or that every three hours, one Kiwi dies from a preventable illness

    Or that more than 200,000 Kiwis have trouble breathing because of what’s called COPD?

    In general, New Zealand men live on average four years less than women, and yet still remain much less likely to talk to a GP about their health. Maori and Pacific men have even shorter lives

    And we’re not in great shape really: 6 out of 10 New Zealand males are overweight, nearly one in four of us smoke (again, much higher for Maori men and women) and 40 of us are diagnosed each day as having diabetes.

    We need to take more responsibility for our own health and the health of our mates.

    New Zealand’s biggest killer

    Heart disease is the biggest killer in New Zealand, and accounts for one third of all deaths each year.

    Cardiovascular diseases are the main cause of death, followed by strokes which happen when an artery in the brain is blocked or leaks. Strokes are the largest cause of disability in adults in New Zealand.

    Latest research shows that men are at greater risk of stroke than women, and that more than 170,000 Kiwis live with heart disease every day.

    The New Zealand Heart Foundation has some simple messages for Men’s Health Week:

    • A heart attack is a life-threatening medical emergency. People need to be aware of the symptoms and call 111 immediately;
    • Symptoms can include: chest discomfort lasting 10 minutes or more; pain that spreads to the jaw, shoulders or back; excessive sweating; shortness of breath; and nausea.
    • Anyone who thinks they are having a heart attack should immediately stop what they are doing and call 111 for an ambulance or ask someone to do it for them.
    • Any delay in calling an ambulance can increase the risk of death or permanent damage to the heart. Staunching it out won’t cure you.

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  • Men’s Health Week has finished BUT you can still head to a Unichem / Life Pharmacy and get your FREE Blackmores health check until the end of June!!!
  • It’s a wrap for 2018!
One of the things we take for granted is our continued health! .
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  • It's not too late to take the Accuro What's Your Score? health survey on our website! Link in our bio .
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  • What's for dinner? Did you know that healthy eating and 30 minutes of daily exercise can help prevent some cancers, type 2 diabetes and improve heart health! .
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  • TODAY'S TIPS FROM THE MASTERS: "BE SMART OUTSIDE IN THE SUN"
Cover up when working outdoors in New Zealand’s unforgiving sun. Put suncream on (at least spf 30), and reapply in your breaks. Wear long sleeves and a wide-brimmed hat when the hardhat’s off.
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  • Don't miss @Fieldaysnz this weekend! The ultimate launch platform for agricultural technology and innovation. June 13 - 16, 2018! #fieldays #50yearsoffieldays .
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  • Good morning! It's DAY SIX of Men's Health Week, it’s never too late to check your score!
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  • Time for bed? Did you know our bodies require long periods of sleep in  order to restore and rejuvenate, to grow muscle, repair tissue, and synthesise hormones. .
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