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Keeping active this winter

2 July 2018 – It’s not always easy to stay active in the cooler months, but winter time is precisely when we should keep moving. Regular exercise is good for us. It helps improve circulation, ease aching joints and relieve cold and numb legs and feet. It can also help with mobility and balance so it’s easier to get around…

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Ouch! My back hurts. . .

Mesh back support If you suffer from back pain, you’re not alone – around 80% of New Zealanders will experience back pain at some time in their life. Back pain can have a significant impact on day to day life – affecting work and your ability to keep moving and enjoy life with family and friends. Our team at Life…

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Living well with multiple sclerosis

29 May 2017 – Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disorder of the central nervous system, which includes the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. Some common symptoms of MS include fatigue, visual impairment, spasticity – or muscle stiffness – and difficulties swallowing. These symptoms can make completing everyday tasks challenging. Equipment to assist with things like dressing and eating, in…

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Living well with respiratory conditions

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an umbrella term for a range of respiratory conditions including emphysema, chronic asthma and bronchitis. Symptoms include coughing, wheezing, breathlessness and fatigue while carrying out normal, everyday activities. These symptoms can fluctuate in severity depending on the weather or time of day. Mobility support and assistive equipment that make everyday tasks easier can be…

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Treadle for healthy feet

Woman treadling on an Aircycle while talking on the phone 7 November 2016 We’re good at looking after our faces and even our hands, but what about our feet? If something goes wrong with them we can be left immobile! “Treadling on an Aircycle circulation booster is a highly effective way to keep your feet healthy,” says Lynne Taylor, manager…

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Keep safe while staying warm this winter

Winter has well and truly arrived, so if you’ve been thinking about popping the electric blanket back on the bed, now is the time to give it a thorough check to make sure it’s safe to use. Damaged electric blankets can cause an electric shock or even start a fire, so the New Zealand Fire Service recommends having worn blankets…

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