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Wellness Essentials for a Healthier Summer

Health & Wellbeing

Wellness Essentials for a Healthier Summer

Explore our Top 5 picks for Summer 2024! From innovative fitness gear to rejuvenating skincare, we've curated a list to ensure you live life well throughout the season.

Top 5 Health Essentials for School Year 2024

Health & Wellbeing

Top 5 Health Essentials for School Year 2024

Ease into the new school year with our Top 5 Back-to-School Health Product Picks for 2024, specially curated to prioritize your child's health. Ensuring a stress-free start for both kids and parents.

The Essentials of Ear Health for Swimmers

Health & Wellbeing

The Essentials of Ear Health for Swimmers

Swimming can be a great source of relaxation and exercise both outdoors and inside in the pool. However, it can come with some hidden risks to your ear health.

Top Tips for Travelling: Enjoy Adventures in Ease

Health & Wellbeing

Top Tips for Travelling: Enjoy Adventures in Ease

Grab your luggage, it’s time to go! Whether it be cruising, globe-trotting adventures, or a day trip away, travelling is back on the cards for many people. SA

Leg Cramps at Night: Regaining Restful Sleep

Health & Wellbeing

Leg Cramps at Night: Regaining Restful Sleep

Have you ever woken up in the night to painful leg twitches or cramps? These involuntary muscle contractions can ruin sleep quality and leave you feeling sore and tired. So, what are the causes of leg cramps and how can the pain be alleviated?

Embrace Comfort: Mastering Sweat Control

Health & Wellbeing

Embrace Comfort: Mastering Sweat Control

Excessive sweating can be a challenge to get under control. However, by implementing these tips and tricks you’ll be able to embrace comfort and confidently move through your daily life without being hindered by worrying about excess sweat.

Top Tips: Treating a Dry and Itchy Scalp

Health & Wellbeing

Top Tips: Treating a Dry and Itchy Scalp

Many people suffer with scalp problems, leading to dryness, itching, and flaky dandruff. Symptoms can be alleviated by understanding their causes and implementing some practical tips.

5 Top Tips for Treating Acne

Health & Wellbeing

5 Top Tips for Treating Acne

We’ve been there – acne affects millions of people worldwide. It is a skin condition that occurs when hair follicles become clogged by sebum, dead skin cells, and bacteria.

Ask an expert: Your Questions about Defibrillators

Health & Wellbeing

Ask an expert: Your Questions about Defibrillators

Have you got questions about defibrillators? Our expert has answers! Claire Greenwood was a cardiac intensive care nurse for fifteen years and is now USL Medical’s product manager for critical care capital.

Can Your Gut Tell You’re Stressed?

Health & Wellbeing

Can Your Gut Tell You’re Stressed?

While we often associate stress with its impact on our mental health, physical ramifications can extend to many areas of our body. For example, there is a growing understanding that stress influences gastrointestinal (GI) health.

Move Your Butt: empowering men to confront bowel cancer in New Zealand

Health & Wellbeing

Move Your Butt: empowering men to confront bowel cancer in New Zealand

Bowel cancer, the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in New Zealand, poses a significant health risk. However, initiatives like the "Move Your Butt" charity event are making a difference. This remarkable campaign raises awareness and promotes early det

Our top 5 products to recover well this sports season

Sports & Rehab

Our top 5 products to recover well this sports season

Those who partake in regular exercise and activity know that rest and recovery is essential to performance. However, a lot of us don’t take the time to recover properly whether that be not prioritising active recovery post workout or taking a rest day.

Alcohol and the impact it has on your bladder and bowels

Incontinence

Alcohol and the impact it has on your bladder and bowels

While you might be familiar with the health detriments that alcohol can have on your heart, kidney and liver, you may not be aware of how it impacts your bladder and your bowels. Drinking alcohol regularly can cause a whole series of illnesses that affect

Your guide to taping like a pro this sports season  

Sports & Rehab

Your guide to taping like a pro this sports season  

For winter sports enthusiasts, the start of team trials and pre-season training is just around the corner (if not already begun!). Sports tape is a great tool to have on hand to help manage existing injuries, allowing you to get out on the field,

How To Maintain Good Hygiene For Someone You Care For

Incontinence

How To Maintain Good Hygiene For Someone You Care For

As a carer, you already know that it is important to keep your family member or client clean and dry. Not only will this keep them healthier and happier, but it will also help them maintain their dignity at a time when they may feel vulnerable.

6 tips to help you maintain a healthy bladder and bowel this summer

Incontinence

6 tips to help you maintain a healthy bladder and bowel this summer

During the summer months, any pre-existing incontinence issues can be exacerbated in the hot weather. But there are things you can do to help maintain a healthy bladder and bowels. Here are six simple steps you can take this summer.

World Diabetes Day

Health & Wellbeing

World Diabetes Day

November 14th is World Diabetes Day, bringing diabetes to the forefront. The theme for 2021-2023 is “Access to Diabetes Care” - calling on policymakers to increase access to education for those who are affected or have loved ones that are affected by diab

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Health & Wellbeing

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer is one of the third most common cancers in New Zealand, with more than 3,000 women and 25 men diagnosed each year.

Going Blue for Prostate Cancer

Health & Wellbeing

Going Blue for Prostate Cancer

With statistics showing 1 in 8 New Zealand men will be diagnosed with Prostate cancer in their lifetime, it is not difficult to see why it’s important to go blue for Prostate cancer during the month of September.

The common causes of hair loss and how to treat them

Health & Wellbeing

The common causes of hair loss and how to treat them

Hair loss can be an embarrassing issue for both males and females. Research has shown that hair loss can have more than a physical impact and affect people psychologically, resulting in low self-esteem, depression and feelings of unattractiveness.

Why is my skin changing with incontinence?

Incontinence

Why is my skin changing with incontinence?

When you’re struggling with incontinence, good skin care means more than simply cleaning with soap and water. Bladder and bowel leakage can take a major toll on your skin, especially the skin that comes into contact with urine or faeces.

Breastfeeding Awareness Week

Mother & Baby

Breastfeeding Awareness Week

August 1-7th is World Breastfeeding Week, a week to raise awareness about the benefits of breastfeeding and supporting mothers to breastfeed for as long as they choose.

Gender differences in Incontinence pads

Incontinence

Gender differences in Incontinence pads

Did you know that incontinence pads can be designed specifically for women’s body shape and for men? If you were to design a decision tree - and we did - you would put gender at the top as the first decision to make in choosing pads before you get down to

How to prevent dry winter skin

Health & Wellbeing

How to prevent dry winter skin

Have you ever noticed how your skin changes with the seasons? If so, you may have noticed how the cooler months will often make your skin drier and flakier.

Aging in Place

Health & Wellbeing

Aging in Place

Aging can be a distressing process. Suddenly many of the things you used to be able to do with ease becomes more of a challenge, or downright impossible.

Men’s Health Week: How Healthy are you guys?

Health & Wellbeing

Men’s Health Week: How Healthy are you guys?

June 13 – 19th 2022 is Men’s Health Week, an important week to bring awareness to and help men get on top of their biggest asset – their health.

Can stress cause incontinence?

Incontinence

Can stress cause incontinence?

Stress doesn’t just take a toll on your mental wellbeing; it also affects your body. Physical symptoms include headaches, upset stomach, fatigue, insomnia, frequent colds, infections, and even cardiovascular disease.

Essential Sport First Aid Items to Have on the Sideline

Sports & Rehab

Essential Sport First Aid Items to Have on the Sideline

Accidents and injuries on the sports field happen, and when they do it pays to ensure that you are prepared.

New Zealand Rugby Foundation’s new initiative saves Taranaki father’s life

Sports & Rehab

New Zealand Rugby Foundation’s new initiative saves Taranaki father’s life

The lofty goal of the New Zealand Rugby Foundation to have a heart defibrillator on the outside of every rugby club in New Zealand has already saved a life.

Nappy Rash

Mother & Baby

Nappy Rash

Nappy rash is exactly what it sounds like… a rash in the nappy area! Mostly affecting children under the age of 2 if they’re (funnily enough) wearing a nappy, it’s usually caused by irritation from a wet or dirty nappy.

The benefits of cold therapy in sport and injury recovery

Sports & Rehab

The benefits of cold therapy in sport and injury recovery

Cold therapy is a common method used following injury and physical activity to help individuals recover.

The role of massage and muscle recovery products in sport

Sports & Rehab

The role of massage and muscle recovery products in sport

With the winter sports season underway, recovery should be part of your game plan. On this month's blog, we’ve picked out our top three massage products to help you with your post-game or exercise recovery.

Incontinence after prostate surgery

Incontinence

Incontinence after prostate surgery

After prostate surgery, many men suffer from urinary incontinence, at least for a short time. Here's what you can do yourself to relieve the symptoms!

Restless, twitchy legs at night? You’re not alone – and you don’t have to suffer

Health & Wellbeing

Restless, twitchy legs at night? You’re not alone – and you don’t have to suffer

What are some of the things that come to mind when imagining a great night’s sleep? Smooth, luxurious sheets. The cool side of a perfectly plumped pillow. A sense of our body relaxing and letting go of the stress of daily life.

Understanding Ankle Bracing

Sports & Rehab

Understanding Ankle Bracing

The winter sports season is fast approaching, and with it comes recurring and new sprains and strains. One of the most common complaints is ankle sprains.

Sports tape: Your guide to what, where and how

Sports & Rehab

Sports tape: Your guide to what, where and how

April is here and for winter sports enthusiasts it signals the start of team trials and pre-season training. The last two seasons have effectively been cancelled, so it is understandable that a lot of us will be champing at the bit to get back out there.

Winter skin care for loved ones

Health & Wellbeing

Winter skin care for loved ones

Taking care of your skin in winter is important. The skin is the largest organ that we have. Its main function is to protect us, but it becomes visibly affected by the passage of time.

What is the difference between incontinence pads and sanitary pads?

Incontinence

What is the difference between incontinence pads and sanitary pads?

Better protection and more discreet: why specially designed pads should be used for bladder weakness instead of sanitary pads. Check out the advantages

How to dress for exercising when wearing incontinence pads?

Incontinence

How to dress for exercising when wearing incontinence pads?

Having continence problems doesn’t have to mean the end of your exercise routine. The key to preventing embarrassing leaks is planning, and the place to start is your wardrobe.

Does sex make incontinence worse?

Incontinence

Does sex make incontinence worse?

Many people living with incontinence worry about the impact of incontinence on their social life, relationships and sex life. If you have concerns about incontinence in the bedroom, you’re not alone. Here’s how you can continue to enjoy a healthy sex life

Nocturnal Enuresis – how to manage night-time bedwetting

Incontinence

Nocturnal Enuresis – how to manage night-time bedwetting

Wetting the bed at night is something people normally associate with children. But nocturnal enuresis, as it is also known, is more common in adults than you may think. Studies reveal that 1-2% of adults experience nocturnal enuresis.

Natural solutions for incontinence

Incontinence

Natural solutions for incontinence

Is your quality of life affected by urinary incontinence? Medications and surgery are not the only treatments. Studies show that, for many incontinence sufferers, natural interventions can make a big difference in alleviating symptoms.

Is incontinence an inevitable part of aging?

Incontinence

Is incontinence an inevitable part of aging?

Whatever your age, don’t allow incontinence to prevent you from living life to the full.

Putting out the fire: how to stop the burning of skin damage caused by incontinence

Incontinence

Putting out the fire: how to stop the burning of skin damage caused by incontinence

As anyone who has suffered from IAD will tell you, irritated skin exposed to urine is like experiencing a severe burn...

Six healthy practices for incontinence

Incontinence

Six healthy practices for incontinence

Did you know that certain exercises – from pelvic floor exercises to bladder control practice – could help strengthen your muscles and improve incontinence? Here are the top exercises known to...

Food and drink to avoid when living with incontinence

Incontinence

Food and drink to avoid when living with incontinence

A healthy diet is important to maintain bladder and bowel health. As part of a continence management plan you may need to change your lifestyle and pay closer attention to your diet. Here’s a handy guide to figuring out the do's and don'ts.