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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

Incontinence

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.