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Health & Wellbeing
February 02, 2024
With summer in full swing and the school year starting soon, autumn will be here before we know it. Whether you are enjoying the last days of the warm weather or getting ready for the cooler months ahead, staying well over summer should still be top on the priority list. This month we share our top products to have on hand to help you live life well this summer.
This month we share our top products to have on hand to help you live life well this summer.
Accidents happen, and when they do it pays to be prepared. Having a good-quality, well-stocked First Aid Kit on hand can ensure you’ve got the essential items to help you deal with an accident or injury whether you are at home, in the car, or on the boat.
1. Where will the kit primarily be used?
Is the kit for use at home, or for use on a 7-day hike? Where you plan on taking the kit, and the proximity to medical help, if required, should influence what supplies are included.
2. Does the kit need to be protected from the elements?
A kit within a soft bag may be more suited to the home or car, while a hard container would be best suited for a boat.
3. What does the kit need to contain?
Not all kits are created equal, and it’s important to look at the contents of the kit to ensure that you will have all the products that you need on hand if an accident or injury was to occur. A basic kit should at the minimum include gloves, basic wound care items such as plasters and bandages, gauze, and antiseptic wipes. Triangular bandages and CPR Face Shields are also important additions.
Your skin isn’t immune to the effects of the summer, whether it be from salt water or the sun. With the warmer weather increasing the water lost from our bodies, this can often reflect in our skin – leading to dry, irritated, and red skin.
The change in season is a good time to re-assess your skincare essentials, including making sure you are using good-quality products that include SPF where appropriate. Dry-skin relief is also great for skin that has been exposed to the sun to soothe any irritation.
Indulge in post-sun relaxation with our carefully selected products, offering the perfect companionship after a day under the sun's rays. Experience the luxury of an intensive yet lightweight lip treatment that deeply nourishes and hydrates your lips while you sleep. Let the soothing formula work its magic, providing your lips with the care they deserve after exposure to the sun.
Additionally, embrace natural relief with our versatile Kiwi Wheat Bag. Warm it in the microwave for a comforting heat pack or chill it in the freezer to enjoy a cooling sensation as a cold pack. This nature-inspired remedy is your go-to solution for soothing any discomfort and enhancing your relaxation post-sun exposure.
Got caught out not drinking enough during a day in the sun, or drinking TOO much at your work Christmas Party (we’re not here to judge)?
Staying hydrated at any time of the year, no matter the activity is an essential part of wellbeing, not only keeping your organs functioning as they should but assisting with all important energy production (and recovery after a night out).
Whether it’s New Zealand’s famous windy coastal roads or a day out on the boat, motion sickness is an uncomfortable sensation that can put a damper on any holiday.
Research has shown acupressure bands can provide drug-free effective relief from the feelings of travel and motion sickness, by providing light pressure on the “P6” point between the two central tendons near the wrist.
Ginger has also long been used in Chinese medicine as a natural way of soothing upset stomachs, by stimulating the production of digestive juices and neutralizing stomach acids.
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.
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.
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.