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  • This May – Women’s Health Month – we’re urging all women in New Zealand to look after their hearts. Ask your doctor about heart health and take time to reduce your chances of heart disease.

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  • Heart disease is the single biggest killer of women in New Zealand. Each year, over 2800 Kiwi women lose their lives to the condition.

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  • Almost all foods on supermarket shelves have been processed in some way or another. So which heart-healthy foods should you be putting in your shopping trolley?

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  • Many studies have linked poor sleep to an increased risk of heart disease. We look at how sleep and sleep disorders affect your heart health and find out how much sleep is ideal.

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  • Becoming a parent is rewarding but it can also be challenging. There’s a lot to take in and another mouth to feed. We’re here to make things easier with tips to help you and your baby stay healthy and happy.

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  • We’re big fans of the humble freezer. Cooking in bulk and freezing meals not only saves you time – but money too. Freezing food can also give life to food that would otherwise go to waste.

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  • People with heart disease are more likely to have a heart attack immediately after a bout of the flu. With the flu season just around the corner, it’s time to book your influenza vaccination.

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  • 24 January 2019
    Healthy habits for kids

    Before you know it, the kids will be back in school and the holidays will be over. The new school term is fast approaching.

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  • Smoke-free and vape-free is the best option for heart health. If you don’t smoke, don’t start vaping. For people who already smoke tobacco, vaping may be a helpful stepping stone on the road to giving up. The ASH team explain why.

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  • Exercise, eating well and getting enough sleep. We know these things help our hearts, but did you know they help our minds stay healthy too?

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  • School holidays are here! If you’re at home over the holidays, it’s a perfect time to get the kids and grandkids involved the kitchen.

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  • Christmas is a time for celebrating with family and friends – but it can be stressful too. By being prepared for what the festive season brings, we can maintain a good balance in every aspect of our lives.

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