Health and Wellbeing
Critically, protein levels are lacking in the diets of 1 billion people on the planet, and more than 5 billion people lack sufficient calcium, iron, and vitamin E in their diets.
Agri-Women’s Development Trust and partners present a programme of events and tools to boost rural wellbeing.
Dedicated number provides access to diagnosis, advice and referral.
Draft plan for the Total Diet Study released for consultation.
Health and wellness facility planned for a vacant site next to Amberley shopping centre.
Safer Farms will explore ways to protect farm workers from psychosocial harm.
Patients at rural hospitals experienced delays in receiving an angiography, national study of 26,000 cases found.
Farmstrong organises night of comedy for region that’s done it tough this year.
Dame Lynda teams up with Fish & Game to get Kiwis hunting and fishing.
Rural wellbeing programme chosen for co-op’s annual drive.
China’s Tus-Holdings signs memorandum of understanding.
A rural professional shares why she decided to quit drinking and how it changed her life.
Focusing on daily habits helps manage pressure when the going gets tough, says Farmstrong ambassador Sam Whitelock.
Nutritionist, personal trainer and farmer makes room for wellness.
Alone among farmers and growers, horticulturalists are feeling better about their operations.
New campervan ready to take life-saving breast awareness to remotest parts of the country.
The financial pressures of rising costs and interest rates, and the depressing milk price forecast, can be devastating enough – particularly for those farmers carrying high debt.
Kara Boyes always had a keen interest in traditional healing practices, which led her to study rongoa.
Memorandum of understanding signed to support young rural people.
Richard McIntyre says he’s proud to introduce himself as a dairy farmer when he meets new people. But his Twitter feed notes he’s a husband and father first “because it’s easy to forget that".
It’s Mental Health Awareness Week, and these simple actions are proved to help.
A keen sharemilking couple are taking a punt on changing to once-a-day milking for the full season for the sake of their team’s quality of life.
Steve Wyn-Harris returns briefly to the Ridge to give warning about a wet-season lambing hazard that recently caught him with his gloves off.
A travelling shearer gets candid hoping to normalise talking about one’s health struggles and to emphasise why it’s important to listen to your body.
With a quarter-century under its belt, charity drive auctions off more than 300 donated sheep.
Star shearer and rugby great help showcase the benefits of iron in diet.
The annual prostate cancer campaign each September was of no more than passing interest to Farmers Weekly deputy editor Craig Page – until he received his diagnosis.
Rollout to ag first-years shown to significantly benefit mental wellbeing of young participants.
New equity agreements exclude those working in community and primary facilities.
Hawke’s Bay sheep and beef farmer Patrick Crawshaw shares how he’s dealt with the aftermath of Gabrielle.
Dairy farmers have been sharing with Farmstrong how they use the Five Ways. Here are a few examples to get you thinking.
The fruit may contain helpful compounds that may help reverse pre-diabetes symptoms including elevated blood sugar.
When floodwaters recede leaving farmers staring down the barrel of costly repairs to their land and infrastructure, it can seem overwhelming, but financial assistance is at hand.
A good work-life balance is one of the metrics this farming business measures itself by.
How you react to challenges has a huge impact on how well you manage the ups and downs of farming.
‘Vision is for all people living in rural communities to live long and healthy lives’.
The busy calving period is a time when farmers often suffer from strains and sprains but DairyNZ and ACC are working on innovations to help minimise these.