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The birth of an industry

For the first 40 years of Pakeha settlement, farmers usually kept a few dairy cows. These “housecows” would supply the farmers immediate needs and those of nearby townsfolk. Milk was left to stand overnight , and the cream skimmed from the surface to be churred each day to make butter. Some farmers made their own …

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Forming Healthy Habits

At this time of year, many people have made a new years resolution , or set new goals. Let’s be honest … how many times have these intentions only lasted a few weeks without results made ? Let’s look at some good habits to implement so we can continue the year feeling like progress is …

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Exercise & Fluid

“You are what you eat” is often repeated. The food we eat has an effect on our health throughout our lives. Our diet also includes what we drink , so maybe it could also be said that we are what we drink. Not enough fluid can of course lead to dehydration. It only takes as …

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Ten Reasons to Exercise and Be Physically Active

Feel more energized Burn more calories at rest Improve overall appearance Be able to withstand stress Decrease risk of illness Speed up recovery from injury or surgery Keep focused Build up cardiovascular endurance Improve flexibility Increase lean body mass Feel Energized When we are active, blood vessels that go to your muscles dilate, which causes …

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