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Health - a gift of God or something to work for ?

  • May 1, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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"The body is a temple and it is our duty to keep it healthy", says the Yoga tradition, the Buddha and even the bible. How do you keep yourself healthy ? Is fitness important or just well enough functioning ? Do you follow special diets ? Is our health system really a health system or a 'sickness managing' system ? What makes us sick ? How can we prevent it ?                                                                   Our personal health is often a very private subject, maybe because we all know we could do better: eating more healthily, exercising more ...  etc. But information about what is actually helping to stay healthy is often conflicting and confusing. Let's shed some light on it. There are lots of questions that can be asked about Health. Maybe we'll find some answers.

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  • Maureen

    Great discussion.

    May 3, 2014

  • Ziggy

    Here is the info on the talk that is on next Thursday. Hope to see you all there ! ☺

    Good Lives, Healthy Future
    A Greenprint for Health tour
    Central Auckland meeting

    Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 6:00pm Where: 
    Green Party Office, 17 Mercury Lane, Newton
    Green Party Health Spokesperson Kevin Hague is taking the Green Party vision of an active, educated, and healthy society on the road.
    Kevin will be speaking at the meetings about the challenges facing us all in health and healthcare, and positive green solutions, including a focus on preventing illness before it happens. He will be available to meet you in person and answer questions on the Green Party plan.
    Please RSVP for numbers to Ivan Sowry at [masked].
    Any questions about the Good Lives Healthy Futures tour, please contact Kevin Hague's office on[masked] or [masked]

    May 2, 2014

    • Maureen

      Would very much like to be there, however will not be back until Saturday.

      May 3, 2014

  • Wojtek

    I very sorry but after all i"m not gonna be able to make it today...hope someone else will go instead of me!

    May 1, 2014

  • Anita

    Hi guys I am free to join... :-)

    April 30, 2014

  • Monique le R.

    Hello, sorry, new puppy (collected yesterday) has turned the household upside down. Wouldn't be fair on neighbours nor dogs...nor cats, to leave him un-supervised just yet. He has turned my current dog into a crazy nut..or...MORE of a crazy nut and I spent the night on the couch with two dogs play-wrestling on top of me...all night. Have a wonderful time. See you next time maybe :) (keep healthy - get a dog!)

    1 · April 30, 2014

  • Maureen

    Sorry to hear that Peter, it's a testing time. All the best.

    April 27, 2014

  • Peter

    There's an argument for doing the right thing, but there is also a luck of the draw aspect. I've known people who broke every rule and live comfortably into their 80s, and others who did everything right only to be struck down in their 40s.
    Looks like I'll be airborne to Sydney when you meet, family member in their 40s suffered heart attack - case in point.

    April 25, 2014

    • Anita

      Good luck peter.... :-)

      1 · April 27, 2014

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