Category Archives: Health & fitness


A reader has written in with a lot to say about gym memberships. Over the years readers have sent in many tips to keep fit without having to go to a gym: • Walk or bike everywhere! It keeps you fit and saves on the expense of using the car. There are lots of good […]


I brought some plaster from the supermarket 2 weeks ago, only about 30 plasters in the packet. And today I was in the $2 shop and they have a packet of plasters with 2 long strips, so came home and cut them up into normal size strips, and I got 85 plasters. What a good […]

Canny Scot, Christchurch.

Don’t waste money on the expensive creams for piles. What is much more effective and a lot faster acting is ice! Yes a couple of ice cubes inserted while sitting on the loo until they melt will give instant relief from burning and itching and shrink the piles at the same time.

Carolyn, Otorohanga.

Seven of my friends and I have given up smoking by reading this book:  Allen Carr’s Easyway To Stop Smoking.  It worked for all of us, cost a lot less than patch’s or lozenges and we have all been free for over a year.  Some brought the book ($20 approx online) others borrowed it from […]


My number one fitness tip: join a ski club. Once you get involved you can pretty much ski for free and have the best time ever with great people.

Lesleigh, Wainuiomata.

Ever since I was a child, I have used dandelion milk to treat warts. Break the flower off and dab the plants milk onto the wart 3-4 times a day for between 4-5 days. The wart will be gone within 5-7 days (sometimes a bit longer depending on size). Dandelions have so many goodies in […]

Sara, Christchurch.

Ok boys, look away… When it is that time of the month do you ladies waste money time and time again buying disposable sanitary products? Please google ‘mooncup uk’ and you will see an amazing solution. A one time purchase, reusable, clean piece of genius! Also, it is good for our lovely environment. I feel […]