Most professionals agree that there are many health benefits with regular infrared sauna use. From muscle relief to heart health, from stress relief to looking feeling younger using an infrared sauna regularly can improve our quality of life. These days, however, as we are surrounded by many man made products that produce electromagnetic fields (EMF) we may need to think about lowering our exposure. Using a low EMF Infrared sauna can help keep our exposure to a minimum.
What is EMF?
EMF stands for electromagnetic force (or electromotive force). EMF is found in the natural world by sources such as the local build-up of electric charge in
Which juicer should I buy? This is by far our most frequently asked question at Vitality 4 Life, and for good reason! With such an array of cold press juicers available on the market today it is easy to become overwhelmed and confused when trying to decide which juicer is best for you.
With 20+ years' experience in the business, we are here to help you make the best choice when buying a juicer and our range of cold press juicers are regarded as the best in the world!
Cold press juicers retain the enzymes and nutrients of the fruits and vegetables, but how do you know which cold press juicer is best for you? Not just the best juicer on the market, but the best juicer specifically for you, because it depends on your needs - these could be dietary, health, usability and/or functionality requirements.
In New Zealand over 597,000 people take medication for asthma – this includes an estimated 1 in 7 children and 1 in 8 adults with many more suffering from allergies. Asthma and allergy sufferers are constantly in discomfort caused by dust and pet hair and are now looking to water filtration vacuums to rid their homes of allergens. Let's compare the Sirena Vacuum Cleaner to the Rainbow and see which water filtration vacuum is the best.
Why Choose A Water Filtration Vacuum?
Water filtration systems like the Sirena Vacuum Cleaner and Rainbow Vacuum Cleaner succeed where traditional vacuum cleansers fail.
Instead of relying on dust bags to c
Where did Pilates all begin?
Joseph Hubertus Pilates was born in Germany in 1883. As a child, Joe suffered many ailments including asthma so he turned to exercise and athletics to help. He studied various exercise routines and was transfixed with the idea of the classical Greek ideal of man with a balanced mind, body and spirit. Hence Pilates was born.
In 1912 Joe went to the U.K working as a defense instructor at Scotland Yard but at the outbreak of World War I he was interned as an “enemy alien”. Rather than wallow he refined his ideas by training other internees by rigging springs to hospital beds to enable patients to
Well we certainly can’t live without it. We can live without food for up to five weeks but we can only live without water for up to 5 days. In today’s world we cannot be certain exactly what is in the water we drink from the tap, or even the bottled water we buy. Is it pure water? What exactly is in our tap water and is it good for us?
In order to kill off harmful bacteria and other microorganisms to make clean water our drinking water is treated with a large number of chemicals. Along with these chemicals your water can contain toxic metal salts, hormones and pesticides, lead and more.
Chemicals typically found are:
If you can't handle the heat - you don't have to stay out of the infrared sauna
The benefits of regular sauna can seem too good to be true, it is a fountain of youth, you can lose excess weight, balance your hormones, reduce stress, detox, stave of anxiety, depression, memory loss, even Alzheimers, improve your circulation, get better sleep.... the list is endless.
But what's the point if you can't cope with the heat?
How long do you last in a sauna? It's a marathon sometimes just to stay in there sweating and heaving till you nearly pass out then running for the door to the plunge pool. The relatively new game in town is the infrared sauna with more benefits for less the heat. You can even buy a portable one for your own home where you can ditch the swimming
No one else will think of this one, a truly unique gift for pet lovers... make your own healthy dog treats.
We all know someone who loves their dog more than people. If you want to find a unique gift for pet lovers that no one else will think of start here with our food dehydrators. Sound boring? It definitely won't be for them when they are making their own healthy dog treats. Or how about buying one for yourself and giving the treats as a gift! Either way they will love it.
Pet lovers love to know exactly what their doggy treats are made of. With unhealthy treats everywhere at the moment and overseas companies taking over some of our own brands what is in the doggy bag may not be such a treat.
People have been failing at their New Year's Resolutions for 4000 years. What makes me think I could do any better? It's been three days and I have already failed. At least back then the Babylonians were offering their resolutions up to God in the hope of improving the crop. Now we just offer them up to ourselves or our nearest and dearest who have no choice but to listen and nod along. But what do we get in return?
When looking at the top new year's resolutions I mostly notice this.. we have to give up, quit, try harder, be better, look
Are you looking for the next challenge in your fitness journey, or to add variety to your work-out? The VibroSlim Radial 3D now offers you the latest in vibration machine technology - 3d vibration, also known as tri-planar vibration.
This dual motor machine is the newest style of whole body vibration machine to enter the marketplace as it offers 3 vibration modes in 1 machine. Save money as you have the ability to choose from lineal, oscillating, or tri-planar vibrational movements, as the VibroSlim Radial 3D machine has 2 built-in motors with 3 manual modes and 3 pre-set automatic programs. This unique dual-motor machine offers all different users an effective machine where they can choose their mode, so it is extremely versatile.
The latest type of cold press or slow juicer on the market is the 'Whole Slow Juicer', 'Wide Mouth' or 'Whole Apple Juicer'. Its primary selling feature is that it has a wider chute and can therefore juice whole fruits or vegetables without the need for preparation.
While there is only a small range of whole slow juicers on the market today, with the most widely known being the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer B60000, BioChef - the brand and product range developed by Vitality 4 Life - also offers a whole slow juicer named the BioChef Atlas Whole Slow Juicer.
Oscar, one of the very first cold
Compare food dehydrators in New Zealand with our handy Food Dehydrator Comparison table. Below we outline the features and benefits of each dehydrator, making it easier for you to make the right choice.
You can shop and compare our range of BioChef Food Dehydrators here.
With the ever increasing popularity of dehydrating foods at home, it's not uncommon to be presented with a wide range of options from both leading New Zealand and international brands - whether you're shopping online or browsing the shelves in department stores across New Zealand you're sure to come across a variety of brands and styles.
We've found customers are less familiar with the newer square/ rectangular design as they are with the circular style dehydrator with stackable trays. Therefore, we believe it's imperative that we outline the difference between the two to better help you decide which
Compare the leading global brands of horizontal slow juicers: Oscar, Omega and BioChef. Let us help you to compare important details like price, warranty, wattage and more!
Vitality 4 Life have distributed the Oscar Juicers for more than 10 years in the New Zealand. We have always regarded the Oscar Juicers to be the finest in the world, with their high quality parts and superior juice extraction, the Oscar Juicers in our opinion have been previously unrivaled.
BioChef has recently released their latest slow juicer - the BioChef Axis; the very first horizontal style juice extractor from the brand. Fitting with their brand message, the BioChef Axis delivers on value and quality. Significantly cheaper than other horizontal counterparts, the BioChef Axis is also backed by one of the longest warranties of any machine - a testament to the quality of the product.
Let's see how the BioChef Axis compares to Oscar & Omega in terms of features:
Designed for drying a vast array of fruits and vegetables and even activating nuts and seeds; food dehydrators are quickly becoming a household staple across the country as they are simple to use, inexpensive to run and a healthy alternative to store-bought foods.
Commonly used by campers and hikers because of the safe nature of the preservation method, food dehydrators run at very low temperatures and use both air and heat to remove moisture or water content from foods. And as we all know, water is what makes food spoil or go bad, so by using a food dehydrator to remove this moisture or water content, it means that bacteria and mould cannot grow - therefore allowing for an extended shelf life and a very low risk and healthy snack.
Still not convinced? Read on to discover the top ten benefits of owning a food dehydrator.
1. Dehydrated Foods Taste Great
Using a food dehydrator to remove moisture from food items such as fruits, vegetables and meats, creates
Compare leading brands of Vibration machines in New Zealand with our post 'Compare Vibration Machines NZ. A comprehensive guide to which vibration machine you should buy and why. A must-read before purchasing!
In this review we will compare the top advertised vibration machines in New Zealand: VibroSlim Ultra, Ultra Pro, Radial 3D, CardioTech Lifeback 2 and the Hypervibe G10 Mini.
Which Vibration Machine Should I Buy?
I want the best value = VibroSlim
Which is better: juicing or blending? Does one offer more health benefits than the other?
We believe that both juicing and blending are very beneficial, but in different ways. it turns out there’s a lot of confusion about the two, and many people believe they are juicing when in fact they are blending. So, let’s clear things up!
Juicing is a process which extracts water and nutrients from produce and discards all the fiber. Without all the fiber, your digestive system doesn’t have to work as hard to break down the food and absorb the nutrients. Cold Press juicing separates the fiber / Pulp form the produce making the nutrients more readily available to the body in much larger quantities than if you