Can you hack your health with data?

Idealog + krunch.co

Can you hack your health with data?

Tomek Bielanski, senior analytics consultant at krunch.co, has spent the last two years trying to track, crunch and analyse all the real-time data about himself that he can, in the name of wellness. What has he learned?

Ice, ice baby

A wellness craze is making the rounds in Silicon Valley circles, and it involves hopping into a tub filled with ice and following a particular breathing method created by a Dutch wellness expert called Wim Hof. Thanks to Samsung New Zealand, NZ Retail Magazine deputy editor and young, creative and stressed out professional Courtney Devereux put her body on the line to see if the practice lauded by entrepreneurs, social media influencers and fitness junkies around the world actually does increase mental wellbeing (Spoiler alert: not really, but it does leave you feeling moist and slightly vulnerable).

Raison d’être

A new initiative that offers affordable kitchen space and a mentoring programme is about a whole lot more than helping food and beverage businesses thrive – it’s also about promoting a sustainable food and business ecosystem and encouraging healthier communities. Say hello to The Kitchen Project, a story which we're republishing this as part of our Poverty Week pop-up.