Here are some of the most-asked health questions we at Longevity often receive – answered. 1.What is the best thing I can do for my aging face? Botulinum toxin injectables – most commonly referred to by their trade names Botox and Dysport – are one of the most versatile and effective


A recent study published in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatology found that nearly two-thirds of women aged 50 and over experienced persistent, incident or intermittent knee pain. Orthopaedic surgeon Dr Lipalo Mokete explains that certain factors associated with aging can increase your likelihood of knee dysfunction: Obesity: “When it comes

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Your skin plays an important role in your health, and your beauty. Almost any particles that have direct contact with it can be absorbed through the dermal layers and move into the bloodstream. And we’re exposed to hazardous chemicals daily – whether it’s through air pollution, the food and water

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The face of obesity in South Africa The statistics are alarming. According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of South Africa, the country has the highest obesity rate in sub-Saharan Africa, with up to 70% of women and a third of men classified as overweight or obese. Worse, the problem

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There are two main areas of pelvic health we need to be aware of: pelvic floor health and infections. Pelvic floor (PF) problems are indicated by vaginal pain, abdominal pain or lower-back pain. Briony Devonald is a pelvic floor physiotherapist at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto. “There are many

There are three broad categories of wine in South Africa: conventional wine (almost all of the 600 producers), organic wine (perhaps 20 producers) and biodynamic (BD) wine (three Demeter-certified producers – Reyneke, Waterkloof and Elgin Ridge – and another six that practice BD, but are not certified). What’s your poison?

Older persons who follow the Mediterranean diet may have a lower risk of developing frailty later in their lives, according to the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Those who live on a diet composed mainly of plant-based foods – fresh, nutrient-filled foods – are likely to live longer and

The thyroid regulates the speed and function of your body. Every cell has receptors for thyroidal hormones. They affect our brain chemistry, digestion, heart, reproductive health, fat metabolism, energy levels and our ability to cope with stress. If this gland is under strain, you may experience many possible symptoms, including

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A sedentary lifestyle causes the body to age faster,” shares Blake Dismore, owner of Optimal Fitness. “A sedentary person will have biologically older cells than their more active counterparts. Studies show that those who lead a sedentary life are, on average, eight years older than those who remain active.” Numerous

Neurological disorders are any disorders of the nervous system. A staggering 600+ neurological disorders exist and sadly, for many of them, there are limited treatment options. As we age, our central nervous system undergoes changes. Research has shown that this is one reason why you are more likely to suffer