Gisèle Wertheim Aymes

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Gisèle is the owner of the Longevity and a self-proclaimed health hedonist. When she is not in a yoga class, or in the outdoors, preferably by an ocean. Gisèle is passionate about health and sharing information. You can follow her @giselewaymes on Twitter and Instagram or read her Linked-In profile for full bio details https://www.linkedin.com/in/gisle-wertheim-ayms-04632212

Get your fix from exercise

We all know that running improves aerobic fitness and is a great way to help improve cardiovascular health. Plus, it burns calories and can build strength. But did you know that running can also boost your brain health, improve memory and even counteract brain shrinkage as you age? By the

ban | Longevity LIVE

The UK government is proposing an ambitious ban on selling energy drinks to kids and will target other calorie dense, nutrient poor food buying behavior.  Their goal is to halve childhood obesity by 2030. Research confirms that energy drinks are being consumed by 25% of six to nine-year-olds. The figures

plastic | Longevity Live

Plastic trash can take up to 1000 years to decompose in landfills.  It is quickly becoming one of our biggest environmental issues and is not slowing down. According to a study published in the Science Advances journal, 8,3 billion tons is the accumulative number for all the plastic that has

Burmese | Longevity LIVE

Burmese tofu is a soy-free daily staple food that brings together the classic tofu texture with a nutty chickpea flavor. It’s healthy, high in protein, and makes a delicious, filling meal when complemented with vegetables and sauces. The traditional Burmese way is tossed in a salad, as the smoothness of

suicides

News of the suicides of fashion designer Kate Spade on June 4th, followed by popular celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain on June 8th shocked many. And in the same week, the CDC released research that shows suicide rates are rising at an alarming rate. Why These Suicides? Kate Spade’s husband Andy

shan | Longevity LIVE

We ate a good deal of Shan noodles en route to and while we were staying at Inle Lake in Myanmar. It’s a popular dish, not only among the locals in the Land of the Golden Pagodas. You can also find variants of this dish all over Southeast Asia. Shan

Opioid substitution with cannabis

Zimbabwe has just become the second country in Africa to legalize the cultivation of cannabis. Lesotho legalized the cultivation of the plant in 2016.  Over the past decade several countries around the world including Canada, United States of America, Portugal, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Uruguay, Spain among others have also legalized

stress | Longevity LIVE

A newly released report published in The Lancet suggests it’s time to sober up when it comes to drinking alcohol. The lead author of this study, which was part funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) Dr. Angela Wood explained “The key message of this research for public health is

sun and sea | Longevity LIVE

While your chosen sunscreen brand probably does a fairly good job at protecting your skin from the harmful effects of the sun, it may well be toxic to the environment. Indeed, key public officers in Hawaii have spent the better part of 2017 debating and lobbying for a ban on

saunas | Longevity LIVE

I have been using saunas for as long as I can remember – whether it is at the gym, in a spa, in a hotel while traveling or even during a hot yoga class. Saunas are not a new phenomenon, and their use has been well documented over time across