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teens | Longevity LIVE

One-in-10 teens are reporting having an adequate night’s sleep – a concern that researchers are blaming on electronic media use. A new study reveals that teenage boys report spending more than three-and-a-half hours every weekday on screen-based electronic media, and more than four-and-a-half hours per day on weekends, teenage girls

smokers | Longevity LIVE

Despite graphic warnings on packets that ‘cigarettes can kill’, a large proportion of smokers are reportedly more troubled by wrinkles and yellow teeth, a new survey reveals. But the in-depth findings by electronic cigarette brand VIP, found one-in-seven admitted they would be more likely to give up the cigarettes if

running | Longevity LIVE

The rules of multi-stage trail running are presented by the Sports Science Institute of South Africa in conjunction with Peptosport and Runner’s World The complete escape offered by several days of trail running in multi-stage events – is making it one of the fastest growing activities in South Africa. And

children | Longevity LIVE

Whether they are in primary, senior or high school – children are the perfect fodder for food and beverage marketing. Schools, particularly in the USA, are desirable marketing areas for food and beverage companies. The problem is that many of these marketed products are nutritionally poor, according to a study

fitness | Longevity LIVE

Having figured out that men and women exercise to different tunes to help them break through the pain barrier and motivate them, Dr Costas Karageorghis of Brunel University has created the ultimate fitness soundtrack. The playlist is said to be based on the global popularity of tracks together with music

tuckshops | Longevity LIVE

Here’s peek into what your kids are eating from tuckshops, courtesy the Nestlé Tuck-shop Truths Study, conducted by Bateleur Brand Planning in June 2013. The study on tuckshops The study used a sample of 20 private primary schools in the Gauteng area, as well as online interviews with 652 mothers

kids | Longevity LIVE

Couples without children are more satisfied with their relationships than couples with kids, a new study conducted at the Open University in Britain suggests. The study on relationships and kids A study of more than 5000 adults found that childless couples have happier marriages and feel more valued in their

fit | Longevity LIVE

Physical fitness and being fit in your teens can reduce the risk of heart attack later in life. The study on being fit The recent study also revealed that men who are fit, but obese in their teens, run a higher risk of having a heart attack than those who

nutritious | Longevity LIVE

Beating the likes of France and Switzerland, Netherlands is the country with the most nutritious, plentiful and healthy food in the world. Interestingly, United States and Japan failed to make it into the top 20, according to Oxfam’s “Good Enough to Eat” index. “The Netherlands have created a good market

avocado | Longevity LIVE

Research reveals that eating half an avocado at lunchtime can boost feelings of fullness and reduce the temptation to snack between meals. Avocado study The latest study involved 26 healthy but overweight adults. Researchers wanted to see if avocado consumption influences satiety, blood sugar, insulin response and snacking. The findings,