texting | Longevity LIVE

Texting has become an increasingly popular form of communication, but little is known about how sending text messages can impact our lives.  The findings of a new study, published in the journal PLoS ONE, suggest that texting on your phone while walking can alter your posture and balance. The scientists,

The miracle of technology allows new hope for those who cannot walk By Lynne Gidish  Five years ago when we interviewed Jessica Webster, she was trying to pick up the pieces after being shot in the spine. Refusing to accept being confined to a wheelchair, the writer and artist has

Puma recently launched PumaTrac, a unique running application for your iPhone. Incorporating a user-friendly design with pre-loaded Tictrac technology, PumaTrac analyses how external conditions affect your running performance. By providing these insights into running behaviour, the app is designed to motivate you to get out the door and moving. PumaTrac

In this column  Suzanne Ellis from the Health Products Association of South Africa (HPASA),  discusses what you need to know about anti-aging supplements. Wise up to aging Once upon a time, age was associated with wisdom. Today it’s considered a demon, to be kept at bay at all costs. With

South Africa has arguably the best climate in the world, so why not use that to your advantage? Take your training outside this summer and see how great it makes you look and feel – just be sure to keep your sunscreen handy. Green exercise may be the best way

flavonoids | Longevity LIVE

Eating high levels of flavonoids, including anthocyanins and other compounds found in chocolate, tea and berries, could offer protection from type-2 diabetes, a new study has shown. “Our research looked at the benefits of eating certain sub-groups of flavonoids. We focused on flavones, which are found in herbs and vegetables

lovers | Longevity LIVE

A new survey shows that women go on an average of 16 diets in their life, with most losing 5-7lbs, whereas the average number of lovers is around 8. According to the survey of 1 000 women conducted by the diet firm Forza Supplements, the average diets last just one

James Hill, founder and director of the anschutz Health and Wellness Center at the university of Colorado in Denver, believes that people often struggle with their weight, either losing it or keeping it off, because they have “broken metabolisms”, which is due to long periods of unhealthy eating and lack

Get that fresh-faced, dewy, splashproof look these holidays, whether you are on the beach, at the pool or in the bush, with these great products. Once you have gone through your normal morning cleansing regime, dab (1) Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Multi-targeted BB cream SPF 30 on your face and

exercise | Longevity LIVE

Resistance exercise and lower intensity muscular conditioning exercises are both independently associated with a lower risk of diabetes, findings of a new study, published in the journal PLOS Medicine, reveal. Researchers said the findings held true even after accounting for aerobic activity and many other potential confounding factors. Researchers also