Guest Posts

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Take a look at different cultures where skincare is not seen as a luxury, but rather an essential part of personal care, and you will notice a few common – and extremely effective – denominators. 1. First, skincare starts off early, and girls who have not yet entered high school

battle ropes | Longevity LIVE

Plyometric exercises are often the best forms of exercise because they provide a full workout. These exercise are used to improve speed and power and as a result they involve fast, dynamic movements that requires you to use a ton of power and energy. While burpees, skipping rope and jumping

hormones | Longevity LIVE

The experts weigh in on how hormones change the skin and what you can do to alleviate distressing symptoms Women experience extreme hormone fluctuations at various stages of their lives, from adolescence, through pregnancy and into menopause. These hormone changes can affect the skin, causing overactive sebaceous glands or a

skincare | Longevity LIVE

You might love all the exciting hustle-and-bustle energy the city has to offer, but your skin? Not so much. Air pollutants in built-up areas can cause premature ageing and dehydrate the skin. The good news is that there are ways to protect your skin and repair some of the damage

skincare | Longevity LIVE

In a world in which many people define their worth by the number of likes they get on their selfies, psoriasis can be a heavy burden for sufferers to bear. Not only does the condition impact their appearance, but it can also cause a great deal of physical and emotional

back pain | Longevity LIVE

Back pain can have a negative effect on all aspects of your life, such as the quality of your sleep and social life. If you experience any form of back pain, it is important to consider the different ways to eliminate it from your life completely – that way you

breast cancer | Longevity LIVE

Of late there has been some debate around radiation as an effective breast cancer treatment for elderly patients. The debate has developed as a result of a study published in January this year that said despite 2004 research that showed that surgery and tamoxifen alone are nearly as effective as when radiation

exercise | Longevity LIVE

Research is increasingly demonstrating the power of social interaction in influencing human behaviour. This is because the way we act is strongly affected by our colleagues, friends and family. “Behavioural research shows that we’re all heavily influenced by the behaviours and characteristics of the company we keep – for example,

makeup | Longevity LIVE

Spectacles are not merely for better vision. The right frame can be a valuable accessory to complete one’s look. Apart from doing vision tests and ensuring patients frames are comfortable and complement their appearance, Mellins i-Style optometrist, Meriek van den Berg regularly advises on different eye makeup and techniques for

successful people | Longevity live

Whenever you hear about a successful person, you also hear about his/her routine. From reading several newspapers to following a healthy diet, accomplished people go through the same motions every day. And their routine almost always includes physical activity, especially in the morning. Did you know that regular exercise has