Guest Posts

This is a collection of guest posts. To submit your story, please email editor@longevitymag.co.za. We look forward to hearing from you!
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

polish | Longevity LIVE

You know those beautifully colored nail polish women love to paint on their fingers and tootsies? Many of them are lady killers. While we are taught from a young age that beauty is pain – and anyone who has ever gone through the experience of a Brazilian wax will concur

money | Longevity LIVE

Has your mom ever told you that every woman needs a secret bank account? Some money stashed away to secure your independence or saved for a rainy day? Have you ever rounded off the price of a new dress to the nearest R100? Or sneaked your shopping bags into the

post-pregnancy | Longevity LIVE

43% of new mothers report that they are still experiencing post-pregnancy problems six months after giving birth. Many new mothers are affected by postnatal depression and some find out weeks after birth that their pre-pregnancy body is not coming back fast enough, if at all. But there’s every reason for mothers to

food | Longevity LIVE

One of the biggest longevity tips – supported in study after study – and found in all the famed longevity Blue Zones: eat real, unpackaged, unprocessed food. Basically, if a food has a barcode on it, chances are it’s less good for you than a version that does not. With

dancing | Longevity LIVE

Want to know some good steps to a longer life? Try some tango, hip hop or salsa steps! Turns out the teenagers from Footloose was on to something, marching it up to court in order to un-ban dancing and rock music in their little Midwestern town. Yep, not only is