Living Healthy

People who waste time waiting for a slow computer run the risk of being drained, stressed, and less likely to engage in a healthy lifestyle, researchers say. “A slow computer is not only wasting valuable time that could be put towards improved health, but it is also a source of

Recently esquire.com published an extract from Dana Adam Shapiro’s You Can Be Right (Or You Can Be Married), which includes an interview with 98-year-old Pauline who, after three marriages (and an affair), has this to share: 1. “First of all, you have to be sexually compatible. That’s very important. If

A loving touch or a reassuring caress may be much more than an indicator of love and affection; a new study in the journal Frontiers of Psychology suggests that receiving this kind of touch could help to increase a sense of self. The study, conducted by researchers from University College

Here are some healthy eating tips from Johannesburg registered dietician Lila Bruk of Lila Bruk & Associates (lilabruk.co.za): It’s too hot for heavy, stodgy meals, so keep to lighter meals, such as salads and fish braais. Keep your eating in check by pacing yourself over the Christmas period and having

Feeling anxious? A new study published in the Journal JAMA Internal Medicine has found that dedicating an hour to meditation improves anxiety and depression symptoms. “A lot of people use meditation, but it’s not a practice considered part of mainstream medical therapy for anything,” said lead researcher Madhav Goyal, M.D., M.P.H.,

For a long time smoking has been associated with diseases and reducing the health of smokers in general, however new research, published in The FASEB Journal, suggests that smoking can negatively affect sleep. The study aimed to show that smoking leads to changes that ultimately affect functioning of the lung’s circadian

Keeping your body free of toxins can go a long way to maintaining a healthy life.  After a festive holiday season of over-indulgence a detox is a good way to start the year eating clean. Here’s what you need to know: “Detoxing quite literally means ‘getting rid of toxins’. It’s

Age-related fat storage may make losing weight more of a biological issue than purely a motivational one, a new study suggests. Good fat vs bad fat, which of yours is winning? According to the study, the “good” fat (brown) located behind our necks and shoulders, which burns the “bad” fat

Selena Gomez is suffering from Lupus, an autoimmune disease that attacks your tissues and organs, leaving you tired, depressed and achy, according to the website Podust.com. The 21-year old singer has been battling the condition for several years, “Selena has been going full throttle the past few years and her Lupus is

Top 8 foods that detox your body: To boost your body’s cleansing systems, Megan Bosman, a Cape Town based nutritional therapist advises that you think “clean eating” – a good amount of fresh fruit and vegetables which are high in fibre, antioxidants and phytochemicals help to cleanse your body and boost