Living Healthy

sunlight | Longevity LIVE

Sunlight could help reduce blood pressure levels and lower the risk of heart attack and stroke, a new study has found. The researchers from the Universities of Southampton and Edinburgh examined skin samples from 24 healthy participants. The volunteers were exposed to two sessions of ultraviolet (UVA) light under tanning

PHOTO CREDIT: Gallo Images / Sowetan / James Oatway Former Isidingo star, Lesego Motsepe, passed away this week, leaving the South African soapie industry in mourning. Motsepe, 39, known for her role as Letti in the popular South African soapie, was universally praised as a role model for revealing her

Researchers have found that changing the colour of the plate you eat from could improve your portion control. According to the study, published in the Journal of Consumer Research, the more significant the contrast between the colour of the food on your plate and the colour of the plate itself, the

In what could lead to the creation of new drugs to “treat” aging, a team of researchers at the Tel Aviv University’s Blavatnik School of Computer Science have developed a computer algorithm that can predict which genes can be “turned off” to create anti-aging effect similar to calorie restriction. According to the study

body shape | Longevity LIVE

O is not a size, and luckily, more and more women are being to accept this. According to a poll commissioned by, the number of women aiming for a size zero has been overtaken by women who are tailoring their diet plans to achieve a healthy body shape. The study on

drink | Longevity LIVE

Alcohol can relax you, or give you that boost, when you need it right? So what is the harm? Quite a lot, if that one drink becomes many. A report published in the the prestigious international journal Oral Oncology has found a link between alcohol consumption and cancer of the

Cameron Diaz | Longevity LIVE

Actress Cameron Diaz insists that every little bit of exercise helps, and urges people to make a conscious effort to do physical tasks, even if they can’t make it to the gym. She shared with HELLO! magazine: “Just be active. When I’m in California I run in the hills, but

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

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