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Loving touch | Longevity LIVE

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

life | Longevity LIVE

The Holy Grail of Eternal Youth is not as elusive as we think. These five experts have made life changes to improve their own lives, and explain how the keys to unlocking and maintaining your best life are right within and around you. Healthy life changes – as tested by

healthy eating | Longevity LIVE

Here are some healthy eating tips from Johannesburg registered dietician Lila Bruk of Lila Bruk & Associates healthy eating tips In the summer when it’s too hot for heavy, stodgy meals, keep to lighter meals, such as salads and fish braais. Keep your eating in check by pacing yourself over

Meditate | Longevity LIVE

A new study published in the Journal JAMA Internal Medicine has found that dedicating an hour to meditate can improve 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.,

Cameron Diaz

As part of promoting her new book, The Body Book, Cameron Diaz made a stop at Entertainment Tonight. The 41-year-old confessed to Beth Stern that having experienced with Botox in the past, she didn’t like it. “I’ve tried [Botox] before, where it was like [a] little tiny touch of something. It changed

sleep

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 on sleep The study aimed to show that smoking leads to changes that ultimately affect functioning

body shape | Longevity LIVE

Celebrity personal trainer Matt Roberts suggests that knowing which body shape you are is very important to know before you sign up for a gym membership this year. Roberts breaks down all four body shapes and how to best take care of them. Hourglass body shape Embodied by Myleene Klass, Kate

Rachel Edlich

Rachel and Liz, based in the United States, are the daughters of Dr Richard F Edlich, a world renowned professor of plastic surgery. Their father is their inspiration, and they learnt the science of skincare from an early age. They have recently launched their radical skincare anti-aging range into the

boost | Longevity LIVE

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 the organs involved in detoxing (such as

weekend | Longevity LIVE

Results of a new study, “Slower Eating Speed Lowers Energy Intake in Normal-Weight but Not Overweight/Obese Subjects”, suggests that people who eat slower, consume fewer calories. The study The researchers set out to examine the relationship between eating speed and calorie consumption and concluded that to eat slower could be