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Can you manage your health, wellness & wellbeing if you do not manage your life?  What happens to your Health when “LIFE” happens? These are the challenging questions that behavioural expert and wellness specialist Karina Reid put to our readers at the Women’s Day event hosted in conjunction with Hyde

Those love handles and jelly belly are aptly referred to as middle-age spread – not only because they affect us as we head towards our middle age, but also because they target the middle of our body. This weight gain affects both men and women, generally in their 40s, and

Food for thought, health and happiness DID YOU KNOW? ACCORDING TO THE EUROPEAN FOOD INFORMATION COUNCIL, RESEARCHERS HAVE FOUND THAT EATING THREE SMALL, BALANCED MEALS, ALONG WITH TWO OR THREE SMALL SNACKS IN BETWEEN, OFFERS MORE PERKS THAN EATING THREE LARGER MEALS A DAY. THE BEST WAY TO MAKE THIS

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Eating probiotics regularly could help lower blood pressure, reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke, researchers have claimed. The live micro-organisms naturally occur in the gut but are also commonly found in yoghurt and dietary supplements, the researchers told the Daily Mail. Researchers at the Griffith Health Institute and

Snacking on peanuts instead of sugary or fatty treats can cut the chances of life-threatening heart problems by around 30%. New research shows a daily serving of nuts can cut the risk of heart disease by nearly a third. It can also reduce the number of deaths from all health-related

What happened to skinned knees and sun-kissed cheeks? These days children can be found tucked away in the confines of their homes playing Playstation, eating junk food and watching more than three hours of TV on a daily basis. The 2014 Health Active Kids Report, sponsored by Discovery Vitality and

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It has been the topic of much dinner conversation and debate recently– Professor Tim Noakes’ challenge of the low-fat, high carbohydrates diet that has been promoted by the United States Department of Agriculture since 1977. Noake’s high-protein, low-carb, high-fat way of life has speedily gained popularity in South Africa and he

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                Many of us love the taste of watermelon, but there is more to this fruit – it boasts some powerful health benefits. According to the USDA, at 46 calories per cup, watermelon offers 20% of your daily intake of vitamin C and

Makeover TV shows makes people paranoid about their weight, suggests a university lecturer, Dr Jayne Raisborough, principal lecturer in the School of Applied Social Science at the University of Brighton. She is asking people to switch off reality TV shows which over-emphasise the issue of weight and promote the idea that

  South Africa is still considered to be one of the heaviest nations in the world. Our rates of obesity are shockingly high. And while many South Africans are seeing the benefits of healthy eating and exercise, fat may be lurking where you least expect it… your drink choices. One