Stroke | Longevity Live

Thanks to amazing medical advances, more people than ever are surviving strokes – the blood clots and leaks that block blood flow to parts of the brain. A new study finds that a stroke ages your brain by eight years. Scientists from the  University of Michigan compared memory and thinking-speed tests

Cholesterol | Longevity Live

‘Bad cholesterol’ is not bad after all. In fact quite the opposite. The fifty-year old theory that high cholesterol causes heart disease has recently been thrown out. A group of scientists studied over 68,000 elderly people only to find shocking results. ‘Bad cholesterol’ might actually help us live longer. Science Says

belly fat | Longevity LIVE

Track your measurements not your weight. The idea around this explains fitness expert Dorian Cabral, is to change your mindset and take the focus away from how much weight you have to lose, rather looking at improving your overall health. “Comprehensive heath assessments are a necessity for knowing your health

eggs and diabetes

A new study, published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, has shown that, contrary to popular belief, eating eggs actually lowers the risk of diabetes. “The diabetes tsunami is here. And we in South Africa are in trouble.” Says Dr Larry Distiller, founder and managing director of the Centre for

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The Well Up Challenge – a journey to weight loss and wellness:  Over the past year Longevity hosted a weight loss and wellness challenge which aimed to improve the overall wellness of a group of overweight candidates over a nine month period. Our panel of experts provided advice and support

For better health and vitalty, Dr.Vash Mungal-Singh, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa recommends that you know your numbers. “High blood pressure and high cholesterol are known as ‘silent killers’, as they usually don’t present with any symptoms, so it’s important to know your numbers

Avo season is upon us and it’s a great time to get to know this “winter” fruit a little better. According to the home of the South African Avocado Growers Association,, Avos are high in dietary fibre, a source of panthothenic acid, almost completely free of sodium, and are

Chickpea, coriander and chicken salad recipe Serves 1 ❚ 1/3 Tin drained chickpeas ❚ 200g Cooked beetroot, quartered ❚ 1 Handful julienned snap peas ❚ ¼ Avocado, sliced or cubed ❚ 100g Chicken strips ❚ 1 Handful fresh coriander, chopped ❚ 3 Tbs low-oil dressing Grill the chicken strips and

Eat your heart out   Celynn Erasmus (RD) answers your questions about heart health and says you can eat your heart out, if you follow these simple healthy guidelines.   Q: A lot of the foods recommended for heart health, such as nuts, seeds, olive oil, avocado and even red