Healthy Living

Addiction | Longevity LIVE

We don’t hear enough about how drug and alcohol addiction affects the aging process. So says clinical psychologist Dr Sandrina Haeck, who explains that they affect our brain, skin, organs, nutrition and sleep. According to Haeck, alcohol abuse shrinks the brain, causing poor memory, visual issues and confusion. Excessive drinking

post-pregnancy | Longevity LIVE

43% of new mothers report that they are still experiencing post-pregnancy problems six months after giving birth. Many new mothers are affected by postnatal depression and some find out weeks after birth that their pre-pregnancy body is not coming back fast enough, if at all. But there’s every reason for mothers to

food | Longevity LIVE

One of the biggest longevity tips – supported in study after study – and found in all the famed longevity Blue Zones: eat real, unpackaged, unprocessed food. Basically, if a food has a barcode on it, chances are it’s less good for you than a version that does not. With

zero | Longevity LIVE

Imagine living in a house where all the food is stored in jar glasses. Imagine doing your shopping only once a week, whilst carrying your own home-made shopping basket, swapping plastic shopping bags with cloth bags for your veggies and other small items. Imagine taking that old sheet and turning it

breakfast | Longevity LIVE

Breakfast is the moment where you literally ‘break the fast’ . This is why it’s been commonly dubbed as “the most important meal”of the day. Being the first meal of the day, breakfast helps to set the pace of the day by providing one with energy and ensuring that they’re alert

calcium | longevity LIVE

Calcium is one of the most abundant minerals in the body, making it extremely vital for one’s health. It’s common knowledge that calcium plays an important role in maintaining the health your bones and teeth, but it also plays a part in maintaining cardiovascular health, muscle function and nerve signaling. While

Beyond | Longevity LIVE

One late February evening in 2013, I stood at the edge of Blue Lagoon in Durban, staring at the smashed remnants of an incomplete sporting career. 39 years old, soaking wet, scratched, bruised, beyond exhausted and – worst of all – last to finish the Dusi Canoe Marathon. I was not so much disheartened as finished –

anti-aging | Longevity Live

You’re innocently surfing online, when an advertisement for an anti-aging cream pops up. It promises you’ll look 10 years younger in just 30 days. Best of all, it’s free (and “endorsed” by your favourite celebrity). Once you’ve applied to receive your “risk-free trial” or “free product”, you’re prompted to enter

brown sugar | Longevity LIVE

Do you have a sweet tooth you have a hard time keeping satisfied? Do you find yourself reaching for desserts more than healthy, nutritional food? Well, you’re not alone. And if you’d like to be a little health conscious without completely sacrificing your cravings, you need to start replacing regular

weight | Longevity LIVE

Especially today, with thousands of different diets competing for attention in the quest for long-term weight-loss – not to mention diseases such as diabetes and obesity contributing to disease-related deaths worldwide – it is important understand what actually works in this regard. That being said, losing weight can sometimes be