mental health

Popstar and bad-ass boxer all-in-one. Combat sports are taking over. Celebrities and fitness leaders just can’t seem to get enough of it! And now we are seeing a bunch of different gyms offering new specialised Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts, Kickboxing and Muay Thai classes. Combat Sports classes have increased in popularity

health | Longevity LIVE

Longer, happier, healthier lives await those who own dogs, wrought with fewer cardiovascular diseases, stress levels, immunity issues and lifestyle diseases. A study recently published in Scientific Reports – which involved 3,4 million people and their health – showed that there is a definite link between a person having a

addiction | Longevity LIVE

Alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, tik and heroin. These are some of the most commonly used substances in South Africa and elsewhere, and they always leave ruined lives in their wake. The word ‘addiction’ has its roots in a Latin term meaning ‘enslaved’ or ‘bound to’. This is accurate, as a person suffering from substance

brain | Longevity LIVE

For a rock-solid memory and razor-sharp brainpower, get up and move! A growing stack of research confirms that working your brain as if it were a core muscle keeps it younger and fitter. Exercise is good for your mind, for a ton of reasons. One biggie: getting active slashes stress,

alcohol | Longevity LIVE

Alzheimer’s disease has become one of the world’s most dreaded illnesses. It is mostly common in people over 65, and close to 50 million people worldwide are currently living with the condition. Alzheimer’s disease affects the brain in such a way that in causes it to fail, soon leading to

anxiety | Longevity LIVE

Research tells us that millennials are the most anxious generation to date. But, while life is undeniably – and unavoidably – stressful, you don’t have to rely on medication to curb your angst. The first weapon you have in your arsenal against anxiety is the understanding that it’s a derivative of

health | Longevity LIVE

The path to mental health arises with different treatment approaches. A person-centered, multi-disciplinary approach to mental health is key to the therapeutic process. This kind of approach to therapeutic care, developed by American psychologist Carl Rogers, remains as relevant today as it was in the 1940s. It lies at the heart

bipolar | Longevity LIVE

Thus far, 2018 has been very focused on holistic health, with self-care taking centre stage for some time now. One area which, in particular, has been receiving quite a fair amount of attention is the health of the mind. Mental illness and, in particular, bipolar disorder, can be difficult to

bipolar | Longevity LIVE

Managing your symptoms and staying balanced can help you take back control of your life. Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is marked by extreme mood swings from high to low, and from low to high – or from mania to depression and back again. Some patients feel elated

depression | Longevity LIVE

Mental health problems not only affect one’s wellbeing, they can also affect the economy. In South Africa alone, depression in the workplace can cost over R200 billion in lost productivity, whereas in the United States, depression can costs the U.S. economy over than $45 billion a year in lost productivity. As