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Get your kids living fit in lockdown
The data is in! Lockdown restrictions have created another pandemic that is disproportionately affecting our children. Numerous research papers confirm that kids are moving less and spending more time on screens. Activity levels down Stringent lockdowns exacerbated existing issues around regular daily activity levels among children, who spend over... Read more
Why prevention is often better than cure
Most of us only visit a qualified medical practitioner following illness or injury, but we could avoid many of these situations by flipping from a reactive to a proactive preventative approach. Preventative medicine aims to prevent rather than cure certain conditions and ailments by improving our health through diet,... Read more
6 tips to boost immunity during winter
We all know that the icy winter weather brings with it the dreaded cold and flu season. Infection risks rise as people spend more time indoors, which makes it easier to transmit viruses between people at work, the gym and at home. To give you a fighting chance this... Read more
Feeling flat? Get the boost you need
We all need an energy boost now and then. Low energy levels from a bad night’s sleep, a low-calorie diet, or just the rush of life can make the most simple activities seem strenuous, but you need to find the energy to get through your normal day and still... Read more
Exercising while sick: Is it a good idea?
Another flu season has arrived and there are few things more frustrating than missing training due to illness. That’s why many of us often train despite feeling under the weather. While it is important to take it easy when our bodies are fighting an infection, there are instances when... Read more
Herbex sparks Victoria’s return to healthy living
While Victoria Ombango was studying in South Africa, she received distressing news from her family in Gabon. “My dad was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2015. It was a shock for me because I realised that I carry the genes that predispose me to this lifestyle disease and... Read more
Get your tan from a can to stay bronzed and beautiful through winter
Short days, long pants and puffy jackets aren’t conducive to bronzed complexions. Thankfully, innovative sunless tanning products and methods offer a safe and convenient solution. Even in summer, more people are turning to sunless tanning as a safer option to sun-baked bronzing because ongoing research links prolonged exposure to... Read more
‘Reverse’ ageing by three years with lifestyle, diet changes, suggests study
Following a healthy lifestyle and diet, including specific nutrients, for just eight weeks may “reverse” the ageing process by three years, a new study has found. The US study by Helfgott Research Institute and published in Impact Journals LLC provided recommendations on diet, sleep, exercise, relaxation, supplemental probiotics and... Read more
What does healthy look like?
Since the advent of mass media, TV, movies and glossy magazines have portrayed svelte and skinny women as alluring and the epitome of health. These ideals have shaped society’s perceptions about how the female form should look. Then came social media, which pushed the feminine ideal further to the... Read more
Does your meal measure up? We compare plant vs animal protein servings
A common concern for people who are transitioning to a plant-based lifestyle relates to protein. The major challenge is consuming a broad spectrum of amino acids to meet your body’s protein requirements. Few plant-based protein sources offer a complete amino acid profile (that means they don’t contain all nine... Read more