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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
Immune-boosting winter supplement essentials
Looking for added nutritional support to help ward offs colds and flu this winter? Consider these supplements… Our bodies require various vitamins and minerals to support the immune system, especially during periods when it experiences heightened demands to ward off cold and flu viruses and other infections. While a... Read more
Time to boost immunity ahead of double-whammy 3rd wave & winter flu season
South Africans should brace for another Covid-19 infection wave in the middle of the winter flu season. A clinical review recommends that healthy nutrition and supplementation with vitamins, minerals and probiotics may benefit immunity and prevent or ease viral infections. “Follow a diet of fruits and vegetables, take high-quality... Read more
The dangers of training when sick
When active individuals get sick, it can seem tempting to keep training as normal so that you don’t lose any fitness. To determine if you can or should train when you start with those sniffles, it’s important to determine if it’s a cold or the flu. Discern winter diseases... Read more
Boost your defences against viruses and infections
Dis-Chem stores now stock a range of masks and hand sanitisers that can help lower your risk of picking up a virus or infection. Primal Hand Sanitiser Primal’s new Hand Sanitiser is a convenient way to carry a handy bottle of hand sanitiser with you wherever you go to help... Read more
3 ways to sidestep colds and flu this winter
You may have missed your opportunity to get that flu shot, but don’t fret. If you’re cautious and proactive, you can still sidestep a cold or flu infection this winter. Step 1: Get defensive As the saying goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This... Read more
Boost immunity with’s NPL’s immune-supporting nutrients
Attaining true health requires a healthy, properly functioning immune system. A weakened immune system increases your susceptibility to all types of illnesses, and it is normal to have an average of 2 bouts of the common cold per year. Impaired immune function can present as: Fatigue Repeated infections Inflammation... Read more
Avoid the summer flu – yes, it’s a thing!
Winter is over and, in South Africa, it feels like we’ve skipped right over spring and into summer! That means we’ll likely head poolside and spend more time outdoors, thankful that the dreaded winter flu season is behind us. But before you let your guard down, did you know... Read more
The struggle is real: Science affirms that man flu exists
For as long as man and woman have cohabited, the contentious debate about the existence and validity of ‘man flu’ has raged on. A mopey man dragging himself around the house when the flu hits is enough to make the most compassionate and empathetic woman roll her eyes. However,... Read more