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For health’s sake, become a super sleeper
In our quest for improved health and a better body, we focus intensely on how we eat and exercise, and rightly so. However, by neglecting to consider the impact that adequate, good quality sleep has on our health and our ability to lose weight and gain muscle, we often... Read more
Study finds irregular sleep may lead to bad moods, depression
A study shows that an irregular sleep schedule may increase the risk of depression and bad moods as much as getting fewer hours of sleep or staying up late. The Nature Partner Journal study conducted by the University of Michigan’s Neuroscience Institute looked at the habits of over 2,000... Read more
The stress less toolkit
As the pandemic rages on and we all try to continue with life as normal – whatever that means these days – we could also use more coping mechanisms to manage rising stress levels. Numerous studies (see here, here and here) from across the globe reveal the pandemic’s mental... Read more
Compare how your health and fitness in 2020 stacks up against the global average
Recently released user data from Fitbit reveals how the community scaled the numerous obstacles that 2020 threw at us. READ MORE: Fitbit users renewed focus on health amid COVID-19, research reveals 30 May 2020 This was the Most Active Day among Fitbit users, who logged an average of 8,810... Read more
Fitbit users renewed focus on health amid COVID-19, research reveals
According to a recent survey, local lockdowns and the pandemic have made people more conscious of their personal health and activity and are placing greater priority on improving their health and wellbeing. While most respondents stated that they had developed healthier habits during the first wave of the pandemic,... 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
Excessive night-time bathroom visits affect 1 in 3 people
Nocturia, or excessive urination at night, can affect up to one in three older people and is more prominent in women than men, research shows. A study showed that almost 30% of 7 620 women surveyed reported two or more urination episodes a night with the incidence of nocturia... Read more
Break bad bedtime habits to sleep better
To ensure a calm mind and a brain that is ready to sleep when the lights go out it’s important to turn off all screens at least an hour before bedtime, and that includes not checking your phone! Those who fail to heed this advice can suffer from a... Read more
More reason to sleep better, now!
Modern life’s prevailing ‘work hard, play hard’ culture often leads to a lack of adequate sleep, particularly in our younger years when we’re trying to work our way up the corporate ladder while still enjoying a social life and remaining active. And we all know the immediate or short-term... Read more