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Disc-Chem Living Fit
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
Study suggests regular, structured exercise sufficient to lower risk of mental illness
Maintaining an active lifestyle and exercising regularly has stronger mental health benefits than intermittent bouts of intense aerobic activity, a new study has found. The Swedish study, which surveyed 36,000 middle-aged males and females over 30 days, found that frequent moderate exercise is more strongly linked to improved mental... Read more
Study finds regular, structured exercise sufficient to lower mental illness risk
A new study has found that maintaining an active lifestyle and exercising regularly has stronger mental health benefits than intermittent bouts of intense aerobic activity. The Swedish study, which surveyed 36,000 middle-aged males and females over 30 days, found that frequent moderate exercise is more strongly linked to improved... 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
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
Be kind to your mind for better health and wellbeing
Stress, anxiety and depression are on the rise globally as the world grapples with a pandemic, social injustices, natural disasters and challenging economic conditions. It is the perfect time to train your brain with meditation to build better mental resilience, destress and create a positive mindset. Meditation is to... Read more
Manage lockdown stress the natural way
Stress and anxiety levels are rising due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) and the economic impact of the extended lockdown. People are understandably worried about their and their family’s health and their livelihoods. One of the many ways you can help to reign in spiralling stress levels is with... Read more
These potential health benefits of exercise run more than skin deep
We all choose to exercise for different reasons. While most of us hit the gym for a better body, others exercise for improved sporting performance. Then there are those who work up a sweat for the numerous health benefits that physical activity impacts. Whatever your reason for staying active,... Read more
Accelerate fat loss by getting the basics right
Everyone wants to speed up the rate at which they lose fat, but there are good, healthy ways to do this, and then there are ways that do more harm than good. Rather skip the severe calorie restriction and fad diets. Instead, focus on the fat-loss fundamentals to succeed.... Read more
Biogen 5-HTP Neuro is back on Dis-Chem shelves
Don’t let the stresses of daily life stop you from being the best version of yourself. Following changes in scheduling, Biogen recently announced that its 5-HTP product is back in the range and is no longer exclusively available over the counter. You can find your trusted stress reliever in... Read more