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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
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
Innovation is the name of the game in the supplement sector
Supplement and nutraceutical makers invest significantly to deliver new innovations within existing categories, as well as entirely new products in this highly competitive market. We take a closer look at some of the innovations released in recent years, which help to keep products at the cutting-edge of this exciting... Read more
The rise and rise of milk alternatives
Dairy has been a mainstay in modern diets since the dawn of the agricultural era due largely to its impressive nutritional value and man’s ability to mass-produce it with commercial farming practises. But dairy’s diet dominance is diminishing. There are numerous reasons behind this trend, from a rise in... Read more
Transformation: Mpumie wins her fight with food with help from Herbex
Jazz singer Mpumie Twala loved food, but her love affair eventually turned into a toxic relationship. “I wasn’t physically active either at that time. As a result, I continued to gain weight until I was a size 18 and weighed 115kg. I was just 34 years old. Mpumie lost... Read more
Embrace low-carb living with KETO LIFE™!
In our quest to lose weight, overcome chronic fatigue and regain their energy and vitality, many people are turning to a ketogenic lifestyle. Going ‘keto’ entails following a high-fat, low-carb lifestyle. Eating this way aims to induce ketosis, which is a state where the body meets most of its... Read more
AirPOP Pocket face masks now available at Dis-Chem
Create an effective barrier for you, and protect others by wearing a mask. AirPOP Pocket face masks contain a 4-layer filtration system. An adaptive 3D design ensures a comfortable fit and easy breathing. The bridge conforms around the nose for a secure fit and a seal, while also preventing... Read more
[RECIPE] Summer salad with seed sprinkles
Get smart with your recipes and hero the humble seed by sprinkling them on salads, soups, smoothies or breakfasts to elevate the taste, texture and nutritional content of your meals. Summer salads are perfect for a delicious lunch. They’re also a great fresh side to add to any dinner.... Read more
Give your performance a boost with magnesium and B vitamins
You probably already know that getting the right nutrients and living an active life is important for our health. But did you know certain vitamins and minerals could help to boost your physical performance, too? Magnesium and B vitamins have a synergistic relationship. When combined, they have the potential... Read more