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  • Soak up the summer sun to improve your overall health
  • Sitting in an office all year round is detrimental to your health. Especially when there's no natural light entering your workspace. That's why you need to make every effort to soak up the summer sun when you go on leave. It'll help you control the vitamin D deficiency your day job has caused! And it's essential you do control it! Because vitamin D plays a role in all major aspects of your health. One of the main reasons you need enough vitamin D is to keep your bones strong and healthy. If you don't have enough vitamin D, calcium can't get into your bones to build them. This means your risk of osteoporosis increases. But another lesser known function of vitamin D is weight management. Read on to find out why you need to spend more time in the sun this December holiday…... ››› more
  • [26 November 2014]
  • Revealed: That pain in your breasts might not be cancer after all
  • With breast cancer rates soaring, any abnormalities you find on your breast might send you into a panic. And while it's great to be so aware of your risk, stressing about it isn't healthy for you either. That's why, today, we're revealing eight other reasons behind your breast pain - some you need to have your doctor check, others not.... ››› more
  • [26 November 2014]
  • After losing 45kg, Erika thought she'd be happy - but it was the exact opposite
  • At 29, Chicago born Erika Schnure had enough of being the bubbly, chubby girl. So she made the decision to change her life. Besides being overweight, she didn't want to end up with diabetes like her mother did. It took some diet changes and a strict exercise routine, but she lost 45kg because of it. She was ecstatic with her achievements. But then everything changed. She hit a plateau and her mental health took a dive. Instead of the elation she thought she'd feel in her new body, she became so severely depressed she didn't know what to do with her life. If you're desperately trying to lose weight because you think it will make you happy, keep reading to find out what Erika says about it.... ››› more
  • [26 November 2014]
  • Here's how to stop your sweet tooth from destroying your efforts to lose weight!
  • If you have a sweet tooth, you're in trouble. Despite your efforts to control it, you just don't catch a break between holidays that tell you to eat more sweets. First, there's Easter, followed closely by thoughts of hot chocolate and Horlicks on a cold winter's day. We've just had Halloween and now Christmas is on the way. Sure, you could simply say “no” to sweets and treats to reach your weight loss goals, but how are you supposed to do that when there's so much temptation? It's almost like you have to choose: Enjoy sweets and treats and be unhappy with your weight, or give them up completely, endure the craving and lose weight. Either way, you're going to be unhappy, right? Well, not exactly. What if we can help you lose weight by changing one habit? And it'll curb your cravings too. Read on to find out more…... ››› more
  • [25 November 2014]
  • Don't enjoy your retirement too much or you could be risking dementia, warn experts
  • If you're happily thinking about how much free time you're going to have to play golf and watch all the sport you want when you retire, watch out! There's something that goes with these fun activities that could leave your mind wandering - and not in a good way! So, if you're 65 or over, keep reading to discover what NOT to do when you retire so you don't get left in the throws of dementia and Alzheimer's disease…... ››› more
  • [25 November 2014]
  • Here's why opting for the cheaper bottle of wine is better for your heart health
  • If you drink red wine because you've heard it's good for your heart health, you're in luck. But did you know you can save yourself some dough AND help your heart by ditching the R200 bottles of smooth Stellenbosch wines and Chocolate Block? That's right! You can happily cruise the shelves of your local supermarket and pick out the bottle of R25 Simonsvlei red wine with a screw top! Why? Because it's actually better for your heart health than the expensive ones. Here's why…... ››› more
  • [25 November 2014]
  • Alcohol and your heart health: The good and bad side of it
  • In terms of heart health, alcohol receives both praise and prejudice. On one hand, there's plenty of research to show that drinking a glass a day is heart healthy. On the other, there's just as much evidence against it. In fact, the evidence suggests alcohol has a direct role in the development and progression of the heart disease epidemic. With one in 12 people across the globe with the devastating diagnosis, the role alcohol has in harming your heart might be a lot more cause for concern. Let's look at what research says about alcohol and its affect on your heart health. (With this information in hand, it'll be easier to decide whether drinking will be to your benefit or detriment.)... ››› more
  • [25 November 2014]
  • “Get more sleep” they tell you… But what's too much doing to your health?
  • Wherever you look, you'll find heaps of information about what getting too little sleep does to your health. From depression to weight gain, heart disease and arthritis, the inflammation that develops in your body when you sleep too little is the root cause of every major disease! That's why everyone tells you to sleep more! But this could have serious and devastating effects on your health too. That's right! Sleeping too much can be just as bad for you as sleeping too little. Especially when you sleep more than ten hours every night. Here's what it's doing to your health…... ››› more
  • [25 November 2014]
  • Women: Here's why you should ditch wine and drink beer
  • If you're not into drinking beer and prefer a glass of wine, you'd better ditch the wine and start drinking beer! This revelation comes form a recent study published in the journal Arthritis and Rheumatology. During the study, researchers from the National Institutes of Health looked into the stats of the Nurses Health Study (NHS) and its follow Up NHS II. They wanted to know what women's rheumatoid arthritis risk was when they drank alcohol. And the results are very reassuring if you DO like to drink a small glass of beer every day…... ››› more
  • [24 November 2014]

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