If you're worried about your heart or have a history of heart disease in your family, I'm willing to bet you never miss an opportunity to take the stairs.
After all, study after study has shown that exercising is an important step in keeping you heart disease free.
But what if I told you there was an easier way to prevent heart disease?
And it all had to do with what you put on your plate.
It's true! And this ten-year study, presented at this year's American College of Cardiology seminar, confirms it.... ››› more
This week is School Health Week. A week where Government's focus is on the health of the children of our country.
From vision and hearing to testing gross and fine motor skills, mental health, speech and even screening for illnesses like TB, the Department of Health is on a mission to keep SA's kids healthy.
One of its main focusses is healthy eating. After all, countless studies have shown that children need healthy meals to sustain their energy levels and concentration at school.
And that's where you come in.
As a parent, it's your job to pack healthy lunches your kids that are filled with nutritious snacks.
Here are some tips from two registered dieticians you can use when you get stuck.... ››› more
One of the biggest problems on this earth is food.
Some people eat too much and others don't eat enough.
But what's the common thread between them?
Those who eat too many bad foods and suffer obesity don't get enough of the nutrients their bodies need to function as they should. And it's obvious that the same happens in the people that don't have enough food.
But there's one food - often thrown out into the garbage - that could solve a lot of nutritional problems…
Can you guess what it is?... ››› more
Nobody likes to get wrinkles and feel old. But ageing is the ONE thing you can't escape. So you have to decide: Will you age well and be a fit and agile gran or grandpa, or will you become dependent on your children and have to be taken care of?
No matter how many anti-ageing creams you use, they won't do anything for you except make you poorer!
The solution is to tackle anti-ageing from the inside by eating the right foods for your age.... ››› more
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which you stop breathing for at least 10 seconds during each hour you sleep.
It occurs when your throat muscles relax and the soft tissue at the back of the throat collapses and closes, blocking in the airway.
As with snoring, you won't know if you're experiencing sleep apnea. You'll wake up but won't know the difficulty you experienced while trying to breathe. Here's how to tell if you suffer from this dangerous sleep disorder…... ››› more
If you feel your muscles are losing their strength you must know that this doesn't necessarily mean you need more exercise. The latest research shows that muscle loss can also have a biological cause.
Regardless of your fitness level, muscle loss can occur when you least expect it. in fact, it even happens to r athletes like professional rugby players. A research conducted at the legendary Tufts University in Boston by Dr Irwin Rosenberg showed that everyone loses muscle at the exact same rate, from athletes to couch potatoes, no exceptions. We lose about 1% a year starting at the age of 45!... ››› more
In the past century, healthy eating has become more like a luxury rather than a necessity and a winning ticket for a healthy life. Think about it. These days, we're too busy to cook, we think eating healthy is too expensive, we don't exercise enough and we definitely lack sleep. Not to mention the amount of stress we put on our shoulders every minute of the day and the unhealthy sugary snack we chew on throughout the day.... ››› more
Since the dawn of time, people have never stopped believing that there is a strong connection between our mind, body health and the Universe around us.
Remember when you were a kid and every time you couldn't fall asleep your parents would tell you to start counting sheep? Mine used to tell to count to 100 but I only reached 20 because the more I counted the more awake I felt. Strange, isn't it? But I remember another thing that my grandma used to tell me when I couldn't sleep. She used to say that she could never sleep properly when it was a full moon. I didn't believe her for the longest time, , But one day I realised that I started feeling a bit too energised with every full moon. So I began to do some research and here's what I found.... ››› more
It's 6:00 a.m., another working day. The alarm goes off, you scrabble to find your clock, stop the alarm and try to get back to sleep. Five seconds later, it goes again. You've got no way out so you begin to crawl out of bed, force yourself to have a quick bite, put some cloths on in slow motion and start dragging yourself to work. You hate your job but you have no choice. There are a ton of bills that need to be paid - you desperately need your salary, even if the only thing you feel like doing is ... sleep.
Does this scenario look familiar to you? If so, then it's highly likely you are experiencing a particular type of stress: Job burnout.... ››› more
Whoever said that eating the whole egg is bad for you, outright lied.
In fact, whoever said it should get a fitting punishment to what they're doing to you.
What, you may ask?
Robbing you of essential vitamins and minerals and causing your health to take a knock.
Find out why below…... ››› more
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