Putting on weight over the Christmas period is inevitable. That's why you're putting in so much effort to lose weight in the next few weeks, so it doesn't LOOK like you've put on weight.
But be careful!
Following any old weight loss tips could have the opposite effects you'd hoped for!
If you don't think about the advice you follow, you could put on weight even BEFORE you've tucked into the Christmas pudding!
Luckily, we're sharing five of the worst diet tips with you today so you can reach you weight loss goals in time for your family to shout “happy holidays”!... ››› more
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
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
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
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
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
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?
You can happily cruise the shelves of your local supermarket and pick out the bottle of R25 Simonsvlei red wine with a screw top!
Because it's actually better for your heart health than the expensive ones.
Here's why…... ››› more
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
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.
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
Do you suffer from rheumatoid arthritis?
And do you enjoy a glass of wine or two when you aren't suffering a flare-up of your symptoms?
You'd better reconsider! Because experts say drinking alcohol when your doctor is treating you for rheumatoid arthritis can be dangerous.
Read on to find out more…... ››› more
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