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Nicole Warburg’s 10 Top Summer Health Tips

Summer is the perfect time to change your lifestyle and get on the health-train. A few small changes to your diet and training routine can improve not only your overall health and fitness, but it will also make you feel happier, more energized and more confident.  Nicole Warburg shares her top 10 summer health tips to help you kickstart your ...

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Rooibos Could Reduce Risk Of “Type 3” Diabetes

Researchers at Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University in the US found a link between a relatively new form of diabetes, known as “type 3” diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. As with all types of dementia, Alzheimer’s is caused by a combination of genetic, lifestyle and environmental factors that affect the health of the brain over a period of time, ...

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The Wonder of Water

Water is the source of all life. Up to 70% of the human body is made up of water and we need it to absorb essential nutrients from food, remove waste products and regulate body temperature – meaning that we require a certain intake to survive and make up for the natural losses that occur throughout the day. More than ...

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The Truth About Diabetes & Sport

Managing diabetes during physical activity and sport is not easy. However, the immediate and long-term benefits of exercise for people living with diabetes are immense. These range from improved circulation, better cardiovascular health, to experiencing fewer complications related to the disease with significantly less stress and anxiety. Andrew Heilbrunn, Head Biokineticist and Director at the Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinologist’s ...

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Turn That Frown Upside Down With Exercise

Just like laughter is the best medicine for when you’re feeling a bit down in the dumps, so is a good dose of exercise! Piet Oosthuizen, Head of Product at Virgin Active South Africa, says that activity not only makes us physically stronger, it also improves our mental outlook. “There is plenty of medical research which has established exercise as ...

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Get Summer-Body Ready With Servd Fresh

Five ways to eat your way to Summer body goals and how Servd Fresh can help you along the way. 1. Frontload your calories Consuming the bulk of your calories before 3 p.m. can result in significant weight loss, according to an article in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition. Eating your biggest meals earlier in the day ...

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What Causes Female Hair Loss

The average person loses between 50 and 100 hairs per day. This is usually not noticeable, as new hair is growing simultaneously. Although men are more likely to lose their hair than women, thinning hair and hair fall is more common amongst women.  There is no simple answer to female hair loss, as it can be caused by numerous factors. ...

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Finding the Sweet Spot for Healthy Weight Loss

Research shows that the basic tenets of losing weight are tracking your weight, a personalised nutrition plan, regular exercise and financial incentives. There’s a programme that does all of that, and it’s working. Incentivising overweight people to develop new eating and exercise habits is at the heart of Discovery Vitality’s Weight Loss Rewards. Sometimes the hardest part of the journey ...

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Digestive Health Dominating Vitamin and Dietary Supplements Market

The rise of obesity and fast-food consumption drives demand for probiotics.  The South African fast-food industry is valued at over R300 billion, according to South Africa-based market-research company Insight Survey. So it’s hardly surprising that South Africa has the highest overweight and obesity rate in sub-Saharan Africa, with up to 70% of women and a third of men battling with ...

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6 Ways to Control Stress Sweat

Stress is bad enough on its own. Unfortunately for most of us, however, stress usually also brings with it stress sweat, which tends to be particularly stinky, staining, and embarrassing. Given that there are two to four million sweat glands distributed all over our bodies and that stressful situation are seemingly ubiquitous in modern life, trying to avoid stress sweat ...

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