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Our Editor’s Ultimate Healthy & Fit Vacation Guide!

The last few months of the year are often frantic as we try to drop those last few kilos we picked up during winter, just to look great in our bikinis on the beach during our December vacation. While this is a great motivator after hibernating during the colder months, it shouldn’t be something you do just to look great ...

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Healthy Padkos for the Holidays

Need some quick-energy mobile snacks? Don’t resort to junk food this festive season. With a little planning, you can enjoy tasty, nutrient-rich alternatives to keep your stomach satisfied and your mind alert on the roads. Ever noticed how a lunchbox that’s perfectly ordinary when packed for school or work takes on an exotic quality when it’s padkos for a road ...

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Just Two Sugary Drinks A Week Is Hazardous

Research shows that just two sugar-sweetened beverages a week may increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, while drinking one a day may raise blood pressure. A Stellenbosch University review of 36 studies found that the consumption of sweetened drinks is steadily rising worldwide, impacting directly on metabolic syndrome — a cluster of risk factors which contribute to heart disease ...

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Staying Healthy While Travelling [Infographic]

Planning a vacation can take massive amounts of work, but one thing often left out of that plan is a health or fitness continuity plan. That may sound a little over the top, but a week or two in the sun shouldn’t ruin a whole years’ worth of careful eating and exercise. Unfortunately, it all too often can, from the ...

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Are We Really What We Eat?

There’s no two ways around the fact that to live well, we must take heed of what we put into our mouths. Sounds simple enough. But is it really? Pierre Louw, the owner of online business My Health and Fitness, has some noteworthy insights on the matter. Are we really what we eat? “To my mind, there are two factors ...

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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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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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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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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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