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Stressed Out? Your Diet Could Help

We’re speeding towards the end of the year, but between now and the summer holidays lies a pile of deadlines and an ever-expanding to-do list. Most of us bite off more than we can chew these days and stress management is a crucial part of a healthy life. We know that sleep and regular exercise do wonders to reduce anxiety ...

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Rooibos Drinkers Less Likely To Suffer Heart Disease

Despite numerous advances in medical technology the prevalence of heart disease continues to escalate. In South Africa, it remains the number one killer after HIV/AIDS and deaths related to heart and blood vessel diseases are expected to increase by 41% in the next 13 years. Experts are now saying there may be merit in incorporating alternative ways to prevent and ...

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Take Your First Steps To Sustainable Healthy Eating

We all know how hard it is to avoid cupcakes at the office. We also know that polishing off a slab of chocolate after dinner isn’t ideal, and that building a good eating habit doesn’t happen overnight! Registered Dietician at Virgin Active South Africa, Sandi van Zyl, says that making a long‐lasting and positive behavioural change with food requires the ...

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Your Nutrition

A pre- and post-workout supplement may not always be an option, in which case it’s important to know what to eat to deliver the same benefits. We offer up our best advice on what to eat before and after exercise to boost performance and recovery.     Our Healthy Hero ingredient in this issue is the versatile and sweet summer ...

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Your Health

Much like the health and fitness industry, there are a number of pregnancy myths that moms-to-be are bombarded with. Our resident fit pregnancy expert sets the record straight on 8 of the most common myths.     With just a few small, smart tweaks, you can party all night long and stave off the post party boozy-blues the next day ...

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Key Nutrients Essential For Woman’s Health

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Leading nutritional author and expert Patrick Holford unpacks key nutrients needed by women to support and improve overall health, moods and energy, regardless of any hormonal ups and downs. Patrick doesn’t believe women should have to suffer just by virtue of being female. Here, he explains that there are certain nutrients women need more of at different times in their ...

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Stay Ahead of the Pack

When preparing for a marathon, your nutrition plan is as important as your training programme. An optimal nutrition plan will address energy requirements, replenishment needs and muscle recovery. Vital Health Foods, the nutrition sponsor for the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, plays an indispensable role in helping runners with sound nutritional advice. Andrea du Plessis, nutrition expert for Vital Health Foods ...

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Sugar More Dangerous Than Gunpowder

diabetes

The estimated mortality from diabetes was 5 million people in 2015, according to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). This far exceeds the estimated deaths from war and violence. “Yuval Noah Harari could not have been more accurate in his book Homo Deus when he said that sugar is more dangerous than gunpowder,” says Dr Larry Distiller, specialist Physician/Endocrinologist and Principal ...

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Ucook Launches ‘Health Nut’

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Local dinner kit delivery service, Ucook has, over the last three years, analysed the demographics of their customer base to nail down how and what people want to eat. The resulting categories introduced on the website now include Health Nut and Easy Peasy. Unlike traditional categories which commonly form part of the international dinner kit circuit, UCook’s new categories are ...

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Almost Half of SA Women Obese – Study

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South African women have the highest obesity rate (42%) in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a recent study. The study, by the University of Washington, USA, the most comprehensive research on global obesity to date, found that just over 30% of the world’s adult population are either obese or overweight, leading to widespread health problems and millions of premature deaths. “Globally, ...

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