Category: diet and lifestyle blog

Breast Cancer Awareness Month
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And while most women know how important it is to self-examine, how many of us actually do it on a regular basis, and do you really know what to look out for?

by September 30, 2015November 1, 2017
Easy tips for everyday good heart health
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Easy tips for everyday good heart health

Celebrating Heart Awareness Month September is Heart Awareness Month – an entire month dedicated to raising awareness about cardiovascular disease in South Africa. But the reality is that the health of your heart should be something you consider every single day. According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, at least 80% of premature deaths can...

by September 15, 2015November 1, 2017
7 Fresh new habits for healthy and sustainable weight-loss
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7 Fresh new habits for healthy and sustainable weight-loss

Spring is in the air, and with it that faint but consistent panic that you’re not ready to break out the swimwear just yet. But instead of diving head-first into the latest misery-inducing crash diet (only to gain back all the weight shortly after), try making these small and consistent changes in your everyday life...

by September 9, 2015November 1, 2017
Women’s Health Month: Heart Disease
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Women’s Health Month: Heart Disease

As Women’s Month comes to an end, we’re looking at the biggest killer of women – heart disease. More heart attacks are still missed in women than men, and knowing the risk factors and being aware of the symptoms and warning signs could literally save your life. Heart disease is the Number One killer of...

by August 26, 2015November 1, 2017
Women’s Health Month: Female Fertility
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Women’s Health Month: Female Fertility

In our 2nd special focus article for Women’s Month, we’re looking at female fertility, and how that can be affected by our everyday lifestyle choices. We’ll also give you some simple steps to consider to help keep your reproductive system healthy. Female fertility: Why lifestyle choices count Whether you’re planning on getting pregnant soon, or...

by August 18, 2015November 1, 2017
Want to lose weight? Don’t focus on exercise only!
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Want to lose weight? Don’t focus on exercise only!

Want to lose weight? Don’t focus on exercise only!  There’s no doubt that exercise is important for long-term weight loss, but remember this: You can’t out-exercise a bad diet. We all know people who seem to spend a lot of time in the gym, but who just can’t seem to shake the extra weight. Maybe...

by August 12, 2015November 1, 2017
Women’s Health Month: Girlfriends’ Health and Support Tips
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Women’s Health Month: Girlfriends’ Health and Support Tips

Special focus: Women’s Health Month In August we celebrate Women’s Health Month, with the focus on issues that touch women’s everyday lives. Having friends is an important part of life – especially for women, who thrive when they have strong, supportive female friends. This week we’re celebrating female friendships by taking a look at how...

by August 12, 2015November 1, 2017
Celebrate YOU this Women’s Day
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Celebrate YOU this Women’s Day

Women’s Day celebrates the achievements of the women of South Africa through their struggles for empowerment and full equality. But this Women’s Day we want you to take the girl power even further by accepting our challenge to spend the day celebrating being uniquely and wonderfully YOU. That’s one day of no self-criticism and no...

by August 5, 2015November 1, 2017
How to beat middle-age weight gain
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How to beat middle-age weight gain

Spare tyre, muffin top, love handles… whatever you call it, middle-age spread is real. Studies have revealed that the age at which we are most susceptible to putting on weight is 38 for women and 44 for men. Here’s why, and what you can do about it:

by July 29, 2015November 1, 2017
The importance of a healthy BMI
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The importance of a healthy BMI

What’s your number? Body mass index (BMI) may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about your health, but it’s important to understand what it is and to know your number. What is BMI? Essentially, BMI is a simple mathematical formula that calculates how over- or underweight a person is, based...

by July 15, 2015November 1, 2017