Category: diet and lifestyle blog

The benefits of toning your body
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The benefits of toning your body

Toning your body has more benefits than simply making you look good around the pool (although we love that too!) Toning can also help your posture, give you more confidence and even give you more energy. But the benefits don’t stop there. Instead of making you ‘bulky’ like many women fear, having lean, toned muscles...

by October 14, 2015November 1, 2017
8 Detox foods already in your kitchen
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8 Detox foods already in your kitchen

A detox is a great way to kick your metabolism into gear and give your body that extra boost it needs to get ready for summer. Luckily, getting rid of harmful toxins and free radicals doesn’t need to break the bank – simply use the detox foods you’ve already got in your kitchen, and follow...

by October 7, 2015November 1, 2017
5 healthy snacks to survive the Rugby World Cup
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5 healthy snacks to survive the Rugby World Cup

Watching the Rugby World Cup is stressful business. Getting engrossed in the game means we often don’t realise what, and how much, we’re mindlessly shoving into our mouths. And let’s be honest, stress eating your way through 80 minutes of play will wreak havoc with even the best healthy eating intentions. So rather pass on...

by September 30, 2015November 1, 2017
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