The desire and motivation to be healthier has become ever more pressing over the last two years. If this is not yet at the forefront of your mind, then perhaps now is the time to act and implement change. Health and Disease In the absence of clinical symptoms people assume that they are well and …

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The holidays are certainly a time everyone looks forward to, however, it could also seem like a catch-22 situation if you are trying to establish a healthy lifestyle. As wonderful as it is to be among family and friends, it’s hard to say no to tempting holiday treats that are passed around. Most people think …

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Obesity clearly raises the risk for severe Covid-19. Class I obesity (BMI of 30 – 34.9) raises the risk of mechanical ventilation with 54%, compared to those with a normal BMI. This risk doubles for those with a BMI of more than 40. Those who have a BMI of more than 40 are 2.6 times …

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If you have noticed an increase in your weight since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, you are not alone. A recent national study shows that more than half of South Africans have gained weight during the pandemic.  44% gained between 2-5 kg; 15% are 6-10 kg heavier and 4% picked up 10 kgs or …

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Did you know that bananas have twice as many carbohydrates, 5 times as much Vitamin A and iron, and 3 times as much phosphorus as apples. Bananas are also rich in potassium, fiber and natural sugars. Hence they are great for hangovers. Potassium is one of the most important minerals in the body. It helps regulate fluid balance, muscle …

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major effect on mental and physical health of people, and reportedly, the risk of severe illness or death is exacerbated in people with chronic underlying health conditions such as obesity. Forced confinement and social distancing have restricted people from normal exercise options, and the dietary habits of people have …

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Corporate Wellness Written by Jenna Bowes, Registered Dietitian What is wellness? Traditionally, wellness is understood as the state of being, a state of complete physical, mental, and social wellbeing. Achieving wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. Wellness is more than being absent of …

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During the modern day and age we live in, people tend to start moving back to natural products that help them lose weight and lead a healthier lifestyle. Wanting to achieve this, they look for products that are natural and have no added hormones or chemicals. Products with no side effects. It is all about …

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By Hayley Cimring (RD)(SA) Registered Dietician There are always more myths than truths when it comes to health and nutrition. To keep you on track here are the 10 top food myths busted for 2021 1)High-fat foods are unhealthy and people should opt for ‘less fat’ or ‘low fat’ Take a trip to your local …

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Whether you have worked hard all year on maintaining a balanced blood sugar and weight, or whether 2020 took its toll on your health and habits, the festive season is always a challenge for most people, but especially for diabetics. Dietitian Ashleigh Caradas takes us through some tips to make sure you have a healthy …

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