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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What they are and why you should know about them! Circadian rhythms can be described as the sleep/wake cycle or more simply as our internal body clock. It’s the body’s 24-hour response to light and dark, which affects all aspects of our physiology and behavior. The master clock is located in the hypothalamic area of …

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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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Welcome to the health and nutrition column proudly hosted by EFF Bootcamp (Explosive Functional Fitness). We are honoured to share our knowledge on health, well-being and nutrition.  As a fitness facility helping other individuals become the best and healthiest versions of them selves, is our top priority and we provide our clients with a helping …

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Serves 8 Ingredients: 1 large fresh white baguette, cut into 3 individual portions 3 Tbsp butter, softened 1 brown onion, sliced 1 green bell pepper, sliced 1 red bell pepper, sliced 250g portabello mushrooms, thickly sliced 1 tsp mixed dried herbs 1 cup / 125g mozzarella cheese, grated Olive oil Salt and pepper, to taste …

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