Home | Health (page 3)


Strenuous Exercise May Cause Hair Loss – Expert

hair loss

Excessive exercise places enormous energy demands on the body which may result in hair loss*, says leading global hair expert, Dr Adolf Klenk. Klenk, who discovered 16 years ago that caffeine protects against hair loss*, said hair may come under intense stress during physical exertion. “During high-intensity exercise or sport, muscles consume a huge amount of energy, draining the rest ...

Read More »

Caring For Your Beard In Winter

beard grooming

Winter is the perfect time to grow a beard, mainly because it gives you a few extra minutes in bed every morning as you don’t need to shave before leaving for work. Just like one’s skin, beards also suffer the wrath of winter. The cold can leave them dry and damaged and, in some cases, unmanageable. South Africans living in ...

Read More »

Give Your Immune System A Vital Boost

immune boost

As healthcare becomes increasingly expensive, prevention is the way forward for many consumers. And, with winter around the corner, now is the time to make sure your body has the support it needs to combat winter ailments. The immune system involves a complex system of cells that are distributed throughout your body, explains Andrea du Plessis, nutritional expert at Vital ...

Read More »

Beards as Dirty as Toilets

According to a study conducted by a New Mexico microbiologist and reported on by Action 7 News in Albuquerque, the average beard contains just as much faecal matter as a toilet does! Microbiologist John Golobic conducted swab tests of several men’s beards, and while some of them contained normal bacteria, others were comparable to toilets. “I’m usually not surprised, and ...

Read More »

Hard vs Soft Bellies

Men are more likely than women to develop big bellies as they age. Some have soft bellies and others have hard bellies. As men reach middle age, their testosterone levels will inevitably begin to decline. Low testosterone causes middle-aged men to develop the tell tale ‘pot-belly’. Testosterone helps build muscle mass which means that low levels of testosterone can cause ...

Read More »

2017 Fitness Trends From FIBO


FIBO 2017, the leading international trade fair for fitness, wellness and health, held in Cologne recently highlighted a number of key industry trends. Gerry Gerhardt, head of the Bodytec® Training Academy, who attended the expo, reports on the top trends evident this year at FIBO, where over 1,000 exhibitors from 49 nations, and 150,000 visitors gathered. Trend #1 “Muscle Stimulation”: ...

Read More »