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Fight Disease, Live Longer With A Polyphenol-Rich Diet

Powerful plant-based compounds called polyphenols may protect against heart diseases, diabetes, cancers and help prolong life, according to extensive research. Polyphenols are found in green tea, fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, herbs, olive oil, omega 3 fats, dark chocolate and turmeric and are believed to be behind the incredible success of the Mediterranean diet, shown to promote longevity, good health and ...

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Debunking Flu And Flu Vaccine Myths

Winter is on its way and with it come the inevitable and dreaded bouts of flu, which means we’re also likely to encounter the many misconceptions surrounding influenza – commonly referred to as “flu” – and the flu vaccine. These are a few of the myths that have been discredited: Myth #1: Flu is not that serious Fact: Flu is ...

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Swim For Your Life

Swimming is an easy, low-intensity way to tone up and to manage your weight says Ceri Hannan, National Product Development Manager at Virgin Active South Africa. He says that “a session in the pool is as beneficial to mental wellbeing as it is to physical fitness and everyone should consider including a 30-minute swim in their exercise routines”. Hannan says ...

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Fedhealth Impi Challenge Season kicks off in Stellenbosch

The Fedhealth IMPI Challenge #1 will kick start the 2018 Season at Coetzenburg (Stellenbosch) on Saturday, 07 and Sunday, 08 April 2018. The Fedhealth IMPI Challenge focuses on family involvement, a healthy living and getting outdoors. Entrants can look forward to exciting innovations in 2018 including new obstacles, an increased prize purse in the Elite Race and amazing sponsor activations ...

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The Hollard Daredevil Run 2018

It takes proper cojones to run through peak-hour traffic wearing nothing but a purple Speedo, but that’s nothing compared to surviving cancer, a disease that does not recognise age, colour or body shape.  To raise awareness of the scourge of male cancers in South Africa, we challenge all men to slip into a purple Speedo and take to the streets for the ...

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How can I Manage ADHD with Exercise if I’m not Naturally Active?

Exercise does not mean hitting the treadmill or forcing yourself to jog around the track. It can be more fun and fulfilling than that. Research suggests exercise helps with the management of ADHD symptoms. But if you’re not naturally active, it can be tough to exercise regularly – and enjoy it. Exercising can improve focus and help reduce symptoms of ADHD, as well as the ...

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Back To Basics For Better Health

Modern lifestyles are a curious, and unhealthy, mixture of “stop” and “go” – most of us spend the long hours of our working days sitting, sedentary behaviour that’s considered so bad for our health that it’s been dubbed “the new smoking”; but on the other hand, we juggle busy work, family and social lives, struggle to find time for our ...

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5 Reasons you Need to Give your Brain a Break

Another year has come and gone in what seems like the blink of an eye. Even though its gone fast, it has been a long year with high pressure problem-solving, planning and rushing from one obligation to the next. Whether you’re a business owner or an employee, you’re no doubt worn down after a year running on overdrive. If you’re ...

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Just Two Sugary Drinks A Week Is Hazardous

Research shows that just two sugar-sweetened beverages a week may increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, while drinking one a day may raise blood pressure. A Stellenbosch University review of 36 studies found that the consumption of sweetened drinks is steadily rising worldwide, impacting directly on metabolic syndrome — a cluster of risk factors which contribute to heart disease ...

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Younger Men Being Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer

The average age at which prostate cancer is being diagnosed has dropped considerably in recent years, a team of Irish researchers has reported. In a recent study, researchers at the University Hospital Limerick found that the average age of men with “high grade” prostate cancer had decreased from 71 to 63 in the last decade. Prolific form of cancer Prostate ...

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