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Rooibos Can Correct Common Winter Bodily Imbalances

Unsettled weather, coupled with lack of sunshine, colds and flu, and reduced physical activity are all synonymous with the winter season, but the combination of these factors can also disturb the body’s equilibrium. Incorporating certain foods and herbs such as Rooibos tea into our diet can help to naturally correct these bodily imbalances. Signs that our bodies are not in ...

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Fedhealth MTB Challenge Entries Open

Photo Credit: Tobias Ginsberg Date: 15 & 16 September 2018 Entries are open for the 4thannual Fedhealth MTB Challenge, which will take place at the picturesque Boschendal Wine Estate (The Retreat) on Saturday, 15 and Sunday, 16 September 2018. The Festival Village will this year be hosted on The Retreat side of the picturesque estate. Mountain bikers of all ages ...

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The ABCs Of Prostate Cancer & Getting Tested

By Dr Evelyn Moshokoa When it comes to prostate cancer and rectal examinations, years of unchallenged misconceptions have ignited fear in South African men. But did you know that a simple blood test can effectively diagnose prostate cancer and save your life? Another misconception is that prostate cancer is the end. Nothing could be further from the truth. There is ...

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Binge-Watching TV Can Wreck Your Immune System

There are a few daily habits, such as overdosing on TV, that can wreak havoc on the body’s ability to fight off colds and flu this winter. Nicole Jennings, spokesperson for Pharma Dynamics, a leading provider of colds and flu medication, says the relatively new phenomenon of being able to watch an entire TV series all at once, as opposed ...

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Survey Shows We Aren’t Getting Enough Sleep

The Bed Shop, South Africa’s largest independent franchise bed retailer, conducted a sleep survey to better understand the sleeping habits of South Africans. The survey, which ran from November 2017 until the end of January 2018, surveyed 1690 people across South Africa. The findings deliver insight into the quality of sleep that South Africans are getting. The survey showed that ...

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The Lowdown On Multivitamins

Multivitamin supplements have been part of the daily routine of active and health-conscious people around the world since the early 1940s, when they first became available. Multivitamins are now a popular dietary supplements, with the South African market clocking up double-digit growth in the category despite the economic downturn. Supplement Your Health We’re all motivated by different reasons to take ...

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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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