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InfoGraphic on Vitamin D deficiency,

InfoGraphic on Vitamin D deficiency

The temperatures are climbing, and the sun is bright in a cloudless sky, at least for now in sunny South Africa. It’s in the middle of winter and we have temperatures towards the mid 20’s ‘C. But do we, even in this great weather, get enough sun to create sufficient Vitamin D? The info graphic

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Think while you eat

What did you eat during your last meal? Can’t remember? Uh, oh — that’s not a good sign for your waistline. According to a recent study conducted at the University of Bristol in the UK, if you don’t pay attention while you’re eating, your body may actually “forget” that you’ve eaten — and crave more

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5 moves for a sexy bum

The squat The squat is one of the best exercises to work your bum. Begin by standing with your feet hip-distance apart, toes slightly turned out. Keeping your chest up bend your knees and lower yourself down as far as you can go, prefereably so your hips are in line with your knees. Make sure

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4 ways to strengthen your back

Millions of people suffer from back pain, according to the American Chiropractic Association, and spend billions each year trying to find relief. But “in the same way that you brush your teeth to prevent getting a cavity, you can take measures to protect your back before you get hurt,” says Delia Roberts, fellow of the

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How to stop biting your nails

I’m embarrassed to admit it, but I bite my nails. I’ve chewed my fingernails for as long as I can remember. And even though I don’t bite them down to painful nubs like I occasionally did as a kid, I am particularly nibbly when I’m stressed or super-busy at work. I’d really love to give up

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Cut down on salt and live longer

How many teaspoons do you take? Of salt that is. Not even one a day?  Think again. Sadly, taking the decision not to add salt to your food is not necessarily enough to reduce your consumption to the recommended daily limit of 1 teaspoon.  The reason?  Food manufacturers are all too liberal with the use of salt in the preparation of