All posts tagged: health

Meditation & Combatting Mental Health Problems

Approximately one-third of South Africans live with some form of mental disorder according to Professor Dan Stein from the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cape Town. Mental health disorders can be deadly but due to a very unfortunate stigma attached to it, many patients refrain from getting the treatment they require. Despite there being a number of

Water is more valuable than gold

Did you know that South Africa is rated the 39th ‘driest’ country in the world according to a report compiled by the Food and Agriculture Organisation? Water is our most valuable resource and needs to be preserved at all costs, because it’s not infinite. The recent water crisis experienced over parts of the country, especially the

[Infographic] Guide to Pasta Shapes

Ahh, pasta. It’s carb-y goodness can be served so many ways: soaked in a red sauce, smothered in cheese, or just with a pat of butter. Despite being one of the first dishes we all learned how to cook, many of us don’t have a thorough pasta vocabulary. There are over 200 types of pasta

4 Reasons Why Fad Diets Don’t Work

In South Africa, 25% of males and 39% of females are either overweight or obese, recent statistics from National Nutrition Week reveal. And while the idea of fast weight loss is tempting, fad diets often do more harm than good — despite their seemingly unwavering popularity. Let’s take a look at four reasons why fad diets simply don’t

Christmas in July Promotion

As parts of South Africa is currently covered in a blanket of snow, it only seems right to have a Christmas in July Promotion. With temperatures plummeting to subzero, our bodies find it harder to fight off viruses and bacteria. Thus, this year, more people will be looking at alternative therapies to prevent their bodies

[Infographic] Cleaning Tips for a Pet-Safe Home

We understand that Wellness isn’t just about exercise, healthy diets and ozone saunas. The animals in our lives also contribute to our overall wellness. Pets bring so much happiness and light to our homes, which is why we’ll want to keep them safe and healthy. Did you know, however, that some household cleaners can actually

[Infographic] The secret to healthy ageing in women

It’s no secret, getting old sucks, especially for women. It’s like one day you just woke up old. You have no idea when it happened, it just did. During our teens and twenties, our bodies go through a lot of changes and we seem to keep weight off quite easily, we spend hours in the

[Inforgraphic] Facts and myths about the Flu

I think it is safe to say that winter has officially hit South Africa. Let’s hope our winter will not be as long and cold as our northern hemisphere neighbor’s. The United Kingdom was hit by the Beast-from-the-East, where temperatures fell below -18 degrees Celsius. The United States of America,  especially central and eastern U.S., experienced

[Infographic] When you might need a supplement?

When it comes to wellness, there are a lot of factors you need to consider. Eating properly, getting enough exercise, and taking enough time out for yourself are all vital to your well being. But what happens when you need a bit of an extra boost? If you are a bodybuilder, for example, it would

Finding balance as a single Dad

Ever think about the importance of balance? This essential quality includes not only the physical, but also the inner voice that tells us to choose the middle path rather than drift toward extremes. In this post, we’ll discuss how single dads can improve their parenting skills by finding balance in three areas of their lives.