Food & nutrition
December 4, 2013

Eat and exercise for your body shape

Generally, each of us has a particular body shape: “pear”, “apple” or “hour glass”, which means we have individual problem areas that need targeting. We take a look at each of these body types and focus on the correct nutrition and exercise needed to help you make the most of the body you were born with. (more…)
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Exercise, Fitness & Muscle
December 3, 2013

From couch potato to 5km

Some people are naturally more active than others – you know - the ‘fitness fanatics’, ‘gym bunnies’ and ‘outdoor types’. Also, they frustratingly appear to possess that mystical thing called a ‘fast metabolism’. And then you get the rest of the world - those who aren’t very active because they don’t like exercise, or they just can’t seem to find the time to establish an exercise routine. Does this sound like you? Fear not – there are a lot of people in the same boat. If you’re ready to take action, one of the best things you can do is…
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Food & nutrition
December 3, 2013

Swap your unhealthy treats for healthy snacks

Whether we’re at work, home, or on the go, most people tend to snack between their main meals of the day. What most people don’t realise however, is that what they’re snacking on is likely the reason they’re putting on weight, or not able to lose weight. It’s time to ditch those unhealthy snacks and swap them for healthier (and often tastier) options. (more…)
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Diabetes
December 3, 2013

The best drinks for type 2 diabetes

In healthy people, insulin is produced by the pancreas: When you eat or drink, food is broken down into smaller parts, some of which is a form of sugar. Insulin acts like a key: unlocking cells so that sugar can move from the blood into the body tissues, to be used for energy. Diabetes is a problem with the function of insulin: either the key (insulin itself) isn’t working, or the lock (the cell) struggles to let sugar into the cell. When you have “high blood sugar” - the body produces too little insulin, or the tissues don’t respond to…
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Recipes
December 3, 2013

Grilled steak

Beef has a bad rap, but it can be good for you -- it's a great source of protein, iron, and heart-healthy B-vitamins. Choose lean cuts and grass-fed meat to make your meal a healthy one. (more…)
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Recipes
December 3, 2013

Grilled herbed chicken breasts

Lean meat, such as chicken and turkey are healthy options – especially if they’re grilled either on the braai or under the oven grill. (more…)
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HIV / AIDS
December 3, 2013

I am HIV + and want to have a baby

Dealing with HIV can be difficult, and dealing with pregnancy can be difficult. But having the facts about how to get pregnant safely and to prevent your baby from becoming HIV positive may help you feel more confident in your decision about whether or not to have a child. It is vital to find a doctor who will support your choices around your pregnancy and your HIV, and can help you with the correct information. Questions to ask Are you on anti-ARV medications? If not, are you willing to go on them? They can decrease the risk of passing HIV…
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Recipes
December 3, 2013

Roasted oats and nuts with summer fruit

Healthy eating is important to boost your immune system, not only when you are sick, but to keep you healthy. Eating to boost your immune system will give your body more strength for when you are feeling sick. Foods packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants should be on the top of your list. A good variety of foods, in a variety of colours is important as different nutrients often work together to promote health. (more…)
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HIV / AIDS
December 3, 2013

The evolution of ARVs: one pill, once a day for a normal life

It’s been 33 years since the first signs of HIV were picked up, and since then a lot has changed. Previously, HIV was seen by many as a ‘death sentence’, and with good reason. Most people who were diagnosed with HIV, soon developed full-blown AIDS – and this had terrible consequences. Thanks to significant advancements in modern science and medicine over the past few years, drug therapies have simplified. Now, depending on your medical profile, your doctor can tailor your treatment and lifestyle habits – to help ensure that you live a long, healthy life – even if you are…
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Recipes
December 2, 2013

Beef and beetroot curry

Beetroot adds a fantastic dash of colour and healthy nutrients to this spicy Indian dish. It’s perfect for cooler months, or when you feel like a hearty meal. (more…)
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