Pregnancy
December 17, 2013

Second trimester: Week 13-28

With the first trimester out of the way, most woman start feeling much better, especially when the worst of the symptoms like nausea and tiredness ease. However, with many of the early symptoms gone, women now start having to come to terms with their changing bodies. It’s in the second trimester that the abdomen starts expanding as the baby grows. Perhaps what’s most exciting about this period is that before this trimester ends you will feel your baby move for the first time. (more…)
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Pregnancy
December 17, 2013

The first trimester: Week 1-12

During the first trimester your body goes through many changes, and the hormonal changes affect almost every organ system in your body. No one said growing a baby was easy! Most pregnancy symptoms are experienced in the first trimester, and it is during this period that women generally feel their worst – nauseous, tired and moody. (more…)
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Pregnancy
December 16, 2013

The best foods to eat for a healthy pregnancy

When you’re pregnant, everyone has an opinion about what you should and shouldn't be eating, and how much you need to be eating. It can get really confusing – especially if you’re a first time mom-to-be. (more…)
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Recipes
December 16, 2013

Beef and lentils

If you’re taking ARV medication, it can leave you feeling sick and unable to eat much. This nutritious beef broth is easy on the stomach, plus it’s packed with essential nutrients to give you energy. (more…)
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Food & nutrition
December 15, 2013

Road trips, picnics and beach snacks – the healthy way

These holidays, you don’t need to spend a fortune on pricey and fatty snacks from garage pit stops when you’re on the road. And likewise, when it comes to picnics and beach snacks, there are plenty of tasty and healthy alternatives to the traditional soggy sandwich! Here are our top suggestions, let us know what you pack to eat for a day on the beach, a picnic or road trip. (more…)
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Recipes
December 15, 2013

Chopped kale salad with spiced almonds and red peppers

This kale salad recipe isn't just a tasty low-fat dish, it’s also loaded with essential vitamins and minerals. (more…)
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Food & nutritionWeight Loss
December 14, 2013

9 Holiday diet tips

In anticipation of summer, you’ve been eating well and exercising (most days) and you’re finally feeling body confident and ready to hit the beach in your bikini. But come the festive period, even the most disciplined people struggle with the temptations of too much good food and drink – often resulting in unwanted weight gain by the time January rolls round. With that in mind, we’ve come up with a practical strategy to help ensure you enjoy the festive season without compromising your healthy eating plan. Here are our top tips: If you’re counting calories, one important meal aspect you…
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