Skin
December 5, 2013

Help, my baby has sunburn!

If your baby is under the age of 6 months they shouldn't be exposed to direct sunlight. If they are older than 6 months it's vital that you keep them protected from the sun - make sure they wear a high SPF sunblock specially formulated for delicate skin, and cover their skin with protective clothing. Babies and infants have incredibly sensitive skin, and sunburn easily, so take care. (more…)
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Healthy Lifestyle
December 5, 2013

Take care while travelling these holidays

Drive safely. Take regular breaks to stretch your legs. Check your car tyres. Stop if you feel tired. Do these sound familiar? Probably, they’re some of the road safety awareness messages we hear all the time, especially when December holidays roll round and everyone is travelling. Road safety messages and checks are there for a reason, to help ensure you get to your destination safely. With that in mind, and with holidays just around the corner, here are our top road safety checks for driving these holidays. (more…)
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Mental & Emotional Health
December 5, 2013

A broken heart really CAN affect your health

Going through the trauma of losing a loved one affects you mentally, physically and financially. Your see-saw emotions can lead to stress, which in turn can lead to a number of serious health conditions. This type of trauma can also bring on an illness in an otherwise healthy person, or aggravate an existing physical illness. (more…)
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Recipes
December 5, 2013

Peppers stuffed with corn and crab meat

A colourful, tasty recipe you can share with your friends, and it has the added benefit of being trigger-free if you’re asthmatic. (more…)
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Thyroid Disease
December 5, 2013

How diet affects hypothyroidism

With Hypothyroidism, the thyroid gland is under-active and doesn't produce enough of the thyroid hormone. In the process, the body produces less heat and the organs function below optimal levels, which results in symptoms of fatigue, lethargy, weakness, difficulty concentrating and feelings of being cold constantly. Less energy also means decreased activity levels, which can further contribute to weight gain. (more…)
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Foot Care
December 4, 2013

High heels: Here’s why you should give your feet a break

There’s little more satisfying than putting on a killer pair of high heels to make a woman feel confident and ready for the day. The thing is, high heels aren’t all they’re cracked up to be, and every season they seem to get higher, with narrower heels and less support. Over time this can (unfortunately) cause long-term problems. We take a look at the most common issues women face by ‘subjecting’ their feet to the stress of high heels on a regular basis. (more…)
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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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