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Food & nutrition
December 20, 2013

3 Saltiest foods – and their healthy counterparts

Surprisingly, most of the salt you eat doesn’t come from your salt-shaker - it’s already added to pre-cooked, processed or restaurant food before you sprinkle any extra at the table. With that in mind, and with so much focus on making people aware of the dangers of eating too much salt, we take a look at the top 3 saltiest foods and their healthier substitutes you can try instead. 1. Processed and cold deli meats Just 6 thin slices of cold meat can contain half of your daily sodium limit. Rather eat: Home-cooked chicken, avocado, rocket and fresh vegetables as…
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Food & nutrition
December 19, 2013

Fruit each day keeps disease at bay

The old saying “an apple a day, keeps the doctor away” might have some basis to it, especially if you’re over the age of 50. Researchers from Oxford University assume that eating an apple a day could prevent up to 8 500 heart attack and stroke related deaths in the UK each year. As we get older, particularly if you’re older than 50, the risk of cardiovascular disease increases, which makes this research very important. The only hiccup is that the assumptions are calculated from a scientific model and not a study. (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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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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Food & nutrition
December 11, 2013

Two simple truths for weight loss

If weight loss was that easy, then everyone would be slim and fit and there wouldn’t be a multi-million Rand market for weight loss drugs, fad diets and fitness programmes. The truth is, while some people are bestowed with a fast metabolism and the ability to lose weight relatively easily – the majority of people actually struggle to lose weight and keep it off. (more…)
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Food & nutrition
December 9, 2013

Why you really should take a lunch break every day

Think about the last time you took a full one hour lunch break? And we’re not talking about taking one so you can run errands, but taking one so you can actually sit and enjoy your lunch, or get a bit of quiet time for yourself. Still thinking? You’re not the only one. (more…)
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Food & nutrition
December 6, 2013

I’ve got 99 problems, but going vegan ain’t one

If you were looking forward to binging this holiday season, wait till you hear what Jay-Z and Beyoncé have planned. Instead of going all out, the happy couple have decided to go on a 22 day vegan challenge – which will end at Christmas. Jay-Z took to his blog, Live and Times, to explain the reason for their radical decision. "Psychologists have said it takes 21 days to make or break a habit. On the 22nd day, you've found the way,” he wrote. (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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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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Food & nutrition
November 27, 2013

Helpful tips for long-term weight loss

"I lost 5kgs fast, but now I've put them all back on!" There are many weight-loss schemes that will help you lose weight, but the true test comes with keeping it off and maintaining your new fitness levels.  This means exercising more, and changing your eating habits – for good! (more…)
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