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Healthy LifestyleTravel & holiday
October 22, 2018

How the ocean affects your health

A cool, salty breeze on your skin, waves softly crashing over you and endless sand to squish your toes into... There’s nothing quite like frolicking in the ocean to lift your spirits. But, did you know that taking a dip also has health benefits? Years ago, ancient Greeks bathed in seawater to boost their health, and so can you! Here are some great reasons to dive on in. It heals your skin Unlike a river, seawater has large amounts of important minerals like calcium, chloride, sodium, sulphate and magnesium. These minerals are little health helpers for skin and can help…
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Healthy LifestyleTravel & holiday
January 5, 2018

Side-step these 5 travel health-risks

Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, these 5 bugs can ruin both. So, if you don’t want to spend you trip staring at the hotel or hospital ceiling, pack your first aid kit and these top tips! Common travel illnesses: Travel flu There you are on your cruise and you come down with the flu – not ideal, but very common in a different country. And you don’t have to be surrounded by sick people to pick up a nasty bug: your immune system may be geared up for home, but foreign bugs often require a different immune…
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Healthy LifestyleTravel & holiday
October 24, 2017

How to start the New Year refreshed & ready

The end of the year is slowly creeping up on us. You can’t seem to get everything done quickly enough. Yet, you know that after a whirlwind of festivities and summer holidays, you might not be fully ready for the new year. We’re here to help! Here’s how to restore your body and mind during the holiday season. 1. Postpone big projects If you had big plans to redecorate, or finish mountain of admin, it’s time to accept that the holiday season may not be the best time for these big projects. Schedule this for January and ease into the…
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Healthy LifestyleTravel & holiday
October 10, 2017

Don’t get bitten by these little beach-monsters

Mosquitoes aren’t the only critters that can turn your beachy holiday into an itchy nightmare. Sand fleas are another pesky pest to keep an eye out for. Sand fleas are found in beaches along coastal areas and in marshes. These buggers are often mistaken for insects, which they’re not. In fact, they’re not even fleas – they are actually crustaceans: like the crab, lobster and shrimp. Sand fleas get their name because their bites and after-effects are similar to that of a flea. Sand fleas vary in size. They can be small like a dot of ground pepper or grow…
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Healthy LifestyleTravel & holiday
May 17, 2017

How to avoid getting sick while traveling

Love to travel, but afraid you may get sick en route? Don’t be. Enjoy the journey with these tips. Taking the train Sit face forward. When you’re seated against the direction of travel, you could have motion sickness. Motion sickness is when one part of your balance-sensing system (your inner ear, eyes, and sensory nerves) sense that your body is moving, but the other parts don't. This can cause you to feel dizzy or nauseous. If all the forward-facing seats are taken, ask someone to swap with you. You can also ask the train conductor for help. Look ahead. Try…
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Healthy LifestyleTravel & holiday
October 19, 2016

10 ways to prep for festival season

Whether you’re into ground-vibrating trance music or soulful jazz, festival season has something for everyone.  To enjoy it to its full potential, keep your health in check for the party ahead. 1. Stay hydrated You may think booze in paper cups and the occasional caffeine run will be enough to keep you going on your festival weekend, but water will keep you buzzing more than any beer can. Dehydration causes dizziness, headaches and in some cases, loss of consciousness, so if you want to continue jumping around to your favourite tunes without a hiccough, pack plenty of water and suss…
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Travel & holiday
March 26, 2016

Don’t drive over the Easter Bunny!

The season of chocolate bunnies and long weekends is coming at us at high speed. Can you believe it’s Easter already? Fun times await us, and to make sure that feel good chocolatey love carries on, we thought it’s time to give you some advice. Over the years, the festive seasons have always been a lightning rod for road accidents, but we don’t want that this year. Would you rather sit with your family and hunt Easter eggs or wake up in an emergency ward? It’s a no-brainer. (more…)
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Healthy LifestyleTravel & holiday
January 15, 2016

How to keep that summer holiday feeling!

“Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language” - Henry James Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be able to keep that holiday euphoria going? One day back at work and it seems like a distant memory! Let's look at exactly what it is about holidays that makes us feel so good, and then see how we can keep that feeling going for the rest of the year: (more…)
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Healthy LifestyleTravel & holiday
December 4, 2015

Have a merry, healthy Christmas

Christmas is a time filled with fun, family and of course, food. Take a minute and think about how much you ate last year at Christmas lunch – did you have to undo a notch on your belt? How were you feeling getting ready for Christmas day? Stressed? Here are a few ways to make sure you have a wonderful, healthy Christmas! (more…)
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Healthy LifestyleTravel & holiday
November 30, 2015

Keep your holiday happy

For many, the holiday season is not the traditional fun family gatherings, complemented with delicious festive food. Perhaps your family get-togethers end up in screaming matches – we know this is tough and depressing, but we’re here to help you demolish depression. Here are some great ways for you to enjoy the holiday season. (more…)
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