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Mental & Emotional Health

Mental & Emotional Health
December 25, 2014

Tell us about your family traditions

Does your family have a tradition? Think about it before you answer – it can be anything you do that brings your family closer, strengthening bonds. Remember, there’s no limit on a tradition and this is the time to create an exciting, fun ritual that really shows that you’re a FAMILY. You’d be amazed at the health benefits that this brings with it. Here’s a guide to creating a new family tradition!’ (more…)
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Stress
December 24, 2014

Last minute shopping panic

Did you forget to buy presents for your friends and family? Starting to feel a little anxious? That’s fairly common. (more…)
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Depression
December 23, 2014

Beat the Christmas blues

The festive season is a time for family, friends and loved ones, and a chance to reflect on the year that’s past. For some people though, this time of year is filled with stress and sadness. The loss of a loved one, family conflicts, job loss and illness are all major life upheavals which can leave a person feeling lost and alone. (more…)
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Stress
December 22, 2014

Have a stress-free holiday season

A holiday means a lot of different things to a lot of different people, but almost everyone hopes for a break from the daily grind, and a time to relax and unwind. Switching off and getting into ‘bucket-and-spade’ mode can be easier said than done, especially when there are expenses, food and family thrown into the mix. One study suggested that holiday stress and over-indulgence over the festive season helps explain the soaring rate of heart attacks in December and January. (more…)
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Stress
November 13, 2014

Exam Stress: The Final Push

How are you coping? No doubt exams have taken their toll on you physically and mentally, but there’s light at the end of the tunnel – you’re nearly there! It’s time for the final push! Here are some tips to get you over the final hurdle. (more…)
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November 3, 2014

Sleep and Exam Stress

It’s the Matric finals, and we know exactly what this is like! Besides the schedule, and the feeling that it’s all nearly behind you, there’s the stress of wondering just what they’re going to ask in each subject. And that means a rush to try and cover everything, just in case. (more…)
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Stress
October 27, 2014

Beat stress, ace your exams

Exam stress! We know how you feel: worried that you’ll miss something, forget something or you’ll hit a blank on the day. A bit of stress around exam-time is completely normal, and can even improve your performance, but what happens if it starts getting out of control? (more…)
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Mental & Emotional Health
October 22, 2014

Living with dyslexia

“In Grade 1, I couldn’t write my name and I felt at this young age that I had already ‘failed’. But now I just laugh about the errors – I’m completely content and open about it.” - Ashleigh Marshall Do you have dyslexia or know anyone that does? We met up with Kayos’ Operations Manager, Ashleigh Marshall and her son, Adam Marshall, who were both born with dyslexia - a condition that makes it difficult for them to write, spell and read fluently. (more…)
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Mental & Emotional Health
October 20, 2014

No need to panic

Does your heart suddenly begin to race, even though you were relaxed a split second ago? Panic attacks can strike without any warning, and they can make you feel as if you’re going to pass out! When should you start thinking about seeing your doctor? (more…)
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Addiction
October 15, 2014

The pros and cons of alcohol

Every week you get hit by a new opinion on what alcohol might do to, or for, you. So, is it good or bad to have a glass of wine with dinner? It turns out that regular moderate drinking has quite a few benefits - let’s see what that means. (more…)
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