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Dos and don’ts of depression support
Healthy Lifestyle
August 30, 2021

Do’s and don’ts of depression support

In 2020, the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) received well over three hundred thousand calls asking for help and support – that’s more than three times the capacity of the FNB stadium.
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How do your emotions affect your health?
Healthy Lifestyle
August 30, 2021

How do your emotions affect your health?

Slow down for a few seconds, tune into your inner experience, and ask yourself: “How am I feeling right now? Sad, angry, happy, hopeful, excited, anxious...?” On an average day, we are often so busy focusing on tasks that we don’t pay attention to our emotions. And yet really, our emotions can actually affect our health.
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Tame your inner critic
Healthy Lifestyle
May 13, 2021

Are you too hard on yourself? Here’s how to stop

We all have that voice in our heads: the one that pushes us to work harder, do better, achieve more. Unfortunately, for many of us that inner voice can go into overdrive. It’s like a part of you that is just never satisfied with your accomplishments. Maybe you constantly feel your work is not good enough, you cannot take compliments, or you overthink every single mistake you ever make. In psychology, we often refer to this as your “Inner Critic”, and it can be emotionally draining to walk around with these self-berating thoughts on a loop in your head. Why…
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Be your best
Healthy Lifestyle
May 13, 2021

Productivity dwindling? Try “sweatworking”

When you hear the word “exercise”, its natural to think of the physical benefits: the stronger heart, the lower blood pressure, the six pack abs and, of course, the active wear! There is no doubt that exercise has numerous physical benefits, but it also produces a more powerful mental and emotional state. And this benefit is felt almost immediately (certainly sooner than developing that 6 pack anyway). The link between physical exercise and mental performance There is a direct link between how active you are and your brain power, and nowhere is this relationship more important than when you are…
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Build better relationships at work
Healthy Lifestyle
May 13, 2021

How to build better relationships at work

How much time do you spend at work? Most of us spend at least 5 days a week in an office, on a site, shop or other working space. On average, that adds up to 90,000 hours at work over a lifetime! That is about a third of your lifetime. With that in mind, it’s no surprise that our colleagues play a key role in our lives. Seeing that we interact with people at work for about a third of our lives, how can we cultivate more nourishing, engaging, mutually enjoyable relationships? Working better together Communicate openly and honestly Communication…
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Preventing the flu naturally this winter
Healthy Lifestyle
April 7, 2021

How to maintain a healthy immune system

The idea that you can boost your immune system is appealing – pop a pill in the morning and become bulletproof to all nasty bugs and germs? What’s not to love? As great as that sounds, the concept of “boosting” your immune system is a little more complicated. Immunity 101: its all about balance You can read about all the ins and outs of the immune system here, but in a nutshell, your immune system works to recognise and identify an infection or injury in the body. This causes an immune response, with the goal of restoring normal function. Often…
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Defences faltering? - 5 Warning signs that your body’s defences are down
Healthy Lifestyle
April 7, 2021

5 Warning signs that your body’s defences are down

As we trade our t-shirts for sweaters and our shades for scarfs, we are all bracing for another chilly winter. You may also be reaching for those vitamins and smoothies to boost your immunity. Say yes to cosy evenings. Say no to colds and flu. However, while we are all informed that we need to ‘boost our immune system’ and ‘get vaccinated’, each person is different. How do you even know if your immune system needs a boost? Can you measure how strong your body’s defences are? Some of us may have such a weak immunity that we are constantly…
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Healthy Lifestyle
February 25, 2021

What we can learn from our Super Heroes

“With great power, comes great responsibility…” Peter Parker, AKA Spider-Man Whether or not you like superhero movies, there is a good reason why they are so popular: Even though the likes of Wonder Woman, Batman and Thor are larger-than-life characters, these superheroes essentially go through similar challenges we do. Spiderman suffers loss, suddenly has more power than what he ever wanted or dreamed of, and has to confront what this means to him. In his story, we see some of our own struggles reflected, and it inspires us to think differently about our lives: “What do I do with this…
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Mental & Emotional HealthStress
January 21, 2021

Beat your stress before it beats you

With so much still unknown about COVID and what might be on the cards for 2021, it’s a good time to start putting strategies in place to “future proof” your health. Given the role of stress on your health, learning to manage it is essential in improving your overall well-being.
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Healthy LifestyleWork
January 21, 2021

Want to realise your dreams? Then this step is critical…

It is tempting to read articles and see stories about success and believe it happened overnight. Not to say that never happens, but unfortunately, the idea of instant success is often more myth than fact. The truth behind success – be that in improving your academic performance, your physical health, your mental health, or your financial well-being - is a lot less glamourous.
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