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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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Skin
September 10, 2020

Can beauty products cause cancer?

There’s a booming beauty industry out there producing thousands of different and new products that promise to make sure you look as young as possible. But can your face cream be filled with cancer-causing chemicals? Here are a few dark secrets about beauty products.
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