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Momentum Health

Exercise, Fitness & Muscle
May 19, 2015

The 7 minute workout

With our busy lives, we want things faster and better, including our exercise. The 7-minute workout is a short, high-intensity exercise that promises great results in little time. The question is, can you really get the workout you need in 7 minutes? We decided to put it to the test. (more…)
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Exercise, Fitness & Muscle
May 4, 2014

SA’s duathlon gets a makeover

South Africa's longest running duathlon series is getting a makeover! The immensely popular South African Duathlon Series, proudly sponsored by DSM and Momentum Health, combines the best of mountain biking and trail running, and will be re-launched in 2014 as the Momentum Health OatWell Dual Cross Series. (more…)
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Healthy Lifestyle
April 6, 2014

Learn to love your body

When we care about something, it’s natural for us to do our best to look after it, but we don’t always make the same health choices for ourselves. In a society that tells us to be fitter, thinner, smarter, shop more and have more, how can we learn to take the best care of ourselves just as we are? We explore this topic on the Hello Doctor show this afternoon with YFM DJ, Master’s student and ‘it’ girl, Zama Dube. (more…)
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Exercise, Fitness & Muscle
March 9, 2014

What’s your exercise personality type?

Ever wondered why you hate exercising? Well, it’s possible that the type of exercise you’re doing isn’t quite suited to your personality. Exercise instructor Janine Habana specialises in exercise for women, and she’s got some great tips on the best exercise for you. (more…)
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Tests & investigations
February 25, 2014

What can you expect during your health assessment?

When you go for your annual medical check-up, you can expect a full physical check-up and you’ll be asked about your medical history. You might also need to have certain blood tests, for example if your doctor thinks you’re at risk for high cholesterol, or thyroid problems. More advanced testing includes ultrasound and mammograms – which become more important as you get older. (more…)
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Tests & investigations
February 25, 2014

Why is BMI an important part of your health assessment?

BMI (Body Mass Index) is a general measure for human body shape based on your specific weight and height. It’s calculated by dividing your weight by the square of your height. So, if for example you weigh 60kg and are 1.7m then your BMI would be 20.8 – which falls into the normal/healthy weight category. (more…)
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Child HealthParenting
February 16, 2014

Meet the MEDIKIDZ – our superheroes of health

The Medikidz are five superheroes on a mission to help young people better understand illness and medical condition. Characters Chi, Pump, Skinderella, Axon and Gastro take children on a journey through Mediland - an outer-space planet shaped like the human body - to explain the diagnosis, investigation, treatment and prevention of different medical conditions. (more…)
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Exercise, Fitness & Muscle
February 8, 2014

A boost of adrenaline!

Adrenaline is that sudden hormone boost you get when you’re faced with a highly stressful, exciting or even fearful situation. Adrenaline is secreted by the adrenal gland, and it rapidly increases your blood circulation, breathing and carbohydrate metabolism, and it prepares your muscles for some serious exertion. (more…)
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First Aid, Accidents & Injuries
January 26, 2014

Andrew Merryweather: The man and the exoskeleton

Just 8 years ago, 24 year-old Andrew Merryweather was engaged to be married, with a good job as a restaurant manager - his future looked great. But Andrew’s life literally changed overnight when he stopped late one evening at a petrol station and was severely assaulted in a horrific random attack. (more…)
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