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Does An Oxygen Boost Equal Peak Performance? Does An Oxygen Boost Equal Peak Performance?

Ellen, Simon Cowell and top high performance athletes have found this trendy pick-up...does this celeb trend warrant the hype?

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Cannabidiol – an extract from Cannabis for post-workout use Cannabidiol – an extract from Cannabis for post-workout use

The use of CBD as a workout supplement has grown massively in the last few years thanks to a number of famous sports people ...

You You're drinking the wrong milk

You're drinking the wrong milk. Researchers have been making alarming discoveries about dairy products...

Why South Africa should resist the power of Big Sugar Why South Africa should resist the power of Big Sugar

The proposed tax on sweetened drinks will help improve public health despite overwrought opposition from industry...

How coffee affects your body How coffee affects your body

The most commonly used mood-altering drug in the world is caffeine, but how does it affect your body...

Eliminating Antibiotics from your lifestyle Eliminating Antibiotics from your lifestyle

Antibiotics have been overly-prescribed and in most cases they can be very toxic. Various inexpensive natural methods can be...

The benefits of drinking lemon water in the morning The benefits of drinking lemon water in the morning

Begin your day by refreshing and rehydrating your body, which in turn will keep your skin healthy and rid your body of toxins...

First aid for snakebite First aid for snakebite

Snake bites. Two words with the ability to destroy pretty much any experience in the bush. And let’s be honest, as much as we’d...

Low Sperm Count Low Sperm Count

Having trouble conceiving a child? The problem may lie with you and not your partner...

In review: Garmin 920XT In review: Garmin 920XT

Last year Garmin launched the most advanced and, as far as I see it, the best triathlon / multi-sport watch; the Forerunner...

Woef, die Boef! Woef, die Boef!

Dis traumaties as n hond sy tande in jou vleis insink, maar kry jy op die koop toe klem-in-die kaak, is dit 'n nagmerrie...

Listen up - local device taking hearing tests to the masses Listen up - local device taking hearing tests to the masses

Hearing loss is more common than you might think. An innovative, locally developed device is taking hearing tests to the masses...

Inhalation of essential oils - the emotional and psychological benefits Inhalation of essential oils - the emotional and psychological benefits

Most of us think we make rational decisions, but the truth is that our subconscious minds are driven by our emotions...

8 Ways to beat over worrying 8 Ways to beat over worrying

Most of us, at some point in our lives, tend to over worry, whether it is about big or small things. Sometimes, when worrying...

Snork is soos skinder stories oor jouself. Jy hoor dit nooit Snork is soos skinder stories oor jouself. Jy hoor dit nooit

Saag jy of jou geliefde snags woes balke? Hier is drie planne wat die snorkery kan stopsit...

Too sweet to be true Too sweet to be true

Popular new sugar-free, organic chocolate proves to be neither...

Healthy vs. unhealthy dependencies Healthy vs. unhealthy dependencies

Co-dependency is an element of attachment that can be found in relationships between couples, friends, children and family...

Holistic healing Holistic healing

Did you know that your body uses electromagnetic fields (EMF) to function properly? The Chinese have known about this and been...

10 Healthy wheat replacements 10 Healthy wheat replacements

There are many alternatives to wheat that provide you with the equivalent minerals and vitamins needed to sustain you...

Battle of the sexes Battle of the sexes

Genetically, males and females are almost the same. In fact, 99% the same, but it’s that 1% that accounts for the dissimilarity...

Top 10 yoga retreats in South Africa Top 10 yoga retreats in South Africa

Spoil the one’s you love or yourself - and what better way than with a Zen vacation. Have a look at some top yoga retreats ...

Can eating healthy food become a problem? Part 2 Can eating healthy food become a problem? Part 2

After having read part one of this article, you should have a good understanding of common eating disorders...

Can eating healthy food become a problem? Part 1 Can eating healthy food become a problem? Part 1

Many people are watching their figure and diet nowadays, but did you know that this can lead to problems such as eating...

CPR for children 12 months – 8 years CPR for children 12 months – 8 years

Drowning can occur within 20 seconds - following CPR procedure is for children between the age of 12 months and 8 years old...

Importance of hydration in endurance sports Importance of hydration in endurance sports

In our warm South African climate, it is essential for endurance athletes to know about the correct fluid-electrolyte...

Exercise during pregnancy Exercise during pregnancy

It is a necessity to keep fit during your pregnancy as this helps with your labour and your overall body adjustments after the...

Readers Readers' corner: In review - The Brain Surgeon's Diet

If you over indulged during the festive season and need to lose some weight, then The Brain Surgeon’s Diet, by the inter...

Waiting for 2015 Waiting for 2015

Don't just make goals for 2015, use strategic methods to ensure your goals are met...

10 best relaxing retreats and spas in South Africa 10 best relaxing retreats and spas in South Africa

Spread far and wide, these 10 spa retreats in South Africa are built with relaxation in mind. If you’re feeling like you need...

We We're not ready for Ebola...

We're not ready for Ebola...if the way we're handling TB is anything to go by. South Africa's record in its initial handling of...

The new The new 'smoking' – sitting too long

Though sitting may seem harmless, research shows that if you have a desk job, you could have twice the risk of cardiovascular ...

Kies jou eie verslankingsdieet Kies jou eie verslankingsdieet

Dieetplanne is so geil gesaai soos bossies in die Karoo. Elke paar jaar is daar 'n splinternuweplan wat die verbeelding aangryp...

Activity-tracking fitbands Activity-tracking fitbands

Activity trackers are the hottest new item in the fitness market. In the absence of a coach or personal trainer providing human...

Using essential oils to recover and heal sports injuries Using essential oils to recover and heal sports injuries

The use of essential oils for muscle and joint recovery has been in practice for centuries due to their anti-inflammatory and...

Top 10 rules for optimum fitness Top 10 rules for optimum fitness

Let’s face it, being fit is hard work and takes commitment. Having said that though, there are a lot of so-called 'quick and...

Injury proof your legs Injury proof your legs

Whether you are running, cycling or making your way through the latest gym-training craze, let’s face it, your legs are bound...

Is dit Is dit 'n HOES of TB?

Dokters, verpleegsters, onderwysers, ons almal, kan TB kry van 'n enkele hoesie. Veral verrassend baie gesondheidswerkers word ...

Rxisky business Rxisky business

Sixty percent of clinical drug trial results are not being shared with the public. Never mind illegal drugs, prescription medi...

Top Fitness Apps For iOS And Android Top Fitness Apps For iOS And Android

Whether you’re an avid fitness junkie or not, smart phone fitness apps will enhance your experience when it comes to training...

Is DIE Tim Noakes DIEET vir JOU? Is DIE Tim Noakes DIEET vir JOU?

Ons almal droom van 'n dieet waar jy vir ontbyt roereiers met room en gebraaide spek eet. Is die hoëvetlaekoolhidraatdieet wat...

Making healthy food choices Making healthy food choices

There are many new diets and lots of advice on eating to lose weight, eating to gain muscle, eating to perform and the like ...

Dear Criselda Dear Criselda

HIV or Aids-related question? Lonely and confused? Don't despair! Radio and TV personality Criselda Kananda is here to answer ...

Die groot VERGEET Die groot VERGEET

Sy baklei dat dit vrek teen die Alzheimer-siekte wat haar in die donker bekruip, sê aktrise Wilna Snyman. 'Maar die geveg raak ...

Surgeons accused of terrifying incompetence Surgeons accused of terrifying incompetence

The scalpels are out in an almighty row involving heart surgeons, anaesthetists, hospital management, the Health Professions ...

Beat the blues Beat the blues

Finding effective treatment for depression while being HIV+ can be done. Finding out and coping with the news that you are HIV+...

Unfit or just fatigued? Unfit or just fatigued?

How often have you felt that you are just too tired and don’t have the energy to carry on during a training session and put it ...

Cancer and Immune Boosting Vegetables For Optimised Health Cancer and Immune Boosting Vegetables For Optimised Health

It is not really difficult to add this wonderful array of good stuff to your daily fare, helping your body stay at peak health!

The Balancing Act The Balancing Act

Work, family, the bike - not many can juggle all three and be successful. We speak to some racing snakes who do just that.

Know Your Rights Know Your Rights

Fighting HIV is hard enough, but there are legal rights to protect you from discrimination. In SA, people living with HIV and ...

Robotic Exoskeleton could give new hope to paraplegics Robotic Exoskeleton could give new hope to paraplegics

The X1 robotic exoskeleton, the latest robotic space technology derivative of Nasa’s Robonaut 2, may someday help paraplegics ...

The hip bone not connected to the ... The hip bone not connected to the ...

Patients who've had hip-replacement problems with metal-on-metal DePuy implants are being urged to join a mass legal action ...

Find out about the shy cancers; signs, risks and what to do Find out about the shy cancers; signs, risks and what to do

“Shy Cancers” are the name given to the silent killer cancers (these cancers often go undetected for a long time due to a lack ...

Supersized state Supersized state

Health concerns linked to fast foods have become a worry more especially with 2011 seeing SA wobble into the top three fattest ...

Habits - Where from and where to? Habits - Where from and where to?

I met a lady a month after she decided that she was tired of being fat and short of breath all the time. She had already made ...

Get healthy and wise. Get healthy and wise.

The truth about fat, cancer and hormones are just some of the top 10 things you should know.

First step in adopting a healthier lifestyle First step in adopting a healthier lifestyle

If you want to live healthier, it will be much harder if you are surrounded by food and snacks such as cupcakes, huge steaks ...

Sleeping During the Day Can Lower Blood Pressure Sleeping During the Day Can Lower Blood Pressure

A study, looking at the effect of a daytime nap on cardiovascular recovery following a stress test, found that those participants

Headaches…Neck Pain and the Missing Link Headaches…Neck Pain and the Missing Link

Headaches are commonly assumed to be migraines but instead very commonly come from the trigger points of the muscles of the neck..

Acupuncture for Reducing Depression During Pregnancy Acupuncture for Reducing Depression During Pregnancy

According to a study, acupuncture appears to be an effective way to reduce depression in pregnancy ...

Daily Apple Consumption Reduces LDL Cholesterol Daily Apple Consumption Reduces LDL Cholesterol

Everyone has heard the old adage, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away." We all know we should eat more fruit. But why apples?

Suikersoet of Suikersoet of 'n bitter pil?

Is kunsmatige versoeters gesonder as suiker? Veroorsaak suiker hiperaktiwiteit by kinders? Kan jy kanker kry van kunsmatige versoeters? Hier is die ware prentjie en ons wys jou hoe jy ...

Tried and tested Band Aid Tried and tested Band Aid

Scam or sports science? We test wrist bands that claim health pay-offs...

Tried and Tested exercise videos Tried and Tested exercise videos

There's nothing better than singing along breathlessly to a cool track while you burn fat. The work-out includes a burlesque-inspired routine...

How healthy is the water you drink? How healthy is the water you drink?

Recent media exposes have raked up the issue of the quality and safety of tap water. How seriously should we be taking these repor

Ride Hard and Fast in the Races that Really Matter Ride Hard and Fast in the Races that Really Matter

Want to ride hard and fast in the races that really matter? Then train long and slow to prepare!

Sniffle-Free Spring - How to Stop Hayfever Sniffle-Free Spring - How to Stop Hayfever

Sniffing, sneezing and itching? Here's how to stop hay fever in its pollen-covered tracks...

Which drinks are best for you, and at what time of day? Which drinks are best for you, and at what time of day?

Which drinks are best for you and your body, and at what time of the day? Start the day with green tea, then orange juice...

Read that Label Read that Label

New labelling regulations have been passed and South African manufacturers and retailers have until March 2011 to comply. Here's what you need to know...

Eat for your Age Eat for your Age

Our nutritional needs vary throughout life. Here's inside info on the foods that are most beneficial for your decade...

Get Younger in 24 hours Get Younger in 24 hours

Anti-ageing techniques to get you through the day and night...

Work it Out! Exercises for Pregnant Women Work it Out! Exercises for Pregnant Women

We present a regime of moderate exercise to help maintain optimum physical and mental fitness during pregnancy...

Ride a Bike and Save the Universe! ... Well Sort-Of Ride a Bike and Save the Universe! ... Well Sort-Of

You might ride to save the planet but you're also saving your brain cells, improving family relations while...

6 Easy Exercises 6 Easy Exercises

Burn extra kilojoules wihout trying this summer and earn your piña coladas!

The 5 vital annual health checks you should have The 5 vital annual health checks you should have

Make an appointment, make sure you're healthy, and ensure you keep it that way…

Tree of the Mind Tree of the Mind

Mental disorders are among the many things that can be treated by the parsley tree...

Your New Summer Health Rules  Your New Summer Health Rules

Don't let sunburn, diarrhoea or travel sickness ruin your holiday this year. Just follow our rescue plan...

Easiest Ever Health Boosts Easiest Ever Health Boosts

Living a healthy lifestyle doesn't have to be hard work. Follow our must-dos and see how easy it can be...

Here Comes The Sun Here Comes The Sun

Did you know that, after Australia, South Africa has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world?

Food Facts for Pregnant Women Food Facts for Pregnant Women

There are a couple of important things to remember when deciding on which foods to eat in pregnancy...

Your At-a-Glance Guide to 5-a-Day Your At-a-Glance Guide to 5-a-Day

No more confusion - here's exactly what counts and what doesn't!

Detox Boosters Detox Boosters

Get into summer gear with these cleansing recipes that will nourish your body and soul.