Health

  • How to manage stress

    How to manage stress

    9 April 2021

    April is Stress Awareness Month, something that raises the awareness of a growing health epidemic. Indeed, a survey in 2018 reported that 74 per cent of people felt so stressed they had been overwhelmed or unable to cope in the last year. …

  • Mindful mealtimes

    Mindful mealtimes

    9 April 2021

    Want to reclaim your mealtimes? It’s time to denounce the scales and rediscover the joy of healthy eating. Here’s how embracing food could transform your diet… WORDS: Louise Pyne Since our lives slowed down with ongoing lockdown restrictions, the spotlight…

  • Stretch for stress relief

    Stretch for stress relief

    4 April 2021

    It’s not just for injury prevention – research shows that stretching can help lower stress levels and ease anxiety. Time to stretch for stress relief? WORDS: Eve Boggenpoel When you’re stretching out tense muscles, chances are you’re either warming up,…

  • How to improve gut health

    How to improve gut health

    18 March 2021

    Have you ever considered how to improve gut health? When you are feeling stressed, it is not only your mood, sleep, energy levels or even your skin health that are affected. When you are stressed, your digestive system slows down…

  • Five ways to take control of your health

    Five ways to take control of your health

    1 March 2021

    Want more energy, less stress, and greater fitness? Take care of your wellbeing with these healthy resolutions, says Louise Pyne. 1. Revitalise your workout If you are training hard but not seeing results, a fitness revamp could be in order.…

  • Five ways to balance your hormones

    Five ways to balance your hormones

    12 February 2021

    The body’s chemical messengers affect everything from our sleep routine to our stress levels, here’s how to keep them in check. Words: Louise Pyne. Hormones affect our bodies on a cellular level, and keeping levels balanced is essential to our…

  • Foods to make you feel happier

    Foods to make you feel happier

    9 February 2021

    Whether your goal is to feel happier, improve your mental focus or alleviate stress and feel calmer, there are foods that can tick all of these boxes. You really are what you eat! Words: Christine Bailey. The turmoil caused by…

  • What’s your metabolic age?

    What’s your metabolic age?

    6 February 2021

    If you hope to lose weight and overhaul your health, a growing number of experts suggest you step away from the scales and look to your metabolic fitness for answers. Sarah Sellens investigates. This year more than ever, there’s a…

  • Good reasons to try open water swimming

    Good reasons to try open water swimming

    4 February 2021

    Want to discover the joys of open water swimming (yes, even in winter!)? A dip outdoors can boost everything from your circulation to your mental health. Claire Chamberlain suggests how to get started. Wild swimming (especially at this time of…

  • Yoga for runners

    Yoga for runners

    3 February 2021

    Running is a great way to burn calories and get fit but any tight or sore muscles can cause restrictions and discomfort when you do it. Yoga teacher Eve Boggenpoel recommends yoga for runners and looks at the most suitable…

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