Think of an Aero chocolate compared with a solid bar – the word osteoporosis (from the Greek for ‘bone’ and ‘pore’) tells us that the affected bones have holes in their structure. Osteoporosis has been called the ‘silent disease’, progressing without any outward sign, sometimes for decades, until a fracture occurs. Today, regular bone mineral […]

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‘My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She’s ninety-seven now, and we don’t know where she is.’ ˜Ellen DeGeneres According to Hippocrates, walking is the best medicine. Walking is one of the least expensive and most broadly accessible forms of physical activity. Studies have shown that walking has higher levels […]

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Typical South African lifestyle patterns may impede our health and weight management, with stress as the central focus. Ian Craig discusses the benefits of exercise, the health ramifications of excessive exercise, and balancing fight-or-flight responses with relax and repair restoration. In the Palaeolithic times, we would walk large distances every day to collect edible plants […]

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‘I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.’ ~ Henry David Thoreau, writer, philosopher and naturalist. Romance in the 21st Century is much more than candle-lit dinners and bunches of roses. In fact, the most promising answer to a happy union may just be a walk in the wild. […]

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Exercise is essential for optimal health. If body parts don’t move appropriately, how can we possibly function normally? Our body needs to be like a flowing river and not a stagnant pond. Do you feel stiff? Here are some tips from Guy Ashburner to help you feel good instead. We humans are the most static […]

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