Weight Management
How accurate is the BMI?

How accurate is the BMI?

You probably know what the Body Mass Index (BMI) is and may have used it in the past to assess whether you’re overweight, or not. But is it really accurate? The BMI (Body Mass Index) is widely used as a tool to assess if a person is overweight, or not. However, some people have a normal BMI […]

Does obesity affect the brain?

Does obesity affect the brain?

Health problems linked to overweight and obesity are well known. But there might be even more bad news: being overweight could affect your intelligence! Although it’s well known that being overweight or obese increases our risk for a large number of diseases and conditions, the effect that carrying extra weight might have on our cognitive abilities has received […]

10 ways to suppress your appetite, naturally

10 ways to suppress your appetite, naturally

We share some of the best, natural ways of curbing an unruly appetite. Constant hunger pangs can be a nightmare, especially if you’re trying to lose weight or commit to healthier eating habits. A fluctuating appetite can also negatively affect your mood. Luckily, there are ways to tame even the most brutal of appetites. What’s more, […]

10 exercise myths busted

10 exercise myths busted

How hard should you push yourself? Does more sweat mean you burned more fat? A sports scientist addresses 10 of the most common exercise myths. Have exercise misconceptions prevented you from starting an exercise program? Professor Elmarie Terblanche, Chairperson of the Sport Science Department at Stellenbosch University in South Africa, busts some of these myths and gives […]

The skinny on snacks

The skinny on snacks

First the scientific community told us snacking would lead to weight gain. Then they told us it would help us lose weight. So, therefore, are snacks a good or a bad idea? As with most matters health-related, it’s complicated. And yes, it really does depend on you, the individual – and, of course, on what you eat. The […]

10 easy ways to cut 400kj

10 easy ways to cut 400kj

Shaking off those excess kilos can be as simple as following these 10 steps to cut 400kJ. Losing weight need not be a complex process of counting kilojoules, following a ridiculously intense fad diet or obsessing about food. Make these 10 easy adjustments and drop a jeans size (or two!) over a couple of weeks…

Is your diet ageing you?

Is your diet ageing you?

Your skin is your body’s largest organ, and what you eat and drink feeds it. If your diet is lacking, your skin will show it… When it comes to your skin, you really are what you eat. There’s much evidence to support that eating antioxidant-rich, healthy foods not only improves your health, but also reflects positively on […]