Exercise

Exercise tips to keep you moving and maintain a healthy weight.

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Get specialist help for running injuries

Running is a popular form of exercise, and for good reason. It’s a great way to boost cardiovascular fitness, maintain a healthy weight, and reduce stress. But it can also

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Lower your blood pressure with exercise

Exercise can strengthen your heart muscle, lower your blood pressure and improve cardiovascular health. Your heart muscle must work extremely hard to pump blood around your body, delivering oxygen and

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Achieve healthy weight loss in 2023

Forget crash diets and cutting out entire food groups; a Mediclinic dietitian can help you achieve your weight-loss goals and keep the extra kilos off once and for all. There

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How much exercise you need to add years to your life [infographic]

Exercise can help add years to your life, and life to your years, by partially counteracting the effects of ageing on your body.

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8 Reasons to get moving today [INFOGRAPHIC]

Video meetings, phone calls, more video meetings – working from home isn’t the restful break we all thought it would be. Get motivated to get moving with these 8 reasons…

DID YOU KNOW?

  • We found a practical solution to a shortage of theatre nurses by becoming a registered teaching institution.
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  • Our world-class neonatal units feature high frequency oscillatory ventilators to minimise lung trauma in premature babies.
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  • Our corridors are 2.3m wide allowing two beds to pass one another without any interference.
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  • The triage admission system in our emergency centres has been able to reduce mortality by up to 50%.
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  • Our hospitals have been awarded international accreditation for best practice in the management of environmental systems and practices.
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  • Most nursing units have windows overlooking gardens to promote healing.
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  • An orange has over 170 different phytonutrients and more than 60 flavonoids, providing anti-inflammatory, anti-tumour and blood clot-inhibiting effects.
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  • A baby has a 70% better chance of surviving a motor vehicle accident if in a secure car seat and properly restrained.
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  • Mediclinic trains more than a thousand nurses annually at training centres throughout Southern Africa.
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  • To prevent harmful bacteria being absorbed by mattresses we use protective under sheets made from polypropylene.
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Covid-19

5 Health hacks to try today [INFOGRAPHIC]

Just because you’re pressed for time, doesn’t mean your health has to suffer. Here are some tips and tricks to make being healthy easier, from experts in physical and mental health.

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Healthy weight, healthy you

Shedding kilograms makes you feel better both physically and mentally, promoting a healthier and happier lifestyle.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • A jumping rope uses almost every muscle in the entire body during exercise.
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  • Mediclinic Cape Town is accredited as a mother and baby friendly institution, having scored 100% at a recent external review.
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  • An orange has over 170 different phytonutrients and more than 60 flavonoids, providing anti-inflammatory, anti-tumour and blood clot-inhibiting effects.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • A baby has a 70% better chance of surviving a motor vehicle accident if in a secure car seat and properly restrained.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Mediclinic trains more than a thousand nurses annually at training centres throughout Southern Africa.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our 24-hour emergency centres feature state-of-the-art life-saving equipment.
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  • Our hospitals have been awarded international accreditation for best practice in the management of environmental systems and practices.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • We monitor the temperature of our neonatal units as newborn babies are extremely sensitive to temperature change.
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  • Mediclinic is one of the three leading private hospital groups in Southern Africa and the sixth largest private healthcare group in the world.
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  • Nurses can observe patients at all times as critical care units are designed like a beehive with the nurses’ station in the middle.
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Covid-19

Staying fit during lockdown

Lockdown measures are crucial to minimise the spread of COVID-19. To minimise the impact on you – and your family’s – well-being while cooped up at home, consider these novel ways for staying fit during lockdown.

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Fitness tips for teens

A regular exercise routine can help your teen stay healthy, get stronger – and feel better, too.

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Your 2020 sports calendar [infographic]

A year’s worth of sporting events where Mediclinic plays a key role in providing medical assistance and expertise. Plus: what to look out for at each one – risk factors and common injuries, illnesses, and how to prevent them.

Diabetes

Is your lifestyle making you sick? Determine your diabetes risk {Infographic}

Many everyday lifestyle decisions can lead to Type 2 diabetes. Here’s how these often unnoticed lifestyle risk factors add up to skyrocket your diabetes risk.

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