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  • The real fountain of youth

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 18 December 2017

    New studies show that maintaining a normal weight, not smoking, and drinking alcohol in moderation are factors that add healthy years to your life. A GP weighs in on other ways to combat ageing and disease by making good daily choices.

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  • How old are you really?

    Prime

    Posted on 26 October 2017

    You may have noticed that people who exercise often, get plenty of sleep, and don’t smoke or drink generally look better, live longer and seem to have plenty of energy. Here’s some of the science behind this.

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  • Can your weight affect your brain?

    Conditions

    Posted on 26 October 2017

    It’s not just your waistline that suffers when you pile on excess kilograms. A Mediclinic neurologist weighs in on how obesity can influence your brain functioning too.

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  • Different Strokes

    Home slider

    Posted on 1 October 2017

    This is a story about Cameron van der Burgh, but it’s not a story about an Olympic champion. It’s about a parent whose child was diagnosed with ADHD, and about a little boy who just needed to play.

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  • Will your child’s excess weight be problematic in later life?

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 29 September 2017

    Childhood obesity rates are soaring. In South Africa, almost 4 million children could be affected in the next few years. Parents should be on the lookout for warning signs from an early age.

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  • Get active @ home (infographic)

    Exercise

    Posted on 5 July 2017

    Winter is no excuse to skimp on exercise. Here are six indoor exercises. You can do the ‘at home circuit’ anywhere at any time.

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  • Everyday activities to boost your day

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 4 July 2017

    Did you know that doing chores around the house and garden can significantly boost your daily activity levels? From playing frisbee with the kids to garden work, dusting and scrubbing pans, we look at everyday activities that can boost your day and your overall health and wellbeing.

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  • Activity trackers: are they for you?

    Exercise

    Posted on 18 May 2017

    Fitness or activity trackers are all the rage, but can they really help you reach your weight loss and health goals?

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  • Five exercises that keep you coming back

    Healthy living

    Posted on 28 April 2017

    Any exercise is better than no exercise, says a biokineticist. But by spending only 22 minutes a day on exercise, you can transform your health – and it needn’t be a chore or cost you anything.

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  • Incontinence and physiotherapy

    Conditions

    Posted on 18 April 2017

    That little bit of urine that escapes when you sneeze or cough is just a side effect of having babies or ageing, right? Not at all. An expert explains the link between incontinence and physiotherapy in women.

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  • Concussions: don’t lose your head

    Conditions

    Posted on 29 March 2017

    Concussion is a very common, often under-diagnosed and previously misunderstood condition – and sport seems to be an important cause of it.

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  • Mind over mattress?

    Healthy living

    Posted on 29 March 2017

    We speak to a neurologist and biokineticist to weigh up the pros and cons of cutting pillow time to increase your activity levels.

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  • Easy ways to move more

    Home slider

    Posted on 28 March 2017

    Looking for the get-up-and-go inspiration you need to live a longer, healthier life? These 10 tips offer a great place to start.

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  • The role of resistance training in your workout

    Exercise

    Posted on 16 March 2017

    Life is a series of pushes and pulls, and that’s a good template for your exercise regime too.

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  • 5 practical ways to put stress in its place

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 17 February 2017

    If you dread Manic Mondays or often feel as if the weekend takes too long to arrive, stress may be playing a larger role in your daily life than you realise. We offer some practical, everyday tips that can help take the pressure off the daily grind.

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  • A beginner’s guide to cycling

    Exercise

    Posted on 15 February 2017

    Cycling is a great way to keep fit, meet new people and explore the countryside. If you’ve never put bum on seat before, here are some pointers to get you pedalling.

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  • ‘The Mediclinic event team is the reason I’m still alive’

    Events

    Posted on 9 February 2017

    As Sean Hanekom approached the end of Stage 3 of the 2013 Absa Cape Epic, he felt a sharp pain on his arm. It was a bee sting, which for most riders would have been no more than a minor irritation. For Sean, however, it was something far more serious.

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  • How to avoid common mountain biking injuries

    Exercise

    Posted on 9 February 2017

    Whether you’re a Cape Epic cross-country rider or a downhill extremist, if you’re out on your mountain bike you could run the risk of a range of injuries. Here’s a look at the most common ones, and how to prevent them happening.

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  • Is it healthy to be a ‘weekend warrior?’

    Exercise

    Posted on 8 February 2017

    Between work and family responsibilities, many people simply don’t have the time to exercise during the week. But sports specialists caution ‘weekend warriors’ about the value of consistency.

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  • Exercise and asthma

    Conditions

    Posted on 3 February 2017

    Exercise is a common trigger for asthma symptoms, but asthma shouldn’t be a reason to avoid exercise. Proper diagnosis and an effective treatment plan can help asthma sufferers enjoy the many benefits of appropriate exercise.

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  • The facts on carpal tunnel syndrome

    Conditions

    Posted on 19 January 2017

    Carpal tunnel syndrome is becoming increasingly common in today’s digital age. A Mediclinic orthopaedic surgeon explains the causes and treatment of this condition.

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