With approximately one child in five SA children overweight and exposed to a number of health risks as they grow older, the International Statistical Classification of Diseases has specified obesity a disease.
Ngicela phuza ukumbothi lenu. These words are uttered when beer is offered to amadlozi, those who once were where we are now, for the sake of remembrance, respect and good fortune: I pour this beer for you.
For some the food, family and festivities of Christmas can be the loneliest and most miserable time of the year. People who are on their own feel more alone than ever and the financial strain can be immense.
You can avoid the risks of developing cancer by exercising regularly, making smart eating choices, limiting alcohol intake, reducing sun exposure, avoiding tobacco and adopting other healthy lifestyle habits.
The number of people affected by Foetal Alcohol Syndrome is three to five times more than those with HIV/Aids and it’s also the biggest cause of mental retardation in South Africa, according to the WHO.