Health & Safety

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Health tips

Staying active

Christine Sparks, personal trainer with Virgin Active Health Clubs, shares five quick and easy exercise tips and moves you can do anywhere, to help keep your body active, healthy and in shape.

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Effects of alcohol

Diet, Alcohol and Cancer

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.

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Alcohol and health

Keeping Healthy with Alcohol

The consumption of alcohol can have beneficial or harmful effects depending on the age and other characteristics of the person consuming alcohol, amount consumed and specifics of a situation.

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Stress and anxiety

The not-so-festive season

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.

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Tobacco smoke

If you’re a smoker, there’s a very good chance it will kill you!

Tobacco smoke is the single most preventable cause of death globally and is currently responsible for killing one in 10 adults worldwide, or one person every six seconds.

Foetal Aclohol Syndrome

Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

Drinking While Pregnant Can Harm your Unborn Baby

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.

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Obesity Disease

Don’t be a Couch Potato

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.

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Drinking Age

Government Wants to Raise Drinking Age to 21

Nearly 80% of a group of surveyed Gauteng high school pupils regularly consume alcohol, according to findings released by the University of South Africa’s Bureau for Market Research.