Looking to control hunger & lose weight? Try 30/30

Author Tim Ferriss suggests consuming 30g protein within 30 minutes of waking. Research shows that breakfast eaters live longer and stay leaner. In fact, those who skip breakfast are more likely to be overweight and obese! What’s the theory of doing that? Must it be pure protein or protein and fat ok? What if it’s […]

How To Eat Healthy On a Budget – US Research

 by Nate Morrow   Is good nutrition developing a bad reputation based on outrageous costs? A growing trend of studies touts the immense cost of eating fresh, nutritious food. Conventional wisdom seems to claim that the cost can keep you from being able to eat as healthfully as you might like and worries many who would otherwise […]

Sustainable Engagement Improves Employee Wellbeing and Company Success

From Core Performance While more than 100 studies have found a connection between employee engagement and work performance, a study from Towers Watson takes the case one step deeper [Harvard Business Review]. The Towers Watson 2012 Global Workforce Study analyzed online responses from 32,000 full-time employees working in large and mid-size organizations in 30 countries. […]

Want to live longer?

By Equinox National Geographic writer Dan Buettner set out to discover in his groundbreaking study on the world’s Blue Zones — geographical pockets where citizens are up to 10 times more likely to live to be 100 than in the United States. Through his books, articles, and viral TED talk, he’s captivated wellness-seekers with decade-long research […]

3 Ways To Lose Belly Fat (If Diet & Exercise Aren’t Working)

3 Ways To Lose Belly Fat (If Diet & Exercise Aren’t Working) by: Shin Ohtake, Fitness & Fat-Loss Expert  If you’ve been working out regularly and watching what you eat, but you STILL can’t seem to get rid of that stubborn belly fat, there may be a “hidden” cause—and it has nothing to do with […]

Give it a Rest

The key to a fit physique is knowing when to push yourself and when to call it quits. Tuesday, August 30, 2011 | Geralyn Coopersmith, MA, CSCS Counterintuitively, most of the benefits we get from exercise don’t occur while we’re working out, but on our days off. The physical changes that we’re trying to attain from […]

How to Manage Cholesterol

The Nutrition Team March 8, 2013 Overview A person’s total blood cholesterol level is one of the most identifiable markers of heart disease, even though there are at least a dozen other predictors. High blood cholesterol can put you at risk for cardiovascular diseases like atherosclerosis, the narrowing or hardening of the arteries, heart attack, and […]

Fitness and Exercise

Dear Members a great piece written by Ian Craig who I have worked with around DNA testing. One to think about regarding overtraining. ——————————————————————————— Old paradigms die hard. If you combine the two areas of Health and Fitness, you will find many of them – many old theories that badly need to be dusted down […]

High Stress: It’s Like Smoking Five Cigarettes Per Day, Says Researcher

From Core Performance It’s impossible to avoid stressful situations, whether at work or in your private life. But that doesn’t mean you have to feel burdened by the stress. If you do, there’s a good chance that those negative emotions are hurting your heart, according to a study published in the American Journal of Cardiology. So ask yourself, […]

Dear South African: You want the change? Be one.

Dear South African: You want the change? Be one. Stories on chaotic public health care systems and schools in crisis are regular features on Daily Maverick, and often the reader response is: “What can I do; how can I help?” There is no definitive answer, but here are some pointers about what civic-minded people could […]