Exercise and a healthy diet provide an overall sense of well being.
Regular physical activity energises you to perform daily chores, deal with stress better and improves your quality of sleep.
Hair samples reveal how stress and obesity are linked.
Sugar activates the same brain system as drugs such as nicotine and cocaine, meaning consuming it is a behaviour we want to repeat.
If you’ve ever tried to cut back on sugar, you may have realised how incredibly difficult it is. This leads to the question: can you be addicted to sugar?
Seven million workers are missing out on information which keep keep them healthier.
Consumers aren’t always given honest nutritional information.
Research shows poorer black South Africans are disproportionately exposed to food-related advertising that promotes the consumption of fatty, unhealthy foods.
Preconception planning focuses on improving the health of parents to lower the risk of obesity in children.
If you're planning to become a parent, better lifestyle habits can reduce the risk of obesity in your children.
Regularly physically activity is more important than weight.
Scientifically you can be overweight and healthy - and yet there is still an obesity stigma.
Breast cancer is more common in overweight women.
Obesity is one of the factors behind a large rise in cancer rates among women.
The reality is that the move to introduce a sugar tax in South Africa is necessary because of the scourge of non-communicable diseases and obesity in the country.
The physical health of people with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder is often overshadowed by their mental health issues.
It's time we saw past the mental illness in people living with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder to check their physical health too. Here's why.
Snoring occurs due to vibration of the soft tissues of your upper airway.
Snoring has been linked to serious health conditions such as obstructive sleep apnoea and even cardiovascular disease.
Research has yet to reveal why and how obesity rates have surged around the world in the past few decades.
Metabolism can change after weight loss.
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Weight loss often leads to declines in our resting metabolic rate – how many calories we burn at rest – which makes it hard to keep the weight off. So why does weight loss make resting metabolism go down?
Early detection and treatment of diabetes can be life-saving, but prevention by adopting healthier diets and lifestyle is even better.
Being able to buy processed "food-like" products is often seen as a mark of personal and material success. Little attention is paid to having a healthy diet.
A tax on sugary drinks wouldn’t just prevent obesity, it could recoup some of the costs from obesity to the taxpayer.
Obesity imposes enormous costs on the community, through higher taxes to fund extra government spending on health and from foregone tax revenue because obese people are more likely to be unemployed.
Something to say.
The people at risk are the ones who need to be listened to.
Experts are desperately trying to find solutions to the growing public health problem of type 2 diabetes in the young. A number of trials are underway, and some look promising.
As obesity has become a health concern globally, weight loss information has proliferated – with questionable effects on its prevalence.
IQ decline is highest among those who started using during adolescence and among the most persistent (daily) users.
After almost four-and-a half decades and from modest beginnings, the Dunedin study has evolved into one of the most significant long-term tracking studies in the world.
This month, at tables across the planet, millennials are feasting on gamechanging ideas for a healthier future.
This week, I had the pleasure of sitting with Jessica Renzella - an Australian PhD student with Oxford University and a budding global health shaper. She told me about a new social campaign she’s leading…