Why are you struggling to lose weight?

You may be one of those people who feel like you are doing everything right yet your weight loss has come to a standstill. For many of us weight seems to be a constant battle. We get going and are all excited and hyped up to just do it!  Around week 4 most of that enthusiasm seems to be fading away and we’re back to old habits and feeling frustrated with the results. Let’s look at some common misconceptions that may be holding you back. Focus on low fat only…

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Why excess carbs make you fat

Understanding carbohydrates in your diet will make a huge difference on your waistline. Here is my simplified explanation on carbs for you. Once you understand carbs and what falls under carbs you will clearly see why you may still be struggling with your weight. One of the most common subjects I find when consulting with clients regarding their weight loss at Easy Health Wellness clinic is the misunderstanding of what exactly falls under the carbohydrate (starch) group. Not having a clear definition of what to count as a carbohydrate on…

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8 Employee Wellness Ideas That Would Actually Work

Employers are increasingly launching wellness initiatives aimed at creating a healthier workforce and lowering their own health care costs. But many employees roll their eyes at these efforts or are even actively alienated by programs that push them to make lifestyle changes, such as losing weight or changing their eating habits; they find the initiatives invasive and paternalistic. What’s more, one study by RAND researchers found that workplace wellness programs that encourage employees to lose weight, manage their stress better or make other lifestyle changes, with the aim of saving…

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WATCH out for these signs of Diabetes

Woman&Business talks to Sr Jossie van der Westhuizen from the Diabetes Clinic at Life Rosepark Hospital about the warning signs of Diabetes and what readers should be aware of. Firstly, it is very important to distinguish between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. Children and young adults are more susceptible to Type 1. It is easier to diagnose, Sr. Jossie says, because the symptoms are very clear: “Children are very thirsty, urinate more, have problems with their vision and get sick easier, with all types of infections, thus your GP…

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Train successfully at home – Part 1

By Elizabeth Tsikkos, personal trainer to the ordinary folk This Monday. Next Monday. After the long weekend. If this is your dialogue when planning a start date for a training program, then you are in the vast percentage of women who simply do not have the time to add more routine to an already jam-packed day. The process of getting to the gym adds to the problem, because getting to the gym before any exercise can happen extends your gym-going time by thirty minutes at best. The good news is…

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WORLD TRAUMA DAY 2015

On Saturday 17 October we celebrate World Trauma Day What is trauma? Trauma is serious injury or shock to your body that is usually caused by an external force. It could be severe bone fractures, open wounds or head injuries due to motor vehicle accidents, sports, violence, work injuries, explosions etc. It can also be a psychological shock that could greatly damage the psyche of a person like a sudden traumatic incident or event in your life. The function of an emergency/trauma unit Life Rose Park Hospital in Bloemfontein has…

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Cheers! Celebrate World Kidney Day with a glass of water

On March 12, 2015, we invite everyone to drink a glass of water and give one to someone else to celebrate their kidneys. Handing someone a glass of water today is a symbolic gesture to remember that kidneys are vital organs and that they should be taken care of; it is a way to make people more conscious about their lifestyle choices. It is a conversation starter to raise awareness about the risks, dangers and burden of kidney disease and how to prevent and treat it in time. This year’s…

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