Think you're overweight? Use these 5 ways to find out

2017-10-20 10:30

What’s the best way to measure your weight – BMI or the old-fashioned scale? Turns out there are a number of ways.

Alarming increase in childhood obesity over 4 decades

2017-10-18 13:30

Not only adults suffer the consequences of obesity. Worldwide a large percentage of children are overweight, which sets them up for serious health problems later in life.

South Africa needs more than a sugar tax to get to the bottom of obesity

2017-10-17 10:14

People often eat calorie-dense foods which fuel obesity, but there's more to it than just living an unhealthy lifestyle. Here are a few factors responsible for developing obesity.

Obesity costs SA economy more than R700bn per year - study

2017-10-12 13:43

The economic impact of obesity in South Africa is R701bn per year, a study by Discovery Vitality has revealed.

Port Elizabeth most unhealthy city based on weight – Discovery Vitality

2017-10-11 11:47

According to Discovery's 2017 ObeCity index, Port Elizabeth is South Africa's unhealthiest city, based on weight, while Cape Town stays the healthiest.

South Africans are living longer, but there’s bad news

2017-09-15 13:11

Life expectancy in South Africa is rapidly increasing, but the bad news is that the number of healthy years that men and women can expect to live has fallen over the past 25 years.

Can you be fat and fit?

2017-08-16 11:15

Extra weight is linked to a higher risk for heart disease, even if blood pressure, and blood sugar and cholesterol levels are all normal.

Why you should skip the sugary drink with your burger

2017-07-25 10:46

Tests found that having a sugar-laden soda with a high-protein meal resulted in more fat storage than the same food with a sugar-free beverage.

3 easy ways to reduce your sugar cravings

2017-07-13 07:22

By making small adjustments to your habits, you can reset your taste buds to crave less sugar over time.

Women more likely to remember plus-size models

2017-06-15 10:54

There is a clear psychological advantage when the media shows more realistic body types than the traditional thin model.


How fat can alcohol really make you?

2017-10-19 07:31

Could your daily tipple lead to obesity? There is growing evidence for a link between alcoholism and obesity, but more research is needed.

Obesity is the number one lifestyle disease: Here’s what you can do to protect your family

2017-10-18 10:10

Obesity is responsible for around one million deaths a year. Here's what you can do to protect your family against it and ensure they live a healthier life.

The (costly) fat of the land

2017-10-15 06:01

The rising price of fruit and vegetables and a lack of awareness about what is in our food are two of the culprits.

How one man’s vegetable and business plan led to a revolution

2017-10-11 13:15

In poor communities healthy food is less accessible, affordable and tasty. But one man has started a healthy-eating revolution in a Western Cape township – based on spinach.

13 types of cancer linked to this lifestyle disease

2017-10-06 11:30

Researchers have found that losing weight might lower people's cancer risk.

Sugary drinks tax set for April next year

2017-09-05 14:16

The tax on sugary drinks was proposed two years ago in an attempt to halt diseases linked to obesity, which are fuelled by sugary drinks.

Doctors who 'fat-shame' patients do more harm than good

2017-08-07 09:51

Patients may feel unmotivated to take action when doctors make them feel embarrassed about their weight.

How just a few extra kilos can ruin your health

2017-07-20 15:59

Adult weight gain is not a benign condition, and experts recommend monitoring one's weight on a regular basis, especially during life transitions.

The lazy, junk-food generation

2017-06-27 11:43

Today’s children are expected to live much longer than prior generations, but will be in much poorer health by the time they reach age 65. A global survey suggests intervention is needed urgently.

Flu shots may not always work for obese people

2017-06-15 10:53

Research indicates that immune cells that guard against the virus don't function properly in obese individuals.

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