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Yoga may reduce heart disease risk factors

2014-12-17 11:52

A review has found that people who take yoga classes experience improvements in their weight, blood pressure and cholesterol.

Check your mate – your health depends on it

2014-11-05 16:38

Can a weight-watching fitness freak live happily with an under-active, overweight mate? How do they reconcile their diverging lifestyles? The answer: by getting healthy together.

Weight gain with unsaturated fat better for heart

2014-10-17 14:34

When lean people gain weight, heart disease risk factors in the bloodstream improve if the excess food contains unsaturated fats, versus saturated fats.

Lose weight this summer

2014-10-14 16:10

Implement these five changes and you won’t gain weight this summer – in fact, you may even lose as much as 20kg, depending on how bad your current habits are.

Breastfeeding helps heavy moms drop weight

2014-09-05 12:17

Obese women that follow breastfeeding recommendations after pregnancy are less likely to retain their pregnancy weight.

Are you fat because of stress?

2014-08-15 11:31

Women who are constantly worried or stressed out may be prone to weight gain, a study has found.

Can extreme obesity be considered a disability?

2014-07-18 12:33

The Court of Justice of the European Union was asked to rule on whether EU law forbids discrimination on the grounds of obesity.

Difference in ethnic BMI may affect diabetes risk

2014-07-10 15:22

The definition of obesity should not be the same for every population group because some ethnic groups develop diabetes at a lower weight than others.

Do the obese deserve contempt?

2014-07-07 21:00

Disgust. Pity. Contempt. Obesity is not new to society - yet this is how it is met by a remarkable number of people.

Combat childhood obesity

2014-06-04 11:51

Parents, teachers and health professionals need to try and formulate a plan of action to combat childhood obesity or better still, prevent it from every occurring in children.

Weight: How much should you lose?

2014-06-02 14:06

Despite popular belief, experts all agree that setting smaller targets and taking smaller steps are your best method for weight loss.

Weight loss

2014-05-28 14:42

All form of weight loss are basically due to energy requirements or expenditure exceeding energy intake.

Menopause and your body

2014-05-21 12:24

With menopause comes a marked decrease in the production of oestrogen in your body. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to ward off disease.

4 ways to burn fat

2014-05-07 15:22

Got saddle bags or a flabby tummy? Those bulging bits are signs that excess body fat has been distributed to specific areas of your body. Here's a four-step plan to a trimmer you.

"You're a fat, useless cow"

2014-04-28 17:00

Our columnist, Robyn Nahman opens up about her battle with anorexia and the voice inside her head that refuses to disappear.

Sun exposure early in the day good for weight loss

2014-04-03 11:35

A study found that people tended to be leaner if they got sun exposure earlier, rather than later, in day.

Facebook photos fuel anxiety in female students

2014-03-20 14:45

Spending time on Facebook may fuel female college students' anxieties about their weight and body shape, especially when sharing photos and other images.

Healthy = pregnant

2014-03-19 15:00

Want to fall pregnant? These tips can help.

High-calorie diet may slow Lou Gehrig's disease

2014-02-28 11:31

A diet rich in calories and carbohydrates may slow progression of the lethal, degenerative Lou Gehrig's disease.

Modelling ruined my self-image

2014-02-06 13:10

Models, magazines and the modern world ruined my perception of myself says a reader.

Eat more nuts to keep your weight down

2014-01-10 12:30

There is growing evidence that nuts, in addition to offering other health benefits, may in fact help keep weight down.

Confessions of a curvy girl

2013-11-30 13:30

Our reader has learnt to make peace with her "plus-size" weight and stopped worrying about stereotypes.

Healthier household routines make kids leaner

2013-09-10 13:52

Encouraging and counselling US minority families to adopt healthier household routines led to a small decrease in their children's weight.

Modelling ruined my self-image

2013-08-07 00:00

Models, magazines and the modern world ruined my perception of myself says a reader.

 

Lifestyle linked to pregnancy diabetes

2014-11-06 17:00

In a new study, women who had a healthy lifestyle before becoming pregnant were less likely to develop gestational diabetes.

Gestational diabetes linked to pre-pregnancy lifestyle

2014-11-05 14:48

In a new study, women who had a healthy lifestyle before becoming pregnant were less likely to develop gestational diabetes.

5 reasons you're gaining weight

2014-10-14 16:36

Frustrated that you’re gaining weight instead of losing it? Many factors could trigger weight gain. Learn more...

10 simple ways to speed up your metabolism

2014-10-14 15:50

We’ve all wished for a faster metabolism to burn kilojoules more efficiently at some point in our lives. Here are a ten simple ways to speed up your metabolism...

#OwnYourHealth in your 30s

2014-08-25 16:20

The "fabulous '30s" are a time when the woman's body is maturing, so it needs a good lifestyle and good care. Here's how to combat any chance of diseases in your 30s.

Healthy = pregnant

2014-08-01 13:00

Want to fall pregnant? These tips can help.

Over time stressors may lead to weight gain

2014-07-15 13:49

Women who are constantly worried or stressed out may be prone to weight gain, a new study suggests.

4 ways to burn fat

2014-07-09 14:43

Got saddle bags or a flabby tummy? Those bulging bits are signs that excess body fat has been distributed to specific areas of your body. Here's a four-step plan to a trimmer you.

Do the obese deserve contempt?

2014-07-03 00:00
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Disgust. Pity. Contempt. Obesity is not new to society - yet this is how it is met by a remarkable number of people.

Eat breakfast to lose weight

2014-06-04 11:07

Still not convinced that eating a solid breakfast each morning is a great way to tackle weight? We get a dietitian to comment.

Healthy = pregnant

2014-06-02 10:57

Want to fall pregnant? These tips can help.

Foods that keep the kilos down

2014-05-07 15:26

Need to fit into that little black number or your brand-new pair of skinny jeans? Certain foods can help you on the road to a skinnier you.

12 stress signals of the body

2014-05-07 15:24

The human body has ways of sending you distress signals. Here's how to recognise them and why you should take notice.

Name-calling can make girls obese

2014-04-30 12:27

The greater the number of people who tell a young girl she is fat, the more likely she is to be obese by her late teens, according to a study.

Measuring your waist may save your heart

2014-04-23 14:12

Waist circumference is thought to be a much better indicator of heart-disease risk than weight. Here's why.

Sex tips for normal bodies

2014-03-26 10:01

You don’t have to be a kinky contortionist with an underwear model’s body to be spectacular in bed.

Image issues? Blame it on Facebook

2014-03-20 12:00

Spending time on Facebook may fuel female college students' anxieties about their weight and body shape, especially when sharing photos and other images.

'Love hormone' a potential treatment for anorexia

2014-03-14 12:36

Research by British and Korean scientists indicates that the brain chemical oxytocin may be used as a treatment for people who suffer from anorexia nervosa.

Parents help kids develop positive body image

2014-02-27 15:51

According to an expert, parents play a crucial role in helping children develop a positive body image and healthy eating habits.

Does the doctor make you feel guilty?

2014-01-16 16:19

Research indicates that one in two people leave their doctor's office feeling ashamed or guilty.

Eat more nuts to keep your weight down

2014-01-10 11:07

There is growing evidence that nuts, in addition to offering other health benefits, may in fact help keep weight down.

DNA can be used to identify unknown criminals

2013-11-26 10:07

In forensics, DNA-based prediction of appearance traits such as height, eye colour, hair colour and age, is useful to find unknown perpetrators.

Gut bacteria may cause quitters to bulk up

2013-08-30 13:54

Swiss researchers say that a bacterial shift in the intestines, rather than snacking, may explain weight gain in people who quit smoking.

Modelling ruined my self-image

2013-08-06 11:30

Models, magazines and the modern world ruined my perception of myself says a reader.

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