3 brilliant ways to respond to people telling you to lose weight for your wedding

2016-01-07 15:44

Unless you make the conscious choice to lose a few kilos before your big day, there is really no good reason to feel pressure from others to be anyone but yourself.

Sleekgeek kids

2015-07-16 10:11

Obesity in South Africa is becoming a real problem, say medical experts, but Sleekgeek kids are combating overweight and obesity issues to ensure a healthy future.

Many overweight teens don't see the problem

2015-07-10 10:18

It's important that young people be aware when they are above a healthy weight. This could be a first step to becoming more active and making healthy changes to their diet.

Sex tips for normal bodies

2015-06-18 00:00

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

The world's fattest model

2015-05-21 10:33

Tess Holiday recently became the biggest 'It' girl in fashion history and people cannot stop talking about her.

#24challenge? My challenge is accepting my body

2015-02-12 17:09

Our reader shares the challenges of accepting her body while striving for a healthy lifestyle.

US approves first new weight-loss device in 8 years

2015-01-16 10:05

The FDA has approved a new weight-loss device that 'blocks nerve activity between the brain and the stomach'.

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.

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.

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.


No-nonsense politician tells tabloid reporter to "f--- off" for asking her about her weight

2015-07-22 16:56

British politician, and our new hero, swore at a UK tabloid journalist after he asked how much she weighs.

You should always wear what you want

2015-07-15 14:04

Carmen Williams believes you should let your clothes tell whatever story YOU want.

How almonds can help you lose weight

2015-07-07 15:54

DietDoc explains why the humble almond has become so popular that its ever-expanding production could threaten the future of agriculture in drought-plagued California.

Weight-loss surgery can bring couples closer together

2015-06-17 15:09

When two people in a relationship regard the weight loss surgery of one partner as a joint journey, they commonly describe positive changes in their level of intimacy.

Living at higher altitudes may keep you slim

2015-05-12 14:34

People who live at least 450m above sea level may be less likely to gain weight than those who live at lower altitudes.

Getting healthy may be easier with a partner

2015-01-22 15:26

Researchers looked at a large population to see if people are more likely to change when they try it with their domestic partner.

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.

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.

#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.

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.

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