Healthy Living Articles

Healthy Living Articles

We believe that true wellness covers many facets of life rather than being the result of one single factor. Whether you’re interested in parenting, nutrition, fitness or finances, read our healthy living tips on a wide and fascinating range of topics that will keep you both informed and inspired

Delicious Superfoods

If you follow health food bloggers, nutritionists, or maybe just your wholesome friends, you can’t swipe through Instagram without a matcha latte or a chia seed pudding popping up.

Your Blood Type and Your Health

Sure, most people know their blood type. And while blood typing is essential before a transfusion or a donation, understanding your blood type can reveal much more about you.

Mental Health Books

It is estimated that 1 in 3 South African’s will, or do have a mental health issue at some point in their lifetime.
Kefir vs. kombucha

Kefir vs. Kombucha

As far as drinks that have transcended hipster status go, kombucha and kefir is right up there with green juice and coconut water. Consumers can’t get enough of the stuff.

Get Your Flu Vaccine

With cases of COVID-19 continuing to make daily headlines, concerns about flu season may be overshadowed.

Diabetes: The Silent Killer

The good news? If you have prediabetes you can make lifestyle changes and bring blood sugar levels back to the normal range.

Be Heart Smart

With Heart Awareness Month, how are you planning to take care of your heart health?

Dealing with Stress

Although short bursts of stress could offer tremendous opportunities to break through personal barriers and encourage growth, chronic stress is detrimental to mental and physical health. Here's how to deal with stress.

Men’s Health Month: Make it Count

June is Men's Health Month. A truly strong, healthy man embraces health care, health consultation, and daily healthy habits to truly protect his body.

A Healthy Gut is a Healthy You

Known as the "Second Brain" the gut is one of the most important organs. We need to keep our guts healthy to avoid health problems. Here, we tell you how.

How dangerous is Hypertension?

Hypertension is also known as the "silent killer" In our latest blog we discuss symptoms and how to prevent hypertension.

Malaria – A Fatal Disease

Malaria is a disease with fatal consequences in some cases. In our latest blog we talk about how to avoid getting it, symptoms and how to treat it.

Haemophilia – The Facts

Haemophilia is an inherited, genetic, bleeding disorder where your blood lacks an essential protein to allow it to clot normally. Read here to find out more!

Skin Cancer: Prevention is always better than cure

Skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in South Africa. Here’s a better look at what it is, how it’s caused and how to prevent it.

How to Quit Smoking

Find out how to quit smoking by dealing with your emotions, plus, test out some of our quit smoking tips.

Living with Epilepsy

Epilepsy is often described as an electrical storm in the brain … a journey with a lot of peaks and valleys.

Bipolar – The Facts

Bipolar disorder is a lifelong condition that causes extreme mood swings, ranging from manic highs to depressive lows. It's a chemical imbalance in the brain that affects both men and women, typically starting between 15 and 25 years old.

Diabetes

Your Guide to “Glass Skin”

You’re probably wondering, what exactly is “glass skin?” Answer: The latest Insta trend that you need.

Keep Moving!

The 10th of May is Global Move for Health Day, but before you stop reading, it’s time to get excited!

Are You in a Situationship?

Not familiar with the term? According to Urban Dictionary, it is the state of confusion surrounding a couple who may be sleeping together, and/or have romantic feelings towards each other – but they aren’t, in fact, together.

Social Media and Your Food Choices

Do your social media friends post pictures of smoothies and salads or burgers and French fries? This could affect your food choices.

Tips for Busy Dads

We all know that being a parent is a full time job, but most parents have a "day job" too! Here's how to make time for your children.

The Rise of Solo Dates

The #solodate hashtag currently has over 200 million views on TikTok, and it’s not hard to see why

How To Manage a Remote Team

Managing a remote team presents unique challenges and requires a fresh perspective on leadership and collaboration. Read more and find out how to lead beyond the screen.

Best Foods for a Sore Throat

There are plenty of foods in your fridge and pantry that will help to soothe a sore throat. Read more and find out what these foods are.

The TikTok “Hair Oiling” Trend

Have you tried TikTok's hair oiling trend? Read more and find out what has made this trend so popular and why you should try it.

Vitamin C and Your Skin

Vitamin C - aka the most Googled skincare ingredient ever. Read more and find out if should be using vitamin C in your skincare routine.

Balancing Love and Independence

It’s easy - and totally human - to get caught up in the thrills of a relationship and forget about your friendships. Read more and find out how to balance your relationships and friendships.

Navigating Parenthood in The Digital Age

Being a parent means being proud, but it also means protecting our kids against risks. Read more to find out what are the risks of sharing your children's pictures online.

The Dark Spot Dilemma

If you’re trying to get rid of a few stubborn dark marks, read more.

Is Monogamy for You?

The fairytale goes that we meet someone, fall in love, and live blissfully happy forever after. Yet, for some, it feels limiting. Read more to find out if monogamy is for you.

Get winter-ready with the flu vaccine

The Scheme pays for an annual flu vaccine from Risk for all beneficiaries on all options. Find out why you should get your flu vaccine this winter.

Emotional Hangovers Are Real

Could you be suffering from an emotional hangover? Read more and find out if you are.

Dealing With Mean Girls at Work

Read more and find out how to deal with those mean girls at work.

Condom Storage Tips

Adverse heat, moisture, friction and light conditions can negatively affect the quality of a condom and make it less affective. Read more and find out where to store your condoms.

Introducing Your Dog to Your Newborn

Read more and learn how to introduce your newborn to your dog.

Sex and Menopause

Sex during and after menopause often gets a bad rap. Read more and find out how to maintain intimacy after you've hit menopause.

A Guide to Harmony Within Your Family

We all crave those close moments with our kids that make our hearts melt. Find out how to prioritise one-on-one time with your kids.

The Truth About Hypnosis

Is hypnotherapy something that you should try? Read more and find out.

The Power of Fitness Influencers

If you’re desperate for a little fitness inspo, read on and see if you should follow a fitness influencer for that missing inspo.

After a Miscarriage

Miscarriage is bereavement, it will take time. However, know that the peaks and troughs will gradually even out to a place where you’ll be able to look back on them.

Do you need a full body exfoliation?

Do you need a full body exfoliation? Read more and find out if full body exfoliation is something that you should add to your skincare routine.

SunSmart Skin

Read more to embrace sun smart habits and protect yourself from the risks of skin cancer.

Why is it a good idea to switch your birth control method?

Read more and find out why you should consider switching your birth control option.

The Importance of Gender Affirmation

Gender affirmation is an umbrella term for the range of actions and possibilities involved in living, surviving, and thriving as our authentic selves. Read more about embracing and understanding inclusivity and gender affirmation.

Can Too Much Exercise Make You Sick?

Read more and find out if you're suffering from Post Exercise Immunosuppression (PEIS).

What to cook for someone who has special dietary needs?

Read more and learn how to cook for someone who has special dietary needs.

Facts about urinary tract infections (UTI)

Read more about the sneaky causes of urinary tract infections (UTI) and what you can do to protect yourself.

Are you a “yes” person?

If you're an always "yes" person, try these tips and learn how saying "no" sometimes can be empowering.

Ask these questions when you date someone with kids

Read more and find out what questions you need to ask before you date someone who has kids.

Find Your Inner Peace in 2024

If you’re feeling a little weary at the thought of new challenges, you’re not alone. Read more to find your inner peace for 2024.

Should you try Padel in the new year?

Is Padel a sport that you should try in 2024? Read more about this sport and the perks of playing Pade

Sobering Facts About Dry January

Read more to find out what you can expect after a month without alcohol.

Festive menu for your guests

Deciding on the perfect menu for your Christmas feast can be stressful. Read more and try these festive meal ideas this Christmas.

Holiday cheer and your liver

Read more and learn how to look after your liver over the festive season and still enjoy the holidays.

Teach your child the gift of giving during the festive season

The festive season is such a magical time for kids, but sometimes they can get a bad case of the “gimme’s”. Find out how to teach your kids the gift of giving during the festive season.

How to travel on a shoestring budget?

Is it even possible to travel on a budget? Read more to find out how you can make your travel dreams a reality – without breaking the bank.

Heat Rash: The Booby Trap of Summer

There’s so much to love about the warm weather this time of the year, but the inevitable heat rash really isn’t one of them. Read more on how to combat the summer heat rash.

Navigating the maze of sleep training for well-rested nights

When last did you or your baby had a good night’s sleep? Read more and get these tips on how to navigate the maze of sleep training for well-rested nights.

Hike your way to better health

Read more and find out what the health benefits are of hiking.

New relationship tips

There’s nothing more exciting than a new relationship. Read more and try these new relationship tips.

Heavy Sweating

Are you a heavy sweater? Read more and try these tips to reduce heavy sweating.

Vaping – the effects of vaping on the lungs

The debate on the safety of vaping continues. Read more to find out the effects of vaping on the lungs.

What is Insulin Resistance?

You could actually be insulin resistant for years without knowing it. The good news is that you can take steps to prevent and reverse insulin resistance. Read on to learn more.

Have You Fallen Out of Love?

Have you fallen out of love with your partner? Read more and try these expert tips on how to spice things up.

What health checks should you get before you fly pregnant?

What’s the deal with flying when you’re pregnant? Is it safe? Read more and find out what health checks you should have before you fly.

Overcome overthinking with these tips

Overthinking can have a serious effect on your mental health. Try these strategies from experts on how to take the overthinking cap off.

Osteoporosis: What You Need to Know

World Osteoporosis Day is marked on 20 October every year. To mark this day, we’re sharing some facts and stats on this disease.

Is pollution damaging your skin?

Is pollution damaging your skin? Read more and find out if pollution is damaging your skin.

All you need to know about the B vitamin complex

What's the hype about vitamin B-complex? Is it something that you should be taking daily? Read more to find out.

Be Sun Savvy This Summer

With December and January being SunSmart Skin Cancer awareness months, here’s our guide to staying safe in the sun all summer long.

Feel a nervous breakdown coming? Here’s what you can do.

Feel a nervous breakdown coming? Read more and find out what you can do to prevent it.

How to support your child’s social and emotional development

The more a child grows and begins to understand the world around them, the more complex developmental progress becomes. Read more and try these strategies on how to boost your child’s social-emotional skills.

How to overcome imposter syndrome

Ever feel like a fraud? Find out what can you do to turn the volume down on imposter syndrome.

Networking: Tips for Newbies

Let’s face it, networking has somewhat of a bad rep, and often conjures up images of standing around and making awkward small talk with strangers. if you're a newbie to networking, try these tips.

Why You Should Never Date Your Crush

Ever had a crush on someone? Read more and find out why you should never date your crush.

The journey of surrogacy

Surrogacy is often the chosen path for people who can’t conceive, carry, or deliver a baby due to a variety of medical reasons. Read more and discover more about the journey of surrogacy.

10 healthy snacks for the office

Need health snacks for work? Try these 10 healthy, on-the-go snack ideas for your office drawer.

How to Raise a Bilingual Child: Tips and Strategies

Speaking more than one language is becoming an increasingly valuable skill as the world becomes more globalised. Read more and find out how to raise a bilingual child.

Should you believe what your horoscope says about you?

Astrology keeps us curious, and maybe that’s the point. Even if it’s more fiction than fact, it serves as a tool for introspection and self-awareness. Read more and find out.

How to spring clean your life

“Restart” is erasing what you have and starting over, while “refresh” is enhancing what you already have. try these ideas on how to push the “refresh” button in your life.

Does your gut need a de-stress?

Although stress is a normal part of life and impossible to avoid, the good news is that you can manage your stress so that it reduces its impact on your stomach. Try these tips on how to reduce stress and support gut health.

Beauty Boosting Foods

Research shows that an “edible skincare routine” could be the secret to healthy, glowing skin. Read more and try our must-eats to help you get your glow on.

The Power of Routine

When kids stick to a routine, they’re more likely to eat, sleep, and feel better - and turn healthy choices into habits. Read more and try these tips on how to adopt a routine for the family.

How to protect your online privacy?

Whether you love to shop, seek out new information, or keep in touch with friends on social media; protecting your private information from viruses, spyware and hackers, should be top priority. Read more on how to protect your data.

Best Foods to Fight a Hangover

If a throbbing headache, nausea, cotton wool mouth, and the repeated mumbling of “never again” sound familiar, well, then this one’s for you. Read more and try these foods to fight a hangover.

Organ Donation, How to save a life

Due to the critical shortage of donors, thousands of South Africans await organ and tissue transplants. Find out how and why you should become an organ donor.

A Fresh Look at Exercise!

Regular exercise gives you that healthy glow and unmistakable va-va-voom that you can’t get any other way. Read more and try these tips.

The Heart and Mouth Connection

Did you know that heart disease and oral health could be linked? Read more and find out more about the heart and mouth connection.

What You Should Know About Magnesium

Did you know that this overlooked (and totally under-recognized) mineral is needed for over 300 reactions in the human body? Read more to lean more about magnesium.

Ready To Eat Vegan?

Did you know that we’re ranked top 30 in the world where plant-based, cruelty-free living is the most popular way of living? If you're ready to try becoming a vegan, read more.

Bored With the Wellness Trend?

If you're bored with the constant wellness reminder, read more and try these daily changes from our healthy living list.

How to get your partner to do their share of the chores

Everyday tasks need doing, whether it’s cleaning the litter box, loading the dishwasher, or remembering to transfer the cash for rent. Find out how to split the chores with your partner.

Is virtual violence affecting your child?

The consequences of exposure to violent media are likely to vary according to a child’s age and developmental stage. Read more and find out how you can limit your child's screen time.

How to Curb Impulse Spending

If you’re struggling with your finances and want to curb impulse spending, we have a few strategies on how to get your financial house in order. Read more to find out.

Workout at Work

Here's the thing, you may think you’ve done your moving for the day because of that spin class most days. But think again. Read more and try these easy tips to keep moving throughout the work day.

Plan that solo trip!

This is your sign to start planning your next adventure – even if you don’t have a travel buddy! Read more and find out why you should go on a solo trip.

Could You Benefit From Therapy?

For most people, it’s usually something specific that prompts them to seek therapy or counselling. Read more and find out of you could benefit from therapy.

Introducing Baby to Solids

So, if you’re wondering when to start your little one on solids, read more and find out more on introducing your baby to solid food.

Coping with Mental Illness

Are you, or maybe a loved one, struggling with mental health issues and have a difficult time confiding in friends and family due to the stigma? Find out how to cope with mental illness.

Living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Having MS does not define who you are, but it does affect your life. Read more and find out how it is living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

Do You Suffer from Performance Anxiety?

Feelings of pre-performance dread can even strike seasoned performers. Fortunately, there are a few science-backed ways on how to deal with performance anxiety. Read more.

The self-care revolution

To millions, self-care involves indulgent bubble baths, five-minute journals and turmeric lattes, but it can be anything to anyone. Read more and spice up your self-care repertoire with these ideas.

The Chill of a Phobia

Phobias are one of the most common psychiatric disorders and can create a significant disruption in a person’s functioning and wellbeing. Read more.

Coming Home After a C-Section

But if you had a C-section, whether it was planned or unplanned, the postpartum period may prove to be even more challenging. Find out what you can expect after your C-section.

Pre-pregnancy Health Checklist

So, before picking a name and painting the nursery, it’s time to prepare your body for your little bundle of joy. Find out more.

The Health Benefits of Donating Blood

Yes, donating blood will save up to three human lives each time you donate! So, if you’re still in two minds about whether or not to donate blood, consider the unexpected health benefits as a donor. Find out more.

Should You Worry About Chest Discomfort?

Have you ever heard of angina pectoris, or simply angina? This is chest pain or discomfort that keeps coming back. Read on to find out more.

The science behind the high protein diet

Decades of hype turned protein into a superfood. If you're curious about trying a high protein diet, read more.

Pre-Race Meals

Follow these guidelines for the best energy sources that are least likely to upset your digestive system.

Winter = Comfort Food

July is peak comfort food season; hearty curries and stews covered in a pool of gravy with a mound of buttery mashed potatoes, yum!

Family Time Rocks

How much time does your family spend together each day? No, watching TV together or sitting next to each other while on smartphones, laptops, or tablets doesn’t count!

Is vaping worse than smoking a cigarette?

Some people believe that vaping is better for your health than smoking – but is it really? Read more and find out about the impact of vaping.

A Toolkit for Emotional Eaters

Emotional eating… it’s a thing that humans do. But how do you stop the mindless munching? We weigh in with some tips!

Spoil Mom on Mother’s Day

Mother's Day is just around the corner and we are sharing some awesome ideas to make Mom feel special - without breaking the bank.

Women and Money

Money is a feminist issue – and yet, women are still, in 2018, reluctant to talk about it. Thing is ladies, managing your finances should feel empowering

Positive Discipline 101

Winter’s Heavy Side

There’s no clever advice on how to avoid the charms of comfort food, but we’d like to pass on a few helpful tips to help you manage your weight during winter.

Winter Holiday Fun

Eagerly awaited by children but often dreaded by parents… yup, the winter school holidays are upon us! We share some ideas for fun things to do at home.

Conquer the Winter Blues

What to do when your mood is falling as fast as the thermometer? We have a few scientifically proven tricks to pull you through winter.

Keep Your Kids Healthy this Winter

There are certainly ways to boost your child’s immune system which will result in a healthier child and fewer days off work for you.

Hands-on health

As humans we crave, and desperately need physical touch. Studies show that touch has a profound effect on our health.

The benefits of a plant-based diet

Going vegan or vegetarian may not be a new concept, but it is certainly gaining momentum. So, what is all the fuss about? Well, a quiet revolution has been

Depression in toddlers

Childhood is typically viewed as a carefree, happy time. However, recent studies show that depression can affect even very young children.

Nature Heals

Some healthcare professionals are prescribing walks in nature tas part of the “Nature Prescription” program aimed at improving patients’ health and happiness.

Ayurveda for Beginners

Ayurveda literally means “knowledge of life” and is based on the belief that health and wellness depend on the balance between the mind, body, and spirit.

Unplug and Get Your Life Back

Going off the grid isn’t an option for most of us, but we can be more intentional with technology by using it for our benefit rather than being trapped by it.

A Tribute to Special Moms

Let’s all remember the women who have enabled so many others to become mothers by giving their babies up for adoption.

Start a Side Hustle

Faced with rising living costs, many South Africans are turning to side hustles to make ends meet or pursue their passions. These extra jobs can be anything from dog walking to renting out a spare room, and can be a great way to boost your income and empower yourself. But remember, a side hustle should complement your life, not take over, so find something you enjoy and avoid going into debt.

Finding Your Feet

As you embark on moving to a new city or country, we have a few tips to make the transition a little easier.

Importance Of Taking A Break

Our bodies are intricate physiological machines. And, any machine that’s run too hard, for too long, without upkeep, will ultimately break down.

The Birds and the Bees Talk

Talking to your kids about sex is right up there with sticking your hand into an open fire, right? Tricky? It doesn’t have to be.

Life coaching for kids

No matter what a child’s experiences or challenges, they deserve to have the tools to equip them in dealing with life’s curveballs with confidence.

Self-care Tips to Avoid Burnout

Are you taking care of yourself? When you do, you are building the strongest, healthiest version of yourself, and you'll cope better with life's challenges.

How to Enjoy the Job You Hate

If you can rise to the challenge in a position that you dislike, you’ll be more than ready for the challenges that come with something that you love.

Influencer Marketing

Influencer marketing stats show that 74% of consumers trust social networks to guide purchasing decisions, but do your homework before signing one up.

Should you get a flu vaccine?

We can be prepared for flu season by having a flu vaccination, washing our hands regularly and avoiding contact with people who have the flu.

South Africa Needs Entrepreneurs

Stepping into small business ownership is a ballsy move and if you’re still in the thinking phase, you’re on the right track.

ASMR: Why the Hype?

ASMR, or "brain tingles," is a trendy relaxation technique where whispers, towel folding, and other sounds trigger calming scalp tingles for some. Millions enjoy ASMR videos, with celebrities joining the craze. While science hasn't caught up, the feel-good effects and lack of downsides are intriguing.

Be Brain Fit

Mental decline is one of the most feared consequences of ageing, but cognitive impairment is NOT inevitable. Here's how.

How to Ace that Job Interview

Job interviews are intimidating whether you’re 22 or 49! How you prepare and what you do afterwards is just as important as the interview itself.

Preparing for Adolescence

The transitional stage from childhood to adulthood can be a turbulent time. Here's how to deal with the hormonal ups and downs, Mom and Dad.

Paediatric support is a phone call away and it’s free!

Having babies and little children can be a scary experience at times but Paediatric support is a phone call away and it's free! Find out more.

School Holidays: Time to Relax or Revise?

Times have changed, while this holiday break is much-deserved, time away from day-to-day learning can have a detrimental impact on your kids too.

YouTube and Small Kids

Don't leave young kids unattended in front of YouTube Kids.

Stay Smart Online

Whether you shop, seek out new information, or keep in touch with friends on social media; protecting your information online should be top priority.

Is your child being bullied?

How do we as parents help our kids to negotiate one of the most frightening aspects of school life? By giving them the tools to deal with bullies.

Money Saving Hacks for 2019

Live healthier. Do more exercise. Save more money. Any of these sound familiar? That last one definitely should.

Dating Later in Life

Studies have revealed that dating gets more fun as you get older. Say what now?

Suddenly Single

The relationship you’ve just lost was probably a key part of your identity and when your life is no longer being discussed in “we” or “us” terms, it's tough.

Let’s Celebrate Love

Hopeless romantics love it, cynics despise it, but no one can ignore it… 14 February is Valentine’s Day!

Life with your Newborn

Good news new mamas: a study by the baby brand Munchkin found that it takes new moms four months and 23 days to adjust to motherhood.

Tips for New Couples

There’s nothing more exciting than a new relationship… someone out there thinks you’re funny, cute and smart. Nothing better.

How to Conquer New Job Jitters

Whether it’s your first position or your fifth, those first few days on the job can be more than a little intimidating.

School is Back On!

With the 2019 school year in full swing, it’s goodbye to carefree summer days and hello to alarm clocks and new schedules… challenging, right?

OWN 2019!

With January in full swing, well, life is full of new beginnings.

New Year, New Joy

No matter how silly it may seem, January really is the time for a do-over. It’s the perfect opportunity for fresh starts and new beginnings

Uprooting to a New City or Country?

Making the decision to move to a new city or country for that matter– is a ballsy one! It’s the chance to reinvent yourself and break away from who you’ve been.

Thinking of Starting Your Own Business?

There are so many tips for starting a new business, and here’s the kicker, there is no perfect formula. It is often a “learn-as-you-go” process.

Holiday Packing Tricks

Here’s the thing, we all aspire to pack light and while some are successful, most of us can’t help but bring everything and the kitchen sink!

Healthy Holiday Eating

A day or two of over-indulgence is not going to cause you to gain a huge amount of weight – it’s when you over indulge that your waistline will protest!

Raising Teens and Letting Go

Raising teens can feel like navigating a minefield, especially when your once compliant child morphs into a challenging teenager. But successful parenting during this phase requires adapting your approach

How to Bring Sexy Back

It’s completely natural for sexual excitement in a long-term relationship to ebb and flow over time. In the early days, you and your partner may have been inseparable, but life has a way of introducing other priorities, and intimacy can sometimes take a backseat. Maintaining a fulfilling sex life takes effort, and the spontaneity of youth may need to be replaced with more intentionality.

Best Ways to Rest

Let’s be honest, when we think about rest, we often equate it with laziness or not being productive. However, resting is much more than simply avoiding work; it’s a crucial practice that can enhance our well-being and performance in the long run. In our fast-paced world, we are constantly busy, ticking off tasks and pushing towards our goals without giving our bodies and minds the chance to recharge.

Dealing with Retrenchment

Retrenchments are hitting South Africans hard. In fact, according to the trade union Solidarity, South African retrenchment levels have hit a 10-year high.

Dreamy December Destinations

Yep, with December and the New Year just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to plan holiday drinks and lazy naps in a hammock, don’t you think?

Destination Addiction: Are You Guilty?

This new buzzword is a preoccupation with the idea that happiness is in the next place, the next job or with the next partner.

Probiotics and Weight Loss

Improving gut health could potentially influence your weight loss journey by impacting metabolism, appetite, and overall digestion. While there's no magical quick fix for shedding pounds, incorporating probiotic-rich foods like kimchi, kombucha, and sauerkraut into your diet can support your gut microbiome and contribute to a healthy digestive system

HRT: Hero or Villain?

In fact, over the past few decades, few other medical treatments have been prescribed with quite so much controversy.

Plan a Budget Ho-Ho-Ho-liday!

It’s been pedal to the metal 24/7 and between work, family and attempting to have a social life, we all deserve a little R+R, right?

Be Stroke Smart

Every day in South Africa approximately 270 people have a stroke and that it kills an estimated 6.2 million people around the globe each year.

Brat-Proof Your Child

Times have changed and parenting styles have thankfully evolved.

Your Thoughts = Your Reality

Are you in a job that you can’t stand? A relationship that’s going nowhere? Or, maybe you just can’t seem to lose those last few kilos?

Raising a Child with Mental Illness

Raising a healthy child is not easy, but raising a child with a mental illness is taking parenting to a whole new level, it’s life altering.

Shame on Parent Shaming

Judging others' parenting skills is a harmful practice that causes parents to doubt themselves and make decisions based on fear of public criticism.As parents face the challenges of raising children, support and kindness are crucial. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to parenting, and every family is unique. Let's lift each other up and foster a supportive environment for all families.

Childless by Choice

When it comes to embarking on the journey of parenthood, a lot of millennials are saying, “No thanks.”

Age is just a Number

Getting older is not all doom and gloom. Growing older is akin to entering unchartered territory; the landscape of your body begins to change.

Hair loss in Women

Our relationship to our hair is very personal – So when your hair starts falling out it's reason to freak out. Here's what to do.

Spring” Back into Shape

Spring is here and if the only “burpee” you’ve been doing was after comfort meals… well, then (like most of us!), you’ve probably packed on a few extra kilos.

Working Remotely

Working remotely is becoming increasingly popular. Here's how to juggle not working from an office.

Race Day Nutrition Tips

With a few days to go before the Cape Town Marathon, it is now time to get your race day nutrition plan into gear.

Potty Training Tricks

You’re at the stage where you secretly wish child-rearing came with a manual, right? Maybe you’ve already dabbled in a few “less-than-successful” attempts in the potty training department, or maybe you are just clinging to the “no child is going to graduate high school in diapers” reassurance.

Sick Employees Working from Home

In a perfect world, no one would get sick and this wouldn’t even be an issue, but since employee illness is inevitable, it is wise to have a policy in place.

Prone to Back Pain?

Back ache is a problem for 540 million people globally and is one of the most common reasons for missing work.

The Wardrobe Detox

With a new season comes new trends, and with new trends come new clothes. Here's how to make room for the new fresh spring look!

Hit the Refresh Button

Spring 2018 is here, finally! There is something intoxicating about the air, something youthful; even Mother Nature is wearing her most beautiful dress!

Money Secrets Couples Keep

A 2017 survey shows that nearly 60% of millennials are victims of financial infidelity – with romantic partners hiding debt and lying about money.

Are You a Good Listener?

When was the last time you were truly listened to? Deeply, openly and honestly listened to… it’s been a while, right?

Food Can Heal

Is food medicine? This question has never been so current and contentious as right now.

The Vegan Lifestyle

Changing to the vegan lifestyle has many health benefits. Read more about it here.

Platonic Parenting

It takes a village... Raising children is one of the hardest jobs, and doing it alone even harder.

Bedwetting

Bedwetting is not pleasant for parents or children. In this article we talk about bedwetting from a parent's perspective.

Everyone Needs a Mentor

Behind every success story lies a mentor. Read more about why it's so important to have one.

The Power of Giving

The “helpers high” experienced by givers trigger the pleasure, trust, and social connection regions of our brain.

GramSham

Celebrity Jo Lurie, challenged other celebrities to get real and show their unfiltered side because she wanted to promote truth telling!

Teen Driving 101

You’ve taught them how to walk, you’ve helped them learn their ABCs, but this bittersweet milestone will certainly be one of the most memorable.

Fight Fatigue – Nutrition Tips for Sustained Energy

Our nutritional expert Andrea du Plessis talks about fighting fatigue by changing your eating habits.

Nesting During Pregnancy

Around the third trimester of your pregnancy you might feel the urge to prepare every nook and cranny of your home to meet a tiny little stranger.

Pets in your bed

Pets are cute, and fun to cuddle, but whats the deal with sharing your bed with man's best friend?

LoveKnitting

Knitting is soaring in popularity and the boom in this traditional craft has very much been fuelled by celebrity knitters.

Tips for the School Holidays

Nothing strikes fear into the heart of a mom more than the sound of the words “I’m bored”, right?Here are some amazing ideas to keep the kids busy the holidays.

Secrets to a Glowing Winter Skin

Winter is in full swing and yep, let’s face it: The livin’ ain’t easy for your skin. Here are some helpful tips on getting that winter skin glowing.

Cold-Weather Fitness Tips

With the current cold snap it's very hard to stay motivated to keep fit. Here are some helpful tips to stay active during winter.

Why Dads Matter

Being a dad is one of life's greatest gifts. In this article we talk about the importance of a father's involvement in their children's lives.

Stay at Home Dads

They pack lunches, change diapers, and sometimes sneak in trips to the ice cream shop before mom gets home. Stay-at-home dads are redefining gender roles.

Dating a Dad

So you've finally found "the one" but he comes with children from a previous relationship. Here's how you deal with dating a dad.

Nutrition tips to avoid muscle cramps

Step up your nutrition plan to make sure your muscles have sufficient levels of all the nutrients that could help prevent muscle cramps

Two Dads and a Kid

Being a father is one of life's greatest blessings. In this article we look at families with two dads.

DadTalk

It's almost Father's Day and we're talking about ways to spoil dad that won't cost an arm and a leg. Read it here and get some ideas.

“Man Flu”: Fact or Fiction

Does your man turn into a big baby when he gets sick? According to studies, "man-flu" is real, and men really do suffer more when they get the sniffles.

How To Ace That Exam

Exams are just around the corner and this is where we give you some tips to ace your finals!

Your Body After Baby

Now that you’re more or less settling into motherhood, you’ve turned your focus on “getting your body back. Here's how.

Why is it so hard to stop smoking?

Research has shown that every cigarette smoked shortens a smoker’s life by about eleven minutes. So it can reduce life expectancy by seven to eight years.

6 Steps to Manage Muscle Pain after Running

Do you suffer with muscle pain after a long, hard run? Follow these diet and lifestyle tips to manage muscle pain after running.

Decoding Colic