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Dental care during pregnancy

By | 2017-02-07T07:33:59+00:00 February 7th, 2017|Bone health, General health, Nutrition, Pregnancy, Teeth / Tooth health|

Many moms-to-be are so busy preparing for their baby that they overlook their own personal wellbeing – including that of their teeth. Dental care during pregnancy is more than simply resisting sweet cravings. Here’s what all expectant moms need to know about caring for their teeth and gums. When you’re pregnant, you’re given lots of advice [...]

Bone health and the calcium connection

By | 2017-09-05T08:29:22+00:00 February 16th, 2016|Bone health, General health|

Calcium is essential for good bone health. But are you and your family getting your recommended daily allowance of this important mineral? Studies worldwide suggest that you may not. Why do we need calcium and how does it affect our bone health? Why do I need calcium? It’s essential to know why your body needs [...]

Osteoporosis: the silent killer. Are you at risk?

By | 2016-11-22T13:51:30+00:00 October 20th, 2015|Bone health|

[custom_frame_center shadow="on"][/custom_frame_center] Never underestimate the severity of osteoporosis. It’s not simply ‘joint pain that old people get’. In South Africa, 4 to 6 million South Africans will develop this crippling ‘silent killer’. Could you be one of them? Last year we discussed osteoporosis and how best to avoid it - read 6 Ways to protect [...]

The good news about resistance training

By | 2016-11-22T13:51:34+00:00 February 17th, 2015|Bone health, General health, General topics, Heart health, Joint health, weight loss, weight management, Wellness|

Want to strengthen your bones, improve muscle tone, keep your heart healthy, lose weight and get that feel-good factor? Resistance training is suitable for everyone, and you don’t even need to go to the gym. For many years, when I was more preoccupied with my physical appearance than my health, I spent 30-plus minutes every [...]

Prevent osteoporosis: 6 ways to protect your bones

By | 2016-11-22T13:51:37+00:00 October 21st, 2014|Bone health, General health, General topics, Joint health|

[custom_frame_center shadow="on"][/custom_frame_center] Osteoporosis is one of those diseases that affect old ladies, right? Actually, the brittle bones and sudden fractures that typify this disease can afflict us all. We’ve researched 6 common sense steps to prevent osteoporosis now and as you age. What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis literally means ‘porous bones’. Our bones are living tissue. [...]

Arthritis diet: 10 food tips to take the edge off joint pain

By | 2016-11-22T13:51:38+00:00 October 14th, 2014|Bone health, General health, General topics, Joint health|

http://youtu.be/YnCw1ka45W8 Painful joints can bring your life to a standstill. And your diet could be making the situation worse. We’ve examined the research into the links between arthritis and diet and bring you 10 foods to enjoy, or avoid, to take the edge off joint pain. Arthritis, as we discussed in our blog Arthritis: [...]

Arthritis: 10 ways to ward off joint disease

By | 2016-11-22T13:51:41+00:00 June 10th, 2014|Bone health, General health, Nutrition|

[custom_frame_center shadow="on"][/custom_frame_center] Arthritis is one of the most common joint diseases in the world – it severely compromises the quality of life of thousands of people everywhere. The word, which means joint inflammation, is used as an umbrella term for a wide range of musculoskeletal disorders, most notably osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Is there anything [...]

Bones: improve the health of your bones

By | 2017-09-05T10:16:17+00:00 June 3rd, 2014|Bone health, General health|

Do you want to be active as you grow older, able to go for walks and do the tango? Quality of life and mobility are two basic health factors that lie at the very heart of human wellbeing. No one wants to have aching bones dictate their activity levels in later life. Of course, [...]