Be Active RIGHT NOW (Sanlam Health Bryanston November 2016)

Be Active RIGHT NOW (and win) We all want to be more well. We all know that being active is an important part of being well. And yet........ [insert your own story].... Well, here is a great opportunity to do what you know you want to do: Sanlam Health is running a pre-holiday [...]

By |2020-07-02T16:01:30+02:00Nov 23rd, 2016|News, Wellness Events|0 Comments

Be Active @ Alice Lane NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2016

Pre-Holiday Wellness: Be Active NOW We all want to be more well and what better time than right now? Here at Alice Lane we’re running a short 4-week campaign to help you with getting active and getting well. There will be one-on-one consultations with biokineticists and dieticians for personal advice, as well as a range [...]

By |2020-07-02T16:09:13+02:00Nov 23rd, 2016|News, Wellness Events|0 Comments

Fat Facts – AN UPDATE

No nutrition topic has been as controversial or as hotly debated as the one on fat and whether we should be consuming more or less of this nutrient. For many years we have been told to consume less fat in order to lose/maintain weight as well as to prevent chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease [...]

By |2020-07-02T12:48:15+02:00Nov 21st, 2016|Features, Nutrition General|0 Comments

Ask-the-Coach: Headache

HOW DO I HANDLE MY HEADACHES? ------------------------------------------------ There are many different causes for headache. Common causes are: Tension headache - caused by stress and anxiety and tiredness; can be quite severe and felt over any area of the head & neck (neck stiffness is quite common). Migraine - very specific type of headache that involves [...]

By |2019-12-14T11:52:52+02:00Oct 17th, 2016|Ask The Coach|0 Comments


Depression is characterised by a feelings of low-mood, sadness, unhappiness, etc. but there are many other associated symptoms that are worth knowing about, including: Low energy levels generally Interrupted sleep (typically falling asleep OK but waking frequently later in the night) Reduced interest in previously pleasurable activities (for example, reduced libido, losing interest in [...]

By |2020-07-02T12:48:30+02:00Oct 17th, 2016|Coping with Life, Features|0 Comments

Low Carb High Fat Diets (Banting)

Low carbohydrate diets have become very popular in the last few years due to their effect on weight management. The unknown is whether the large amounts of fat associated with the low-carbohydrate (CHO) diet leads to increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Characteristics of low carbohydrate, high fat diet Restriction of fruit, starchy vegetables, wholegrains, legumes [...]

By |2020-07-02T12:48:44+02:00Aug 31st, 2016|Nutrition General|0 Comments

Low Fat Diet

For many decades we have been told that diets that are low in saturated-fats, trans-fats and cholesterol are best for heart health. This way of eating is recommended by many organisations including the American Heart Association (ADA), Heart Foundation of South Africa (HSGSA) and by the South African Department of Health as seen in [...]

By |2020-07-02T12:49:02+02:00Aug 31st, 2016|Nutrition General|0 Comments

Vegetarian diet

The vegetarian or plant based diet has also become very popular not only because of its many health benefits but for ethical, religious and sustainability reasons. Characteristics Includes plant foods such as legumes (dried beans and peas), fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and grains. Most vegetarians exclude meat however there are variations within the vegetarian [...]

By |2020-07-02T12:49:17+02:00Aug 31st, 2016|Nutrition General|0 Comments

Mediterranean diet

One of the most popular and well known diets is the Mediterranean Diet. It is a way of eating based on traditional foods, drinks and preparation methods from countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. Characteristics High intake of plant-based foods such as fruits, vegetables, complex carbohydrates, legumes and nuts. High in healthy fats (Unsaturated), consumption [...]

By |2020-07-02T12:49:34+02:00Aug 31st, 2016|Nutrition General|2 Comments
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