Covid-19 and stigma

Covid-19 (the disease caused by the new coronavirus) is brand-new pandemic sweeping the world in 2020. Everyone has been affected. Many have died. More yet, will die. The world has changed and may never be quite the same again. There is anxiety, fear, sadness, uncertainty and anger. There is also stigma... What is Covid-19 [...]

By |2020-10-26T14:08:49+02:00Jul 22nd, 2020|Coping with Life, coronavirus, Features|0 Comments

Overtraining is a real thing

The main wellness message around activity and exercise is invariably "do some" or "do more". And that's fair enough, given that more than half of us are inactive / sedentary. Exercise and activity is one of the cornerstones of healthy balanced living and we are not shy to encourage it. But what about overtraining? [...]

By |2020-10-26T14:08:35+02:00Jul 21st, 2020|Active Living|0 Comments

An under-told healthcare success story: HPV vaccine

Cancer of the cervix is the fourth most common cancer affecting women worldwide. This is widely known and indeed, most modern women have regular PAP-tests to check for the early pre-cancerous treat-able stages of this cancer. What is less widely known is that cancer of the cervix is almost always caused by Human Papilloma [...]

By |2020-10-26T14:08:42+02:00Jul 20th, 2020|Features|0 Comments

So you want to boost your immune system?

The human body's immune system is responsible for fighting off infection and disease. It is a very complex system that involves skin, gut, blood, specialised white blood cells, antibodies, and more. Nobody wants to be sick and so we have long sought ways to strengthen our immunity. Pandemics like HIV and Covid-19 certainly highlight [...]

Making healthy habits stick

Wellness, and health to a large extent, comes down to lifestyle (strictly speaking there's also genetics, age, luck, and some other factors but since we cannot control those factors, we focus on lifestyle, which we can manage). Healthy lifestyles are all about healthy habits. Most of us have a fairly good idea of the [...]

By |2020-10-26T14:09:22+02:00Jul 14th, 2020|Active Living, Coping with Life, Features|0 Comments
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