If you’re looking for a nutritious snack, you can’t go wrong with the humble nut. These super seeds are simply packed with healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats and moderate amounts of protein. Nuts are also a good source of dietary fibre and provide a wide range of essential nutrients and vitamins to keep you in top form. Take a look at the many benefits of your favourite nut. 


For many, health and fitness is about hitting the gym or pounding the pavement to improve cardiovascular health, build muscle, and of course, get a hot bod, but did you know that working out has above-the-neck benefits too? That’s right, no matter what your age or fitness level (that includes you water-cooler gatherers), studies show that making time for exercise provides some serious mental benefits. 

Tips for a happy, healthy pregnancy

Being a mom-to be has to be one of the most exciting and also stressful times of any woman’s life. Apart from the fun of decorating the nursery and getting goodies together for the little one, there is the concern that every action you take while pregnant could impact on the heath of your unborn child. Let’s take a look at some tips for soon-to-be moms that will help them feel at ease during the coming weeks and months.

South Africa’s most common cancers and how to help prevent them

In South Africa, more than 100 000 people are diagnosed with cancer every year with only 6 out of 10 successfully winning the battle against this most-feared disease.  Internationally, more people die of cancer than from TB, AIDS and malaria combined.  What’s most significant is that as much as 90% of all cancers are caused by environmental and lifestyle factors such as smoking, diet and lack of exercise.  We take a look at what the most common types of cancers are in South Africa and what can be done in general to lower cancer risk.

The surprising health benefits of being loved

February is the month of love with Valentine’s Day at the centre of all the loved up feelings we give and receive at this time of year.  But did you know that whether its romance, family, or even friendly love that gives you that warm and fuzzy feeling, being loved is actually very good for your health?  Humans are wired to connect with each other, and when we do, research shows that our bodies react positively to feeling affection.

How generics can help your benefits stretch

There has been much debate over the past several years about whether taking a generic medication will provide the same level of care as taking the branded, and substantially more expensive original. Using generic medication for your healthcare needs will not only provide you with the same quality care, but will help you stretch your medication benefits that much further in 2018


The South African summer is full of long, hot, sun-drenched days spent basking in the warm sunlight. Sounds like bliss? Think again. South Africa has the 2nd highest incidence of skin cancer in the world after Australia, and in particular one of the highest incidences of melanoma worldwide, as far as Caucasians are concerned.  With this in mind we take a look at ways you can be more SunSmart this summer season.