Health tips

  • No folly in folic acid

    All pregnant mothers and people should take folic acid regularly with low immunity. Folic acid prevents spinal bifida in unborn babies and can play a role in cancer prevention. It is found in green leafy vegetables, liver, fruit and bran.


  • Pure water

    Don’t have soft drinks or energy drinks while you're exercising. Stay properly hydrated by drinking enough water during your workout (just don't overdo things, as drinking too much water can also be dangerous).

    While you might need energy drinks for long-distance running, in shorter exercise sessions in the gym, your body will burn the glucose from the soft drink first, before starting to burn body fat. Same goes for eating sweets.


  • The secret to stretching

    When you stretch, ease your body into position until you feel the stretch and hold it for about 25 seconds. Breathe deeply to help your body move oxygen-rich blood to those sore muscles. Do not bounce or force yourself into an uncomfortable position.


  • Your dirtiest foot forward

    If your ankles, knees, and hips ache from running on the pavement, head for the dirt. Soft trails or graded roads are a lot easier on your joints than the hard stuff. Also, dirt surfaces tend to be uneven, forcing you to slow down a bit and focus on where to put your feet which is great for agility and concentration.


  • Burn the boredom, Blast your metabolism

    Rev up your metabolism by alternating your speed and intensity during aerobic workouts. Not only should you alternate your routine to prevent burnout or boredom, but to give your body a jolt. If you normally walk at 6.5km/h on the treadmill or take 15 minutes to walk a km, up the pace by going at 8km/h for a minute or so during your workout. Do this every five minutes or so. Each time you work out; increase your bouts of speed in small increments.


  • ‘Okay, now do 100 of those’

    Instead of flailing away at gym, enlist the help – even temporarily – of a personal trainer. Make sure you learn to breathe properly and to do the exercises the right way. You will get more of a workout while spending less time at the gym.


  • Do self-checks

    Do regular self-examinations of your breasts. Most partners are more than happy to help, not just, because breast cancer is the most common cancer among women. The best time to examine your breasts is in the week after your period.


  • Understand hormones

    Recent research suggests that short-term (less than five years) use of HRT is not associated with an increase in the risk of breast cancer, but that using it for more than ten years might be. Breast cancer is detected earlier in women using HRT, as they are more alert to the disease than other women.


  • Beat the sneeze

    There are more than 240 allergens, some rare and others very common. If you are a sneezer due to pollen: close your car’s windows while driving, rather switch on the internal fan (drawing in air from the outside), and avoid being outdoors between 5am and 10 am when pollen counts are at their highest; stick to holidays in areas with low pollen counts, such as the seaside and stay away from freshly cut grass.


  • Doggone

    If you are allergic to your cat, dog, budgie or pet piglet, stop suffering the ravages of animal dander: Install an air filter in your home. Keep your pet outside as much as possible and brush him outside of the home to remove loose hair and other allergens. Better yet, ask someone else to do so.


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