Health & Wellbeing

Eating Healthily

on Friday, 28 February 2014. Posted in Health & Wellbeing

We all know that a diet of fast food, snacks and fizzy drinks are not good for our health. Yet we continue to pursue unhealthy eating habits that put us at risk for weight problems such as obesity and chronic lifestyle diseases such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Research has shown that South Africans have become increasingly bigger. 

Health problems in the future

on Friday, 28 February 2014. Posted in Health & Wellbeing

It is the adults of today who are constructed the future of generations to come. When countries engage in wars and make certain policy decisions, the potential damage done to future generations is not always adequately evaluated. The following are issues important in considering the future health and wellbeing of the generations coming after us:

Mental Health

on Friday, 28 February 2014. Posted in Health & Wellbeing

There is still a considerable amount of taboo around the issue of mental health. In different communities mental health is stigmatised and many people believe it is a true medical condition that requires the treatment of medical professionals.

Staying fit

on Friday, 28 February 2014. Posted in Health & Wellbeing

Though dreaded by many, exercise is one of the most important aspects of health and wellbeing. Physical activity is a key health behaviour, along with healthy diet, associated with reduced mortality and chronic diseases of lifestyle. A healthy eating plan alone is not enough to achieve good health.

Wellness in the Workplace

on Friday, 28 February 2014. Posted in Health & Wellbeing

In modern days, employees spend the greater part of their days at the office. With the workplace taking a larger role in people’s lives, employees are increasingly recognising the importance of wellness in the working environment. Research studies cite the need for employee wellbeing interventions that address health risks posed by the chronic diseases of lifestyle (high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes), as well as the management of sick leave, absenteeism, and productivity. 

Work/Life Balance

on Friday, 28 February 2014. Posted in Health & Wellbeing

We live in a fast-paced society. Both at home and in the workplace, finding the right balance between the conflicting responsibilities and commitments may prove daunting and overwhelming for even the most organised and dedicated person. With demands on our time increasing, finding balance at work and home is important to maintaining a healthy life.

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