debunking-obesity

Debunking Obesity Myths

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The problem South Africans are getting heavier and sicker. Obesity has become a modern day global pandemic that is contributing to deaths from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) –  such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and dementia – at a faster rate than ever before. It is predicted that by […]

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Not all carbs are created equal

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Are carbs really so bad for you? You can’t go too far nowadays without hearing about a Low Carb High Fat (LCHF) diet. The question that many are asking is – are carbs really so bad for you? The short answer is… it’s complicated. It really depends on the kinds of carbs you’re consuming. Carbohydrates […]

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Get Moving: Exercise Pt 2

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In the last blog post ‘Get Moving: Exercise Pt 1‘ we answered the question about how much exercise adults really need. In this post we continue that discussion. General Muscle-Strengthening Exercises With the Progress option we are going to add some general muscle-strengthening exercises to your programme. These exercises should be done TWICE a week. […]

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Get Moving: Exercise Pt. 1

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How Much Exercise Does The Average Person Need? Those of you who regularly follow the UpForIt Facebook posts will know that we take a Wholehearted 4-Pillars approach to Self-Care in promoting a healthy lifestyle. The second of the 4 Pillars is Get Moving, which is essentially about physical activity or exercise. This week we will take […]