How rehab can help you

If you’re struggling with substance abuse and/or addiction, you don’t have to struggle alone. Rehabilitation (rehab) centres provide a safe and comfortable environment where multidisciplinary teams are there to help you. They offer holistic treatment programmes that are personalised to meet your needs. Programmes usually include medical and psychiatric evaluation and treatment, medically supervised detoxification (detox) and stabilisation,

Exercise: Good for your heart

Exercise is not just great to keep fit, slim down and tone muscles. It’s also good for your heart’s health. An average of 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise or 15 minutes of high-intensity exercise per day, 5 days per week, should help you to save your heart from many health risks. Here’s why exercise is good for your heart…

Binge drinking: what it’s doing to your body

So, you went out and had a few too many [insert your go-to drink]. It happens… maybe a little more than it should – but hey, we ain’t here to judge. You do that well enough when you wake up feeling like you’ve had a run-in with a gang of angry bikers who made you drink radio-active bog water that was actually on fire.

Toxic-positivity is a real thing!

Let’s face it, life is not always a walk in the proverbial park. Sometimes it’s hard, frightening and filled with a lot of bad news – need we mention climate change, a global pandemic and the extinction of the humble honeybee. One can understand the need for positivity. But too much of a good thing can end up being a bad thing.

Maintain a healthy lifestyle during the COVID-19 pandemic

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, maintaining a healthy diet and staying active has never been more important. Unhealthy eating habits, a lack of exercise, consuming tobacco products and abusing substances can lead to lifestyle diseases, such as heart diseases, stroke, type 2 diabetes and various cancers.

Guilt-free winter warmers

Many of us want to eat more during the winter because our bodies need extra energy to keep us warm. In a way, our bodies are like fires that need coal or wood to keep burning. The problem is that we tend to choose the wrong foods, such as refined carbohydrates and fats, which don’t actually satisfy us for very long and make us gain that unwanted winter weight.

World Immunisation Week 2021

This health awareness week is celebrated every year in the last week of April as per the World Health Organisation’s health campaign calendar – 24 to 30 April in 2021. The purpose of this campaign is to promote the adoption and use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against life-threatening diseases. Immunisation saves millions of lives every year and is widely recognised as one of the world’s most successful health interventions.

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