It is very clear that obesity is a huge problem Africans face in todays globalized world. Obesity is also a risk factor for other disease like Diabetes and heart disease. While calories and/ or a sedentary lifestyle contribute immensely to the problem, there are a number of other environmental and lifestyle
By TAKUDZWA HANYANI
South Africans have become more obese over the last 30 years and SA is now considered the most obese country in Sub-Saharan Africa. Over half of the country’s adults are now overweight and obese; this includes 42% of women and 13% of men who are obese. Proliferation of junk
From the news of women using dried cow dung in Kwazulu Natal for menstrual periods to South Africa topping the charts on the obese scale, most South Africans are perplexed in a country which boasts of the best economy in Africa and perhaps the most efficient health system in sub
You’ve heard that diet coke isn’t all that great for you, but have you been confused as to exactly why? Well, scientists now believe bacteria has something to do with it.
Consuming high amounts of fructose (a type of sugar), artificial sweeteners, and sugar alcohols (another type of low-calorie sweetener) cause your
After the previous article on weightloss here. I decided to share with you quick and easy ways to know if you are making progress in the weight loss department. One way to know is by estimating the percentage of fat on your body by using the pinch test. This is done
Fitness experts always say, “exercise to trounce the extra weight”. Most of us go by their remarks but our efforts disappoint our loyalty. We exercise but still stay baffled as to why we are not weighing any less. You actually start wondering why you visit the gym in the first
I know what you are thinking. What does the Nigerian entertainment industry have to do with Non-communicable diseases? I will elaborate further but first; let me tell you what a non-communicable disease is.
A non-communicable disease, or NCD, is a medical condition or disease which is non-infectious. NCDs are diseases of long duration and generally slow