Why Does My Back Hurt? I do 100 Sit-Ups a Day!

Do you get lower back pain when you do sit-ups at gym or home? This is a common complaint with low back pain sufferers and seems to go against our everyday understanding of having ‘strong abs’ equals a strong back. Whether it is cosmetic, or to protect the back, we all want better, stronger, flatter… Continue Reading

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Healthy Flip Flops: e-Flip™ Footwear

Summer is upon us and it is that time we get to let our feet breath and we want a pair of flip flops. There has been some discussion about how good or healthy flip flops are for our muscles and joints. So today you can find out about a new range of flip flops… Continue Reading

Rainbow Halo Around Sun in Joburg

Rainbow Halo Around Sun in Joburg

What a day it was today (01 November 2010) to see the perfect rainbow halo effect around the sun today. I pulled into a shopping centre parking lot and thought people were looking at signage on the building, silly me. Then I returned a missed call from my sister telling me there is a massive… Continue Reading

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BMI, Waist-Hip Ratio or Waist Circumference Measurements – Which One?

BMI, Waist-Hip Ratio or Waist Circumference Measurements – Which One?

I recently did my annual Discovery Vitality biokinetist fitness check-up and it got me thinking. In the fitness check there are three measurements used to assess your potential health status, Body Mass Index (BMI), Waist-Hip Ratio (WHR) and Waist Circumference. I wanted to know which one was better at predicting potential for metabolic syndrome, which is… Continue Reading