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“The best kind of medicine is the gentlest treatment that produces the maximum healing response” Andrew M Weil MD

Welcome to: 1 Minute Wellness – May 2014

This newsletter is sent to you with our compliments and is intended to help you protect your health and keep you looking young and fit, naturally. We hope you enjoy today’s issue.

My wife and I went to see The Sound of Music at the Montecasino theatre, recently. It is really an excellent show. We arrived at the theatre a little early and were standing in the foyer (the place was chock-a-block), waiting for the doors to open, when we overheard a couple behind us talking. She: “just take a look at how many people are overweight”. He whole heartedly agreed, saying “I’m not surprised just to look at the queue for popcorn, cold drinks and sugary sweets”.

South Africa is amongst the top three countries in the world obesity rankings, after the USA and Great Britain, according to statistics. 61% of the South African population is overweight, obese or morbidly obese, with an estimated 2,8 million people dying annually as a result of being overweight or obese. In addition, many people are in denial and don’t realise how overweight they are. Research shows that 74% of South Africans think their fellow citizens are overweight and only 34% consider themselves as overweight or obese. Research also shows that obesity is overtaking hunger as the world’s no 1 health problem. Imagine that!

At Lifetime Health, we are deeply concerned about this silent killer, because obesity is a symptom of poor health, in general and often results in serious health complications, such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and musculoskeletal disorders especially osteoarthritis. Furthermore, being overweight or obese can seriously curtail physical mobility and work performance and have a damaging effect on social life and self-esteem.

Therapeutic Reflexology works towards normalisation of correct body functioning and all treatments include advice on healthy balanced eating.

1 minute health tip: Don’t confuse thirst with hunger. Drink a glass of water when you feel hungry to see if that’s what you’re really craving.

If you’re concerned that other approaches are not producing the kind of results you’d like to see, consider this an invitation to get in touch.


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