The Psychology of Weight

The Psychology of Weight

By: Nthabiseng Shongwe The conversation about obesity is uncomfortable and is often avoided by society as well as in close company. It is a battle primarily fought on the physical front, and yet growing research shows that the fight goes beyond more than what meets the eye, affecting mental and emotional health as well as relationships. According to a government report published in 2019, about 41% of women and 11% of men aged 15 years and above suffer from obesity in South Africa (Nglazi, M. D. & Ataguba, J. E., 2017). Further, the prevalence of adult overweight and obesity has...

Podcast Reflection: Women, Wellness & Success

Podcast Reflection: Women, Wellness & Success

GUEST: MS. ANNE GITHUKU-SHONGWE | Host: Nthabiseng Shongwe Image 1. Source: Unsplash, 2022 Today we reflect on ‘Part 1’ of our last ‘Women & Wellness’ podcast episode with the amazing, award-winning Ms. Anne Githuku-Shongwe, where we had the opportunity to listen to the tactics she learned from a wealth of knowledge in the form of her mother, her career, and own life experiences throughout the years. Having worked and researched across the globe and in multiple countries on the African continent from South Africa, Botswana, and Lesotho in the South to Kenya, Ethiopia, and Nigeria in the East and West,...

Featured: European Spa Magazine News – GWS launches weekly Wellness Sector Spotlights

Featured: European Spa Magazine News – GWS launches weekly Wellness Sector Spotlights

Last week the Global Wellness Summit launched their new focus for their business sector discussions – Wellness Sector Spotlight. Looking at Wellness Real Estate & Communities, the topic invited the community to reflect on “The Best Business Move I Made in 2020”. After sending our RSVP, we were excited to receive a request from Susie Ellis, Chair and CEO of GWS, to contribute our story about our ‘Best Business Move’. The idea behind these meetings is for “participants [to] share ideas and learn from each other, forming relationships that often turn into actual business.”, writes Ellis. Our contribution to the...

Info Pack: IV Nutrition

Info Pack: IV Nutrition

Image: Edgar Castrejon Many of us have now heard of IV Therapy and its benefits. Moving this treatment away from its primary use in hospitals, people the world over now have access to this treatment to boost, release, and regenerate the body – depending on the mix. IV Nutrition Therapy allows for a higher concentration of nutrients or medication into the body. This means that your body will receive what it needs faster and more effectively without causing further damage to your gastrointestinal (GI) system. The most popular reasons for IV Nutrition or Vitamin treatment are to relieve stress, detox the body, balance...

Keeping Children Safe & Healthy During Covid-19

Keeping Children Safe & Healthy During Covid-19

Currently, evidence shows that while children can contract the coronavirus, most children do not appear to be at higher risk for COVID-19 than adults. While some children and infants have been sick with COVID-19, adults make up most of the known cases to date. Watch your child for any signs of COVID-19 illness COVID-19 presents itself differently in people. For many, being sick with COVID-19 would be a little bit like having the flu. People can get a fever, cough, or have a hard time taking deep breaths. Most people who have contracted COVID-19 have not gotten very sick. Only...

COVID-19: Protecting yourself and others

COVID-19: Protecting yourself and others

Know how it spreads There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 2 meters). Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing...

Mental resilience & resetting the world of wellness

Mental resilience & resetting the world of wellness

Reflecting on some of the challenges and learnings presented by the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, we look to the Global Wellness Institute (GWI) and their authors for research into ‘Mental Resilience in a Time of Stress and Trauma’. The white paper prepared by Lawrence Choy, MD, Gerry Bodeker, PhD, and Melisse Gelula, who represent the Mental Wellness Initiative of the Global Wellness Institute, is an effort to better understand wellness as a concept and in practice. Today, we are confronted by an unprecedented reality of daily life without prior tools, in many people’s experience, to be able to deal...

COVID-19 Tips: Homekit & Care

COVID-19 Tips: Homekit & Care

Whether you are caring for a person at home or in a non-healthcare setting, these tips below can help to protect yourself and others. If you or someone in close proximity to you are experiencing some of the COVID-19 symptoms, use these steps as a measure to help slow down the development of more severe symptoms to the best of your ability. Ultimately, anyone who is sick — even if they don’t know for sure they have coronavirus (COVID-19) — should stay home unless they need medical care. This helps prevent the illness from spreading to other people. Remember to...

COVID-19: Reminder Tips

COVID-19: Reminder Tips

As we move through the challenging times brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, it remains imperative that we stay vigilant about how to protect ourselves and others by knowing the facts and taking appropriate precautions. Over the past few months, an increasing number of people are choosing to access medical practitioners using technology rather than going into doctor’s rooms. The current Covid-19 pandemic has led to a huge surge in the demand for telemedicine or ‘remote medicine’, and we are excited to be working in this space. “What’s really interesting is 84% of the consumers trying telemedicine for the first...

Global Happiness Study – What Makes People Happy Around The World

Global Happiness Study – What Makes People Happy Around The World

What is global happiness? Happiness is not the result of bouncing from one joy to the next; researchers find that achieving happiness typically involves times of considerable discomfort but also great excitement. Regularly indulging in small pleasures, getting absorbed in challenging activities, setting and meeting goals, maintaining close social ties, and finding purpose beyond oneself all increase life satisfaction. It isn’t happiness per se that promotes well-being, it’s the actual pursuit that’s key. The World Happiness Report is a landmark survey of the state of global happiness that ranks 156 countries by how happy their citizens perceive themselves to be. The overall rankings of...

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