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Running a successful football club takes a family

Running a successful football club takes a family

Press Releases   •   Aug 06, 2015 14:50 GMT

An air of excitement descended on the Discovery Vitality Summit 2015 this afternoon as Liverpool FC heavyweights took the stage to discuss the matter of business in sport, and running a successful and sustainable football club.

Secrets to SA’s sporting success

Secrets to SA’s sporting success

Press Releases   •   Aug 06, 2015 13:30 GMT

Top coaches reveal some of the ways they use science to create a competitive edge in peak performance.

MTN-Qhubeka coach, Austin, maintains competition and overall health are key to pro athlete performance

MTN-Qhubeka coach, Austin, maintains competition and overall health are key to pro athlete performance

Press Releases   •   Aug 06, 2015 13:06 GMT

​Outside of training and nutrition, many factors contribute to the success of a team of athletes on a global stage. That’s according to Dr Carol Austin, CEO of ActiveWorx and director of Health and Performance of Team MTN-Qhubeka who was participating in a panel discussion at the Discovery Vitality Summit held in Sandton today...

Keep it simple to win the race

Keep it simple to win the race

Press Releases   •   Aug 06, 2015 12:25 GMT

What does it take to be a winner in endurance sports? Is it natural ability? Complex training programmes, wearable tech and the most expensive running shoes?

Discovery Vitality launches innovative nutrition app in South Africa

Discovery Vitality launches innovative nutrition app in South Africa

Press Releases   •   Aug 06, 2015 11:53 GMT

This morning a novel nutrition app known as HealthyFood Switch was launched in South Africa as a result of a partnership between the George Institute for Global Health and Discovery Vitality.

Fitbit co-founder talks about technology and the future of wellness at the Discovery Vitality Summit

Fitbit co-founder talks about technology and the future of wellness at the Discovery Vitality Summit

Press Releases   •   Aug 06, 2015 11:30 GMT

Big data is changing how companies interact with their customers and employees, but also how those individuals interact with each other and their health and wellness.

The future of health and wellness: moving away from “one size fits all” to advice for “a sample of one”

The future of health and wellness: moving away from “one size fits all” to advice for “a sample of one”

Press Releases   •   Aug 06, 2015 11:12 GMT

The future of healthcare and wellness will offer tailor-made care and advice thanks to advancements in medicine, science and technology.

Learner Safety Pilot Project Leads to Safer Driving Habits

Learner Safety Pilot Project Leads to Safer Driving Habits

Press Releases   •   Jul 30, 2015 13:14 GMT

Cape Town – Discovery and Childsafe SA today revealed findings of a road safety pilot study conducted by the Medical Research Council (MRC) at a roundtable discussion in the Western Cape. The Safe Travel to School programme pilot targeted 75 learner transporters with the aim of improving knowledge and awareness of their driving behaviour to ensure safer commuting to school...

​The Discovery Vitality Summit brings the world’s foremost experts on health and wellness to South Africa

​The Discovery Vitality Summit brings the world’s foremost experts on health and wellness to South Africa

Press Releases   •   Jul 30, 2015 11:47 GMT

Now in it’s third year, the Discovery Vitality Summit will once again deliver the world’s foremost experts on health and wellness to the South African public. This year’s speakers include global thought leaders in the areas of nutrition, sport, ageing, wearable technologies and peak performance.

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More health, more years, more life

Press Releases   •   Jul 20, 2015 09:50 GMT

Discovery Life paid out more than R1 billion to date in cash rewards to clients for leading healthy lifestyles, of which more than R400 million was paid out in 2014. Encouraging and rewarding healthy living is the cornerstone of Discovery’s insurance offering.

Discovery releases The Rockefeller Foundation-Lancet Commission report on Planetary Health

Discovery releases The Rockefeller Foundation-Lancet Commission report on Planetary Health

Press Releases   •   Jul 16, 2015 05:52 GMT

The Planetary Health report, released by Discovery in Johannesburg and simultaneously in Manila, New York and London on 16 July, provides the first comprehensive evidence showing how unprecedented environmental degradation is jeopardising the health of future generations.

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​Portion Caution: Bigger is not better

Press Releases   •   Jun 18, 2015 10:03 GMT

Amongst dieticians, ‘supersize’ is fast becoming a swear word. The fact is that we’re eating much more these days than we were even 30 years ago. In the 90s, for instance, soda manufacturers started to make soda bottles that more than doubled in size. Soda bottle size continued to increase in size until they’d grown to more than 18 times the size of the original bottles.

DiscoveryForMe.co.za Healthy Living launches

DiscoveryForMe.co.za Healthy Living launches

News   •   Jun 17, 2015 08:00 GMT

With over 156 000 unique visitors to date, Discovery’s new healthy lifestyle website, www.DiscoveryForMe.co.za , is proving to be an important addition to the family of health information products already on offer by Discovery.

​The time to halt childhood obesity is now!

​The time to halt childhood obesity is now!

Press Releases   •   Jun 12, 2015 13:03 GMT

Understanding food labels is critical to healthy eating. How healthy are South Africa’s kids? According to Health Active Kids South Africa (HAKSA), a nationwide report compiled by Discovery Vitality on the health of the country’s children showed that our kids aren’t as healthy as they should be.

Discovery bags FIA award

Discovery bags FIA award

Press Releases   •   Jun 05, 2015 07:13 GMT

5 June 2015 – Discovery Life took top honours in the long-term insurance category at the prestigious annual Financial Intermediaries Association of Southern Africa (FIA) Awards held in Johannesburg last night. The awards recognise and honour South Africa’s leading product providers in the financial services industry.

Vitality encourages kids to ‘Grow Up Fit’

Vitality encourages kids to ‘Grow Up Fit’

Press Releases   •   Jun 04, 2015 14:41 GMT

Discovery Vitality is introducing a fun, new way to teach your kids – and yourself – about how to incorporate healthy habits into your lifestyles. Using an easy-to-use social media platform called Vine, Discovery Vitality is running the Grow Up Fit SA campaign: every day in June we will release a six-second video and snippet to show you how just how simple and enjoyable it is to ‘Grow Up Fit’!

Discovery Health Medical Scheme delivers strong performance for 2014

Discovery Health Medical Scheme delivers strong performance for 2014

Press Releases   •   May 29, 2015 14:04 GMT

The Discovery Health Medical Scheme today announced strong financial results despite challenging economic conditions in South Africa. The Scheme posted gross contribution income in 2014 exceeding R44 billion with a strong net healthcare result of R753 million, and a net surplus of R1.5 billion, on the back of a robust business model and continuing investment in innovation.

Discovery announces health journalists taking top honours in the 2015 Discovery Health Journalism Awards

Discovery announces health journalists taking top honours in the 2015 Discovery Health Journalism Awards

Press Releases   •   May 28, 2015 10:26 GMT

Discovery announced the Discovery Journalist of the Year as well as winners in each category of the 2015 Discovery Health Journalism Awards at a gala event tonight in Sandton.

Second South African doctor awarded Discovery Foundation grant for further study at Massachusetts General Hospital

Second South African doctor awarded Discovery Foundation grant for further study at Massachusetts General Hospital

Press Releases   •   May 27, 2015 11:25 GMT

Today, at a ceremony in Sandton, the Discovery Foundation announced the second recipient of the Discovery Foundation MGH Fellowship Award. This grant of R2.1 million is awarded to top South African academic doctors to do clinical research and study at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston, USA.

Discovery Health Industry Round Table: Creating quality in healthcare

Discovery Health Industry Round Table: Creating quality in healthcare

News   •   May 25, 2015 12:51 GMT

On 27 May 2015, influential stakeholders in the healthcare industry will gather at the Discovery Health Industry Round Table in Sandton, Johannesburg. The focus of this round table: Creating quality in healthcare for all South Africans.