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South Africa’s healthiest city revealed

South Africa’s healthiest city revealed

Press Releases   •   Oct 11, 2017 09:29 GMT

Cape Town has the highest number of people who are a healthy weight, plus they purchase the most vegetables and fruit, when compared with South Africa’s other major cities.

Why a focus on health is vital this Women’s Month – what to know and do in your 20s, 30s, 40s and beyond

Why a focus on health is vital this Women’s Month – what to know and do in your 20s, 30s, 40s and beyond

Press Releases   •   Aug 07, 2017 07:18 GMT

​In a bid to promote health education this Women’s Month, clinicians at Discovery Vitality have prepared guidelines to help women maintain good health at different life stages.

One in four South African preschoolers is overweight or obese. What does the research reveal?

One in four South African preschoolers is overweight or obese. What does the research reveal?

Press Releases   •   May 24, 2017 11:16 GMT

More than a quarter of the world’s population is under the age of 15. Their health is our future. Based on the current exercise and eating habits of South Africa’s children, it’s clear that urgent action is required.

Exercise: The prescription of the future

Exercise: The prescription of the future

Press Releases   •   Apr 05, 2017 13:04 GMT

A panel of doctors and medical experts agree exercise is a ‘vital sign’.

Take action to change obesity rates associated with type 2 diabetes

Take action to change obesity rates associated with type 2 diabetes

Press Releases   •   Nov 09, 2016 10:25 GMT

The World Health Organization estimates that 380 million people could have diabetes by 2025.

Salt watch: shaking up public health

Salt watch: shaking up public health

Press Releases   •   Sep 19, 2016 08:10 GMT

Experts convene for salt consultation forum

Vitality food and lifestyle guidelines simplify the way to healthy nutrition
​Discovery Vitality launches state-of-the-art HealthyFood Studio

​Discovery Vitality launches state-of-the-art HealthyFood Studio

Press Releases   •   May 04, 2016 12:24 GMT

Discovery Vitality, Woolworths and Prue Leith Chefs Academy are on a mission to get people back into the kitchen. The newly launched HealthyFood Studio is a fully equipped, state-of-the-art culinary studio based in Sandton, where classes deal various aspects of nutritious cooking. These are taught and demonstrated by a Prue Leith professional, using fresh ingredients from Woolworths.

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.

​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.

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’!

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Join leading minds at the Discovery Vitality Summit 2014

Press Releases   •   Jul 15, 2014 11:04 GMT

Discovery has announced the line-up of prominent international and local speakers that will be joining this year’s Discovery Vitality Summit, to be held on 1 August at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.