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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.

South Africa first to legislate and on track to healthier levels of salt in foods

South Africa first to legislate and on track to healthier levels of salt in foods

Press Releases   •   May 02, 2017 09:42 GMT

Manufacturers have made progress in efforts to improve the health of South Africans with salt levels in two-thirds of foods covered by legislation now at equal to or even below the permitted requirements.

Olympic champion Wayde van Niekerk becomes Discovery Vitality Ambassador

Olympic champion Wayde van Niekerk becomes Discovery Vitality Ambassador

Press Releases   •   Mar 30, 2017 10:07 GMT

Discovery Vitality teams up with Wayde van Niekerk to help people to get active and lead healthier lives

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.

Instant noodles loaded with salt

Instant noodles loaded with salt

Press Releases   •   Sep 20, 2016 14:05 GMT

New research by The George Institute for Global Health reveals the high and unnecessary amount of salt in instant noodles sold around the world.

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

Chad le Clos documentary, Unbelievable, puts trends in cancer occurrence, cost and care under spotlight

Chad le Clos documentary, Unbelievable, puts trends in cancer occurrence, cost and care under spotlight

Press Releases   •   Jul 28, 2016 07:37 GMT

Dr Jonathan Broomberg, CEO of Discovery Health, talked statistics, costs and the future of cancer care.

Discovery Vitality updates incentives to keep people moving
Discovery Vitality announced as the Official Wellness Partner of the South African Olympic team for Rio 2016
Vitality members give children the joy of a teddy bear

Vitality members give children the joy of a teddy bear

Press Releases   •   Jan 26, 2016 08:39 GMT

Children at Kids Haven in Benoni were the first to each receive one of 14 500 teddy bears which are being donated to organisations across the country, thanks to Vitality members reaching their weekly fitness goals in December.

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.

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’!

​Nurgalieva twins take on Comrades in Team Vitality colours

​Nurgalieva twins take on Comrades in Team Vitality colours

Press Releases   •   May 12, 2015 18:44 GMT

Discovery and Team Vitality are excited to announce that renowned Russian running sisters – Elena and Olesya Nurgalieva who have dominated the Comrades Marathon leader board over the past few years – will be running the Ultimate Human Race for Team Vitality this year.

Disney Africa launches two new websites for families in collaboration with Discovery Vitality

Disney Africa launches two new websites for families in collaboration with Discovery Vitality

Press Releases   •   Apr 14, 2015 11:40 GMT

Disney Africa today announced that it has launched two websites in collaboration with Discovery Vitality – Disney Baby Africa and Disney Healthy Living.co.za.

Madness prevails as runners raise R275 000 over 1 488km

Madness prevails as runners raise R275 000 over 1 488km

Press Releases   •   Apr 14, 2015 09:42 GMT

For the second year, a group of runners has conquered the distance between Johannesburg and Cape Town by foot to raise money for MAD charity, this year with the support of Team Vitality. MAD (Make a Difference) was founded in 2003 by Francois Pienaar to support the education of South Africa’s underprivileged youth.

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Discovery Vitality launches the Vitality Elite Fitness Assessment

Press Releases   •   Jun 04, 2014 13:44 GMT

Discovery Vitality has launched the Vitality Elite Fitness Assessment in partnership with the Sports Science Institute of South Africa (SSISA). This assessment is aimed at athletes who regularly take part in sporting activities to measure their body’s current peak capacity.

parkrun and Discovery Vitality hits record numbers

parkrun and Discovery Vitality hits record numbers

Press Releases   •   May 16, 2014 11:34 GMT

parkrun in South Africa has reached world record participation numbers after 1 803 runners took part in the Modderfontein Reserve parkrun this past Saturday as part of World Move for Health Day.

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Join in the parkrun fun at the Modderfontein Reserve

Press Releases   •   May 08, 2014 09:25 GMT

Parkrun and Discovery Vitality invite all runners and walkers to celebrate World Move for Health Day this Saturday 10 May, 2014. Parkrun and Discovery Vitality will be celebrating the day with a special edition parkrun at Modderfontein Reserve. The run starts at 8am and all runners and walkers are encouraged to wear orange, the colour of Vitality to this event.

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Discovery posts excellent results; repeatable business model continues to yield strong growth

Press Releases   •   Feb 20, 2014 09:00 GMT

News release from Discovery Limited – 20 February. Discovery Limited today presented a strong set of financial results for the six months ended 31 December 2013 to the analyst and investor community.