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Introducing Vitality Move

Press Releases   •   May 14, 2018 08:45 GMT

It is estimated that nearly half (48.7%) of South Africans with hypertension have never been screened and therefore remain undiagnosed and unaware of their increased risk for heart disease and strokes.

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.

Introducing Vitality Weight Loss Rewards

Introducing Vitality Weight Loss Rewards

Press Releases   •   Apr 18, 2017 09:12 GMT

Discovery Vitality launches intervention to intensify efforts to combat the alarming rise in obesity and associated healthcare costs

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Day One of DHSHWAA sets tone for next two weeks

Day One of DHSHWAA sets tone for next two weeks

Blog posts   •   Nov 18, 2013 16:10 GMT

It is 8.30 am. The sun is beats down on the serene Western Cape landscape. The road to Van Rynsdorp is undulating, however this does not dampen the walkers’ excitement when they see the destination of the first 5km walk. A sea of faces, patiently awaiting the arrival of white microbuses interrupts the peaceful and silent landscape...

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Taking preventive health measures is relevant in every decade, but the risks increase with age, so it’s important to keep track and prioritise good behaviours in order to stay healthy for as long as you can. The article lists recommended screenings for women from their twenties to their sixties and beyond.