Subjects: Spa, fitness, well-being
Research shows regular physical activity may boost COVID-19 jab effectiveness
Findings of a study by Discovery, SAMRC, WiSH, and the Sisonke programme suggest the more exercise done, the stronger the protective effect of vaccination.
Vitality partners with Captains Usain Bolt and Wayde van Niekerk in 2021 Running World Cup to get SA moving once more
Vitality and the Running World Cup today announce the return of our global mass participation running challenge for 2021 Participation is free by registering at www.runningworldcup.com or downloading the Vitality Running World Cup app. Aligned to Vitality’s global ambition to get 100 million people 20% more active by 2025, and informed by research that physical activity builds resilience again
Vitality + Zwift: a partnership in the virtual world towards global change
Johannesburg, Wednesday 11 August 2021
Vitality + Zwift: A partnership in the virtual world towards global change Vitality, the largest global platform for behaviour change, is proud to partner with Zwift, the global online fitness platform born from gaming towards fitness and social change.
Zwift, the online gaming and fitness platform, plus Vitality, the global behaviour-change progr
Springbok stars Makazole Mapimpi and Lukhanyo Am named Discovery Vitality Ambassadors
JOHANNESBURG, 30 June 2021 – Discovery is proud to announce Springboks Makazole Mapimpi and Lukhanyo Am as Discovery Vitality Ambassadors. The duo are responsible for making Springbok history with an exhilarating 66th-minute try in the 2019 Rugby World Cup final. It was the first try of the game, that led to the team being crowned victorius World Cup champions – and the Springbok’s first-ever try
Discovery Vitality’s new Nike benefit is now live
With the new benefit, members can now save 25% upfront on a wide range of sports gear and equipment and fitness devices at Sportsmans Warehouse and Totalsports. And Vitality and Discovery Bank clients can save up to 75% upfront on qualifying fitness devices and Nike performance footwear and apparel at Sportsmans Warehouse, Totalsports and Nike stores (excluding Nike Factory stores and Nike.com).
Discovery Vitality launches Vitality mental wellbeing module and rewards; partners with Miss South Africa on awareness campaign
Discovery Vitality is excited to announce the introduction of the mental wellbeing module to Vitality. Members can now track their mindful minutes and sleep goals on partner apps, including Headspace, Calm, The Mindfulness App and buddhify, in the Vitality Active Rewards platform. Members will be rewarded with Discovery Miles for taking proactive steps towards their mental health and wellbeing.
Easy and affordable is the key to healthy meal prep in lockdown alert level 3
Vitality dietitian Terry Harris shares her tips for managing mealtimes while we stay home as well as discounts from Vitality’s new HealthyDining partners for healthy meals selected by their nutrition team.
Discovery Vitality announces new partnership with Strava, the social platform for athletes
Vitality members can earn Vitality points using their Strava app, and Strava becomes the new home of the Team Vitality Community.
Vitality’s 65+, bespoke programme for older adults enables members to live longer and better
Discovery is pleased to announce the successful launch of its Vitality 65+ offering. Vitality members, 65 years or older, can now achieve better health with age-appropriate goals, interventions and activities, with exclusive enhancements to the Vitality programme, across Health, Insure, Life and Invest - that help them achieve better health with age-appropriate goals, interventions and activities.
Get moving KZN – The Vitality Run Series is here!
Vitality is turning KwaZulu-Natal orange. For the first time ever, the Discovery Vitality Run Series (VRS) will partner with the city’s iconic races to get more citizens onto their streets.
The Vitality Running World Cup is off the starting blocks
Discovery Vitality today announced that registration is open for the Vitality Running World Cup, the annual, free-to-enter, knockout running competition gives both active and inactive people the opportunity to Move More. Taking place in 180 countries, from 5 March to 5 April 2020, the Vitality Running World Cup will allow countries to compete against each other for top spot.
Ground-breaking global study shows how fitter bodies could lead to a fitter SA economy with potential growth of $500 million (+R7 billion) a year
• Vitality and RAND Europe publish a ground-breaking, global study on the economic impact of physical inactivity • The 23-country study assesses how different physical activity improvement scenarios may affect the economy of countries up to 2050, and shows the significant influence of regular exercise on economic growth, workforce productivity and life expectancy
Breaking the Stigma: Why Discovery is introducing a New Mental Wellbeing Programme
Depression will be the world’s leading contributor to the global burden of disease by 2030, based on mental health risk statistics. This is reflected in the latest Discovery Health Healthcare Claims Tracker, which reveals key trends in mental health related claims by members of the Discovery Health Medical Scheme (DHMS), and confirms that depression is the most prevalent mental health condition.
The Vitality Run Series hits the streets of Pretoria in October
This jacaranda season, Vitality is turning Pretoria orange. The popular Discovery Vitality Run Series (VRS) – which has seen thousands of South Africans participate in Johannesburg and Cape Town – is partnering with four of Pretoria’s most iconic road races to get more citizens active on their streets.
Over 7500 celebrate Spring At The Discovery Jacaranda FM Spring Walk
Today just under 8000 participants celebrated the start of the season at the 8th annual Discovery Jacaranda FM Spring Walk. The popular Pretoria-based event took place at the iconic Loftus Versfeld and catered for people of all ages, with 5 km, 10 km and 15 km routes – as well as live entertainment – on offer.
Discovery Health and SAMA open Vitality Active Rewards to public sector doctors
The South African Medical Association (SAMA) has partnered with Discovery Health to offer Discovery’s globally recognised wellness incentive programme, Vitality Active Rewards, to health practitioners in the public sector.
Discovery Vitality introduces HealthyDining for sit-down meals in countrywide restaurants
Announcing the expansion of Vitality HealthyDining in partnership with Col’Cacchio, Doppio Zero, Ocean Basket, and Nando’s to reward Vitality members for eating healthily while dining out.
Vitality offers up to 100% cash back on a Huawei Band 2 Pro
Discovery Vitality has launched a new partnership with Huawei in which Vitality members can get up to 100% cash back on a Huawei Band 2 Pro fitness device from Sportsmans Warehouse.
High blood pressure a ticking time bomb? Exercise and healthy diet the answer
This World Heart Health Day, we look at the factors contributing to hypertension and ways to lessen our risk