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2021 will see cutting-edge digital technology boost Discovery Health’s Diabetes Care Programme
In 2020 the COVID-19 global healthcare crisis has put the spotlight on people who live with diabetes. They are considered at risk of severe illness should they contract COVID-19 – particularly where the condition is poorly managed.
Wayde van Niekerk invites you to run for your country – against Usain Bolt, Jamaica and the world
• Vitality Running World Cup starts in March 2020 • The global challenge will enable people to run for their country alongside national teams captained by Olympic Gold medallists Usain Bolt, Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill and Wayde van Niekerk • Forms part of Vitality’s commitment to get 100m people 20% more physically active by 2025 – and address the pressing global issue of inactivity
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
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.
Discovery’s Vitality Open gets more South Africans active and driving better
Discovery Vitality today released the results of its 10-week public campaign, the Vitality Open, which was aimed at getting South Africans to exercise more and improve their driving behaviour.
One in four South African preschoolers is overweight or obese. What does the research reveal?
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
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
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
The World Health Organization estimates that 380 million people could have diabetes by 2025.
Instant noodles loaded with salt
New research by The George Institute for Global Health reveals the high and unnecessary amount of salt in instant noodles sold around the world.
Chad le Clos documentary, Unbelievable, puts trends in cancer occurrence, cost and care under spotlight
Dr Jonathan Broomberg, CEO of Discovery Health, talked statistics, costs and the future of cancer care.
Discovery Vitality updates incentives to keep people moving
0 July 2016 - Discovery Vitality today announced that it would be introducing more opportunities to earn fitness points, including new categories for heart rate workouts, from 20 August 2016. The update is designed to encourage people to exercise regularly in a safe way, taking into account feedback from members, while retaining the clinical integrity of the programme.Vitality is a dynamic program
Discovery Vitality announced as the Official Wellness Partner of the South African Olympic team for Rio 2016
15 July 2016 – Discovery Vitality, South Africa’s leading scientific wellness programme, has been confirmed as the Official Wellness Partner of the South African Olympic team for Rio 2016. Through the sponsorship, Vitality hopes to inspire ordinary South Africans to lead healthier lives.Shrey Viranna, Discovery Vitality Chief Executive, said; “The Olympic Games is the ultimate platform for achievi
Vitality members give children the joy of a teddy bear
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
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.
Portion Caution: Bigger is not better
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’
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
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.