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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.
Vitality-linked insurers to get 100 million people 20% more active by 2025
Building on the results of the largest behaviour change study on physical activity, Vitality and its global network of insurers have committed to making 100 million people more active over the next seven years, aligned to the World Health Organizations’ Global Action Plan on Physical Activity.
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
Why we welcome a sugar tax
Discovery Vitality encouraged by the revised sugar tax design announced by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in his 2017 Budget Speech.
SA sweeps podium in men's elite Discovery Triathlon World Cup Cape Town
Cape TownThe first day of the Discovery Get Active weekend drew to a close on Saturday 11 February with the triumphant ring of the South African anthem. The men’s elite sprint race was dominated by green and gold with Richard Murray in first place despite a 10-second transition penalty. He was followed closely by Olympic bronze medalist Henri Schoeman and Wian Sullwald in third. Murray was unable
Vitality food and lifestyle guidelines simplify the way to healthy nutrition
A key part of being healthy, is the food and drinks you have daily. Vitality’s nutrition specialists stay up to date and engage with local and international stakeholders on the latest in food and nutrition science, and combines best practice into guidelines Vitality encourages people to follow for good health. “Healthy eating need not be boring. For us it’s about showing that healthy nutrition is
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
Lessons from around the globe: best practices in financial advisory
JOHANNESBURG, May 19, 2015The second annual Discovery Financial Planning Summit held on Tuesday in Sandton, which brought over 1,000 financial advisers together, was aimed at providing insight into global best practices to help ensure the delivery of quality advice in a changing regulatory environment. Joining other local and international thought leaders in the financial services industry, a
“Dynamic financial sector will adapt to regulatory changes,” says Finance Minister
The financial services sector plays a crucial role in the South African economy and the evolving regulation for this sector is here to stay, Hon. Minister Nhlanhla Nene said this morning.
Financial institutions and financial planning industry must embrace change and innovate to grow
South Africa’s financial institutions and financial planning intermediaries will have to continue embracing change, innovation and technology if they are to grow in an environment where the direct distribution model is the fastest growing channel in the R6 trillion savings and investment sector.
Team Vitality Cycling – the new premier cycling club in South Africa
Discovery Vitality and Club100 have announced a strategic partnership that will see Club100’s extensive experience in managing cycling clubs across the country combine forces with Discovery Vitality’s expertise in encouraging people to get active and prioritise their health.
Top 20% of healthiest SA employers have close to half the absenteeism rates of the unhealthiest 20%
The 2014 Healthy Company Index, hosted on the 12th of November by Discovery Vitality, indicated that healthier companies show lower absenteeism rates and more productivity levels than their unhealthier competitors.
Discovery Insure: Who are South Africa’s best drivers?
South Africa’s best drivers are to be found in the Western Cape, with Gauteng ranked second overall, according to data from Discovery Insure’s road safety smartphone application. During June, the first month of the campaign 16.8 million kilometres of driving data was collected and analysed by Discovery Insure...