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Well Nation Africa invited to speak at the SABPP Conference

Promoting health and wellbeing of employees is critical for any organisation. This is especially the case now with the current pandemic and global crisis and the transition of the world of work to a ‘new normal’. We see the fast tracking of the transition to remote work, augmentation, automation, and digitalisation for most job roles. This rushed transition has forced many organisations to experiment with remote work, automation, and digitalisation. Through these experiments many organisations have managed through the fear of the change and the transitions entailed and are thriving and productive. Join Well Nation Africa at the SABPP Conference where [...]

Well Nation Africa invited to speak at the SABPP Conference2020-11-03T06:07:43+00:00

The Business Case for Wellness in reducing the Covid-19 Risk for Employers Across all Industry Sectors.

The third United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) is to “ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all, at all ages”. One of the crucial targets for this goal is “to reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) through prevention and treatment and to promote mental health and wellbeing by 2030”. NCDs are the leading global cause of deaths in the working-age population (World Health Organisation, 2018; United Nations, 2019). The workplace has been recognised globally as a critical platform to tackle issues relating to NCDs (World Health Organisation, 2010). Since the first reported case of a novel [...]

The Business Case for Wellness in reducing the Covid-19 Risk for Employers Across all Industry Sectors.2020-10-06T14:19:08+00:00

NUTRITION 101: THE BUILDING BLOCKS

Having a good understanding of basic nutrition information is important for achieving and maintaining optimal health. Nutrients are the parts of food that your body needs to grow, function properly, and fight disease. Nutrients are broken down into the following categories: macronutrients, micronutrients, and phytochemicals Macronutrients  Macronutrients are the components of food that we consume in the largest quantities and are necessary for the human body to function properly. Carbohydrates, protein, and fats are considered macronutrients.  Carbohydrates are the body’s main source of energy and can be found in fruits, vegetables, and dairy products. There are [...]

NUTRITION 101: THE BUILDING BLOCKS2020-09-23T13:04:30+00:00

PANDEMICS CAN BE STRESSFUL: HOW TO OVERCOME EMOTIONAL EATING

The corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a new disease and what could happen could be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Public health actions such as social distancing, can make people feel isolated and lonely and can increase stress and anxiety.  Emotional eating in an attempt to cope with all the stress is not only bad for your emotional health, but it can be bad for your physical health as well.  Is the slice of birthday cake in the refrigerator calling your name? Or maybe you’re bored or [...]

PANDEMICS CAN BE STRESSFUL: HOW TO OVERCOME EMOTIONAL EATING2020-09-23T13:04:41+00:00

ORAL HEALTH AT A GLANCE

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 out of 2 adults over the age of 30 are suffering from gum disease. Brush Up Your Knowledge on Healthy Teeth  Oral health is an important part of your overall health. The mouth is packed with harmless bacteria that is kept under control by natural body defences and proper oral hygiene such as daily brushing and flossing. Poor oral hygiene can lead to oral diseases such as tooth decay and periodontal disease.  Tooth decay (cavities)  Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease that affects children today. Untreated cavities [...]

ORAL HEALTH AT A GLANCE2020-09-23T13:04:21+00:00

RELIEVE STRESS WITH SIMPLE RELAXATION TECHNIQUES

Stress is inevitable in life. The more you try to avoid stress, the more it increases. Stress can cause you to be frustrated, tense, angry, anxious, worried, and tired. In times like these, it’s important to be mindful of how to better manage and reduce stress. Relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, meditation, and yoga are healthy ways to relieve stress. Relaxation techniques can relieve physical symptoms of stress such as high blood pressure, chronic pain, muscle tension, and increased breathing and heart rates. Deep Breathing  Have you ever had someone tell you to “just breathe” [...]

RELIEVE STRESS WITH SIMPLE RELAXATION TECHNIQUES2020-09-23T13:04:10+00:00

EATING SUGAR CAN WEAKEN YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

While boosting your immune system is no match for the power social distancing when it comes to limiting the spread of COVID-19, it is definitely another potent weapon to add your arsenal and defense against COVID-19.   Sugar can weaken your immune system. Its impact on your immune system is a complex interplay of hormonal, metabolic and immunological processes that can severely threaten human health. Research has also shown that refined sugar can reduce how white cells perform and increase inflammatory markers making the body more susceptible to ill health. Sweets, chocolate, cereal, coffee drinks, cookies, fruit [...]

EATING SUGAR CAN WEAKEN YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM2020-09-23T13:04:04+00:00

A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE FOR A HEALTHY WEIGHT

A Healthy Weight Matters  Maintaining a healthy weight is important for your health. Being overweight or obese increases your risk for chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, and cancer. Many factors contribute to a person’s weight such as nutrition, physical activity, age, genetics, hormones, and certain medications. Making healthy lifestyle changes can help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Being at a healthy weight provides optimal health results such as lowering your risk for developing chronic diseases, better self-image, helps you sleep better, and gives you more energy. Assess Your [...]

A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE FOR A HEALTHY WEIGHT2020-09-23T13:03:55+00:00