well i am: tackling an obesity epidemic South Africa’s one-of-a-kind wellness challenge is back for its fourth season. The well i am challenge empowers participants by providing them with the tools and guidance to revolutionise their body, health and habits over the 100 healthy day’s period. South Africans need to take their health seriously Roughly 2.8 million South Africans are dying each year as a result of being overweight or obese. 90% of the diseases we are facing can be prevented by making a lifestyle change. In addition, approximately one in five children are already overweight and obese, and they’re set to grow up the same way. well i am is tackling those odds The well i am approach to online wellness means formal before-and-after assessments, in comparison to the usual do-it-yourself style. Cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and waist measurement are important figures to know, as these are indicative of your risk to developing chronic diseases, such as diabetes, obesity and heart disease. Dis-Chem Pharmacies have partnered with the well i am challenge once again to assist participants in completing these important tests at the beginning and end of the challenge - these tests will allow for improved health measurements and tracking of results. Incentives are the name of the game well i am 4 kicks off on the 15th June. Registration alone can reward challengers with Philips kitchen appliances, Biogen products, Reebok apparel, and a wellness kit packed with healthy extras. Certified dieticians and fitness experts have supplied comprehensive eating plans and training programmes, absolutely free. This time round, well i am is introducing interactive and informative children’s content, courtesy of the Little Cooks Club. Join an online community Entry also gains you access to well i am’s exclusive Members Locker. Step inside for handy video demonstrations, motivational snippets and daily tips from experts. Community members are also able to . . .
Bariatric Surgery is a surgical procedure performed on the stomach or intestines to treat patient with extreme obesity and help them lose weight. This is an elective procedure for patients who cannot lose weight by any other means and are prone to serious health problems related to obesity. These procedures can be invasive or minimally invasive and are performed through open and laparoscopic treatment. As per WHO, 39% of adult population (aged 18 years and above) were overweight in 2014, and 13% were obese. Obesity has received considerable attention as a major health hazard as it leads to adverse metabolic effects such as High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Coronary Heart Disease and Ischemic stroke. Body mass index (BMI) is a simple method of calculating weight-for-height that is commonly used to classify adults as underweight normal weight, overweight, and obese. As per WHO, any person with a BMI greater than or equal to 30 is obese. Browse Full Report@ http://www.futuremarketinsights.com/reports/details/bariatric-surgery-devices-market Bariatric Surgery procedures are widely accepted across the globe and due to a number of factors, such as increase in the prevalence of obesity, awareness among the obese patients, and increase in the number of surgeons trained in advance surgical techniques, this market is expected to grow at a higher rate during the forecast period. Bariatric Surgery Devices Market: Drivers & Restraints Obesity represents a tremendous cost burden in the healthcare system around the world. With technological advancement and improved treatment for obesity, there is a rapid increase in obese population to choose Bariatric surgery as an ideal method of treatment. Due to the increase in demand of such procedures, specialized devices have been introduced in the market. With the introduction of minimally invasive Gastric Banding System along with the conventional technique such as Stapling Devices and Gastric Balloons, the market is . . .
By investing in initiatives like the Bestmed-ASG women's professional cycling team and the new National Cycling Series, Bestmed is aiming to give the health and wellbeing of all South Africans a boost. According to executive head of marketing, sales and distribution Chris Luyt, cycling is an accessible sport for those who strive to live longer and lead healthier lives. "We are a nation that enjoys sport and exercise and we back cycling because it's the perfect lifestyle and family-orientated activity," said Luyt. The Bestmed National Cycling Series comprises six road classics and seven mountain bike races throughout the year and across the country. "We believe that sponsoring sporting events encourages people to exercise, which is a key factor in achieving and maintaining optimal health. "Having a year-round calendar of events is just added motivation to keep on training, competing and having fun on the bike." Luyt said the sport tied in perfectly with the medical scheme's four strategic wellness pillars: Be Happy, Be Active, Be Safe and Be Nutri-Wise. "To become active is the first step in being healthy and happy. Building exercise into your daily schedule helps to reduce the damaging effects of stress and maintain a good balance between work and play." Bestmed's partnership with the Cancer Association of South Africa and Incolabs furthermore promoted the message of staying sun smart and safe from skin cancer, he said. "From a Nutri-Wise perspective, you are only as good as the food you eat. In cycling, you need stamina and a healthy mind, so balanced nutrition is key." Luyt said elite sportspeople like the Bestmed-ASG women's team were ambassadors for a healthy lifestyle and represented values that the medical scheme promoted and to which the public aspired. Author: Coetzee Gouws from Full Stop Communications. More Info link: http://teambestmedasg.co.za/ Images: For high res version/s of One image/s please contact: Full Stop . . .
As Capetonian office furniture specialist’s we see too many workplace injuries that could be avoided. And prevention is better than cure. Here is a four-step checklist that you can carry out at your workstation, to make sure you’re comfortable, safe and productive at the office. Use these Office Tips to Fix your posture – How to sit at a computer STEP 1: Your Chair Push your hips as far back as they can go in the chair. Adjust the seat height so your feet are flat on the floor and your knees equal to, or slightly lower than, your hips. Adjust the back of the chair to a 100°-110° reclined angle. Make sure your upper and lower back are supported. Use inflatable cushions or small pillows if necessary. If you have an active back mechanism on your chair, use it to make frequent position changes. Adjust the armrests (if fitted) so that your shoulders are relaxed. If your armrests are in the way, remove them. STEP 2: Your Keyboard An articulating keyboard tray can provide optimal positioning of input devices. However, it should accommodate the mouse, enable leg clearance, and have an adjustable height and tilt mechanism. The tray should not push you too far away from other work materials, such as your telephone. Pull up close to your keyboard. Position the keyboard directly in front of your body. Determine what section of the keyboard you use most frequently, and readjust the keyboard so that section is centred with your body. Adjust the keyboard height so that your shoulders are relaxed, your elbows are in a slightly open position (100° to 110°), and your wrists and hands are straight. The tilt of your keyboard is dependent upon your sitting position. Use the keyboard tray mechanism, or keyboard feet, to adjust the tilt. If you sit in a forward or upright position, try tilting your keyboard away from you at a negative angle. If you are reclined, a slight positive tilt will help maintain a straight wrist position. Wristrests can help to maintain . . .
Dreadlock Removal Process In South Africa Is Now Made Easy with the Take Down® Remover South Africans have believed that the only way to remove dreadlocks is to cut them off completely. However now the Take Down® Remover is the most effective matted tangled hair, Braid, Weave, Extension and Dreadlock Remover. It is a dry hair detangler which works fast in softening the hair. The cream prevents any type of breakage during the process of detangling. It offers wonderful results on hair that has not been combed or brushed for a long period. Hair that has become extremely dry and matted can now be softened with the help of this excellent cream. The gentle cream penetrates through the hair and softens each and every strand as and when it is being combed. Imagine the amount of time and effort it would take to remove the knots and clumps out of that matted and tangled hair. Take Down® Remover is definitely a great relief from pain as well as a feasible solution that offers excellent results. The cream should be used directly on the matted hair before shampooing. Shampooing the matted hair would lead to more stubborn knots and clumps. It would also create masses of tangled matted hair. All that the users need here is this Detangler Cream, a wide tooth comb, a rat tail comb and of course lots of patience. Users have to massage and soak the hair with the cream without wetting the hair. The knots, balls or clumps can be picked using the rat tail comb. The strands of hair can be slowly pulled out using the pin tip of the comb. If the hair is too tangled, users may wish to use extra cream – the more the better. This would weaken the matted knots and clumps. The hair can be shampooed once it is completely detangled. A wide tooth comb can be used to remove all the knots and mats now. The hair can be conditioned with an excellent conditioner at the end. Even the worst dreadlocks, twists, hair extensions and dread extensions can be detangled easily with the help of . . .
In 2014, Health24 launched HealthEngage, a ground breaking new section to their website that runs on a sponsorship model rather than traditional run-of-site advertising (ROS). The centres offer companies a unique and highly engaged in-content sponsorship that enables users who are looking for specific medical information to simultaneously find information about a relevant solution, product or service. Currently, the HealthEngage section is divided into over 70 centres, each of which focuses on a specific medical condition. The content in these centres, which range from mini centres such as knee pain to maxi centres such as cancer, is made up of breaking news, research, user experiences and multimedia, along with solid information on symptoms, treatment, diagnosis, prevention, causes and an ‘about’ section pertaining to the relevant disease. Some maxi health centres are supplemented by a free, dedicated expert-led Q&A forum, weekly health action tips, multimedia and quizzes or assessment tools. Since the launch of the HealthEngage sponsorship model, 20 condition centres have been sponsored, for periods ranging from 3 months to a year. ”Within the HealthEngage centres, we’ve replaced overt display advertising by integrating the client’s message into the centre itself. This way, brands can build strong, meaningful relationships with their target audience” says Dr. Danie Pauw, MD of Health24. “Statistical data has shown that click-through rates and engagement, including client collateral is much higher than with traditional ROS advertising. The result has been that sponsors are eager to retain their presence in this market and have renewed their sponsorships,” adds Pauw. The sponsorship model allows brands to leverage tools like polls and surveys to get feedback directly from their potential customers. It provides advertisers with a number of different solutions such as interactive client displays, weekly condition-specific action points, . . .
SMU receives first donation for Anatomy Department Cadaver freezer room established to enhance medical training Wednesday, 22 April 2015, Only a few days after the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University’s (SMU) official launch on 14 April 2015, it received its first donation. The R100 000 donation was made by Netcare, through the Netcare Foundation, to the University’s Anatomy Department for the establishment of a freezer room (with a temperature of -27 C) for medical training purposes. Henry Human, head of SMU’s Anatomy Department, says the cold room is a freezer facility for cadavers, an integral part of the training for postgraduate students and even qualified specialists. SMU is the first South African university to have established such a facility on such a large scale. “Cadavers, which are human bodies used for medical training and research, are usually preserved through embalming,” Human explains. “However, this method of preservation does not always enable optimal training. Embalming causes the bodies’ tissues to become too firm and does not give the students a true feeling for the procedures they will one day perform on living people. The colours and textures of the tissues in an embalmed cadaver are also very different to how they will appear in a living patient,” Human explains. He said that plastic anatomical models were also not comparable, in terms of the quality of training experience, to that made possible with real cadavers. “It is important that students are 100% sure of procedures by preparing for them in conditions that are as close as possible to those they will encounter when working on a live patient,” Human added. Netcare’s director of business development and corporate affairs and a director of the Netcare Foundation, Tumi Nkosi, handed over the cheque for R100 000 to SMU acting executive dean, Prof. Olalekan Ayo-Yusuf. Government separated the Medical University of Southern Africa (Medunsa) and the University of Limpopo, with . . .
Joint Media Statement Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC) and Netcare Teamwork in the name of rabies prevention Partnership forged to educate children to prevent dog bites and rabies Tuesday, 210 April 2015, Educating children on how to avoid being bitten by dogs is a key step in preventing the spread of the deadly rabies virus. To this end, the Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC) and the programme managers of two Netcare Trauma Injury Prevention Programmes have teamed up to develop a fun-filled yet informative booklet endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO). “The booklet was developed to teach children how to interact with dogs and read their body language in order to avoid being bitten,” says Netcare Milpark Hospital trauma programme manager, Rene Grobler. “Young children are typically the ones most impacted by rabies, as their actions around dogs can often lead to dog bites” PARACON organizing committee member, Terence Scott. PARACON is the Pan-African Rabies Control Network, unified under the umbrella of GARC. Grobler says: “The booklet was designed to be interactive, with educational games and pictures to facilitate easy learning”. Amanda Klette, Netcare Union Hospital trauma programme manager, adds: “The graphics will also help illiterate individuals to understand the core concepts contained in the booklet. The booklet includes a certificate to serve as a reminder of these concepts”. The WHO has endorsed the booklet and, along with the Glen Shopping Centre in Alberton, has provided sponsorship for the development and first printing of the booklet, to be distributed to disadvantaged communities. An electronic version of the booklet will be freely available from www.rabiesalliance.org and www.theglenshopping.co.za. Additionally, a digital copy can be requested by emailing Netcare Trauma Injury Prevention Programme on email@example.com. The booklet will also be made available on other electronic . . .
Municipalities across South Africa are facing a sewage and wastewater crisis as the country’s dilapidated pipe lines, mainly constructed out of steel or asbestos cement and installed in the 1960’s, reach the end of their effective lifespan. Unless urgent attention is given to the replacement and maintenance of these pipes, the end result is predictable: bursts will start occurring on a daily basis, followed by catastrophic component failure and regular and prolonged disruptions in service delivery. Suggests Roger Rusch, CEO of Industrial Water Cooling (IWC), “To solve the crisis, municipalities should consider replacing old pipes with ones constructed out of glass fibre reinforced plastic (GRP) - a relatively new composite material that was not available in the 1960’s. GRP is an exceptional, long-lasting material that is resistant to corrosion and able to withstand the highly acidic and sulphurous sewage environment." “When compared to traditional pipe materials including steel and asbestos cement, GRP is stronger, more durable and stiffer, therefore needing fewer supports. GRP pipes last longer and resist greater loads from surrounding soil, backfill and surface traffic. Also, GRP piping can flex up to 40% more than steel or ductile iron pipes, making them better suited to handle high internal pressure surges as well as ground movement,” adds Rusch. Author: Nissin Laby from IWC. More Info link: http://www.iwc.co.za Images: For high res version/s of One image/s please contact: IWC. IWC GRP pipes CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Global Animal Health Market Outlook to 2018 – Increasing Meat Consumption to Spur Demand for Animal Health Products” provides a detailed overview of animal health market in the world and covers various aspects such as market size of global animal health industry. Additionally the report includes segmentation on the basis of products (Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Animal Feed Additives), species (Farm and Companion Animals) and geography (Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America and Rest of the World) for animal health market. The report also entails the market share of the major players in global animal health market. An analysis of the future scenario for global animal health market is also provided on the basis of revenue over the next five years. The global animal health market was valued at USD ~ billion 2008 which grew at a CAGR of 3.34% to reach USD ~ billion in 2013. The growth of this industry has been influenced by the opportunities in all categories of animal health care products such as pharmaceuticals, vaccines and medical feed additives. The increasing global population along with an increase in the personal disposable income acted as a catalyst for the development of this industry. Additionally, factors such as the rising awareness for pet health worldwide have led to increased expenditure on veterinary care, due to the rising household incomes. The global animal feed additives segment recorded an annual growth rate of 3.11%, rising from USD ~ billion in 2008 to ~ billion in 2013. Feed additives are usually used by farm owners so as to increase the productivity of food producing animals such as cattle and poultry. In tandem with the increased demand for animal protein, demand for feed additives by the farm owners has also registered an incline, thereby guiding the growth of this segment. The percentage contribution by animal feed additives to the overall global animal health market was 12% in 2013. North America has been leading the . . .