Fitness & Wellness

Why halting the COVID-19 vaccine trial is part of the process

This week the University of Oxford and Astra Zeneca temporarily postponed further vaccination in clinical trials of the COVID-19 candidate vaccine, AZD1222, after one of the participants fell ill. There are more than 15,000 participants already enrolled across multiple studies of the vaccine in several countries around the world, inclu...

By Shabir Madhi 8 days ago

Six-packs And Bulging Biceps – How Appearance Pressures Take Their Troll On Men’s Mental Health

Over recent years, “body dissatisfaction” – or shame about one’s appearance – has been on the rise in men. This isn’t something just affecting young men either, it’s extensively reported across a range of age groups. And it’s harmful – research shows it can lead to depression, steroid abuse and even suicide.

By Glen Jankowski about 1 year ago

How To Think Yourself Into A Fit Person

Many of us, aware of the benefits of exercise, try to stick to a routine, only to find our sneakers at the back of the closet when the weather doesn’t co-operate, our routine is disrupted or we are short of time. One way to turn an exercise fling into a long-term commitment is to develop an exercise identity. An exercise identity is wh...

By Joburg Post about 1 year ago

Moving More And Sitting Less Is Good For The Mind As Well As The Body

Physical activity has long been associated with better mental health. What’s not well understood, however, is whether too much activity can negatively impact psychological well-being.As a researcher on physical activity and mental health, I often hear people say, “The more active I am, the better I feel.” That suggests more physical ac...

By Joburg Post over 1 year ago

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