What are adaptogens and do they really work?

What are adaptogens and do they really work? | BODYTEC

The use of adaptogenic herbs has become a global trend, now being served in everything from supplements to lattes. They are said to have powerful healing properties with benefits that reduce stress, improve mental clarity, boost the immune system and detoxes the body, but is this just an effective marketing gimmick, or do adaptogens really […]

What’s with the craze about collagen?

What's with the craze about collagen? | BODYTEC

Nowadays the health community talks about all sorts of minerals, vitamins and supplements that will help you stay strong and healthy while maintaining your body’s optimum function. Collagen is one of the trending topics, but apart from knowing that we need it to keep our skin looking bouncy and younger, what are the true benefits […]

The ideal diet for you could be all down to genetics

The ideal diet for you could be all down to genetics | BODYTEC

[Guest blog by Lisa Raleigh, SA’s leading health and wellness expert] With the world of nutrition constantly changing, and a host of new diet trends promising everything from anti-ageing to instant weight-loss – it’s no wonder we’re overwhelmed and confused as to which eating plan is best to follow long-term. The truth is, every person […]

7 Ways to improve your gut health

7 Ways to improve your gut health | BODYTEC

High stress levels, processed food and high-sugar diets have often been associated with unwanted weight gain and skin problems, but recent studies have shown how these very habits can also affect our gut health. Perhaps you have been struggling with unwanted weight changes or skin irritation or even your mental health during this time and […]

9 Superfoods You Need In Your Diet (and how to enjoy them)

9 Superfoods You Need In Your Diet (and how to enjoy them) | BODYTEC

Superfoods have only recently become a trend, but they’ve been around for many years. Superfoods are named as such because they’re packed with higher than normal levels of various vitamins and minerals. They don’t often taste the greatest on their own, but can easily be incorporated into your daily meals to reap all the benefits.  […]

How exercise can help reduce stress

How exercise can help reduce stress | BODYTEC

The benefits of exercise go far beyond health and fitness, it’s also therapeutic.   As we’re presented with many challenges in life, we will inevitably experience stress – that’s a physical, mental and emotional reaction to the changes happening around us. It often occurs as a racing heartbeat, fast breathing, tension in your muscles, or […]

15 Ways to boost your immune system

15 Ways to boost your immune system | BODYTEC

A weak immune system cannot fight disease-causing organisms so it’s important to adopt healthy habits that will save your life when you least expect it. Here are 15 ways to naturally boost your immune system:  1.  Laugh more – no joke Whether you’re searching for memes or tuning in to watch your favourite comedian, laughter […]

Health issues of staying indoors all winter

Health issues of staying indoors all winter | BODYTEC

Even when you are allowed back outside! You might be worried that spending time outdoors, can only make you sick right? On the contrary – Spending too much time indoors can actually have an adverse effect on your health. Hard to believe?  Here are 9 reasons why staying inside all winter can actually make you […]

Breathing techniques to boost productivity

Breathing techniques to boost productivity | BODYTEC

With every waking day and even as we sleep, our bodies automatically breathe for us to stay alive. But sometimes restricting our breathing or not being aware of our breathing patterns, can hinder our own productivity as our bodies struggle to receive the air it needs to function perfectly. According to a 2006 medical study on posture […]

How to avoid holiday weight gain

How to avoid holiday weight gain | BODYTEC

Did you know that adults gain an average of 0.5kg of weight over the festive season? According to the US Library of Medicine, the western food culture in societies can lead to huge amounts of weight gain in individuals during the holidays, especially from mid-November to mid-January. The biggest cause for packing on a few […]