wellness

Why sleep experts encourage naps while on the job

What has modern research uncovered about our need for sleep in order to function at our optimum best in our personal and professional lives?

Sleep scientist Daniel Gartenberg revealed new information about sleep in a recent interview with Quartz Africa. Gartenberg explained that “8.5 hours of sleep is the new eight hours,” at least for most adults, according to a Penn State professor he collaborates with, Orfeu Buxton.

He however then attributed poor sleeping habits to stressful external factors such as our work, stating “I think of sleep like the new worker’s rights: We’re being worked to the point that we’re not…
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Why sleep experts encourage naps while on the job

HOW TO AVOID THE HEALTH DRAWBACKS OF BUSINESS TRAVEL

For many, the prospect of travelling for work is a dream, and a benefit strongly considered when looking at joining a new company or taking up a new position. After all, business travel is a means to not only gain experience in different markets and meet and network with people from different countries and cultures, but it is also a means to explore new destinations within one’s borders and beyond without incurring the costs of a holiday.

There are, however, some drawbacks to constantly travelling for work – it can take a mental and physical toll, as found in a…
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HOW TO AVOID THE HEALTH DRAWBACKS OF BUSINESS TRAVEL

THREE SPA-CATION SPOTS TO REFRESH AND REVIVE

If you’re in need of some pampering and a little time out of town to refresh and revive yourself, why not consider a short spa-cation?

Hoogland Health Hydro, Gauteng

Family run and loved for over 40 years, Hoogland is less than an hour’s drive from Jo’burg or Pretoria, but its idyllic valley location in the Schurveberg Mountains makes the outside world seem very far away. This is so much more than a spa, and the dedicated team includes medical and complementary therapy practitioners who work with guests to boost their mental, physical and emotional wellbeing. And it’s the real deal, with…
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THREE SPA-CATION SPOTS TO REFRESH AND REVIVE

5 QUICK AND EASY WORKOUT IDEAS FOR FREQUENT TRAVELLERS

It’s true that the modern lifestyle is a nomadic one for many of us. Whether you travel abroad for leisure regularly or face a long commute to and from home every day, chances are that you too spend a fair amount of time on the road.

All that time in a car or on a plane, though, can really take its toll on our bodies, especially if we go from being sedentary in a moving vehicle to crashing on the couch at home or in a hotel. The good news? Travel doesn’t have to spell an inactive lifestyle. With a few…
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5 QUICK AND EASY WORKOUT IDEAS FOR FREQUENT TRAVELLERS

6 EXERCISE TRAVEL TIPS

Samantha Clayton, Vice-President of Worldwide Sports Performance and Fitness at Herbalife, has compiled six interesting way to keep fit while travelling, as the sudden changes in your schedule can wreak havoc on your weight management and fitness plan.

If you’re a frequent business traveller, or if you plan on seasonal travelling with your family, there are certain things you need to commit to in order to stay fit while travelling. For starters, you must understand what your body needs so you can stay balanced and be at your best, especially when you’re away from home.

Here’s how to stay healthy while travelling:

6 EXERCISE TRAVEL TIPS

GET READY FOR WILDRUN AFRICA

Three days. Three countries. 92 kilometres. If you’re a trail runner who has a passion for exploring the great outdoors, the Mapungubwe Wildrun should be on your bucket list. From the banks of the Limpopo River in Zimbabwe to the Northern Tuli Game Reserve in Botswana and across to the ancient kingdom of Mapungubwe in South Africa, this is a safari on the run like no other!

Go to www.wildrun.com to enter now.

GET READY FOR WILDRUN AFRICA