Do you dream of waking up in a foreign land? Do you have an insatiable appetite for travel? You might have what scientists call the “wanderlust gene”.
The gene, known as the dopamine D4 receptor gene, or DRD4,has been hotly debated in the scientific fraternity as being a true indicator of the “adventure gene”, according to nature.com. It’s been attributed to or associated with “novelty seeking (NS) and substance abuse”.
Automation and maximising convenient living has resulted in our modern lifestyles becoming increasingly sedentary.
“This is resulting in a rising incidence of modern lifestyle diseases such as coronary heart disease, osteoporosis, hypertension, diabetes and obesity. The scientific, medical, wellness and medical insurance industries have adopted several strategies in their attempts to alert us to the risks of a sedentary lifestyle. One of the most common and popular strategies has been to incentivise an active lifestyle,” says physiotherapist Jonathan Blake.
There’s no doubt that the benefits of exercise are far-reaching, explains exercise physiologist Dr Alessandra Prioreschi (www.activitycentral.co.za). “These include improvements… Read More
Father’s Day is coming up, and our dads deserve only the best for toiling away to fulfil our wishes. Even if you’ve moved on and started your own family, thank your dad this Father’s Day by spoiling him with a visit to a men-only, no-frills spa.
While our suggestion might make you scoff, hear us out. There are several of these spas in Cape Town that cater for a male clientele – this means there are no fluffy pillows and pink explosions; male-only spas are sophisticated and chic, and promise to appeal to even the manliest of men.