Tag Archives: physical activity

Body image and eating disorders among adolescents 3

body image 1

Prevention Strategies In this our final article in the series we look at prevention strategies and some educational messages. Prevention is better than cure and strategies to prevent disordered eating should be implemented early to avoid body image dissatisfaction. It is more difficult to change unhealthy eating behaviour and disturbed body image attitudes once established. […]

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Whatever happened to child’s play?

Children skipping

This article first appeared in the Health News section of the Business Day of 7th March 2012. There are two words that seem to have been dropped from the vocabulary of childhood development these days: games and play. Obviously I am not referring to the electronic versions that consume computer and TV energy, but rather […]

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Argus Cycle Race–Fun for the entire family

Cape Argus 2012

The Cape Argus Cycle Race, the world’s largest timed cycle race was completed, without a single fatality, for the 35th time on Sunday 11th March on a glorious, although very hot day in beautiful Cape Town. 42,000 people entered the race which provides a variety of opportunities for families to exercise together in a fun, […]

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Make exercise a fun, family activity 365 days of the year

fun run

An exciting event is taking place in Cape Town on Sunday 6th November, the “MySchool Move for Your Health” 6km Fun Walk/Run, to encourage parents and kids to start or continue exercising. But that’s just one day, WHAT ABOUT THE OTHER 364 DAYS OF THE YEAR? They are equally important! This event is a match […]

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Are our children doing enough physical exercise?

KIds playing football

The importance of sport in the lives of the South African youth has never been greater. Increasing popularity of television, computer, video games and cellular telephone technology contribute to children’s inactive lifestyles. This time could be spent doing some recreational or physical activity. Physical activity has also been associated with psychological benefits in young people […]

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