Fitness and health 17.8.2018 03:47 pm

6 expert tips to limit your child’s screen time

Encouraging kids to avoid using electronic devices in the dark is one way to limit the potential damage caused by too much screen time.

Evidence is growing that too much time in front of a screen can be bad for our eyes and our health in general, especially for children and teens.

6 expert tips to limit your child’s screen time
6 expert tips to limit your child’s screen time

6 expert tips to limit your child’s screen time

Encouraging kids to avoid using electronic devices in the dark is one way to limit the potential damage caused by too much screen time.

Fit Like Mummy named as Fibo Africa ambassador
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Fit Like Mummy named as Fibo Africa ambassador

The blogger is passionate about helping like-minded fitness enthusiasts.
Fitness guru Gordon Stevens shares his top 5 workout cheats
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Fitness guru Gordon Stevens shares his top 5 workout cheats

Try these easy workouts every morning at home before breakfast.
Mr SA 2018 on his workout routine and new lease on life
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Mr SA 2018 on his workout routine and new lease on life

The Cape Town-based fitness guru encourages people to find a fitness coach or professional trainer to help them achieve their goals.
Why stretching is (still) important for weight loss and exercise
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Why stretching is (still) important for weight loss and exercise

Who hasn’t been told to stretch before and after exercise to prevent injury and improve performance?
SA facing obesity crisis as kids growing heavier than US counterparts
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SA facing obesity crisis as kids growing heavier than US counterparts

Obesity rates among SA children have doubled in about six years, while this took 13 years to happen in the US.
SA outsmarts colds and flu – mostly without antibiotics
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SA outsmarts colds and flu – mostly without antibiotics

Compared to the northern hemisphere suffering from debilitating colds and flu during their winter, South Africans have mostly shrugged off the worst of the colds and flu with ease.
Ask the doctor: Sore throats and tonsil regrowth
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Ask the doctor: Sore throats and tonsil regrowth

Dr Dulcy Rakumakoe shares advice on reader questions.
Women admit to more sexual partners when hooked up to a ‘lie-detector’ machine
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Women admit to more sexual partners when hooked up to a ‘lie-detector’ machine

The truth is that most people tend to think everyone else is having more sex than them.
How food affects your mental health
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How food affects your mental health

It’s important to know what to eat or drink when dealing with mental illness.
5 physical changes that might mean your body is trying to tell you something
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5 physical changes that might mean your body is trying to tell you something

Dry skin or thinning hair could be signs of an underlying problem and may need to be checked by a doctor.
Yoga: A journey of the spirit
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Yoga: A journey of the spirit

How a love for yoga motivated me to want to understand more about Indian spirituality and culture.
Abuse survivors unite to encourage other victims to escape
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Abuse survivors unite to encourage other victims to escape

The Women Safety Promoters want to ensure that female victims of physical and sexual abuse in Tembisa receive support.
Sex worker activist continues fight for decriminalisation
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Sex worker activist continues fight for decriminalisation

Although Dlamini is not a doctor, she is changing the health status and the lives of many women and children in the country.
WATCH: Sex five times a day was not enough for mother of three
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WATCH: Sex five times a day was not enough for mother of three

A British woman has opened up about her sex addiction, hoping to help destigmatise the condition and show there is a way out.
Sleeping over 8 hours a night may be harmful for your health
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Sleeping over 8 hours a night may be harmful for your health

A sleep duration of ten hours a night was linked with a 56% increased risk of dying from a stroke compared to sleeping for seven hours.
Looking at photos of baby animals can affect your appetite for meat
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Looking at photos of baby animals can affect your appetite for meat

The findings shown that women are more responsive than men to cute babies, and more ambivalent about meat-eating.
Ask The Doctor: Ear infections and constant sneezing
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Ask The Doctor: Ear infections and constant sneezing

Dr Dulcy Rakumakoe shares advice on reader questions.
Why pap smear is important
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Why pap smear is important

Doctors recommend repeating examination every two years as it can detect changes in IT CAN cervical cells that suggest cancer may develop.
What should your heart rate be and why?
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What should your heart rate be and why?

Wearable devices are great at providing you with heart rates, but be aware as they are not always accurate.
How obesity affects the spread of flu
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How obesity affects the spread of flu

Obesity can alter the body’s immune response and make breathing more difficult.
World Breastfeeding Week 2018: 10 facts about breastfeeding
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World Breastfeeding Week 2018: 10 facts about breastfeeding

Breast milk can provide half or more of a child’s energy needs between the ages of 6 and 12 months.
Walk your way to a healthier life with the Discovery Jacaranda FM Spring Walk
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Walk your way to a healthier life with the Discovery Jacaranda FM Spring Walk

The new venue, alongside kids activities and music, promises to keep families moving and entertained throughout the day.
Enter the Cycle4Cansa challenge and cycle for a cause
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Enter the Cycle4Cansa challenge and cycle for a cause

Sun City will play host to the Bestmed classic on August 26th.
Do smaller plates really help you eat less?
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Do smaller plates really help you eat less?

Plate size may not matter as much as we think it does.
6 expert tips to pass on healthy eating habits to your kids
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6 expert tips to pass on healthy eating habits to your kids

Getting kids involved in the kitchen is one way to help set healthy food habits in childhood.

 

 

 

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