Advertise Here
Icon

Directory

IconAssociations and Institutes
IconBBBEE Consulting and Verification Agencies
IconCompare Medical Scheme Benefits
IconConsumer Protection
IconCorporate Governance
IconCredit Bureaus
IconEmergency Medical Rescue
IconExpatriate Cover
IconHealthcare Consultants
IconMedical Aid Brokers
IconMedical Aid Schemes
IconMedical Schemes Trustees Liability Insurance
IconMedical Service Providers
IconOmbud
IconOnline Quotes
IconPublications
IconRegulatory Authorities
IconWellness Programs
Image
  Subscribe To »

Fedhealth launches Wellovation Weight Management Challenge

Published

2012

Thu

01

Mar

Fedhealth in conjunction with Longevity magazine has launched a nine-month weight management challenge, the Wellovation Challenge. The challenge will see nine regular South Africans who, over a nine-month period, will attempt to turn their bad habits into a healthier way of life guided by a specially selected panel of five experts.

 

"The facts speak for themselves. South Africa is currently ranked third in the world for obesity. This means that nearly two out of every three people living in this country have a weight problem. It is this pandemic that has resulted in Fedhealth, in conjunction with Longevity, creating the Wellovation Challenge," says Peter Jordaan, Principal Officer of Fedhealth.

 

The panel of health experts consists of Celynn Erasmus, a registered dietician; Karina Reid, a registered organisational psychologist and executive coach; Dr. Ela Manga, an integrated medical practitioner; Dr. Jeff King, a cardiologist; as well as fitness expert Lisa Raleigh.

 

The candidates range in age, gender and backgrounds and their profiles can be found on the interactive Facebook page, where their progress can also be followed and commented on. The page also features additional tips on weight loss and exercise from the experts.

 

"Carrying extra weight puts strain on your heart and those who are heavily overweight often have higher cholesterol levels, higher blood pressure and are either living with metabolic syndrome (a precursor to diabetes) or diabetes itself," adds Jordaan. "We hope the challenge inspires all of our members, as well as other people in society who grapple with everyday health issues to take action and change their lifestyles for the better."

 
Source: Cathy Findley Public Relations
 
« Back to previous page Print this page » |
 

Breaking News »

South Africa and Cuba strengthen health cooperation

Pretoria: South African Deputy Health Minister, Dr Joe Phaahla, on Wednesday, met his Cuban counterpart, Dr Marcia Cobas Ruiz, to evaluate existing bilateral agreements in the field of health. The two ...
Read More »

  

Withdrawal of life support from child in his best interests (UK)

  Sandra Sithole Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc.   The mother of a 2-year old child who suffered grave injuries in a road traffic accident appealed against the court ...
Read More »

  

Securing the Healthcare Industry: Prevention is better than Cure

There needs to be a general increase in awareness within the healthcare sector of the various methods used by cybercriminals to gain access to medical data By Rick Rogers, Area Manager for East and West Africa Check ...
Read More »

  

UN Health Employment and Economic Growth Report

Presidents Hollande and Zuma to present the report of the High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The report will include recommendations ...
Read More »

 

More News »

Image

Investment »

Image

Life »

Image

Retirement »

Image

Short-term »

Advertise Here
Image
Advertise Here

From The Glossary »

Icon

Sector diversification:

Constituting of a portfolio of stocks of companies in each major industry group.
More Definitions »

 
 
By using this website you agree to the Terms of Use.
Copyright © Stoker Risk & ICT (Pty) Ltd 2004 - 2016.
All Rights Reserved.
Icon

Advertise

  Icon

eZine

  Icon

Contact IG

Icon

Media Pack

  Icon

RSS Feeds