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ARE YOU SUFFERING FROM ’21st CENTURY SYNDROME’?
ARE YOU SUFFERING FROM ’21st CENTURY SYNDROME’?

Are you always tired? Irritable? Constantly run down? If you’re reaching for your third coffee this morning we may have uncovered the reason why.  According to doctors, living in such a fast-paced society has become so stressful that it...

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Millennials the Tired Generation
Millennials the Tired Generation

The day hasn’t even started and yet you’ve already clocked out. Physically, emotionally, mentally, you are exhausted with the pace. “I already planned a nap for tomorrow,” you remind yourself as you reach for yet another cup of coffee...

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Mitochondria – the batteries of life – and why we need to look after them.
Mitochondria – the batteries of life – and why we need to look after them.

All of us will agree that our energy levels dictate our overall experience of life. We cannot be happy, fulfilled and engaged when we are hounded by constant fatigue. So how do we ensure that a lack of energy does not limit our...

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Millennials are driving the move to Fresh, Fast and  Eco-Friendly.
Millennials are driving the move to Fresh, Fast and Eco-Friendly.

Move over Boomers, the Millennials are taking over,  and that shift will potentially change the food system as we know it. Millennials are more willing to pay for fresh and healthy food while going to great lengths to find it.  They are...

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Where has the enjoyment of going to work gone?
Where has the enjoyment of going to work gone?

The way we’re working isn’t working. Even if you’re lucky enough to have a job, you’re probably not very excited to get to the office in the morning, you don’t feel much appreciated while you’re there, you find it difficult to get your ...

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Why Do You Love Personality Quizzes?
Why Do You Love Personality Quizzes?

Personality tests are everywhere on Facebook. Which “Lion King” character are you? Which city do you actually belong in? Joburg or Cape Town? There are plenty of reasons people take these personality tests. So, which...

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Why inspirational quotes motivate us
Why inspirational quotes motivate us

When things get tough, many people turn to a motivational quote for a bit of inspiration. Some of these pithy sayings have become celebrated parts of society’s lexicon. Some include: “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that...

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Should you exercise when you’re tired?
Should you exercise when you’re tired?

It’s not uncommon to experience a lack of motivation when it comes to exercise, especially when you’re tired and exhausted from a lack of sleep, a busy schedule or other issues. While throwing yourself into a strenuous...

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Do you know how to chill out and relax?
Do you know how to chill out and relax?

Knowing how to chill out and relax is important for your mental and physical health, particularly if you’re going through a stressful time. Relaxation is super-beneficial to your mental health and wellbeing. Everyone needs time in their...

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Do you have the courage to eat well?
Do you have the courage to eat well?

A big part of taking charge of our life is to have the courage to examine our lifestyle and see whether we have any habits that are draining our energy levels and preventing us from maximising our potential. One of the most important...

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Does Vitamin B12  give you more energy?
Does Vitamin B12 give you more energy?

The art of staying healthy is keeping an eye on all the nutrients and vitamins your body needs to stay strong. We step out into the sun for our vitamin D, we stock up on vitamin C from orange juice, and we take fish oil supplements to...

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How to Get More Energy, From Morning to Night
How to Get More Energy, From Morning to Night

All-day energy We work, we plan, we organize, we go, fueling ourselves on coffee and pure determination. Until, that is, we fall onto the sofa in a stupor. More of us are struggling with energy issues, experts say; they point to the...

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Breathing – the failsafe reset button for a stress-free, happy life
Breathing – the failsafe reset button for a stress-free, happy life

Breathing not only defines life itself, it is also a special gift for a unique reason.  It is the only automatic function we can perform both unconsciously and consciously. Breathing is regulated by the autonomic nervous system which...

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How mothers can maintain their energy with a large family
How mothers can maintain their energy with a large family

Being tired is part of being a mom. It’s part of learning to put others first and it’s an even bigger part of your life if you are a mom of a large family. Interrupted sleep, busy daytime schedules, all of these can lead to tiredness...

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Health benefits of green coffee beans
Health benefits of green coffee beans

Green coffee beans have become increasingly popular as of late, in fact, they’re now one of the most popular supplements and weight loss products around. They’ve also been associated with a host of health benefits, from protecting the...

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Back-to-school health tips for parents
Back-to-school health tips for parents

School can put pressure on children and parents. As a parent, you may worry about things like your child’s academic performance, health and relationships with other students and teachers. And while you can’t keep an eye on your child at...

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Are you on the verge of Mommy Burnout?
Are you on the verge of Mommy Burnout?

How do you know if you’re on the verge of burnout? What are the signs, and how do you make adjustments to fix things? Read about MOMMY BURNOUT below! The 5 Stages of Burnout According to Procaccini and Kiefaber, from Dobson’s...

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Advice for starting the 2018 school year off strong.
Advice for starting the 2018 school year off strong.

As the whole family makes the transition into back-to-school mode, there are a variety of stressors that plague both kids and parents alike—from difficult homework to a stricter bedtime. Below you can find a few tips on limiting...

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New year, new you: Tiredness will be your biggest enemy in 2018. Get rid of it
New year, new you: Tiredness will be your biggest enemy in 2018. Get rid of it

This year, your only resolution should be to keep yourself fit. If you feel fatigued and tired most of the time without knowing why, the good news is that you can reverse the condition. Here’s how. January 1 is all about resolutions for...

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Try these natural energy-boosting strategies to avoid silly season burnout
Try these natural energy-boosting strategies to avoid silly season burnout

It can be the most wonderful – and the most hectic – time of year. And this is how to keep yourself in check. With the festive season soon upon us and school holidays about to get into full swing, you’re entering into one of...

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Scientific Ways to Keep Your Energy Up When You Travel
Scientific Ways to Keep Your Energy Up When You Travel

Fatigue and travelling can often seem inextricably tied, but rest assured, they aren’t! There are plenty of scientifically proven ways to feel alert and refreshed while on the move—caffeine not required. 1.Get social Hear us out! While...

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MYTHICAL hangover cures and more!
MYTHICAL hangover cures and more!

Eat a banana before you go to bed. Get on the Bloody Marys the next morning. Absorb the alcohol with a fatty fry-up. Hold your nose and knock back an aubergine and raw egg smoothie. When it comes to curing a hangover, everyone has their...

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Avoid overindulgence this holiday season!
Avoid overindulgence this holiday season!

There are many reasons why we overindulge during the holidays.  First, food and alcohol are usually a part of any celebration; eating with friends and family is a double pleasure. We’re feeding our bodies and souls at the same time. The...

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Quick Fixes For When You Have Overindulged
Quick Fixes For When You Have Overindulged

While we’d all love to be more conscious of portion sizes to help reduce holiday weight gain, all it takes is a cheese ball here, and a samosa there, and those innocent bite-sized treats can produce an explosion of heartburn and...

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Creating positive energy out of stress
Creating positive energy out of stress

The common narrative we’ve all come to believe is that stress is always bad for us, negatively impacting our lives in myriad ways. It reduces our mental and physical health, diminishes our work performance and energy levels, and...

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The best Vitamins for productive studying
The best Vitamins for productive studying

Vitamins can be advantageous in stimulating the brain and promoting optimal brain function. In addition, mental processes including memory, concentration and clarity can be improved, notes Herbal Supplements Guide. A healthy diet is...

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Super Chill a celebration of a unique South African heritage.
Super Chill a celebration of a unique South African heritage.

Many centuries ago the San and Hottentot people would travel hundreds of kilometers to pick a year’s supply of a wondrous plant. This plant was used as a natural calming agent and was called Canna. In 1652 Jan Van Riebeeck arrived...

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Recharge and get the most energy from your weekend
Recharge and get the most energy from your weekend

Friday afternoon comes and the buzz starts to build. The weekend is finally here. Rest and relaxation are top of mind. Maybe you have a trip ahead of you. But somehow weekends have a way of coming and going while leaving you even more...

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Stop eating at your desk!
Stop eating at your desk!

Lunchtime! You know scarfing down a burger and fries isn’t your healthiest choice. So you wait till you starving because your busy schedule made going to lunch tough, but avoid heading to lunch when you’re starving. Not only...

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Superfoods are hiding in your fridge
Superfoods are hiding in your fridge

The easiest and most straightforward way of giving yourself energy, preserving your body and losing weight is probably available at your neighborhood food store, or it might even be buried in your kitchen.

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Avoid the mid-afternoon slump
Avoid the mid-afternoon slump

It’s halfway between lunchtime and teatime and you’re running out of steam. and here are some tips on how to get through the rest of the afternoon. The workplace seems to lose momentum mid-afternoon. Typing slows to a halt, yawns are...

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Why am I so tired over the weekend?
Why am I so tired over the weekend?

Try to relax and sleep more during the week. You’re most likely exhausted by the weekend and your mind and body are trying to catch up from the lack of rest. So switch off from work, relax your mind and body, entertain yourself...

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We grow old because we stop playing
We grow old because we stop playing

As we journey from childhood to adulthood, we lose the magic of play. In our lives with long to-do lists, we rarely take time out to play and reconnect with our inner self. As adults, we often feel play is a waste of precious...

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Fast food is making you sick and tired
Fast food is making you sick and tired

Fast food has a terrible reputation. And for good reason: It’s really unhealthy, and if you eat a lot of it, not only will you gain weight, you’ll also end up sick and tired. But how much do we really know about why fast food is bad for...

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Do you just feel like something is missing in your life
Do you just feel like something is missing in your life

Do you want excitement and purpose?. Will you regret it if you don’t take another path and explore?” Many of us in our thirties and forties are asking these questions.

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Why laughter scares away depression, anxiety and activates happy feelings
Why laughter scares away depression, anxiety and activates happy feelings

The human brain is wired to respond positively to laughter and smiles, generating ‘feel-good’ chemicals. The wiring is so strong that the brain responds even when we smile at ourselves in the mirror or simulate laughing with enthusiasm...

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Why People Get Depressed and Anxious in the Spring
Why People Get Depressed and Anxious in the Spring

While some human beings thrive on unsteady ground, most of us fear movement of any kind. All change — even the good and healthy change we need and pursue — brings with it an element of anxiety. That’s especially the case for highly...

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Amazing Yoga Instagrams
Amazing Yoga Instagrams

September is National Yoga Month, and while we’re sad to see it coming to a close, we’re psyched to start it off with a bang! We gathered up some of the most stunning yoga photos to ever grace Instagram. Showing everything from...

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Use the relaxing power of nature to cope with crazy days
Use the relaxing power of nature to cope with crazy days

When we made McNab’s SuperChill we went back in Africa’s history and formulated a drink that uses the relaxing power of nature to help you cope with crazy days. Growing only in a small arid region of Southern Africa...

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Stress – is it draining your energy?
Stress – is it draining your energy?

A popular strategy to address stress build up, advised by many psychologists and counselors alike, is to find a way to physically release our frustrations and anger in a safe, neutral manner – like using a punching bag or beating a...

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5 Amazing energy boosters
5 Amazing energy boosters

It ALL starts with heavy eyelids. Then your head starts to bob as you nod off at your desk. Your to-do-list never seems to get done, and when that afternoon slump sets in, you begin to feel like something has been slipped into your...

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Here’s why you should be taking effervescent tablets every day
Here’s why you should be taking effervescent tablets every day

It is so easy to understand why effervescent tablets are becoming such a popular way to take a supplement. Pop the tablet into water, watch it dissolve, and drink! Effervescent tablets are designed to instantly break up when in contact...

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5 Myths about hydration, busted!
5 Myths about hydration, busted!

We’re not denying that just a 1 to 2 percent drop in hydration levels can lead to dehydration symptoms such as impaired performance, fatigue and general thirstiness, water is essential but not magical. This week is World Water Week, and...

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Learn something new to get your energy back
Learn something new to get your energy back

Want to live a happy and fulfilled life? According to research, the answer might involve constantly making the decision to learn new things. French lessons, anyone? Studies have shown that exercising your brain can help prevent...

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The importance of drinking water
The importance of drinking water

Drink 8 cups of water a day and see your energy and wellness improve! Today makes the start of World Water Week, and it’s not just about conservation. Water is life, and this week is about remembering that fact. How will drinking a bit...

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How our pets keep us healthy
How our pets keep us healthy

Our pets are keeping us in tip top shape, and we don’t even realise it. Here are a few reasons to love your four-legged friends that much more: Firstly, pets are good for your heart. Spending time with your furry friend elevates levels...

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5 Easy stretches to do at work to boost your energy
5 Easy stretches to do at work to boost your energy

Spring is a time for change. We’ve all heard the term “spring-cleaning”, but this is not always about the physical. Sometimes, the blooming of spring is the push you need to make yourself feel better, seeing where you are falling short...

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8 Benefits of drinking green tea at work
8 Benefits of drinking green tea at work

Whether hot, iced, or canned, green tea is chockfull of health benefits. Instead of gulping down a hot cup-of-joe to get your energy when you get to work in the morning, why not consider swapping it for some green tea? Green tea has...

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Healthy energy drinks: Is natural better?
Healthy energy drinks: Is natural better?

When someone asks, “are energy drinks bad for you,” the typical response is yes. But with those responses, most people are referring to the big-name energy drinks that are found in your local supermarket. Mainstream brands which load...

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Daily motivation to energise your life.
Daily motivation to energise your life.

Taking only a minute to relax and enjoy something simple could be the difference between a so-so day, and an extraordinary one. ?✌️ It’s amazing how an uplifting quote or inspirational story can completely change your day, and sometimes...

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Can you capture your energy in a photograph?
Can you capture your energy in a photograph?

This Saturday is #WorldPhotoDay, and we at McNab’s want to reward you with a month’s worth of energy tabs! We want you to capture your energy in a photograph. Why not be more experimental and dazzle people by going to a place to capture...

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Take a break to get your energy back on #WorldRelaxationDay
Take a break to get your energy back on #WorldRelaxationDay

Slow down… breathe, and relax. This Tuesday is #WorldRelaxationDay, and it’s all about winding down and just taking it easy. If you’re lucky enough to have the day off work, enjoy a quiet morning watching TV on the sofa, and perhaps...

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It’s #WorldPhotoDay, and we’re having a giveaway!
It’s #WorldPhotoDay, and we’re having a giveaway!

For the first time ever, we are running an exciting photo competition! Saturday 19th August is World Photo Day, and we want you to show the beauty of South Africa to the world! All you have to do is follow us on Instagram @mcnabsenergy...

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Six hobbies that can make you a happier person
Six hobbies that can make you a happier person

A hobby is something that you do for fun or pleasure. You do it during your free time, and you don’t get paid to do it. Since hobbies are leisure activities, a lot of people discard hobbies as a “luxury” they can’t afford. However, it...

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Yes, junk food can make you tired. And here’s how.
Yes, junk food can make you tired. And here’s how.

We’ve all felt like a sloth after eating an entire bag of chips. But in the world of nutrition research, an age-old chicken-and-egg debate still rages on: Does eating junk food make you lazy and tired?

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The best ways to exercise your brain
The best ways to exercise your brain

How fit is your brain – have you ever wondered? A fit brain will mean faster thinking, better memory, sharper vision, faster reflexes, better vocabulary, better mood and even safer driving.

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Restoring energy in mind, body and spirit
Restoring energy in mind, body and spirit

Energy sustainability is foremost in everyone’s mind these days as we all are forced to accept that our demand for fossil fuels has outstripped our planet’s supply.

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Is your diet affecting your mood?
Is your diet affecting your mood?

Can mood be used as a highly sensitive indicator of sub-clinical nutrient deficiencies? Micronutrients function as essential cofactors in all the fundamental biochemical pathways including neurotransmitter synthesis; the brain, with its...

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Panic attacks ROBBED me of my energy… I fought back
Panic attacks ROBBED me of my energy… I fought back

Tiredness is natural in life, especially if you are not getting enough sleep, but it may also be caused by anxiety. The less intense your anxiety is, the less tired you should feel. Lack of energy is a common symptom of those of us who...

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Why ignoring your bosses emails are good for your career
Why ignoring your bosses emails are good for your career

Something’s going wrong. You’re worried and your mind starts to race. Your old friend Panic is nuzzling up to you and wants to snuggle. Your brain starts asking, “What if X happens? What if Y happens? What if? What if? What if?” We have...

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What your skin is really trying to tell you
What your skin is really trying to tell you

It’s obvious you’re unhealthy when you’re diagnosed with cancer, flattened with a heart attack, levelled with a stroke, or put on dialysis. Such health crises will wake you up lickety-split and hopefully motivate you to make health and...

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Guarana: The berry of warriors
Guarana: The berry of warriors

For the Indigenous Peoples living in the dense forests between the Rio Tapajós and the Rio Madeira in Brazil, the seeds of the plant known as guaraná are the cornerstone of their culture. For centuries, tribes like the Sateré Mawé and...

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