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Sceletium, potent mood booster
Sceletium, potent mood booster

Among the many thousands of plants used medicinally around the world, about a hundred or so are mind and mood-modifying. Sceletium tortuosum, known by the native San people of South Africa as “Kanna,” enjoys a long history of native use...

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The Courage to Be You and live an authentic life
The Courage to Be You and live an authentic life

Have you ever found yourself laughing because everyone else did or agreed with an opinion that you didn’t share? Did you ever do something inconsistent with your true self just to please, get attention or get what you wanted? Of course...

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Have the courage to live life to the fullest
Have the courage to live life to the fullest

“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” – Mark Twain You only live once, and life is tragically short. It’s easy to look at people who are happy and assume they don’t...

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Great reasons for you to have more courage in your life
Great reasons for you to have more courage in your life

You can ALWAYS use more Courage! Courage helps us step out of our comfort zone, try new things, discover more about who we are and be 100% ourselves. But don’t just take our word for it, we’ve got some great reasons for you to have more...

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Make everyday Valentines Day
Make everyday Valentines Day

So it’s that time of year again: February aka the Love Month. It’s that time of year again when heart-shaped everything is in, as well as the colour red, pink, and white. And the only way to profess your love to someone is apparently by...

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Every day is the 14th – love beyond Valentine’s day
Every day is the 14th – love beyond Valentine’s day

One of our favorite Valentine’s Day quotes is not from a beautiful sonnet or anthology, but by rapper Andre 3000, who says, “Every day is the 14th.” It’s a trite, simple idea that we hear time and again, especially when companies shove...

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Secret to More Refreshing Weekends
Secret to More Refreshing Weekends

You work like a maniac at your business all week, so what do you usually do come Friday? If you answered, Simply flop down on the sofa and run through a long list of chores, you’re certainly not alone. This approach (or lack of an...

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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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Let’s change New Year resolutions to a personal not-to-do list
Let’s change New Year resolutions to a personal not-to-do list

The start of every new year seems to revolve around resolutions. Whether it’s personal fitness, work-life balance, or a health resolution, one thing is for sure; nearly half of all resolutions fail. The problem is that once they fail we...

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Give your kids a good start in the morning with brain-boosting smoothies
Give your kids a good start in the morning with brain-boosting smoothies

Over-refined and processed food with nasty additives are more abundant and invasive than ever before. The sheer volume of our daily intake of these foods has altered our taste buds, changed behaviour patterns and created learning...

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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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How to achieve supermom status in 2018
How to achieve supermom status in 2018

The pressures of modern parenting are enough to drive any mom to insanity, but if you take a step back and really look at your life as a parent, your kids don’t need as much from you as you think they do. Not much has changed...

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Don’t let your desk job leave you drained, lethargic, worn-out, like-the-life-has-been-zapped-out-of-you
Don’t let your desk job leave you drained, lethargic, worn-out, like-the-life-has-been-zapped-out-of-you

You sit all day at work and feel about as drained as if you had sprinted a marathon. Here’s why, plus a few solutions for boosting your energy despite your desk job. For many of us, we live what’s called a “mostly sedentary...

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Make 2018 the year that you eat for energy
Make 2018 the year that you eat for energy

Forget cutting calories and skipping meals. Try these tips to boost your energy levels. Do you start the day feeling fatigued? Or hit an afternoon energy slump that makes you want to take a nap under your desk? If so, your lack of...

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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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After Christmas feast get your energy back within 24 hours
After Christmas feast get your energy back within 24 hours

‘Tis the season — and your stomach knows it. After all, on Christmas Day, you’ve stuffed it with about 5,000 calories, thanks to gammon, leg of lamb, turkey and more, and oversized glasses of wine leaving you tired and uncomfortable...

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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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Sneaky Ways to Stay Energized During the Holiday Season
Sneaky Ways to Stay Energized During the Holiday Season

Deck the halls, sing, be merry—and cue the exhaustion. Ideally, the holidays would be all about popping champagne and exchanging gifts while laughing with your friends. But the reality is that between family obligations, frantic...

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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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Laughter – a natural energiser and health-promoting activity?
Laughter – a natural energiser and health-promoting activity?

Does the ability to laugh affect our overall life experience or does our life experience affect our ability to laugh? Strangely enough, the answer to both questions is an unequivocal yes. Firstly, there is no doubt that the ability to...

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Doing things is not the same as getting things done.
Doing things is not the same as getting things done.

Many of us have the urge to reach for more caffeine, work longer hours to get it all done, and feel defeated before even reaching the computer in the morning. That’s just the reality of modern workloads, right? Well, it doesn’t have to...

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Stop robbing yourself of the focus you need to get things done.
Stop robbing yourself of the focus you need to get things done.

Many of us have the urge to reach for more caffeine, work longer hours to get it all done, and feel defeated before even reaching the computer in the morning. That’s just the reality of modern workloads, right? Well, it doesn’t have to...

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Bored At Work? Try Boosting Energy With These Tips
Bored At Work? Try Boosting Energy With These Tips

When we’re bored at work, our productivity levels aren’t exactly at their peak, so we have to do our best to manage them. The key to productivity is learning how to manage your energy levels. Things, like eating properly, sleeping...

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The best ways to combat spring fatigue
The best ways to combat spring fatigue

If it seems like it is just harder to roll out of bed every morning when the temperature rises and sunrise comes earlier, you are not imagining things – and you are not alone. It might not comfort you now, but spring fatigue is the...

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Finding Relief No Matter How Hungover You Are
Finding Relief No Matter How Hungover You Are

The party last night was a blast and you don’t regret a minute of it. This morning is a different story and now you’re tired, cranky, nauseous, and absolutely miserable. You’re hungover and many of us can sympathize...

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The best Vitamins to take when you work nights.
The best Vitamins to take when you work nights.

Many South Africans work while most of us sleep, While the roles of these workers — which include individuals in health care, transportation and other industries — is vital, it can also take a toll on their health. Night...

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Hack your hangover with Vitamin B and more
Hack your hangover with Vitamin B and more

A headache, dry mouth, drowsiness and nausea — the effects of a hangover can make you wish you hadn’t enjoyed that cocktail in the first place. Hangover cures are generally a myth; the best treatment for a hangover is...

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How to stay in shape despite working weird hours
How to stay in shape despite working weird hours

 A lot of jobs require some crazy hours: Nurses and doctors are often on-call for long stretches or working 12+ hour night shifts, and then have a few days off. Night responders get to work just as everybody else is heading home for the...

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8 Energy Tips from night shift workers
8 Energy Tips from night shift workers

Up all night? Get back on track with suggestions from people who work the graveyard shift for a living. Staying up all night doesn’t leave anyone feeling refreshed, revitalized, and ready to go. But for many people—doctors...

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Tired moms this is how you get your energy back.
Tired moms this is how you get your energy back.

Being a mom is a tough job, but you don’t have to feel tired all the time. Here are some of the reasons you might feel tired, and what you can do to get your energy back. You didn’t eat lunch Maybe you were too busy, maybe...

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Natural energy boosters for hard working moms.
Natural energy boosters for hard working moms.

Working moms need energy. Energy enables you to physically move and, perhaps even more importantly, it helps you to think clearly, creatively, and decisively. Where does energy come from? Why do we often feel like we don’t have enough?...

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Are you a burnt-out mom?
Are you a burnt-out mom?

We all have moments in time in which we feel stressed, but sometimes we don’t even realize how burnt out we are even if others around us can see that we are. Being a burnt-out mom is not only bad for you, but it’s also bad...

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Social media can drain your energy
Social media can drain your energy

Social media is an essential and inescapable part of our lives today. If you are reading this post, you have most likely discovered it through social media or, at the very least, an internet search. The world wide web is a wonderful...

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Technology is trying to kill us
Technology is trying to kill us

The new technological age that was supposed to bring us freedom by allowing us greater flexibility is, slowly working to destroy us. It is as if we have made a pact with the devil. We’ll work at home but we’ll do so until...

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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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The fix for tiredness
The fix for tiredness

Being tired has practically become a South African way of life. Most of us are inundated with unrelenting stress, information overload, and sleep deprivation. To cope, we put our health and well-being on the back burner, depending on...

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Phobias can be managed and cured
Phobias can be managed and cured

Almost everyone has an irrational fear or two—of mice, for example, or your annual dental checkup. For most people, these fears are minor. But when fears become so severe that it interfere with your normal life, they’re called...

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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. Share this:Click to share on...

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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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Foods that sneakily drain your energy levels
Foods that sneakily drain your energy levels

Perhaps one of the largest factors that affect our daily productivity and attitude is our energy level. Feeling refreshed and alert throughout the day can make all the difference in our ability to accomplish difficult tasks and stay...

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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. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new...

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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? Share this:Click to share on...

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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. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in...

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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. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to...

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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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