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Longevity Magazine June - July 2017

Longevity is a anti-aging, health and wellness magazine that focuses on international expert advice, science-based research and real life stories. The magazine provides readers with a balanced range of well-researched information from natural, integrative and allopathic disciplines focusing on health, wellbeing, nutrition and fitness in an easy-to-read, consumer friendly-format, while the dedicated beauty section provides in-depth insights from experts, and covers everything from latest trends to non-invasive and invasive treatments.

South Africa
Longevity Media a division of Aegle Wellness (Pty) Ltd
R 46,50
R 90
2 Issues

in this issue

2 min
the power of longevity

Twenty-five years ago, Longevity was launched in South Africa, three years after a successful launch in the United States. By all accounts, it was ahead of its time. I think it was a rather audacious idea, considering this was a quarter of a century ago, when the concept of longevity was pretty much unheard of. Today – barring any major disasters or wars – we’re getting used to the idea that, for better or worse, we’re going to live much longer lives than our parents. Our children and their children will live even longer than us. How we age will be determined by what kind of health journey we have along the way. And, hopefully, many will be like you – proactive about their health and keeping well informed about longevity. As Kathy…

3 min
meet our contributors

PAUL ATKINSON Our Longevity Editorial Director Gisèle Wertheim Aymés met Paul Atkinson at the Ixopo Buddhist Retreat in Underberg recently. What followed from this chance meeting was a spontaneous creative food collaboration called Barefoot in the Kitchen. This is a series of food videos filmed with Longevity based on Paul’s recipes and supported by expert input on nutrition. Some of the recipes are featured in this issue and the videos are available on www.longevitylive.com and our YouTube channel. Paul was born in York, England. He later emigrated with his family, when he was two years old, to the sunnier climate of South Africa. He attended UCT and, after deciding that a career in mechanical engineering really wasn’t for him, Paul chose to head back to England to explore his roots. While there, he…

1 min
did you notice... the code?

Follow the code to find even more stories and articles about anti-aging on our Longevity LIVE website. IF YOU’RE NOT FAMILIAR WITH QR CODES, DON’T WORRY – WE’VE GOT YOUR BACK! JUST FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS: STEP 1. Find a QR code reader (or scanner) app for your smartphone or tablet. There are free apps available on Google Play (Android Market), Blackberry AppWorld, the App Store (iOS/iPhone) and the Windows Phone Marketplace. STEP 2. Install the app. STEP 3. Run the app. Your screen will switch to a camera display. Hold your camera steady over the QR code in the magazine. Try to fill the frame as much as possible with the code to speed up the process. STEP 4. Press the SCAN button (or something similar). STEP 5. You will be automatically directed to our…

3 min
what’s on our radar this month…

MICHAEL J FOX CONTINUES HIS FIGHT AGAINST PARKINSON’S by Skye Mallon In the past year, various media reports have suggested that Michael J Fox’s health is declining and he will soon be wheelchair-bound. However, his incredible determination and persistence to stay active is enabling him to keep fighting back. If you’re looking for inspiration, and a reminder of the power of the human spirit, don’t pass this article by. READ MORE ONLINE WHY TAKING ASPIRIN WILL IMPROVE YOUR LONGEVITY by Gisèle Wertheim Aymés An increasing number of medical practitioners, reports and researchers are supporting the use of aspirin by people over the age of 50. They have found that a routine dose of aspirin could improve certain ailments over a 20-year period in people between the ages of 51 and 79. This includes the prevention of…

6 min
exclusive 25 years a hair icon

Twenty-five years ago, at the tender age of 23, Jennifer Aniston stole our hearts with her quirky and relatable portrayal of the spoiled, naïve Rachel Green in the American sitcom Friends. At the same time, her then-hairstyle rose to iconic fame. Nicknamed “The Rachel”, it became the most popular hairstyle for women in the 1990s. Propelled into A-list fame, Aniston quickly became recognised not only as a comedic actress, but as a hair icon too. Now, 29 films on, she is also known for her graceful aging. At the age of 48, the actress still follows a strict healthy eating, beauty and fitness regime – and the results speak for themselves. She told E!News: “It’s pretty clear: eat as many organic fruits and veggies as you can, keep sugar [intake] low, drink…

4 min
back to the basics of beauty

“Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.” - Franz Kafka It seems we’re all searching for the “silver bullet” of anti-aging. In fact, according to the NPD Group’s 2015 sales report, the cosmetic industry is one of the few multibillion-dollar industries that continues to grow steadily around the world. Now, we’re not saying that you shouldn’t invest in what the beauty industry has to offer; we encourage you to practise regular self-care. But it’s important to educate yourself on how your body works, investigate cosmetic products and treatments before trying them, and apply the fundamentals of a clean and healthy beauty routine to your daily life. KNOWLEDGE IS POWER Aging is a biological process that affects us all. But…