‘Fresh start effect’: Expert tips to reach your health and fitness goals

With the new year in full swing, Dr Mosima Mabunda shares how you can become the healthiest version of yourself, with a few simple tips by experts from the Discovery Vitality team. 


As the new year unfolds, it offers us a blank canvas for a fresh start. Many individuals discover that beginning something new or approaching tasks with renewed vigour is easier during a new week, a fresh month, or after celebrating a birthday.

This phenomenon, known as the ‘fresh start effect’, grants us a clean slate – a chance to leave past setbacks behind and recommit to our aspirations. So, muster the courage to take that first step, begin with small strides, build upon them, and persevere.

Coach Peteni Kuzwayo’s story shows the power of fresh starts.

Peteni, who is the Team Vitality Club manager, once stood exactly where many of us find ourselves at some point – out

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Keep your Corgi’s joint health intact with these tips

Take note of these tips

What’s the story

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi, known for its short stature and playful demeanor, is a breed that requires specific care to maintain its health, particularly in the joints.

Due to their unique body structure, this breed is prone to certain joint issues that can affect its quality of life.

Ensuring proper joint health is crucial for these active little dogs. These tips will help.

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Regular exercise routine

A regular exercise routine is crucial for Corgi’s joint health.

Daily walks and moderate play are essential to keep their muscles toned and their joints limbered.

It’s important to avoid overexertion, as vigorous activities can strain their elongated back and hip.

Consistency in the frequency and intensity of exercise is key to maintaining joint health without causing undue stress on their bodies.

Balanced diet and weight

Pembroke Welsh Corgis have a tendency to become

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