Category Archives: Causes

How our lifestyles cause back, neck and shoulder pain

The handbag audit

Handbags are dangerous things. I am convinced they are portals to a parallel universe. Things can get lost in a handbag, sometimes for years. When was the last time you conducted a handbag audit? I perform this exercise every now and … Continue reading

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So I can’t wear heels. Sob.

Here’s a picture of me with fashion designer Gert-Johan Coetzee and former editor of Heat magazine Melinda Shaw at SA Fashion Week’s launch at Edgars Melrose Arch (I went along to support fellow Land Rover brand ambassador Craig Jacobs, who … Continue reading

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Are subtweets a pain in Anele’s neck?

As part of this campaign, Voltaren sent a delivery to various influencers. Every person who got a Voltaren ball got a personalized letter explaining why they were getting the ball (to help with back pain) as well as a diagram … Continue reading

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New terror stalks the office workers of the land!

This is the scariest thing I’ve read in a while. It’s enough to make you run screaming every time you see a chair. It turns out that sitting doesn’t just cause back, neck and shoulder pain. It doesn’t just increase … Continue reading

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Sitting can kill you

Jumping out of planes can kill you. So can base jumping, rock climbing, horse riding and parkour. That’s why sensible types like me stay home and sit, where it’s safe. Only now, it turns out that the least offensive physical activity … Continue reading

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Is head-banging is hazardous to your health?

On Saturday night I watched the Linkin Park concert (in the SA Breweries suite nogal thanks to Jessica Yellin). I joined Quirkstars Sam Beckbessinger and Crayg Hitzeroth in being completely unlike my usual self and getting down to the music, … Continue reading

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These are the causes of my knots

Life puts us all in knots. These are the major causes of mine: Obviously, this is not me in the illustration. I haven’t had decent nails in months.

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