Discovery Vitality reveals “ObeCity Index” showing the South African city with the healthiest weight ahead of World Obesity Day; launches Vitality HealthyWeight programme
Discovery Vitality today announced the results of a national study comparing members’ collective weight across South African cities. The results show that Vitality members in Cape Town have the healthiest weight, while Gqeberha has the most room to improve.
Discovery brings padel centre court – spectators invited to international tournament in Cape Town
Discovery Limited is excited to be part of this week’s A1 Padel Master 2023 taking place at the Camps Bay Sports club in Cape Town from 13 February 2023 to 19 February 2023.
Clicks, Discovery Health and Auto & General Insurance announce Flexicare for consumers – new affordable private healthcare cover
Discovery Health, Clicks and Auto & General Insurance have partnered to create an innovative health insurance product for South Africans that provides reasonably priced private day-to-day healthcare cover through the Clicks retail network – Flexicare.
The Flexicare offering has been available since 2018 to the retail sector and corporate employers to provide affordable healthcare cover for
Discovery teams up with Netball SA as Official Wellness Partner to the SPAR Proteas and announces Vitality’s title sponsorship of the Netball World Cup 2023
Discovery today announced a partnership with Netball SA as Official Wellness Partner to the national netball team, the SPAR Proteas. The three-year sponsorship will see Discovery playing a leading role in the team’s holistic wellbeing – including their physical, mental and financial wellness.
Adding one 30-minute workout to their week could change women’s odds of developing depression, study finds
First-of-its-kind African study by researchers from Discovery Vitality, Harvard University and UCT confirms moderate increases in exercise may help women fend off depression – contributing unique South African data to growing body of global research.
Inaugural Vitality Gym Series kicks off on 3 September 2022
Discovery Vitality today launched the first ever Vitality Gym Series, in which participants can compete in functional bodyweight exercise challenges, for a chance to win a share of R160,000 in prizes. The challenge is open to anyone, participants needn't be members of Vitality or have a gym membership.
Join an online cook-along to help realise a child’s dream
Celebrity chefs come together to cook for children with life-threatening illnesses. Cooking for Dreams Fundraiser, in association with Discovery Vitality, takes place on 1 September 2022 with an online cook-along open to all.
Ahead of World No-Tobacco Day, Discovery Vitality offers members a new way to quit smoking with Quit Genius
Discovery Vitality has partnered with leading global smoking cessation partner, Quit Genius, to offer members treatment without having to pay a membership fee, including one-on-one coaching support, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and biological therapy.
The most common severe illness amongst South African women is cancer – Discovery Life claims data
Today Discovery Life revealed that, according to its latest claims data, cancer is the most common severe illness in South Africa for women.
Issued on International Women’s Day (8 March 2022), Discovery Life highlighted key issues surrounding women’s health, and what interventions can be made to ensure improved outcomes.
Second to cancer, the claims data found that nervous system and cardio
Vitality Health International introduces Vitality rewards across Africa
On 1 January 2022, Vitality Health International (VHI), a division of Discovery Group that is responsible for its international health insurance initiatives, launched its Shared-value health insurance product offering in several African countries – Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and Zambia. Employers who operate in these countries can now offer their employees acces
UPDATE: The 18th Discovery Walter Sisulu Soccer Challenge: Closed door event
The 18th edition of the Discovery Walter Sisulu Soccer Challenge will take place from 8-29 December 2021. Only vaccinated players, coaches, support staff and media will be permitted. No spectators allowed.
This year’s Discovery Walter Sisulu Soccer Challenge will go ahead as planned, with only one change: No spectators will be allowed inside the host venue Nike Shapa So
Fitness devices helped people stay fit during the COVID-19 pandemic – and will change the way we work out in future
Access the full paper on https://journals.co.za/doi/10.18772/26180197.2021.v3n3a8
Olympic gold medallist Tatjana Schoenmaker named as a Discovery Vitality Ambassador
JOHANNESBURG, 20 October 2021 – Discovery is proud to announce Tatjana Schoenmaker (24) as a Discovery Vitality Ambassador. The South African swimming sensation has recently returned home from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after winning a gold medal and setting the world record in the 200 m breaststroke, as well as bringing home silver in the 100 m breaststroke.
“We are delighted and honoured t
Discovery Vitality members will earn 2500 Vitality points for COVID-19 vaccination
09 September 2021 – Discovery Vitality announced today that all Vitality members aged 18 or older will be awarded 2 500 Vitality points for being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in 2021.
These points will be awarded retrospectively in October for those who have already been vaccinated. Discovery Vitality CEO Dinesh Govender says: “If members have already been vaccinated, there is nothing more
Vitality partners with Captains Usain Bolt and Wayde van Niekerk in 2021 Running World Cup to get SA moving once more
Vitality and the Running World Cup today announce the return of our global mass participation running challenge for 2021 Participation is free by registering at www.runningworldcup.com or downloading the Vitality Running World Cup app. Aligned to Vitality’s global ambition to get 100 million people 20% more active by 2025, and informed by research that physical activity builds resilience again
Vitality + Zwift: a partnership in the virtual world towards global change
Johannesburg, Wednesday 11 August 2021
Vitality + Zwift: A partnership in the virtual world towards global change Vitality, the largest global platform for behaviour change, is proud to partner with Zwift, the global online fitness platform born from gaming towards fitness and social change.
Zwift, the online gaming and fitness platform, plus Vitality, the global behaviour-change progr
Sumitomo Life launches Vitality in Japan
Bringing the number of countries in which the Vitality Shared-Value Insurance model is available to 18.
Discovery Vitality announces the inaugural Discovery Vitality Run Series
Discovery Vitality is proud to announce the launch of a brand new venture in partnership with four of Johannesburg’s most established running clubs – the Discovery Vitality Run Series. Designed to help people improve their health through physical activity, the Discovery Vitality Run Series connects four iconic running events in the city of Johannesburg.
Exercise: The prescription of the future
A panel of doctors and medical experts agree exercise is a ‘vital sign’.