Home > Lifestyle > EnviroHealth > Green tips Updated 10 October 2013 Penguins in peril Our iconic African Penguin is in trouble, struggling to find enough to eat in overfished waters. 0 African penguin with chicks. D. Gordon E. Robertson ~ Start A Health24 blog » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Test Are you envirohealth savvy? » Ask EnviroHealth Expert » Blood Lions: Bred for the Bullet movie trailer The amazing mountains on Pluto The annual Penguin Run highlights the plight of the African Penguin, whose population has dropped 99% since the 1900s.As fish stocks dwindle, penguins are swimming further to find food – especially now, when they must bulk up before moulting season. Moulting and growing in their new feathers takes three weeks, during which they don't feed and lose over half their body weight.This week, use Bird Life SA’s interactive map to follow 5 penguins fitted with tracking devices as they look for food off the coast. You can follow the penguins on Twitter too: @_thepenguinrun Apart from a showing the extraordinary distances the birds travel -- the penguins have already travelled hundreds of kilometers in just a few days -- the project indicates in which areas to focus conservation efforts. Visit African penguins at Boulders Penguin Colony in Simonstown.- Olivia Rose-Innes, EnviroHealth Editor@ORoseInn Got a good green tip to share? Email me at email@example.com or post on the EnviroHealth Forum – if it's a planet-saver, we'll publish it. More in Lifestyle Improved sunscreen More: EnviroHealthGreen tips advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Win Skin Renewal voucher Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.