Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxic > Health-in-Motion 26 October 2016 Link between being overweight and our personal microbiome Recent headlines have suggested that there may be a link between being overweight and our personal microbiome – the astonishingly diverse and multitudinous assembly of microscopic organisms that inhabit our bodies. But new research raises doubt about the idea that being overweight is simply the result of a microbial imbalance as there doesn’t seem to be a significant difference in the microbe populations of obese people and folks with a healthy weight. Sadly, we may not be able to just blame out-of-whack bacteria in out guts for our extra pounds. 0 More: Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Fitness 6 sports to take up in winter so you stay active, get fitter and build more muscle Lifestyle Why guys are spending thousands of rands a year to produce more semen Fitness ‘I finally learnt how to skip at the age of 36 – this is how you can do it too’ Lifestyle What exactly are ‘dense breasts’? Sex Can you masturbate too much? Medical What is the deadly Nipah virus? From our sponsors Win a R1 500 hamper with Alpecin Hypertension Consumer Fact Sheet Understanding diabetes self-management WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Live healthier Mental health & your work » How open are you about mental illness in the workplace? Mental health in the workplace – what you can do to help If you know that one of your colleagues suffers from a mental illness, would you be able to help them at work? Maligay Govender offers some helpful mental health "first aid" tips. Sleep & You » Sleep vs. no sleep Diagnosis of insomnia 6 things that are sabotaging your sleep Kick these shut-eye killers to the kerb and make your whole life better – overnight.