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The sitting disease: why inactivity is dangerous for your health

[vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” text_align=”left” background_animation=”none” css_animation=””][vc_column][vc_column_text]Inactivity could be the next major health condition that might well be comparable to smoking!  Would you say you lead an active or a sedentary life?[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” text_align=”left” background_animation=”none” css_animation=””][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]The “sitting disease,” or a sedentary lifestyle, is a term we’ve sadly become more used to recently. While sitting down all day may seem harmless, you may be surprised by the negative impact it has on your health. Negative effects such as an increased risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers (breast and colon) are all found to be associated with the sitting disease.

It’s not too late to start to get active in some small way. It will improve the quality of your life. Studies indicate that after age 55, we lose strength, stamina, and flexibility to a significant degree.  While it’s fair to say that the years of punishing our bodies take their toll, sometimes they rob us of our mobility if we don’t keep moving.

Moving and and pushing your body as much as you can no doubt be good. Research indicates that exercise leads to a happier, healthier, and longer life. When you lead an active life, you maintain your independence and are less likely to depend on others for daily chores and activities.

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You might also consider the following benefits of exercise:

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Exercise improves your balance

Improving your balance reduces the likelihood of you falling. According to the US National Council of Aging, a senior citizen is admitted to an emergency room for a fall-related injury every 11 seconds. Even worse, every 19 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall. Falls are a major health issue in the community with around 30% of adults over 65 experiencing at least one fall per year.

Exercise gives you more energy

Exercise leads to the release of endorphins, the “feel-good” chemicals that help the body cope with pain and stress. Exercise thus promotes a sense of well-being, makes you feel more energetic, and helps you sleep better.

Exercise prevents disease

An active lifestyle can ward off or reduce the severity of diabetes, osteoporosis, and heart disease. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), a sedentary lifestyle doubles the risk of diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and obesity. It also increases the risk of high blood pressure, osteoporosis, depression, and anxiety.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Exercise prevents lower back pain

Low back pain (LBP) is more than just a nagging ache. It’s a full-blown epidemic, on the rise in prevalence and responsible for more global disability than any other condition. LBP is exceptionally common, believed to affect roughly 80% of the developed world at some point in their lifetimes.

Onset of painful symptoms typically begins as early as twenty years old, and commonly occurs prior to the age of forty. As common as it is unbiased, LBP impacts men and women alike, with slight statistical prevalence being shifted towards women, specifically those who are pregnant.

With inactivity being a common cause of LBP to begin with, it isn’t surprising that activity-based methods are commonly suggested for prevention and treatment of LBP.

Walking increases the stability of the spine and conditions the muscles that keep the body in the upright position. Walking, along with regular stretching, allows greater range of motion, helps prevent awkward movements, and susceptibility of future injury.  Walking also strengthens bones through enhancing bone density and can help aid in reducing osteoarthritis pain.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” text_align=”left” background_animation=”none” css_animation=””][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Exercise improves brain function

Regular exercise improves brain health. Exercise reduces the probability of acquiring dementia and Alzheimer’s diseases by nearly 50 percent, according to the research foundation for Alzheimer’s.

People lose stamina, strength, and flexibility, as they grow older, but these losses can be reversed. The study involving 100 nursing-home residents aged 72 to 98 who performed resistance exercises three times a week found that after 10 weeks, those who exercised could climb more stairs, walk faster and further, and lift significantly more weight than those who didn’t exercise.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

How do you start?

Health risks caused by sedentarism and the dangers of sitting can be prevented simply by moving more during the day. This doesn’t mean you need to get those old dusty running shoes out of the closet and start training for a marathon. There are plenty of easy and convenient ways you can integrate movement into your schedule.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”5463″ img_size=”full” qode_css_animation=””][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” text_align=”left” background_animation=”none” css_animation=””][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Health risks caused by sedentarism and the dangers of sitting can be prevented simply by moving more during the day. This doesn’t mean you need to get those old dusty running shoes out of the closet and start training for a marathon. There are plenty of easy and convenient ways you can integrate movement into your schedule. Here are a few ways to increase movement every day:

  • Walking around while talking on the phone
  • Limiting the amount of time you spend watching TV
  • Having walk-and-talk meetings or get togethers
  • Getting a walking buddy
  • Taking your dog for a walk
  • Gardening

As with any exercise program, start with a check-up by your primary health provider. If you have osteoporosis, congenital heart failure, diabetes, arthritis, joint replacement, or anything else that limits mobility, seek guidance on how to proceed.

Cardiovascular conditioning

A sedentary lifestyle weakens the heart, making its contractions feeble. As a result, the heart pumps less blood with each heartbeat. However, regular exercise can reverse some of this loss of function and strength. Good activities for cardiovascular conditioning include walking, swimming, and cycling.

Stretching to improve flexibility

Only do stretching exercises when your muscles are warm. You might want to add 10 or so minutes of stretching exercises after your weightlifting or aerobic sessions. Make your stretching moves slow and controlled.

For best results, hold a stretch to a count of 30 even as you breathe deeply in and out. Repeat three to five times. Increase the range of the stretch as you gain flexibility. Remember, stretching shouldn’t be painful.

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Strength training

If you’re very frail, you’re better off starting with strength training (resistance exercises). This helps build your muscles to enable you to perform everyday tasks comfortably.

You can use ankle and hand weights for resistance training. Start small and build up as you become stronger. Lift a weight that you can manage comfortably for eight repetitions. Count to three as you lift the weight, hold for a count of one, and then lower it to a count of three. Rest for three seconds, and then repeat. If you can do the repetitions 15 times, add more weight. Exercise different muscle groups on different days.

Balance exercises

Avoid falls by increasing your stability through balance exercises. Balance exercises include the heel-to-toe walk, one-leg stand, and toe-stand.

Heel-to-toe: Move as though walking a tightrope, the heel of one foot touching the toes of the other. Hold out your arms for balance, if need be.

One-leg stand: Stand on one leg, then the other, as you wait in a queue. At home, do this with your eyes closed, but make sure you’re safe from a fall.

Toe-stand: Hold a chair for support and push yourself into a tiptoe position. Hold as long as comfortable, lower yourself, and then repeat.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” text_align=”left” background_animation=”none” css_animation=””][vc_column][vc_column_text]

The bottom line

It’s important, although not always easy, to remain active as you age. If you have a condition that limits activity, seek medical advice on how much you can do. Start small and increase your level of activity gradually. As you gain strength, stability, and balance, you will be glad you started on an exercise regime.  Any regular exercise routine helps maintain a healthy weight, especially as one ages and metabolism slows down.

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Be stylish at any age

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Burgundy Estate under construction

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Ripple Book Club

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Our clubhouse is open! Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Riana’s Corner | Looking after your skin

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Burgundy Estate under construction

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Living at Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Frequently Asked Questions | Primary Healthcare

Oasis Life offers Primary Healthcare.  What Does this Mean? Our Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein Clubhouse includes a Healthcare Suite consisting of a re...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Meet Neil Barry

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Selfcare in the time of a pandemic

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

What’s Up at Oasis Life: Winter 2020

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein in Durbanville welcomes first retirement residents

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Ground broken on new Oasis Life Burgundy Estate development

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Living in a new-generation retirement estate: perception versus reality

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Travel the world – from your couch!

Travel the world - from your couch! Just because you’re at home does not mean that you can’t go anywhere. If you’ve always wanted to visit some of the...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Frequently Asked Questions | Let’s talk healthcare

Let’s Talk Healthcare    Does Oasis Life have frail care facilities? Oasis Life estates do not have frail care facilities, but all Oasis Life r...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Meet Allen Usher

You might have seen Allen’s contact details on an Oasis Life advertisement or social media post.  But who is Allen?  Allen Usher entered the property...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

On the Edge of City Living | Burgundy Estate

Your Retirement at Burgundy Estate With the suburbs of Cape Town to the south, the beaches of Milnerton and Blouberg to the west, and the winelands of...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

We Have a New Retirement Show House at Clara Anna Fontein!

Following the run-away success of the release of our first three show houses, we are very proud to announce that our new retirement one-bedroom showho...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Contemporary Designed Age-Tailored Retirement Homes

Without compromising on style and contemporary architecture, we carefully design our Oasis Life homes to ensure that every lay-out is practical and sm...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Healthy Eating as You Age

Why it’s Important to Look After Your Diet   Kim Tempest is a Functional Nutritional Therapist and practice from home in Kirstenbosch-Bishopscou...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

What’s Up at Oasis Life? Autum 2020

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Burgundy Estate – We Have Lift Off

We successfully launched our third Oasis Life retirement development on 21 November at Burgundy Estate in Milnerton. It was great to meet several visi...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Show Houses at Clara Anna Fontein

Clara Anna Fontein Successfully Launches Three Furnished Show Houses Located on the picturesque hills of Durbanville, Clara Anna Fontein - a farm stee...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Hospitality with a Smile

Meet the Hoteliers Behind the Hospitality Lifestyle at Oasis Life At Oasis Life, we’re promising a resort-like lifestyle with hospitality from the top...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

An Unforgettable Holiday – 5 Luxury African Destinations to Add to Your Bucket List

Asante Travel designs tailor-made experiences that submerge you in the beauty, magnificence and happiness of Africa and offer authentic, luxurious and...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

What’s Up at Oasis Life?

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Burgundy Estate

Introducing our retirement homes at Burgundy Estate, Oasis Life, is set in the successful Burgundy Estate. With the suburbs of Cape Town to the south,...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Clara Anna Fontein Show Houses

Show houses loading… The views are to die for and the calm, beautiful country setting is comparable to none. Less than 5km away from all modern amenit...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Fountain of Youth Hacks: Proving That Age is Just a Number

From the start, the Baby Boomer generation born between 1946 and 1964 embraced an anti-establishment attitude. Boomers came of age between two major w...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

You Have a Friend in Technology

It’s no longer novel to enjoy the company of your friends on Facebook or appreciate the ease of Instagram – after all, it was a baby boomer, Tim Berne...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

What’s up at Oasis Life?

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

What’s up at Oasis Life?

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Our Four Security Pillars

Oasis Life offers you peace of mind in four main areas, ensuring that all your requirements are taken care of. We want you to love your retirement and...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Fitness Myths Debunked

Conrad van der Merwe Biokineticist specialising in fitness for mature bodies. Conrad hails from Kimberley and qualified as biokineticist at the Univer...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Show Houses Loading

Set on the rolling hills of Durbanville, our three Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein show houses are taking shape, as well as our clubhouse. We are busy c...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Next Generation Retirement

What is next generation retirement?  For decades 65 was the typical retirement age. Starting in their early fifties, but certainly by age 70, people w...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Welcome to Ripple

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Estate Living in Durbanville

The first thing that strikes you about Clara Anna Fontein is the vast open space. Panoramic views of cascading hills as far as the eye can see, with t...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Life & Legacy Planning

Providing an Optimal Investment Strategy into Retirement A legacy means different things to different people. To some of us, it is leaving your childr...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

What’s New: An Update on Oasis Life

Oasis Life Burgundy Estate Located in an 80-hectare lifestyle development bordering the De Grendel wine estate, Oasis Life Burgundy Estate will combin...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Community Spirit at Oasis Life Retirement Resorts

We also spoke with Annemarie Le Roux to learn about her Oasis Life retirement at Burgundy Estate. Here’s what Annemarie had to say: “Since joining ...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Living at Oasis Life Burgundy Estate

Ripple spoke to Oasis Life resident, Jane Schwerin, to get the scoop on retirement life at Burgundy Estate. Here’s what Jane had to say: “What init...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Retirement, reimagined

In an exclusive interview with Ludick and Helena Janse van Rensburg, who moved to Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein in March 2022, we spoke about their re...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

You Hue!

How to use colour for peace, communication and happiness By Pnina Fenster   For as long as humans have existed, colour has been essential ...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

DOES MY BOOK LOOK SMART? Spring 2023

A Ripple Spring 2023 article   Killing Moon by Jo Nesbo If you thought you’d seen the last of detective Harry Hole, think again! He returns...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

ROOM TO BREATHE – Andrea Marais, Spring 2023

A Ripple Spring 2023 article Transitioning. Simplifying. Choosing. These are words that may evoke a mixture of emotions among those who understand...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

10 EASY WAYS TO FEEL BETTER, Spring 2023

A Ripple Spring 2023 article 1. EXPRESS GRATITUDE Extensive research finds that regularly practicing gratitude increases optimism, promotes a positi...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

CONSTANTIA, Spring 2023

A Ripple Spring 2023 article Oasis Life Constantia: A Southern Suburb Gem Oasis Life Constantia, our third secure retirement estate, launched in t...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS AS AN ADULT, Spring 2023

A Ripple Spring 2023 article Friendship is one of the sweetest parts of being human, providing a deep well of love, community, and nourishment for bo...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

BURGUNDY ESTATE, Spring 2023

A Ripple Spring 2023 article [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Burgundy Estate Continues to Grow Burgundy Estate adjoins the histor...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE – Arthur Case, Spring 2023

A Ripple Spring 2023 article I “retired” in April 2020 at the start of the Covid-19 lockdown, after a career in financial services, healthcare, and b...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Letter from our CEO, Spring 2023

A Ripple Spring 2023 article [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]As Spring greets us in the Western Cape, we start enjoying warmer weath...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Clara Anna Fontein is a “lekker” place to live!

A Ripple Autumn 2023 article Clara Anna Fontein, situated at the foothills of Durbanville and with panoramic views that will take your breath away, s...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Hello Constantia! Our new development has launched.

A Ripple Autumn 2023 article [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]“We proudly present Oasis Life Constantia, Rabie's third secure retirem...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Ripple Book Club: Autumn 2023

  A Ripple Autumn 2023 article In Ripple Book Club's Autumn 2023, we feature some page turners, from who-done-its, to novels and riveting autob...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

From side hustle to money-maker: ways to earn income during retirement

A Ripple Autumn 2023 article Retirement is a time to relax and enjoy life, but it can also be a time when you find yourself needing additional income...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Keep your mind young!

A Ripple Autumn 2023 article   Stay active and engaged Keeping your mind active and engaged is crucial to maintaining mental acuity as you age...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

From home to care facility: which long-term care option is right for you?

  A Ripple Autumn 2023 article   Let’s look at assisted living, frail care, and home-based care. Once you reach a certain age – and that...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

From garden to table: Thyme

  A Ripple Autumn 2023 article Thyme is an aromatic herb that is commonly used in cooking, but it has also been used for medicinal purposes for...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

What to consider when choosing an executor

A Ripple Autumn 2023 article Choosing an executor is an important decision when creating a will or trust. The executor will be responsible for handli...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Meet our new CEO, Glyn Taylor

A Ripple Autumn 2023 article [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]In 2013, the Rabie Property Group commenced with the planning of a worl...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Burgundy Estate Keeps On Growing

A Ripple Autumn 2023 article Oasis Life Burgundy Estate continues to grow with over 100 concluded sales to date with residents enjoying the lifestyle...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Third retirement estate for Oasis Life

“We proudly present Oasis Life Constantia, Rabie's third secure retirement estate in the beautiful Western Cape,” says Mariska Auret, Director at Rabi...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Let’s Get Festive: What’s For Lunch? Sweet Desserts

A Ripple Summer 2022 Article A beautiful, sumptuous Christmas lunch or Christmas Eve dinner is a very important occasion in most calendars.  It’s dif...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

2022 – A Year in Review | From our management team

A Ripple Summer 2022 article 2022 - A Year in Review. We look back at 2022 at Oasis Life and what our management team is looking forward to in 2023. ...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

An update on Oasis Life Constantia

  A Ripple Summer 2022 article We have had a fantastic response to our upcoming development in Constantia! Our project team is working hard beh...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Knitting for Good

  A Ripple Summer 2022 article Our Clara Anna Fontein community’s hands have not been idle!  A group of ladies have been very busy knitting ted...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Ripple Book Club Summer 2022

  A Ripple Summer 2022 article Ripple Book Club 2022 brings you a selection of latest reads for every taste - from recipes to autobiographies a...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

5 Things to do with your grandchildren this holiday

  A Ripple Summer 2022 article The festive season is family time and whether your grandchildren visit from near or far, spending time with them...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

You are what you eat | Let’s look at digestive health

  A Ripple Summer 2022 article The secret to successful ageing may just lie in your digestive system. Trillions of microbes — bacteria, viru...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Let’s Get Festive: What’s below the bow?

  A Ripple Summer 2022 article It’s that time of year where you must conjure gift ideas!  And unless someone has a specific hobby that you know...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Demystifying online shopping

  A Ripple Spring 2022 article Being disconnected from shops during the pandemic drove online shopping in South Africa to new levels.  It’s no ...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

From garden to table

  A Ripple Spring 2022 article From garden to table, our new series, we look at herbs and veggies you can grow in your garden or in pots if you...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Last houses at Clara Anna Fontein

  A Ripple Spring 2022 article Set against a spectacular backdrop, surrounded by nature and the serenity of wide-open spaces, it’s no secret wh...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

An update on Oasis Life Constantia

  A Ripple Spring 2022 article We’re delighted that we are making great progress on the design development phase of Oasis Life Constantia and c...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Dealing with the loss of your partner

  A Ripple Spring 2022 article It’s not something you ever want to consider, in fact, the mere thought might cause shivers down your spine or b...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Let’s talk about arthritis

  A Ripple Spring 2022 article   What is arthritis? Arthritis isn’t a single disease; the term refers to joint pain or joint disease, an...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Ripple Book Club | Spring 2022

  A Ripple Spring 2022 article Koos Bekker has amassed one of the largest fortunes ever by a South African. Just how did he do it? Under Koo...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Let’s talk about levies

  A Ripple Spring 2022 article Below is a summary of what is included in the levies: Use of the Clubhouse facilities: dining facility, lou...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Burgundy Estate celebrates Spring with an Open Day

  Ripple Spring Edition 2022 Hosting a festive Open Day, visitors from far and wide, as well as residents, saw this secure estate showing off d...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Join our open day at Burgundy Estate!

We're celebrating Spring and new beginnings, and we would love to share it with you! You're invited to experience a taste of the exceptional lifestyle...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Ripple Book Club | Winter 2022

A Ripple Winter 2022 article For the Ripple Book Club this Winter, we selected the latest release books for you to cosy up to from novels to gripping...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Don’t retire your spark! Reignite it.

A Ripple Winter 2022 article “What am I supposed to do with the rest of my life?” is a question we all ask ourselves at some point and perhaps severa...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Dealing with the loss of your partner

A Ripple Spring 2022 article Love doesn’t die with death. Love is like liquid; when it pours out, it seeps into others’ lives. Love changes form and ...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Savvy senior – your status could benefit your wallet

A Ripple Winter 2022 article You might not like to be called a “pensioner”, because face it, you will be forever young, but when it comes to saving a...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

A whole lot of Burgundy Estate

A Ripple Winter 2022 article “This was the best decision ever to relocate,” says Glenda Hon, resident. “I tell everyone who’s thinking of moving to f...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Frequently asked questions

A Ripple Winter 2022 article ]In our new series of Frequently asked Questions, we hope to answer some of the questions you might have about Oasis Lif...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

A wonderful lifestyle at Clara Anna Fontein

A Ripple Winter 2022 article Set against the foothills of Durbanville’s hills, the secure lifestyle estate of Clara Anna Fontein has matured to 300 h...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life locations coming soon

A Ripple Autumn 2022 article   Oasis Life Constantia Living on the edge of Constantia’s Wine Route, with a variety of shopping destinations an...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Living with Dementia

  A Ripple Winter 2022 article For many, dementia has become buzz word which fills them with fear and uncertainty. We are told that the number ...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Clara Anna Fontein: the final countdown

A Ripple Autumn 2022 article With just over a hundred residents and handovers of houses currently in progress, the luxury retirement estate within Cl...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Divorce after 50. What now?

  A Ripple Autumn 2022 article   Grey divorce is on the rise. What is it and what do you do when it happens? We’re hearing it more often...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

What happens to my pension fund when I retire?

A Ripple Autumn 2022 article   We look at options available to you on retiring from your employer. As a soon-to-be pensioner, it can be diffic...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

We look at Healthcare Security

A Ripple Autumn 2022 article In our new series, we will look at each of the four Oasis Life Security pillars, namely Healthcare Security, Financial S...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Ripple Book Club | Autumn Reads

  A RIPPLE AUTUMN 2022 ARTICLE   As the weather outside becomes a little nippy, it’s time to light the fireplace, get nice and cosy with ...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Let’s look at eye care

  A Ripple Autumn 2022 article Many eye diseases have no early symptoms. They may develop painlessly, and you may not notice the changes to you...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Burgundy Estate’s phase two is under construction

A Ripple Autumn 2022 article Launched at the end of October, the second phase of the secure retirement estate in Burgundy Estate is under constructio...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Burgundy Estate commences with second phase

With all the 24 houses in the first phase sold, as well as eight of the 15 houses in phase two, construction has begun again at Oasis Life Burgundy Es...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Be a culture vulture

Visit our choice of Cape Town’s top art destinations “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ― Pablo Picasso   This D...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

It’s always festive at Oasis Life

It’s been a great year at Oasis Life with new residents joining our community throughout the year in Clara Anna Fontein and the first residents moving...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

RIPPLE BOOK CLUB | SUMMER READS

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

RIPPLE BOOK CLUB | SPRING READS

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

HEALTH CORNER | LET’S GET FLEXIBLE

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

BURGUNDY ESTATE LAUNCHES PHASE TWO

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

CLARA ANNA FONTEIN’S PHASE ONE SELLS OUT

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

MONEY TALK | POST-RETIREMENT STRATEGY

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

BLUE ZONES

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

LIFE RIGHTS, YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

How to deal with major life changes

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

The art of de-cluttering

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Who’s old? Is 75 the new 65?

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Ripple Book Club

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Riana’s Corner – Let’s talk about diabetes

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein is hot property

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Burgundy Estate opens its doors

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Tax advantages of formal retirement savings

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Consider those you leave behind: Let’s talk about your will

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Riana’s Corner: Hypertension

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Clara Anna Fontein launches phase two

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Ripple Book Club

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

The sitting disease: why inactivity is dangerous for your health

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Burgundy Estate is almost ready

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Be stylish at any age

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Burgundy Estate under construction

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Ripple Book Club

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Our clubhouse is open! Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Riana’s Corner | Looking after your skin

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Burgundy Estate under construction

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Living at Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Frequently Asked Questions | Primary Healthcare

Oasis Life offers Primary Healthcare.  What Does this Mean? Our Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein Clubhouse includes a Healthcare Suite consisting of a re...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Meet Neil Barry

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Selfcare in the time of a pandemic

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

What’s Up at Oasis Life: Winter 2020

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein in Durbanville welcomes first retirement residents

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Ground broken on new Oasis Life Burgundy Estate development

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Living in a new-generation retirement estate: perception versus reality

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Travel the world – from your couch!

Travel the world - from your couch! Just because you’re at home does not mean that you can’t go anywhere. If you’ve always wanted to visit some of the...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Frequently Asked Questions | Let’s talk healthcare

Let’s Talk Healthcare    Does Oasis Life have frail care facilities? Oasis Life estates do not have frail care facilities, but all Oasis Life r...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Meet Allen Usher

You might have seen Allen’s contact details on an Oasis Life advertisement or social media post.  But who is Allen?  Allen Usher entered the property...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

On the Edge of City Living | Burgundy Estate

Your Retirement at Burgundy Estate With the suburbs of Cape Town to the south, the beaches of Milnerton and Blouberg to the west, and the winelands of...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

We Have a New Retirement Show House at Clara Anna Fontein!

Following the run-away success of the release of our first three show houses, we are very proud to announce that our new retirement one-bedroom showho...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Contemporary Designed Age-Tailored Retirement Homes

Without compromising on style and contemporary architecture, we carefully design our Oasis Life homes to ensure that every lay-out is practical and sm...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Healthy Eating as You Age

Why it’s Important to Look After Your Diet   Kim Tempest is a Functional Nutritional Therapist and practice from home in Kirstenbosch-Bishopscou...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

What’s Up at Oasis Life? Autum 2020

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Burgundy Estate – We Have Lift Off

We successfully launched our third Oasis Life retirement development on 21 November at Burgundy Estate in Milnerton. It was great to meet several visi...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Show Houses at Clara Anna Fontein

Clara Anna Fontein Successfully Launches Three Furnished Show Houses Located on the picturesque hills of Durbanville, Clara Anna Fontein - a farm stee...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Hospitality with a Smile

Meet the Hoteliers Behind the Hospitality Lifestyle at Oasis Life At Oasis Life, we’re promising a resort-like lifestyle with hospitality from the top...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

An Unforgettable Holiday – 5 Luxury African Destinations to Add to Your Bucket List

Asante Travel designs tailor-made experiences that submerge you in the beauty, magnificence and happiness of Africa and offer authentic, luxurious and...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

What’s Up at Oasis Life?

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Burgundy Estate

Introducing our retirement homes at Burgundy Estate, Oasis Life, is set in the successful Burgundy Estate. With the suburbs of Cape Town to the south,...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Clara Anna Fontein Show Houses

Show houses loading… The views are to die for and the calm, beautiful country setting is comparable to none. Less than 5km away from all modern amenit...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Fountain of Youth Hacks: Proving That Age is Just a Number

From the start, the Baby Boomer generation born between 1946 and 1964 embraced an anti-establishment attitude. Boomers came of age between two major w...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

You Have a Friend in Technology

It’s no longer novel to enjoy the company of your friends on Facebook or appreciate the ease of Instagram – after all, it was a baby boomer, Tim Berne...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

What’s up at Oasis Life?

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

What’s up at Oasis Life?

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Our Four Security Pillars

Oasis Life offers you peace of mind in four main areas, ensuring that all your requirements are taken care of. We want you to love your retirement and...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Fitness Myths Debunked

Conrad van der Merwe Biokineticist specialising in fitness for mature bodies. Conrad hails from Kimberley and qualified as biokineticist at the Univer...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Show Houses Loading

Set on the rolling hills of Durbanville, our three Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein show houses are taking shape, as well as our clubhouse. We are busy c...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Next Generation Retirement

What is next generation retirement?  For decades 65 was the typical retirement age. Starting in their early fifties, but certainly by age 70, people w...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Welcome to Ripple

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By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Estate Living in Durbanville

The first thing that strikes you about Clara Anna Fontein is the vast open space. Panoramic views of cascading hills as far as the eye can see, with t...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Life & Legacy Planning

Providing an Optimal Investment Strategy into Retirement A legacy means different things to different people. To some of us, it is leaving your childr...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

What’s New: An Update on Oasis Life

Oasis Life Burgundy Estate Located in an 80-hectare lifestyle development bordering the De Grendel wine estate, Oasis Life Burgundy Estate will combin...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Community Spirit at Oasis Life Retirement Resorts

We also spoke with Annemarie Le Roux to learn about her Oasis Life retirement at Burgundy Estate. Here’s what Annemarie had to say: “Since joining ...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021
Ripple Magazine

Living at Oasis Life Burgundy Estate

Ripple spoke to Oasis Life resident, Jane Schwerin, to get the scoop on retirement life at Burgundy Estate. Here’s what Jane had to say: “What init...

By oasis-life
12 Apr 2021