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YEI News – From the Editor’s desk – 28 November 2018

Posted By Marilynh / November 27, 2018 / 2 Comments

YEI News snippets include:
Announcing the winner of the Mango Airlines competition,
Croatia tour, research says walk faster,
a trip down Memory Lane and more….


Editors desk

Greetings YEI readers


References on listings 

Please may we request that should you use one of the listings in the YEI Directory, that you consider writing a reference in the comments section at the bottom of the listing,
or send a mail to YEI.
This is very useful for other YEI members, as well as the establishment themselves.

Click here to see an example. 




Winner:  Mango flights to any destination in South Africa

 You will recall that You’ve Earned It ran a fabulous Mango Airlines competition in October, the month in which we honour all special seniors including gramms, gramps, oupas, oumas, nanas, mkhulus, gogos, grannies and pawpaws!

We are delighted to announce that the winner of the Grand Spoil
for senior citizens and grandparents is:

Linda Wilson from Gauteng

WOW – Congratulations Linda!  What an absolutely fabulous prize you have won!

All thanks go to Mango Airlines
for affording YEI the opportunity to run this ticket give-away.

And to all of those of you who entered – thank you for your entry, and keep on entering the lovely competitions that YEI runs – we have many first-time winners!


Click here to see the current fabulous competitions on WIN with YEI

Click here to see all of the winners of YEI competitions

Winners names are also featured on the YEI Facebook page


Reader feedback

We love happy YEI members!   Here are some recent comments from YEI members: 

I just joined out if curiosity…but was pleasantly suprised when I won a prize out of the blue!!! I entered a competition & totally forgot about it, until one day a friendly voice (Marilyn) called me and told me I won a tickets to Barnyard!!
Thank you ‘You’ve Earned It’, you are amazing!!!
The tips & advice are also amazing, keep up the good work!!
Elbie Orffer

An awesome idea to put all the pensioners specials and offers in one place.
La’Chelle Luppnow

Love YEI and your FB page with all the news, specials and how to enjoy all the benefits.
Keep up the good work!
Thanks.  Sandy Knevitt


Croatia tour


If you have been thinking about a tour to Europe, then this could be the one. 
We invite you to take a look at this incredibly relaxing tour with FCT Senior Travel where one will experience Croatia at its best.


What’s On

Click here to browse through the What’s On guide.


Interesting snippets of information


Do you want to live longer? Walk faster – says new research


Speeding up your walking pace could extend your life, according to the research led by the University of Sydney. The researchers found that walking at an average pace was associated with a 20 percent risk reduction for all-cause mortality compared with walking at a slow pace. But they also found that walking at a brisk or fast pace was associated with a risk reduction of 24 percent. A similar result was found for risk of cardiovascular disease mortality, with a reduction of 24 percent walking at an average pace and 21 percent walking at a brisk or fast pace, compared to walking at a slow pace. The protective effects of walking pace were also found to be more pronounced in older age groups.

Average pace walkers aged 60 years or over experienced a 46 percent reduction in risk of death from cardiovascular causes, and fast pace walkers a 53 percent reduction.

The findings were published in a special issue of the British Journal of Sports Medicine (from the BMJ Journals group) dedicated to Walking and Health, edited by lead author Professor Emmanuel Stamatakis from the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre and School of Public Health.

“A fast pace is generally five to seven kilometres per hour, but it really depends on a walker’s fitness levels; an alternative indicator is to walk at a pace that makes you slightly out of breath or sweaty when sustained,” Professor Stamatakis explained.

In light of the findings, the research team is calling for walking pace to be emphasised in public health messages.

Professor Stamatakis said:  “Assuming our results reflect cause and effect, these analyses suggest that increasing walking pace may be a straightforward way for people to improve heart health and risk for premature mortality – providing a simple message for public health campaigns to promote.

“Especially in situations when walking more isn’t possible due to time pressures or a less walking-friendly environment, walking faster may be a good option to get the heart rate up – one that most people can easily incorporate into their lives.”

Click here to read more…


A trip down Memory Lane


Do you remember the Pig and Whistle?

Do share your precious memories of this legendary watering hole in Rondebosch.

Please leave your comments down below on this page …

We look forward to hearing from you all!!


 pig and whistle



Until next month…


Kind regards,
Marilyn and the YEI Team

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  • peter weitsz
    November 28, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    The Pig as it was affectionalety known in the seventies and no doubt before then was a regular watering hole for thirsty students. I have great memories of the venue which sadly no longer exsists along with many other pubs in the area..

    December 1, 2018 at 9:51 am

    It was a great pub for students and UCT staff. It was just down the road from my office at Burnage so use to visit it fairly regularly. Great atmosphere.

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