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10 Tips to Get Heart Smart

By Dr. Paul Palmer, a plant-based nutrition consultant Have a change of heart this Heart Awareness Month and make small but significant adjustments for a healthy and happy life. Remember when doctors prescribed “healthy” cigarettes and smoking as a something that was “good for you”? Luckily, much has changed over the last few decades. Preventative care is fast becoming an ...

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Indoor Training To Become A Better Outdoor Athlete

If you’re preparing to run your socks off in the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon in September, or in any other long distance event, biokineticist Richard Woolrich advises that the road is not the only place where you should be training. Woolrich, who is also an award-winning personal trainer at Virgin Active, has five key reasons to use your health club ...

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Remain Disciplined During Training

Former Sharks, Stormers and Ajax Cape Town Mental Performance Coach, Tom Dawson-Squibb, offers advice on how to remain disciplined during training. Follow Squibb’s top 4 tips  to ensure you’re ready to chase your goals and perform at your finest. 1. Define it The crucial thing to remember when it comes to discipline is that it is very subjective and therefore, it is ...

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The Neon Run

Date: 2 September 2017 Get ready, set, glow! Jozi runners and party animals, it’s almost time to light up the night with the incredible lights and sounds of the Neon Run Johannesburg. The 5km course, which you can run, walk, skate or cycle, is lavishly lit with spectacular light activations. Participants are also rewarded at the finish line with show-stopping ...

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HFPA EMS Licence Trainer Courses

Leading educational institution for the Southern African fitness industry, HFPA will be presenting their EMS Licence Trainer Course on 19-20 August 2017 in Bedfordview and on 2-3 September at their Cape Town Campus. EMS training is a time-saving, highly effective training method which trains 90% of the skeletal musculature, including the deep lying layers, all at the same time. A ...

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‘Beat Bolt’ at the FNB Joburg 10K CityRun

Beat Bolt

The second annual FNB Joburg 10K CityRun will boast an exciting #ForeverFaster PUMA ‘Beat Bolt’ on-route competition that is guaranteed to yield impressive 100m sprint times on Sunday, 24 September 2017. Following the sprint legend’s final competitive race at the IAAF Athletics World Champs, the ‘Beat Bolt’ activation allows for city runners to experience the 100m dash as Bolt would ...

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EMS Group Training: A Dangerous Development With High Consumer Risk

Group Training

Group training is becoming increasingly popular as a fitness programme. In groups of varying size and under supervision of a single instructor, the athletes approach their limits or the given training goal. Many activities are now offered in this manner today. The most popular courses are aerobic, aquaFit, yoga, Pilates or cycling, but more intensive training programs like Bodypump or ...

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Ucook Launches ‘Health Nut’

uCook

Local dinner kit delivery service, Ucook has, over the last three years, analysed the demographics of their customer base to nail down how and what people want to eat. The resulting categories introduced on the website now include Health Nut and Easy Peasy. Unlike traditional categories which commonly form part of the international dinner kit circuit, UCook’s new categories are ...

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Give Joints The Attention They Deserve

joints

World Bone and Joint week takes place from 12 to 20 October 2017, offering the opportunity to give your joints the attention they deserve. Joints are the connections between the bones that allow you to bend, walk and sit. Therefore making sure that your joints are kept in tip-top shape should be a priority. “Joints should be tendered to as ...

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Get Rolling!

foam rolling

Who wouldn’t want a personal masseuse on hand to give your thighs a rub down? Well, foam rolling may be the solution. Foam rolling is fast becoming an essential part of many gym goers’ warm-downs and recovery routines, and for good reason. The foam cylinder is used to self-massage pressure points to relieve muscle tension and pain. The long-term benefits ...

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