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Fight Disease, Live Longer With A Polyphenol-Rich Diet

Powerful plant-based compounds called polyphenols may protect against heart diseases, diabetes, cancers and help prolong life, according to extensive research. Polyphenols are found in green tea, fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, herbs, olive oil, omega 3 fats, dark chocolate and turmeric and are believed to be behind the incredible success of the Mediterranean diet, shown to promote longevity, good health and ...

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66% Of South Africans Struggle To Balance Work & Exercise

Research commissioned by bag and computer accessory manufacturer Targus South Africa announced reveals that two thirds (65%) of South Africans find it hard to fit in exercise around their working lives. The survey, conducted by OnePoll and carried out in seven countries across the Europe (EMEA) region, uncovered the key factors restricting people from living more active lifestyles, with respondents ...

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Non-Negotiable Water Paddling Gear

Dawid Mocke

Four-time World Surfski Champion Dawid Mocke explains that when paddling on the open water one is exposed to uncontrollable conditions. “It is therefore vital that you have gear that is comfortable, allows freedom of movement and is, most importantly, safe,” states Mocke. Below are a few tips from the founder of Mocke Paddling, to ensure you have a comfortable and ...

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Jozi Trails To Improve Popular Urban Green Belt

Jozi Trails is a not-for-profit company that will manage the development and maintenance of recreational trails along the Braamfontein Spruit. It was launched in March 2018. The pilot project will cover Delta Park, Emmarentia and all the trails connecting these areas. In time it will expand to cover some 37 kilometers from Albert’s Farm to the NI in Fourways. Plans ...

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Performance Purist Opens Its Doors

Performance Purist, a new gym in Bryanston focused on strength and conditioning, opened its doors to the public on 5 February 2018. It offers its members an atmosphere of proficiency and high quality coaching and training. “We are excited to bring this platform of elite level coaching to the heart of Bryanston and surrounding Jozi,” says Joshua Capazorio, head coach ...

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Optimise Your Ultra-Marathon Nutrition Strategy

Tips and products supplied by PriceCheck Thousands of runners are gearing up to take on the iconic Old Mutual Two Oceans 56km ultra marathon. A key element to competing in and completing an utra marathon, apart from the training, of course, is your race-day nutritional strategy. Food is, after all, the fuel that’ll power your body over the finish line. ...

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4 Family-Friendly Water Activities

The Easter holiday period is a popular time for families to head to the coast for some fun and relaxation. Four-time Surfski World Champion and founder of Mocke Paddling, Dawid Mocke shares his 4 favourite family-friendly water-based activities that everyone can enjoy together. “When I’m with the family we often spend time in (and on) the water. It’s one of ...

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Deadlift Like a Boss with Joshua Capazorio

Joshua Capazorio, head coach and co-owner at Performance Purist, a new gym in Bryanston focused on strength and conditioning, shares his expert tips on perfecting the deadlift – arguably the quintessential measure of strength in the gym. It’s also an exercise that develops your body’s major movers. “While many gym goers have attempted a deadlift, they maybe don’t feel as ...

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Debunking Flu And Flu Vaccine Myths

Winter is on its way and with it come the inevitable and dreaded bouts of flu, which means we’re also likely to encounter the many misconceptions surrounding influenza – commonly referred to as “flu” – and the flu vaccine. These are a few of the myths that have been discredited: Myth #1: Flu is not that serious Fact: Flu is ...

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A Quicker Way to Gain Muscle?

By Bertus Albertse, managing director at Body20 Most men have at some point in their lives looked in the mirror and thought to themselves, “I need to gain more muscle”. Although their reaction may have been instant, it’s likely that they were not as quick to take the required action. In fact, their inaction is, to a large extent, quite ...

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