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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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Stay Ahead of the Pack

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When preparing for a marathon, your nutrition plan is as important as your training programme. An optimal nutrition plan will address energy requirements, replenishment needs and muscle recovery. Vital Health Foods, the nutrition sponsor for the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, plays an indispensable role in helping runners with sound nutritional advice. Andrea du Plessis, nutrition expert for Vital Health Foods ...

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Breedenet Cape Duo Challenge Launched

When the world’s first multi-discipline, multi-stage cycling event takes place in the Western Cape in October, it will put to rest an age-old question of who is better on the bike: roadies or mountain bikers? With South Africa’s fast-growing cycling industry ripe for innovation, the Cape Duo Challenge has a refreshing approach: a four-day, multi-discipline cycling event that will be ...

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Skip Warm-ups, Cool-downs At Your Own Risk

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With our busy lifestyles, it is easy to rush through our exercise routine. If you only have 30 minutes or an hour in the gym, it might seem more efficient to skip the warm-up and cool-down, and head straight into the hard-core workout. While these pre- and post-workout sessions don’t always feel like ‘real’ exercise, they benefit long-term fitness and ...

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Mentally Prepare For Race Day

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Mental performance coach, Tom Dawson-Squibb, shares his views on the importance of mental strength as well as some tips on how to mentally prepare for a big race. Most people would agree that being able to get the best out of yourself requires your mind to help you out during training and on the day of the big race. Unmanaged ...

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Vida League Entries Open

Vida League

Entries have opened for the new Vida League, a new league series that will follow a “category racing” format for serious cyclists and will be contested over five road races, a criterium, a hill climb and a time trial. The league starts in Cape Town in August. Off the bike, league riders will be treated to some great specials from ...

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Cycle Safe

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Tips to stay safe, both on and off the road For cyclists, few things come close to the sensation of cool early morning air, the world waking up, the sound of a bike’s wheels over gravel or tar. An evening ride holds its own little pleasures. But, as any rider will attest, road riding poses hazards at any time of ...

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Bestmed Jock Classic

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Date: 15 July 2017 The 2017 edition of the Bestmed Jock Cycle Classique Presented by Rudy Project, which is an official premier seeding event for the Cape Town Cycle Tour, takes place on 15 July 2017 on the traditional route between Nelspruit, White River and Sabie. The stages for the 2017 event include Stage 1: Nelspruit – White River: 42km ...

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MiWayLife Launches Insurance Policy for Athletes

MiWayLife

The business of sports in South Africa continues to thrive, with growing numbers of ‘weekend warriors’ and professional athletes investing time and money into disciplines such as running, road cycling and mountain biking. Insurer MiWayLife estimated that South Africa has around 200,000 cyclists, 750,000 runners and 15,000 triathletes – and it has developed a bespoke solution catering to needs of ...

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Torpedo SwimRun

Torpedo Swimrun

Date: 19 November 2017 Torpedo SwimRun is a two person team race where teams swim and run together from start to finish across Cape Town’s most iconic beaches and bays. World-famous sites like Llandudno, Oudekraal, Camps Bay and Clifton form part of the 16km route. There are 6 swim segments(totalling 3km) and 6 run segments(totalling 13km). Wetsuits and running shoes are kept on for the duration of the ...

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