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When Your Back Goes Out More Than You Do

Back pain is a common problem – 80% of people will experience an episode at some point in their lives. It is associated with many factors that vary from person to person, but can be caused by an injury, a disc or joint problem, an irritated nerve root, or poor posture. The pain might be acute or chronic, but living ...

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Regular Pelvic Checks Vital to Detect Cancer — Urologist

Early diagnosis of pelvic cancer is vital for successful treatment and women should have regular check-ups to help detect the disease at its onset, The Urology Hospital, Pretoria advises. Pelvic cancer refers to various cancers in the pelvic area, including cancer of the bladder, anus, rectum and cancer of the skin and soft tissue. For women, pelvic cancer also includes ...

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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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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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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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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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Benefits of Working Out Over Lunch

When you weigh up the pros and cons, getting your workout done during your lunch break actually makes more sense than exercising before or after work. Don’t agree? Read on to find out why it’s a practical option you can tailor to suit your schedule. It’s more time effective According to Ivana Buchanan, group training specialist at Zone Fitness, time ...

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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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