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Nike Celebrates Visionary Women

NikeWomen Visionairs Group

Nike is celebrating a group of visionary women in its Air VaporMax campaign, who are reshaping sports and fusing it with culture. Inspired by Nike’s latest innovation, the Air VaporMax running shoe, which places your foot directly on Nike Air technology, the ‘Visionairs’ are inspiring a community to peel away the layers of challenges, including personal ones, that limit women ...

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Sugar More Dangerous Than Gunpowder

diabetes

The estimated mortality from diabetes was 5 million people in 2015, according to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). This far exceeds the estimated deaths from war and violence. “Yuval Noah Harari could not have been more accurate in his book Homo Deus when he said that sugar is more dangerous than gunpowder,” says Dr Larry Distiller, specialist Physician/Endocrinologist and Principal ...

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Tshwane Classic Secures Road Closure

Tshwane Classic

In a major coup for the event, Tshwane Municipality have given the green light for total road closure for the Tshwane Classic cycle event later this year. South Africa’s capital will join the country’s other major centres in presenting a signature mass participation event, which will take cyclists past a number of historical landmarks on November 5. This, of course, ...

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Mentally Prepare For Race Day

metally prepare

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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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

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

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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Toyota Warrior Heading to KZN

Toyota Warrior

Set against a backdrop of pristine beaches, unspoiled forest, rivers and estuaries, the Blythedale Coastal Estate is the perfect setting for an adventure, on 19-20 August 2017. True to form, the Toyota Warrior powered by Reebok keeps evolving and getting bigger and better! This will be the first time that the event will take to the beach for a weekend ...

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Almost Half of SA Women Obese – Study

obesity

South African women have the highest obesity rate (42%) in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a recent study. The study, by the University of Washington, USA, the most comprehensive research on global obesity to date, found that just over 30% of the world’s adult population are either obese or overweight, leading to widespread health problems and millions of premature deaths. “Globally, ...

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Winter Lentil Stew Recipe

A hearty lentil stew is perfect for these cold winter days and nights. This delicious lentil dish is quick and easy to make, it’s low in fat, vegan friendly and gluten free. Lentils are high in protein and are packed with both soluble and insoluble fibre. Foods high in soluble fibre help stabilise blood sugar and reduce cholesterol. Foods high ...

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