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Celebrate National Women’s Day at the Totalsports Women’s Race

Women's Day

The Totalsports Women’s Race will see the coming together of thousands of runners and walkers in Cape Town and Johannesburg on National Women’s Day, on Wednesday, 9 August 2017 to ‘Run For Life’ in support of PinkDrive. The event aims to unite women across South Africa to celebrate life and provide a fun environment in which to celebrate, educate and ...

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Durbanites set to run for life at the Totalsports Women’s Race

pinkdrive

The streets of Durban will be teaming with runners wearing pink Nike t-shirts as they ‘run for life’ in support of PinkDrive at the annual Totalsports Women’s Race, taking place on Sunday, 16 July 2017. “The Totalsports Women’s Race is a fun and healthy way in which to get our message across that early detection saves lives,” says Janice Benecke, ...

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Adidas Release White Parley editions

Adidas x Parley

Adidas recently unveiled a new white Parley edition of its pinnacle running footwear models UltraBoost, UltraBoost X and UltraBoost Uncaged. The partnership between adidas and Parley sees adidas’ iconic performance-led designs re-modelled using Parley Ocean Plastic™. While the Parley collection released in May was inspired by the blue colour of the Oceans, the new colourway recalls the coral bleaching crisis ...

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Work Out The Work Stress

work stress

Senseless meetings, never-ending email threads, impossible deadlines, frustrating co-workers – all things in the workplace that build aggravation, cut productivity and drive up dissatisfaction levels. Working out – before, during or after work – can play a huge role in relieving this stress and improving concentration, mood, memory and creativity. Some studies <https://hbr.org/2014/10/regular-exercise-is-part-of-your-job> are even suggesting that working out is ...

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Strength Training Benefits for Women

bodytec

Electro Muscle Stimulation (EMS) training was introduced to South Africa in 2011 with the launch of Bodytec®, the original EMS studio in Cape Town, which now boasts 30 studios across the country. The training method sees users wear body suits attached to electrodes that send electric impulses through the body during a workout which activates up to 90% of your ...

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The benefits of heart-rate training

TomTom

TomTom shares helpful tips on the many benefits of heart-rate training, and how to use a heart-rate monitor for better performance and health results. For beginners and advanced runners (or anyone in a fitness rut, for that matter), heart-rate (HR) training is a highly effective way to improve overall performance and achieve fitness goals. As the name suggests, it involves ...

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The Benefits of Biofeedback

EEG Biofeedback (also known as Neurofeedback) is extensively and successfully applied to help people, among other things, achieve calm and focus, improve mood, mental state and productivity, and even relationships. This is according to occupational therapist and Bio/Neurofeedback practitioner Megan Hofhuis, who is also affiliated to Akeso clinic Kenilworth. “Biofeedback is the process of giving you information (feedback) about what ...

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Take a Pre-Emptive Strike Against Colds and Flu

Being sick is never fun, especially when you need to look after the rest of the family as well. A pre-emptive strike against colds and flu is therefore necessary for a less stressful flu season, and getting the whole family involved is a must. “When cold and flu season is around the corner we tend to stock up on everything ...

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Give Your Immune System A Vital Boost

immune

As healthcare becomes increasingly expensive, prevention is the way forward for many consumers. And, with winter around the corner, now is the time to make sure your body has the support it needs to combat winter ailments. The immune system involves a complex system of cells that are distributed throughout your body, explains Andrea du Plessis, nutritional expert at Vital ...

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Namaqua Quest 3 Day Trail Running Stage Race

Flower covered valleys, rugged mountains, ancient canyons carved by the hands of time and plains with grazing gemsbok, zebra and springbok. Come and experience the magical show of colour and beauty during the world’s most spectacular natural flower display, over 3 days of pure trail running in the heart of beautiful Namaqualand. Runners can look forward to route upgrades and ...

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