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EMS Training Caters To People Of All Ages

EMS elderly training

The view that the quest for fitness is best left to the young is, sadly, one held by many of those who have passed what they perceive to be their prime.

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Get Smart With Fitness Tech

fitness tech

More and more South African gym goers are using smart technology to track and boost their fitness regimes.

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Jones Notches Up Another Win

Over 13,000 runners lined up at the start of the the 2017 FNB Cape Town 12 OneRun, at Woodbridge Island in Milnerton, Cape Town, in near perfect weather conditions for, on Sunday 21 May. Tish Jones was the surprise winner in the women’s race. She took control of the race within the first 3km and never looked back. Jones crossed ...

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Gear review: adidas PureBOOST DPR

Adidas’ latest addition to the PureBOOST range is the DPR, which drops today (18th May 2017). By Pedro van Gaalen, Managing Editor I was lucky enough to receive a pair last week to test out, and have been living with them – running and daily wear – for the last few days. Billed as a shoe for “urban running”, the ...

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Chew On This: Your Thoughts, Behaviours Get You To A Healthier Body Weight

Chew on this

Food. Water. Sleep. Breathing. Movement. Our most basic needs. That hasn’t changed since the first people wandered the plains. By Candice Smith, Head of Vitality’s Nutrition Strategy What has significantly changed, though, is the world around us. We quench thirst with sugar-laden drinks while sitting at desks in modern skyscrapers, before snaking through traffic in fast cars, all of which ...

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Trans-Karoo MTB Entries Open

Over the last 4 years the Trans-Karoo MTB has built a solid reputation for a ‘bucket list’ event. It’s a tough one-day endurance mountain biking challenge that tests both physical and mental fitness. When: 2 September 2017 To pedal 247km off-road within 17 hours is not an easy task in anyone’s books. The Trans-Karoo MTB alternates annually between a ‘down’ (Sutherland ...

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4 Ways to Improve Your BMI

Your Body Mass Index (BMI) is a useful indicator of your health, and could even alert you and your medical practitioner to any serious illnesses or diseases before it’s too late. It’s important to keep track of your BMI on a regular basis. BMI is used to determine your ideal weight for your height, but fails to take your body’s ...

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Bestmed Paarl MTB Classic

Bestmed Paarl MTB

The third edition of the Bestmed Paarl MTB Classic presents an unequalled off-road experience. The route traverses the Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve and some of the beautiful wine farms and orchards below the mountain, as well as some wonderful single track at Rhebokskloof Wine Estate and the Taal Monument. The event, presented by the City of Drakenstein in conjunction with ...

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