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Benefits of Working Out Over Lunch

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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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Sugar More Dangerous Than Gunpowder

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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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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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Almost Half of SA Women Obese – Study

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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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Is ADHD Causing Your Low Self-Esteem?

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Your desk’s a mess, you missed your son’s soccer match, you’ve forgotten everything on your to-do list – or you don’t have one. Being forgetful, distracted and feeling like you can’t manage all of life’s many responsibilities can knock your self-esteem, but did you ever stop to think it might be ADHD? About four million women in the world have ...

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6 Steps To Boost Your Health

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According to the most recent South African Demographic and Health Survey, almost 70% of South African women are either overweight or obese, as are 13% of our children – more than double the global average of 5%. While heart disease and diabetes are directly linked to being overweight or obese, there is also evidence that a causal link exists between ...

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How To Remain Disciplined During Training

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Insights from Mental Performance Coach, Tom Dawson-Squibb Powerade’s ‘Power to Beat Your Best’ aims to provide athletes with the tools to achieve a personal best time and will be working with a number of South Africa’s foremost running, cycling and training experts to challenge athletes to beat their best in 2017. Former Sharks, Stormers and Ajax Cape Town Mental Performance ...

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Fat But Fit Lowers CVD Risks

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South Africa has the third highest incidence of heart disease in the world. In fact, every 10 minutes, a South African has a heart attack and a fatal heart attack occurs every 45 minutes. Andrew Heilbrunn, from the Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology’s Biokinetic Centre in Johannesburg, says inactivity and low physical fitness contribute substantially to increasing rates of heart ...

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Supplements That Boost Immunity

There's nothing more frustrating than having to take time away from gym to recover from colds and flu during winter. This is how you can boost your immune system to ensure you keep working toward those goals.

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Get Fit To Survive Winter Wake Ups

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Winter is most definitely here! Those icy mornings can make it difficult to wake up as leaving the warm, comfy confines of your duvet and blanket to face the chilly reality outside is far from pleasant. And if that alarm clock goes off when it’s still dark to get in that early morning sweat session, waking up can often seem ...

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