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Our Editor’s Ultimate Healthy & Fit Vacation Guide!

The last few months of the year are often frantic as we try to drop those last few kilos we picked up during winter, just to look great in our bikinis on the beach during our December vacation. While this is a great motivator after hibernating during the colder months, it shouldn’t be something you do just to look great ...

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Get Beach-Ready Glutes [VIDEO]

This time of year we cannot wait to get into a pair of shorts and into that tiny bikini, or can we? Do you feel like your glutes could be a little plumper? Or maybe you feel like you have a little more cellulite than what you’re comfortable with? Exercising your glutes will not only make them look and feel ...

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Debunking Fitness Trends: Fit Facts on What Works Best

Whether you’re 10-K-a-day fitness fundi or more of a novice, understanding the latest health and fitness trends can get confusing. How on earth do you know which type of workout is right for you, or whether you’re doing it right for that matter?  TomTom shares insight into some of the latest fitness trends to help you understand a little more ...

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Just Two Sugary Drinks A Week Is Hazardous

Research shows that just two sugar-sweetened beverages a week may increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, while drinking one a day may raise blood pressure. A Stellenbosch University review of 36 studies found that the consumption of sweetened drinks is steadily rising worldwide, impacting directly on metabolic syndrome — a cluster of risk factors which contribute to heart disease ...

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No Downsides To Exercising Upside Down

Suspension Yoga is a combination of yoga, Pilates and gymnastics that can deliver major benefits for your back and core. The novel exercise programme is all done in a hammock with plenty of inversions which are moves done completely upside down. Now at Virgin Active Virgin Active’s Master Suspension Yoga Trainer, Geraldine Anderson, describes it as “a great fun way ...

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Quick Leg Toner Workout in Time for Summer!

Now that holidays are near, there seem to be so many loose ends to tie! You may be feeling like you want to get in those highly effective, long workouts as your beach holiday approaches. There is no need to stress! Just fit in a short, effective workout that will leave you feeling tight and toned in no time! As ...

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The Ladder Drill Workout

Crank up your gym-based cardio with the speed agility ladder.  While it is mainly used to condition athletes, the inclusion of this training tool can put a fresh spin on a stale cardio routine and, who knows, it may even unlock your inner elite athlete! Workout Guidelines: Perform ladder drills at the beginning of your workout when you are fresh. ...

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Put Your Legs to the Test

If you are feeling like your workouts have been slacking lately, then you need this mix-up! Mixing plyometric moves with your basic leg workout can create the shift you have been looking for. Your muscles eccentrically contract and immediately lengthen with this powerful movement and this facilitates weight loss as well as defines your muscles further. With power (the explosive ...

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Fitbit Ionic officially launched in South Africa

Core Group announced the launch of Fitbit’s first smartwatch in South Africa. Fitbit Ionic™, the world’s first truly cross-platform high-end smartwatch, with industry-leading battery life, is available immediately at retailers nationwide at a Recommended Retail Price of R5499. Whereas other smartwatches typically excel on one of the three leading mobile operating systems, Fitbit Ionic was conceived to work seamlessly across ...

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