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How Water Assists with Weight Loss

For a long time, drinking water has been thought to help with weight loss. Many studies show that drinking more water may benefit weight loss and maintenance. Drinking Water Can Make You Burn More Calories Drinking water increases the amount of calories you burn, which is known as resting energy expenditure. A study published in the British medical journal in ...

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From Food to Fuel

food to fuel

By Megan Pentz-Kluyts RD (SA) We all know that exercise is good for so many reasons – it makes us feel good, it provides an outlet for stress, it enables us to form friendships and socialise with others, we can set and achieve goals, get stronger, lose weight, reduce disease risk. Hooked yet? A balanced diet is a cornerstone of ...

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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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The Best Exercises for Blasting Calories

It’s time to declare war on the excess calories that are holding you back from a lean, toned physique! The question is, which exercise kills off calories fast? Remember, not all exercises are created equal, as running on the treadmill for 30 minutes at a pace of 6 min/km will burn more calories than cycling on the stationery bike at ...

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Can I Target my Hips, Thighs and Stomach to Lose Fat?

Can I target my hips, thighs and stomach to lose fat?

No! Spot reduction doesn’t work. And here’s why: Fat stores are broken down from all areas of the body to supply energy. What you can do is target specific areas that you want to define or tone up and strengthen. And certainly, this is helpful in creating a shapely body, after you’ve lost fat. Here’s how to get lean, the ...

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Finding the Balance

Finding balance

We know that we need to be active to be healthier and fitter. Obsession with actual fat loss rates, and not the end goal, can lead to exercise obsession. You've heard the saying “everything in moderation”. While this is open to criticism, one cannot help but see the merits in the logic.

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Cheat Meals. Are They Worth It?

Cheat meals. Are they worth it?

You cannot out-train a jam doughnut. That may sound like a silly saying that triggers a smile, but there is no greater truism when it comes to our nutrition. Is a toned midsection really built in the kitchen or are you what you eat.

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