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Less than 4 Weeks to the launch edition of FIBO Business Summit Africa

Global fitness trade show FIBO that takes place in Cologne, Germany on an annual basis is busy widening its presence worldwide. With Africa on the cards, there will be a launch edition this year in the form of a FIBO Business Summit Africa on the 7 – 8 November 2017 at Emperors Palace, Ekurhuleni. There are two elements to the ...

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Digestive Health Dominating Vitamin and Dietary Supplements Market

The rise of obesity and fast-food consumption drives demand for probiotics.  The South African fast-food industry is valued at over R300 billion, according to South Africa-based market-research company Insight Survey. So it’s hardly surprising that South Africa has the highest overweight and obesity rate in sub-Saharan Africa, with up to 70% of women and a third of men battling with ...

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5 Last Minute Summer Toning Tips

Daydreaming about your beach debut? Are you visualising toned limbs or wobbly bits? If you’re terrified that it’s going to be the latter, not to worry as there’s still time to get that summer body ready! Ceri Hannan, National Product Development Manager at Virgin Active South Africa, believes that “a focused exercise and healthy eating plan” is all that’s required ...

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Stressed Out? Your Diet Could Help

We’re speeding towards the end of the year, but between now and the summer holidays lies a pile of deadlines and an ever-expanding to-do list. Most of us bite off more than we can chew these days and stress management is a crucial part of a healthy life. We know that sleep and regular exercise do wonders to reduce anxiety ...

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What Not to Wear to Yoga Class

What you wear to yoga is as important as the workout itself. Far too many mishaps happen because of badly assembled yoga outfits. The simplest advice is to make sure it fits tightly. Bev Slauck is the resident yoga expert at Commander HQ, an online active wear store that also stocks the trendy Ali August printed leggings. In her own ...

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Research Shows High Heels Causing Deformity, Injury

New research has shown a clear link between high heels, foot deformity, osteoarthritis and other injuries. A comprehensive review of a host of studies on the health effects of high heels, published in the journal BMC Public Health, found that while high heels “bring psychosexual benefits to women, they are detrimental to their health.” Clear evidence “The…review provides clear evidence ...

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Bodyweight Training to Improve your Fitness

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The value of bodyweight exercise – using your own body as resistance instead of machines or equipment – is often underestimated. But Virgin Active’s National Product Development Manager, Ceri Hannan, says that bodyweight exercise has stood the test of time as an effective stand-alone workout or as an integral part of health club classes. Ceri highlights the key benefits of working ...

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6 Reasons to Train for Strength

By Samantha Clayton, Senior Director, Sports Performance & Fitness for Herbalife Working on muscular strength and endurance can help you to achieve many goals related to health, fitness and weight loss. Whether you’re trying to lose weight, gain muscle or maintain your current body composition, strength training can help you achieve your goals, while also improving the way you feel. ...

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Fedhealth MTB Challenge Sanctioned by CSA

Currently in its 3rd year, the organisers of the Fedhealth MTB Challenge announced that the 2017 event will be sanctioned by Cycling SA (CSA). “Not only will the Fedhealth MTB Challenge boast with a new venue in 2017, but mountain bikers will now also be able to compete for Regional Colours,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports. “Entrants are ...

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Warrior Race Heading Back to Pretoria

Date: 16-17 September 2017 A brand new venue will play host to the 6th Toyota Warrior powered by Reebok race of the year.
 Tierpoort Adventure Farm, less than 30 minutes from Pretoria, is a fairly new venue that has hosted some running and cycling events in the past, and is an ideal location for the next Warrior race. Click here ...

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