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Stay on Top of Mental and Physical Self-Care

The new year is an excellent time to start afresh. But, while the calendar may have re-set, your mental wellbeing doesn’t always snap into place just because you’d like it to. Like physical health, your mental health requires constant and deliberate self-care. And this starts with understanding just how vital self-care really is. The brain-body connection We may talk about ...

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Unplanned Pregnancies Pose Health Risks – Research

At least three quarters of South African pregnancies are unplanned, contributing significantly to high risks during early pregnancy, according to research. The Foundation of Alcohol Research found in a study that 78 percent of SA pregnancies are unplanned, leading to many mothers drinking well into their first or second trimester and posing significant health risks. And, although South African statistics ...

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5 Steps to Stay Motivated

Many people struggle with applying willpower or having self-control. A growing body of research shows that resisting repeated temptation takes a mental toll, with some experts linking willpower to a muscle that gets fatigued from overuse. Should we then just make peace with the fact that it’s difficult to maintain self-control and give up before we’ve started? Of course not! ...

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A Step-By-Step Safety Guide To Outdoor Training

Thousands of people across the country are taking advantage of our warmer months to train outdoors. This includes getting ready for that next Park Run, to getting into gear for the Cape Town Cycle Tour, Old Mutual Two Oceans or the Comrades marathons. “Staying safe while exercising outdoors is easy; just follow this step-by-step guide,” says Fidelity ADT’s Peter Kruger, ...

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Fast-Track Your Fitness Results with a Balanced Exercise Plan

Get better and faster results by customizing your workouts – discover what’s missing from your current routine.  Taking a balanced approach, in my opinion, is the best approach to living a healthy, active lifestyle. Training in a balanced and structured way will help you to more accurately progress your workouts, may help you to avoid unnecessary injuries, and following a ...

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The Rise of the Online Self-Care Guru

Deepak Chopra, Tony Robbins, Stephen Covey. These are some of the internationally acclaimed experts people have turned to for many years for guidance on how to be their best selves. They remain relevant today. But with the influence of the Internet, we’re also seeing the rise of physical, emotional, health, and fitness ‘experts’. Partner this with a booming global self-care ...

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This Week in Fitness – 9 February

Everything you need to know about the local fitness scene. What’s happening right up to what’s new and what’s hot (and what’s not!)  Join me every week as I give you the industry wrap up, news and reviews of events and new products.  Two is better than one. PUMA Speed 600 IGNITE 3 Hit Stores With The Gift of Netfit Two new ...

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How to Recommit to your Resolutions

At the start of a new year, we’re excited to get to work on our New Year’s resolutions. We feel rested, clear-minded and motivated to put in 100% effort to reach the goals we set out for ourselves. It’s all sunshine and rainbows until reality kicks in, and we get back to work. Suddenly, it’s much harder to be dedicated ...

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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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Our Top Health and Fitness Trends for 2018

The health and fitness industry has grown substantially with people’s needs to follow healthier, more active lifestyles. And with this increase in interest, trends within the health and fitness industries are ever-changing and growing. In 2018, we predict a dynamic shift in people’s health interests; changing from merely following diets, trying to lose weight and hitting the gym a few ...

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