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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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Combat Cervical Cancer with these Super Foods

If detected early, cervical cancer can be cured. However, early-stage cervical cancer may not show any signs or symptoms. Symptoms will only start developing when the cancer can be diagnosed by doing a pap smear or any other procedure that is used to sample the cervix. In most cases, cervical cancer is caused by the HPV infection (human papillomavirus infection) ...

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Regular Pelvic Checks Vital to Detect Cancer — Urologist

Early diagnosis of pelvic cancer is vital for successful treatment and women should have regular check-ups to help detect the disease at its onset, The Urology Hospital, Pretoria advises. Pelvic cancer refers to various cancers in the pelvic area, including cancer of the bladder, anus, rectum and cancer of the skin and soft tissue. For women, pelvic cancer also includes ...

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Bootcamp for One

This is a workout that can be done at gym or at home. I love to throw together a few exercises and time myself, or count reps for 5-6 rounds. Here’s just one example of how I do just that… Don’t overthink things, just challenge yourself as best you can. Before my bootcamp ladies arrive, I love to perform a ...

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Take Your First Steps To Sustainable Healthy Eating

We all know how hard it is to avoid cupcakes at the office. We also know that polishing off a slab of chocolate after dinner isn’t ideal, and that building a good eating habit doesn’t happen overnight! Registered Dietician at Virgin Active South Africa, Sandi van Zyl, says that making a long‐lasting and positive behavioural change with food requires the ...

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10 Tips to Get Heart Smart

By Dr. Paul Palmer, a plant-based nutrition consultant Have a change of heart this Heart Awareness Month and make small but significant adjustments for a healthy and happy life. Remember when doctors prescribed “healthy” cigarettes and smoking as a something that was “good for you”? Luckily, much has changed over the last few decades. Preventative care is fast becoming an ...

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Your Nutrition

A pre- and post-workout supplement may not always be an option, in which case it’s important to know what to eat to deliver the same benefits. We offer up our best advice on what to eat before and after exercise to boost performance and recovery.     Our Healthy Hero ingredient in this issue is the versatile and sweet summer ...

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Your Health

Much like the health and fitness industry, there are a number of pregnancy myths that moms-to-be are bombarded with. Our resident fit pregnancy expert sets the record straight on 8 of the most common myths.     With just a few small, smart tweaks, you can party all night long and stave off the post party boozy-blues the next day ...

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Does Diabetes Affect Women Differently From Men?

Diabetes currently affects an estimated 4.6 million people in South Africa and around half of these are women. While diabetes affects women and men in almost equal numbers, diabetes affects women differently from men. “The burden of diabetes on women is unique, because the condition can affect women both as adults and as potential mothers of their unborn children,” says ...

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Under Armour Reversibles Collection

Apollo Brands (Pty) Ltd, official distributor of Under Armour in SA, introduces the ladies Reversibles Collection, the latest in technical training innovation, built to provide an ultra-tight, second-skin fit with more ways to wear than one. The ladies Reversibles Collection offers endless styles with a quick flip of the fabric. There are two sides to every story, where women can ...

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