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More ways to exercise at home thanks to Dis-Chem Living Fit
Your home workout routine just got more exciting! Dis-Chem has added new items to its popular Living Fit exercise equipment range. The latest additions include a soft yet durable yoga mat, as well as a skipping rope and a speed rope to add some intensity and variety to your... Read more
13 of the best fitness and health apps
When gyms closed in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, most people turned to their mobile devices for their daily at-home fitness fix. According to data from Statista, health and fitness app downloads hit 593 million during the first three months of 2020. That was just over 30% more... Read more
Understand the exercise band basics
Fitness industry experts tend to bandy about numerous terms and names for the exercise equipment and tools they use, which can be confusing. And the abundance of exercise bands (also known as resistance or workout bands) you can buy and use is no exception. The band benefits: Versatile multi-use... Read more
The torch and tone fat-loss supplement combo
Supplements don’t work unless you do. That means sticking to your calorie-controlled diet and exercise plan. But the right combination of fit-for-purpose supplements can help you reach your goals. Fat burners work in different ways, which means you can often combine products to amplify the fat-loss effect. So combine... Read more
Data shows health clubs are not COVID-19 hotspots
There is an assumption that health and fitness clubs may be a high-risk environment for COVID-19 infections. While no-one can completely eliminate the risk of COVID-19 in fitness centres – or anywhere in society – new evidence suggests that health clubs are not primary drivers of transmission and that... Read more
Weight loss versus fat loss: what’s the difference?
Does your fat loss plan carry any weight? We demystify these two terms so you know which foe you are up against. The terms ‘fat loss’ and ‘weight loss’ are often used interchangeably by those of us who strive for a leaner, more toned body. However, there are fundamental... Read more
The competitive CrossFit season is about to kick off. Here’s how to get involved
After a disruptive (and controversial) 2020, CrossFit will be back with a bang in 2021. Now under Eric Roza’s new leadership, CrossFit Inc plans to kick off the competitive season early, with the Open resuming its traditional slot in February – the first step on the path to the... Read more
Innovation is the name of the game in the supplement sector
Supplement and nutraceutical makers invest significantly to deliver new innovations within existing categories, as well as entirely new products in this highly competitive market. We take a closer look at some of the innovations released in recent years, which help to keep products at the cutting-edge of this exciting... Read more
Amino acids: The loss-limiting factor
Conventional supplement plans use protein and amino acid products to repair and rebuild muscle tissue after hard weight training sessions. While this is sound nutritional advice and can amplify the muscle-building (anabolic) process, there is another application for these supplements. READ MORE: Does your workout need aminos? Breaking down... Read more
Your Complete Guide to Supplements
Protein supplements Accelerate recovery and boost muscle growth with the right protein supplement. Protein is the building block of muscle tissue. That’s why you need to feed your muscles with adequate amounts of protein to repair and rebuild strong, shapely muscle following intense exercise. What protein supplements do A... Read more