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Manage stress and improve mental health with these supplements
October is Mental Health Month and there has never been a more important time to raise awareness about mental health and address the stigma and misconceptions that people have about mental illness. As we continue to navigate this unprecedented period in our lives, it is vital to find healthy... Read more
The carb compromise: Find the right balance to achieve your goals
Low-carb, high-fat diets aren’t for everyone. In fact, there is still uncertainty about these diets’ long-term effects and the potential impact that constantly training at high intensities in a glycogen-depleted state can have on the body. But more people are realising that insulin is a major cause of many... Read more
Use spring to switch to seasonal eating
Spring is a wonderful time for every health-conscious eater because of the abundance of fresh, seasonal foods that become available at our local greengrocers and organic food stores. While advances in modern farming and food preservation techniques mean that we can find certain fresh foods in supermarkets all year... Read more
How antioxidants help your health and recovery
Free radicals have gained a bad reputation in mainstream media over the years. Their highly reactive nature means these molecules can potentially damage cells, proteins and DNA, and they are, therefore, linked to various conditions such as premature ageing and many chronic degenerative diseases. However, the nuance lost in... Read more
Life in the fit lane – with Shashi Naidoo
Shashi found strength from fitness during lockdown. Beyond being a model, actress, media personality, brand ambassador and influencer, Shashi Naidoo is also a successful entrepreneur and business owner. Her businesses include Alushi Model Management and Alushi Aesthetics, an aesthetic laser clinic and spa, which had to close for five... Read more
Cheat Meals Explained – Put the ‘eat’ in ‘cheat’
Is a cheat meal a diet no-no or a helpful technique to aid weight loss? When it comes to eating for weight loss, sustainability is the key to success. That’s why it is often better to follow a balanced eating plan and exercise routine, as opposed to a restrictive... Read more
[RECIPES] Spring-time smoothie bowl sensations
Nothing screams spring like fresh, bright, cool and creamy smoothie bowls for breakfast! Colourful, fresh produce not only looks enticing but also tastes great and is packed full of nutrients like vitamins, antioxidants and enzymes. Freezing some of your fruit ingredients also helps to create the thick consistency you... Read more
Revitalise Your Workout Motivation
If your workout or diet plans took a backseat over the last few months, then spring may offer the perfect time to make a fresh start.  Starting a challenge or committing to a new plan at a point in time that holds significance, like the start of a new... Read more
Treat the cause of injury, not the symptom to fully recover
As an active person who constantly pushes yourself, you expose your body to a much greater risk of injury than the average couch potato. And injuries are never pleasant. Besides the pain and discomfort, there is the obvious frustration of having to take a break from training while you... Read more
Gut check: Don’t let digestive distress put you off protein supplements
While whey protein is highly effective and beneficial, it can cause bloating and gas among those with digestive sensitivities. The more common cause of these uncomfortable and potentially embarrassing issues is lactose intolerance. READ MORE | Do you have a food intolerance? It’s probably the dairy! Whey is a... Read more