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2020 Totalsports Women’s Races cancelled
Organisers of the Totalsports Women’s Race have cancelled all events in the 2020 series due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The races were scheduled to take place in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban on Sunday, 9 August 2020, which is National Women’s Day. The organisers explained their decision in a... Read more
IRONMAN releases Safe Return to Racing event guidelines
Global triathlon took a major step towards a return to racing after IRONMAN announced its Safe Return to Racing event guidelines. This series of comprehensive operating principles were prepared in accordance with industry standards for open-air mass participation sporting events. Expert input The guidelines are based on standards from... Read more
COVID-19 shines spotlight on health issues like diabetes
Diabetes has emerged as a factor (or comorbidity) that places COVID-19 sufferers at greater risk, as do obesity and hypertension. The concern is that at least a third of South Africans already have prediabetes. And many may not even know it, which places them at greater risk of more... Read more
Vitamin D deficiency linked to Covid-19 complications – study
Researchers have discovered a strong link between severe vitamin D deficiency and mortality rates among Covid-19 patients, according to a new study. The US study found that Covid-19 patients with severe deficiency are twice as likely to experience major complications, including death. Researchers analysed data from patients with Covid-19... Read more
Caution required when fasting during Covid-19
Experts warn that while fasting has great health benefits, those pursuing fasting for health or religious reasons should take additional precautions to boost their immunity during Covid-19. Although there is no evidence to suggest it is unsafe to fast during Covid-19, experts warn that high-risk individuals or those who... Read more
Garmin data reveals how lockdowns impact active lifestyles
The global COVID-19 pandemic and resultant lockdowns have resulted in seismic shifts in the way we stay fit and active. Garmin has tracked these shifts from data uploaded to its platform by its global community, which has revealed remarkable changes in the types of sports and exercises which people... Read more
Falke switches from socks to face masks amid COVID-19 pandemic
Falke, a locally designed and manufactured leading sock brand available at select Dis-Chem stores, will now manufacture face masks for South Africans during the COVID-19 pandemic. Falke has paused their sock manufacturing activities during the national lockdown to comply with the regulations set by the government and has converted a... Read more
Fitbit adds features to help you navigate the COVID-19 outbreak
Fitbit is introducing a designated COVID-19 tab in its app to make it easy for South African users to access information, support and resources in one place. This new tab, which requires a Fitbit app (available on Google Play and the App Store) and account, allows users to: Access... Read more
FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN postponed
The organisers of the FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN have announced that the event, which was scheduled to take place in its new slot on the local racing calendar – Sunday, 12 July 2020 – has been postponed. The event organisers took the decision after receiving a directive from Athletics... Read more
Grit your way through lockdown
We all had lofty goals set for 2020 but as South Africa enters week 4 of our COVID-19-induced lockdown many may no longer seem attainable. Understandably, faced with the harsh reality of our current predicament and an increasingly uncertain future, many of us will grapple with the motivation and... Read more