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Time to boost immunity ahead of double-whammy 3rd wave & winter flu season
South Africans should brace for another Covid-19 infection wave in the middle of the winter flu season. A clinical review recommends that healthy nutrition and supplementation with vitamins, minerals and probiotics may benefit immunity and prevent or ease viral infections. “Follow a diet of fruits and vegetables, take high-quality... Read more
CMA cancels 2021 Comrades Marathon
The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) Board has regrettably announced its decision to cancel the Comrades Marathon scheduled for 13 June 2021. The decision to cancel comes as an enormous disappointment to tens of thousands of runners and, according to a press statement, has also been a tough call for... 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
2021 Two Oceans Marathon cancelled
The coronavirus pandemic continues to decimate the local and international running race calendars. Runners hoping to transverse the picturesque Cape Peninsula in April during the iconic Two Oceans Marathon in 2021 will need to wait another year after event organisers cancelled the race. Health and safety concerns “As the... Read more
AirPOP Pocket face masks now available at Dis-Chem
Create an effective barrier for you, and protect others by wearing a mask. AirPOP Pocket face masks contain a 4-layer filtration system. An adaptive 3D design ensures a comfortable fit and easy breathing. The bridge conforms around the nose for a secure fit and a seal, while also preventing... Read more
Wearable tech joins Covid-19 fight
Fitness trackers and smartwatches have helped us reach our daily activity targets and remain healthy in lockdown. Now another, potentially life-saving application for these devices has emerged. Numerous research programs now reveal that heart rate data can be a reliable early indicator for Covid-19 and other influenza infections before... Read more
UP’s SEMLI launches research study on returning to sport after COVID-19
The Sport, Exercise Medicine and Lifestyle Institute (SEMLI) at the University of Pretoria (UP) in association with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Research Centre of South Africa have launched a study on the effects of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections on athletes returning to training and competition. The Athletes... Read more
2020 Fedhealth MTB Challenge cancelled
The organisers of the Fedhealth MTB Challenge have announced that the event, scheduled to take place on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 September 2020, has been cancelled. According to event organisers, “given the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa, a decision has been made to cancel... Read more
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