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USN athlete Bauke Hanekom is larger than life
Everything in Bauke Hanekom’s life is super-sized, from his physical stature and calorie intakes to the world record he’s attempting to break. Standing 1.93 m tall and weighing 120 kilos, this personal trainer and gym owner from Cape Town needs serious energy to fuel his body – up to... Read more
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
Protein absorption rates explained
Not all proteins are created equal. For instance, animal proteins have a complete amino acid profile, while many plant-based sources do not. So optimise your results by choosing a protein that suits your goals A fast release protein like whey is ideal for use when you need an immediate... 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
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
4 tips to help you achieve your best body ever
In your quest for your best body ever you’re faced with a tough task – lose weight and body fat, while adding more muscle mass. It can be difficult if you don’t follow the right guidelines, but we’ve got that covered with these top tips to achieving your physique-oriented... Read more
Lifestyle transformation simplified, thanks to USN
USN just made achieving that summer body a little simpler and more convenient with the new USN All-In-One Weight Loss Solution. Get to your nearest Dis-Chem Pharmacy to buy the USN Phedracut Lipo X Gold Value Pack for only R399 and you’ll also get a FREE CLA Pure 1000,... Read more
Brown rice protein delivers comparable results to whey, study finds
For decades, dairy-derived whey protein has reigned supreme as the standard by which all other protein is measured. It has, therefore, become a supplement staple in the cupboards of anyone who is serious about adding muscle, or for athletes who want to optimise recovery. However, a study conducted on... Read more