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Disc-Chem Living Fit
Fire up your fitness with winter training
Exercising in winter isn’t always pleasant but heading out into the cold to train can be beneficial for your health and your fitness. It may seem counterintuitive to head outdoors, braving those icy mornings or those cold, dark early evenings to exercise when the mercury plummets when you can... Read more
[OCT] Bikes2Blossoms mountain bike event
Date: 2 October 2021 The two-day Elgin Bikes2Blossoms mountain bike event takes place at Trail’s End in Grabouw in the Western Cape. The race route will include the best of the Grabouw forestry trails, as well as Oak Valley and Paul Cluver. The first day will cover 38km with... Read more
Intensify home workouts with a kettlebell
It’s time to ring the changes to your home workouts with an innovative and versatile Dis-Chem Living Fit adjustable ‘bell. With the ability to perform a full-body workout using a single tool, a ‘bell (commonly known as a kettlebell) is the ultimate at-home training companion. A kettlebell is an... Read more
[SEPT] Highland Gate Trail Run
Date: 25 September 2021 Nestled in the Steenkampsberg mountain range near Dullstroom, the beautiful Highland Gate Golf & Trout Estate offers stunning trail running in pristine nature. There are three race options available – 6km, 11km and 17km. Crystal clear streams, trout dams, spectacular views and lovely trails will... Read more
Get your kids living fit in lockdown
The data is in! Lockdown restrictions have created another pandemic that is disproportionately affecting our children. Numerous research papers confirm that kids are moving less and spending more time on screens. Activity levels down Stringent lockdowns exacerbated existing issues around regular daily activity levels among children, who spend over... Read more
Why prevention is often better than cure
Most of us only visit a qualified medical practitioner following illness or injury, but we could avoid many of these situations by flipping from a reactive to a proactive preventative approach. Preventative medicine aims to prevent rather than cure certain conditions and ailments by improving our health through diet,... Read more
New dates announced for Beet It Sport #BeetYourBest Trail Run Challenge
In light of the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa, Stillwater Sports announced that the Beet It Sport #BeetYourBest Trail Run Challenge events will move to Saturday, 25 September and Saturday, 23 October 2021. “As the adjusted level 4 lockdown period has been extended, it will... Read more
Exercising while sick: Is it a good idea?
Another flu season has arrived and there are few things more frustrating than missing training due to illness. That’s why many of us often train despite feeling under the weather. While it is important to take it easy when our bodies are fighting an infection, there are instances when... Read more
Herbex sparks Victoria’s return to healthy living
While Victoria Ombango was studying in South Africa, she received distressing news from her family in Gabon. “My dad was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2015. It was a shock for me because I realised that I carry the genes that predispose me to this lifestyle disease and... Read more
Answering the weight training versus cardio debate
The great cardio versus weight training debate has raged on for decades and still continues today. But what, exactly, is better for weight loss? Among women especially, there is a commonly held belief that cardio is best to lose weight, while weight training is often sidelined as many feel... Read more