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Why the ‘iron’ game is so important for endurance athletes
While weight training is highly beneficial for endurance athletes, that’s not the iron game we’re discussing in this article. Instead, we’re going to focus on the importance of iron the mineral. A lack of this important mineral can severely affect your health and performance. Without adequate iron levels, athletes... Read more
Boost vitamin B12 to enjoy vibrant health, vitality and cognitive function
Of all the B complex vitamins, B12 tends to grab the most health and fitness media headlines, mainly because deficiencies are on the rise globally. While the body can store this vital B vitamin, figures published by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) suggest that vitamin B12 deficiency affects... 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
Living Fit’s smoothie-making masterclass
Smoothies are a convenient way to pack in a concentrated dose of vital nutrients and meet your energy needs. The trend to blend makes it easy to combine natural wholesome foods with a beneficial protein source, healthy fats and other concentrated superfoods like chia seeds, cinnamon or ginger. Convenience... Read more
[RECIPE] Protein-packed overnight oats
Looking for a convenient grab-and-go wholesome breakfast? Let us introduce you to the wonder that is overnight oats. This is an on-trend no-cook method for making every health enthusiast’s favourite breakfast, rolled oats! We’ve also added in a protein punch to make sure you start your day with everything... Read more
5 reasons to start running
With no immediate end in sight to lockdown restrictions, we’ll all need to find new ways to stay fit and active. So rather than becoming frustrated by being cooped up indoors, why not take to the streets and join all those walkers and runners for some fresh air and... Read more
Going gluten-free made easier
Gluten-free is a term that has become synonymous with healthy eating. More health-conscious individuals turning to gluten-free foods and diets in an effort to lose weight, improve their health, or better manage or eliminate a growing number of food-related conditions. The issue is that through the mainstream promotion of... Read more
Authentically brewed organic kombucha
Looking for a better kombucha? Try the Lo Bros range of organic kombucha drinks, now available at select Dis-Chem stores. Lo Bros is a ‘living’ drinks brand that creates a unique range of organic and vegan-friendly products. Lo Bros carefully crafts these refreshing sparkling soft drinks by fermenting organic... 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