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Disc-Chem Living Fit
A combined weights & cardio approach may be best for overall health
There’s a conventional belief, particularly among women that to improve your health and fitness and lose weight, cardio is best. Strength training, on the other hand, is often sidelined as many women feel that it will make them ‘bulky’. Well, based on the findings from a study published in... Read more
Fantastic fun for kids of all ages at FIBO Global Fitness Africa 2019
FIBO Global Fitness Africa presented by Dis-Chem Pharmacies is delighted to announce that SA’s leading kiddies event organiser Nickerbocker Doodlebug will be the official sponsor of the KidsZone at FIBO, which takes place at the Ticketpro Dome from 25-27 October 2019. Make it a family outing to SA’s biggest... Read more
What’s on at FIBO Global Fitness Africa 2019
Date: 25-27 October 2019 Prepare to be moved again this October when FIBO Global Fitness Africa 2019, presented by Dis-Chem Pharmacies, returns to Johannesburg. Africa’s leading fitness, health and wellness festival takes place from the at the Ticketpro Dome. The festival will host a jam-packed program over three days that... Read more
5 facts that reveal the link between gum health and heart health
As more people become aware of the importance of improving their health and fitness, they are becoming stricter with their diet and gym regimens. While the focus is predominantly on weight management and physical fitness as both contribute to overall health, mouth health is often ignored. This is concerning... Read more
Make the tastiest whey shake worthy of its gold standard ingredients
Whey protein is popular with active individuals because it digests rapidly and helps support muscle recovery from exercise. Here are some tips for adjusting the flavour profile and consistency of your shake. Try them out on any of the delicious Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey™ flavours available at... Read more
The fitness fanatic’s winter survival guide
Winter is here! That means fewer daylight hours, longer nights, and fridged temperatures. The problem is that these colder conditions are synonymous with a precipitous drop in our motivation levels. You’re undoubtedly thinking, “bring on the winter weight gain!” Well, it doesn’t have to be that way. Surviving winter... Read more
The struggle is real: Science affirms that man flu exists
For as long as man and woman have cohabited, the contentious debate about the existence and validity of ‘man flu’ has raged on. A mopey man dragging himself around the house when the flu hits is enough to make the most compassionate and empathetic woman roll her eyes. However,... Read more
Curcumin & frankincense counters pain & inflammation – study
Research shows that combining powerful extracts of turmeric and frankincense provide significant relief from pain, swelling and inflammation. Scores of studies have proven that turmeric extract, curcumin, helps counter inflammation while frankincense extract, boswellia, has long been used in Ayurvedic medicine for pain and swelling and has been shown... Read more
Fill your nutritional gaps the smart (and tasty!) way
In the context of modern diets, convenience has become a byword for poor quality, overly processed foods. But a new brand is out to change that perception. MySmart™ Way offers a range of products where the super nutritious goodness of superfoods have been condensed into convenient bars, powders, effervescent... Read more
Biogen 5-HTP Neuro is back on Dis-Chem shelves
Don’t let the stresses of daily life stop you from being the best version of yourself. Following changes in scheduling, Biogen recently announced that its 5-HTP product is back in the range and is no longer exclusively available over the counter. You can find your trusted stress reliever in... Read more