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Disc-Chem Living Fit
The stress less toolkit
As the pandemic rages on and we all try to continue with life as normal – whatever that means these days – we could also use more coping mechanisms to manage rising stress levels. Numerous studies (see here, here and here) from across the globe reveal the pandemic’s mental... Read more
2020 a year like no other for sport, Strava report reveals
Insights from Strava’s global community of over 73 million athletes shed light on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on competition, performance and habits. Strava’s annual Year in Sport report revealed a boom in global exercise amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As athletes adapted to 2020’s widespread changes to competition... Read more
NPL Jump Start Transformation winner announced
Did you use your lockdown wisely? Erika Ferreira certainly did by transforming her lifestyle and her body. She entered the NPL Prolifestyle Jump Start 2020 12 Week Challenge and used the NPL Jump Start Fat Loss Box to transform her physique. The kit, available from select Dis-Chem stores, contains... Read more
Manage lockdown stress the natural way
Stress and anxiety levels are rising due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) and the economic impact of the extended lockdown. People are understandably worried about their and their family’s health and their livelihoods. One of the many ways you can help to reign in spiralling stress levels is with... Read more
NPL crowns transformation challenge winner
The NPL Thermo Cuts 12-week challenge started in January. Entrants received a free 12-week eating plan to use in conjunction with their NPL Thermo Cuts Black fat burner and set to work transforming their bodies and lifestyles. Three months later, two contestants emerged as the front-runners based on their... 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
6 ways to clean up your lockdown diet
Are you struggling to overhaul the ‘bad’ nutrition habits you’ve pick up during lockdown? Here are 6 simple steps to help get you back on the path to clean eating. 1. Prepare in advance Preparation is the key to success in any diet overhaul. The best intentions to eat... Read more
Local pro triathlete shares his virtual racing experience
Kyle Buckingham is a double Ironman Champion and one of South Africa’s most successful pro triathletes. Based in the spiritual home of local triathlon, Port Elizabeth, Kyle has become renowned the world over for his potent bike leg and his strength on the run. Kyle attributes these strengths to... 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 in lockdown: 6 weeks to your first 5km
Are bodyweight home workouts starting to feel a bit stale?  It’s time to revive your passion for being fit, and to finally complete your first 5km! What’s so beneficial about running? Anyone can run, provided you’re injury-free and otherwise healthy. Whether you want to lose weight, get fit, or... Read more