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Disc-Chem Living Fit
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
Gyms remain closed and those bodyweight home workouts are probably starting to feel a bit stale. So what’s a fitness fanatic in lockdown supposed to do? Well, we now have a short window of opportunity every morning to fit in some outdoor exercise. Why not use it to finally... Read more
A Pro bodybuilder’s tips on training at home
Based on the latest lockdown regulations, it seems unlikely that gyms will reopen anytime before July. For physique-conscious gym-goers, this is a sobering reality. After all, you need heavy weights to build serious muscle. So, should the more muscular among us resign ourselves to this new reality, where a... Read more
Garmin data reveals how lockdowns impact active lifestyles
The global COVID-19 pandemic and resultant lockdowns have resulted in seismic shifts in the way we stay fit and active. Garmin has tracked these shifts from data uploaded to its platform by its global community, which has revealed remarkable changes in the types of sports and exercises which people... Read more
Falke switches from socks to face masks amid COVID-19 pandemic
Falke, a locally designed and manufactured leading sock brand available at select Dis-Chem stores, will now manufacture face masks for South Africans during the COVID-19 pandemic. Falke has paused their sock manufacturing activities during the national lockdown to comply with the regulations set by the government and has converted a... Read more