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Disc-Chem Living Fit
How antioxidants help your health and recovery
Free radicals have gained a bad reputation in mainstream media over the years. Their highly reactive nature means these molecules can potentially damage cells, proteins and DNA, and they are, therefore, linked to various conditions such as premature ageing and many chronic degenerative diseases. However, the nuance lost in... Read more
The link between exercise and immunity
Athletes beware! Strenuous exercise can raise your risk of infection. Post-exercise immunosuppression (PEIS) is a physiological response to large training loads or strenuous exercise, which generally happens due to a rise in stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol. Load and intensity Research affirms that intense exercise causes immunosuppression.... Read more
Feeling flat? Get the boost you need
We all need an energy boost now and then. Low energy levels from a bad night’s sleep, a low-calorie diet, or just the rush of life can make the most simple activities seem strenuous, but you need to find the energy to get through your normal day and still... 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
Love for sport launches fitness career for Simhle
Provincial hockey player and NPL ambassador Simhle Plaatjies has used the foundation that competitive sport created to build a thriving career as a fitness professional and industry influencer. Simhle’s sporting development started at an early age, after her mom enrolled her in Playball sessions, which helped to hone her... Read more
‘Reverse’ ageing by three years with lifestyle, diet changes, suggests study
Following a healthy lifestyle and diet, including specific nutrients, for just eight weeks may “reverse” the ageing process by three years, a new study has found. The US study by Helfgott Research Institute and published in Impact Journals LLC provided recommendations on diet, sleep, exercise, relaxation, supplemental probiotics and... Read more
Meet the classic kid who’s painting the local bodybuilding scene RED!
Andrew Edward Pretorius is 23 years young, brimming with potential and hungry for success! And he’s also the latest #TeamRED recruit. Watch this space! Everybody starts somewhere Naturally athletic, Andrew enjoyed playing sports in high school but was also encouraged to place his focus on his studies. At age... Read more
Mom loses 10 kilos in 12 weeks to earn top spot in transformation challenge
Pregnancy and motherhood are life-changing experiences but the demands they place on your life and body can also take their toll. Julette Cordier was 34 years old when her first daughter joined the family. “I gained 25kg over the course of my first pregnancy but managed to lose all... Read more
Immune-boosting winter supplement essentials
Looking for added nutritional support to help ward offs colds and flu this winter? Consider these supplements… Our bodies require various vitamins and minerals to support the immune system, especially during periods when it experiences heightened demands to ward off cold and flu viruses and other infections. While a... Read more
Hein becomes a new man in 12 weeks thanks to USN
The USN Body Makeover Challenge has become a body and lifestyle transformation institution in South Africa over the years. The challenge provides a complete step-by-step solution and includes everything you need to transform your body and your life in just 12 weeks. While the transformation plan, which you can... Read more