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DNA testing: How modern science is changing our approach to health and fitness
DNA testing and analysis offers us unparalleled insights into our bodies and their potential. Numerous DNA testing companies globally now leverage evolving scientific advances in human genomics research to benefit consumers from all walks of life. And this technology has very specific and relevant applications in health and fitness.... Read more
Weight loss versus fat loss: what’s the difference?
Does your fat loss plan carry any weight? We demystify these two terms so you know which foe you are up against. The terms ‘fat loss’ and ‘weight loss’ are often used interchangeably by those of us who strive for a leaner, more toned body. However, there are fundamental... Read more
Embrace low-carb living with KETO LIFE™!
In our quest to lose weight, overcome chronic fatigue and regain their energy and vitality, many people are turning to a ketogenic lifestyle. Going ‘keto’ entails following a high-fat, low-carb lifestyle. Eating this way aims to induce ketosis, which is a state where the body meets most of its... Read more
The dos and don’ts of ketogenic dieting
Going keto aims to improve your body’s sensitivity to insulin, which is the body’s main storage hormone that helps fat cells absorb excess glucose from the blood. This is important because eating a diet rich in refined and processed carbs releases insulin in larger and larger quantities. Over time,... Read more
Support your keto lifestyle with supplements
As with any lifestyle change, making the transition to a ketogenic diet can prove challenging. Thankfully, Dis-Chem carries a range of specially formulated ‘keto’ supplements that can augment your eating plan to make it easier to stick to this lifestyle and support your efforts to achieve and maintain ketosis.... Read more
Curious about keto? Let us explain…
Are you considering ‘going keto’? The ketogenic lifestyle has become a popular dietary approach among a growing number of health and physique-conscious individuals. When used correctly, this dietary technique has the potential to reduce body fat and improve your health by prompting your body to utilise stored fat, rather... Read more
Fundiswa lost 24kg in 9 months with Herbex!
Fundiswa started modelling while growing up in Colenso in KwaZulu-Natal. But any aspirations she had to make this her career faded away in high school. “I started gaining weight because I was eating junk food and, later, drinking alcohol. I became lazy and was also always tired. Eventually, I... Read more
Meet lean machine Wiehann van Wyk, #TeamRED’s new recruit
Wiehann van Wyk has dedicated most of his life to achieving his fitness goals and pursuing a career in the industry. Wiehann had an active childhood but it was only after he matriculated that he took up the art of sculpting his body. He started off with just a... 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
Meet SA’s biggest, leanest medical professional, TeamRed’s Nhlanhla Vilakazi
Nhlanhla Vilakazi is a doctor, IFBB Muscular Physique competitor and Biogen-sponsored athlete. He has been competing for just over a year but has been a fitness enthusiast for as long as he can remember. “Growing up, I always seemed to find myself promoting physical exercise and fitness initiatives”, says... Read more