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[Recipe] Plant-powered green breakfast smoothie
Start your day the right way or quash out those hunger pangs. Smoothies are an ideal option for a satisfying breakfast, or as a mid-afternoon pick-me-up to keep you going until dinner. Ingredients ½ cup rolled oats  1 scoop Raw Sport Elite Repair plant protein, Chocolate & Vanilla flavour ... Read more
Maintain your training momentum at home with an online personal trainer
As more gyms close to contain potential Covid-19 contamination and transmission, dedicated gym members will have to resort to training at home or outdoors. Thankfully, advances in Internet-based technology means we can access professional advice and guidance at home from virtual trainers via our smart TVs, PCs, tablets or... Read more
5 steps to fortify your immune defences
The global novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has reached our shores and people are understandably concerned. While the government has implemented wide-ranging measures to contain the disease’s spread by declaring a national state of disaster, limiting mass gatherings and closing schools, everyone can do their part to protect themselves and... Read more
5 surprising health foods
In our attempts to lead healthier lives, increase our energy and vitality, and enhance our performance and physiques, many of us reverting to a diet full of natural whole foods. It’s a great decision – they’re packed full of important vitamins and minerals, along with fibre, enzymes, and all... Read more
5 steps to a slimmer waist
Most of our body transformation efforts are disproportionately focused on changing our outward appearance. This means we try to reduce the body fat stored under our skin (subcutaneous fat) and increase our lean muscle mass. That combination delivers the sought-after toned physiques to which we aspire. The truth lies... Read more
These potential health benefits of exercise run more than skin deep
We all choose to exercise for different reasons. While most of us hit the gym for a better body, others exercise for improved sporting performance. Then there are those who work up a sweat for the numerous health benefits that physical activity impacts. Whatever your reason for staying active,... Read more
5 signs that your health sucks
Modern medicine is highly reactive as we tend to only see our doctor once we’re sick. Well, why not turn the tables on ill-health by being more proactive? Your body constantly gives us warning signs of waning health, long before we get seriously ill. You just need to know... Read more
[Recipe] Creamy Apple Oats
Eating right is about more than just your waistline. Your diet is also essential for optimal health. In this regard, there are numerous potent ingredients that deliver outsized health benefits, like oat beta-glucan. This soluble dietary fibre is the active ingredient in oats that may reduce the risk of... Read more
2020 trends: digital detox, mental health & quality CBD oil
Digital detox, improved mental health, scientifically-backed CBD oil and predominantly plant-based diets are among the top health and wellness trends for 2020, say three leading local health experts. Flexitarian in focus Nutritional consultant, Vanessa Ascencao, says a largely plant-based “flexitarian” diet will continue to gain popularity. She recommends that... Read more
New tech helping improve early prostate cancer detection
New technology is helping improve early detection of prostate cancer – the most common cancer among South African men, with one in 19 at risk at developing it in their lifetime. According to the Cancer Association of SA (CANSA), prostate cancer is on the rise with main risk factors... Read more