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Multivitamin Make-over

Multivitamin Make-over

14 June 2017 - Micronutrients are those vitamins and minerals required in very small quantities by our bodies for growth and development, but as athletes they take on an even more important role, which is why supple...
Gary Player is a Modern Athlete

Gary Player is a Modern Athlete

13 June 2017 - World-renowned South African golfer Gary Player is a nine-time Major winner, but he is also a 1000-time major winner in the winning-people-over category. He demonstrated that again recently when the s...
Super Soy

Super Soy

20 February 2017 - As most people know, we need to consume a balanced diet consisting of carbohydrate, protein and good fats in order to fuel our bodies and remain healthy, and this becomes even more important when w...
The Bitter Sweet Truth

The Bitter Sweet Truth

13 February 2017 - Sugar has always been a controversial issue with most health-conscious athletes. We are constantly bombarded with info about how sugar can cause holes in our teeth, affect our mood and energy level...
Fruitful Relationship

Fruitful Relationship

06 February 2017 - Most of know that we should be eating two to three fruit portions per day, but there remains confusion of how to tally up portions, and what exactly counts as a fruit. – BY CHRISTINE PETERS, ...
Caffeine: Performance Enhancer or Not?

Caffeine: Performance Enhancer or Not?

30 January 2017 - Caffeine is the best known member of a family of naturally occurring stimulants found in leaves, nuts and seeds in over 60 plants. Dietary sources include tea, coffee, chocolate, soft drinks and en...
The Hands of Time

The Hands of Time

23 January 2017 - The aging process is accompanied by many physiological changes, especially in sedentary (inactive) individuals. Substantial loss of lean body mass (muscle and bone), reduced immunity, gastric atrop...
Fruity Favourites

Fruity Favourites

16 January 2017 - Eating fruit not only provides you with nutrients needed for health, the repairing of your body and a reduced risk of some chronic diseases, but fruits can also benefit your running. – By Esm...
New Year’s Nutrition

New Year’s Nutrition

09 January 2017 - In spite of the fact that runners are generally very health-conscious, many have a few bad nutritional habits, so check out these tips and make your own list of resolutions to kick-start 2017 on th...
New Year Nutrition

New Year Nutrition

26 December 2016 - New Year’s resolutions are a common thought this time of year. Whatever your goals may be, whether it is starting a running programme, learning to eat more wholesome foods, losing a few kilos...
Summer Cocktails

Summer Cocktails

19 December 2016 - Summer just wouldn’t be summer without a few sundowner cocktails, but as healthy athletes, we need to be careful what we consume – and not just because we should always avoid drinking a...
Protect your Heart

Protect your Heart

12 December 2016 - Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in South Africa. Traditionally thought of as more of a male problem, women under the age of 40 now have a one-in-four chance of having a cardiac ...
I’ll Take the Salad

I’ll Take the Salad

05 December 2016 - Salads are part of our South African culture, and can be an easy go-to meal for those of us trying to watch our weight, as well as those trying to try prevent their weight from dropping too low. Th...
One for The Road!

One for The Road!

28 November 2016 - Most of us are aware of the negative short- and long-term effects that excessive alcohol can have on our bodies. These include sleep disturbances, irritability, anxiety, depression, anaemia, osteop...
Eat to Beat Fatigue

Eat to Beat Fatigue

21 November 2016 - The phrase ’I am so tired’ is common in the vocabulary of many runners this time of year as they step up their training ahead of the big ultras. The early waking hours, increased weekly...
Potato Power

Potato Power

07 November 2016 - The mighty potato has always been an aid to the endurance athlete and it has more benefits than we realise. All you have to remember is how you prepare your potato-based meal and what kind of potat...
Fueling on Low Carb High Fat

Fueling on Low Carb High Fat

31 October 2016 - There has been much conjecture around the Low Carb High Fat Diet that Professor Tim Noakes speaks about. There are many questions though that are left unanswered when it comes to running and the LC...
Watch that Sweet Tooth!

Watch that Sweet Tooth!

17 October 2016 - Your body needs natural sugars to get up in the morning, let you work through the day, and help you in training. But beware, there are negatives with sugar intake! To explain this, let’s star...
Spring-cleaning Weight-loss

Spring-cleaning Weight-loss

10 October 2016 - Now that winter has come to an end and summer is approaching, it’s not just our clothing layers we need to shed as the days get warmer, we also need to shed our excess winter weight. – ...
Detox: Should You?

Detox: Should You?

03 October 2016 - Detox diets can give people a false sense of security, a feeling that they are being protective of their health, but then they tend to just go back to their usual way of eating. When people get to ...
Break-the-fast

Break-the-fast

26 September 2016 - We always hear that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Simply put, breakfast is "breaking the fast," because after sleeping and being without food during the night, our brai...
Let’s put it ‘oat’ there!

Let’s put it ‘oat’ there!

19 September 2016 - Oats date back over two thousand years, cultivated in regions all over the world. Before humans used it as part of a nutritious breakfast, oats were used for medicinal purposes, a use for which the...
Get A Head Start

Get A Head Start

12 September 2016 - When they say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, they're so right - especially if you're an athlete. Your body needs the energy of a good breakfast to give you the energy...
Go Nuts!

Go Nuts!

25 August 2016 - Tasty, convenient and nutritious, nuts and seeds are some of nature's perfect foods, so we’ve broken down the family, and how to bring them into your daily diet! – BY CHRISTINE PETE...
DIY Diet Improvements

DIY Diet Improvements

22 August 2016 - If you’re looking for a set of easy ‘home remedy’ changes to make in your nutritional plan that will compliment your training as well as weight-management, look no further than th...
Healthy Options for Winter Comforts

Healthy Options for Winter Comforts

15 August 2016 - When winter hits, many of us change the way we eat. Instead of salads and light dishes, we want warm, comforting food, such as soups, hearty casseroles and creamy mash. And then we add our winter k...
Boost Your Body

Boost Your Body

08 August 2016 - When you’re training hard, especially in the build-up to a target race, it is often the combination of intense training and inadequate nutrition that decreases your athletic performance, and ...
Six Steps To Health

Six Steps To Health

01 August 2016 - When you’re training for your next athletic goal, having the right fuel can go a long way to ensuring success, and your optimal nutritional status can be easily achieved by following these ea...
Winter Warmers

Winter Warmers

27 July 2016 - The mornings are now colder and darker, and you’re wrapping up a little more when out on your run, so try these great recipes to keep you fueled and ready for your winter running, all while w...
Winter Fixes

Winter Fixes

01 June 2016 - When winter hits, many of us change the way we eat. Instead of salads and light dishes, we want warm, comforting food, such as soups, hearty casseroles and creamy mash. And then we add our winter k...