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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...
Super Foods

Super Foods

18 May 2016 - It can be tough sticking to healthy nutritional options, but making sure you take in some of these ‘super foods’ will ensure you’re healthy and that your weight is in check, all w...
Feeding for Ultras

Feeding for Ultras

12 April 2016 - When you run for longer than 90 minutes, eating and drinking become imperative for optimum performance and sustained health, and there are many aspects to planning your race nutrition. This tim...
Drinking Dilemma

Drinking Dilemma

03 December 2015 - Alcohol is deeply entrenched in our culture as a way to have fun, relax, and be social, especially during the Festive Season and December holidays, but here’s how it affects your health and y...
How would you like your meat done?

How would you like your meat done?

19 November 2015 - In the typical Western diet, meats such as beef, lamb, pork, veal, poultry and fish are the predominant sources of protein, B vitamins, iron and zinc, but considering that iron and zinc are the mos...
Super C!

Super C!

06 August 2015 - Mostly known for its flu-fighting properties, Vitamin C can also pack a punch and influence your performance out on the road, as well as help you recover quicker. – BY ESMÉ MARÉ...
The Veggie Runner

The Veggie Runner

22 July 2015 - It’s possible for vegetarian athletes to perform well, to be healthy and to have an injury risk no higher than that of other athletes. All they need to do is follow a planned diet containing ...
Fix the Pre-Race Blunders

Fix the Pre-Race Blunders

29 April 2015 - The week leading up to your big race can be overwhelming and the last thing you want to do is eat too much of the wrong foods, and too little of the right foods. So take note of these common pre-ra...
Chocolate Power!

Chocolate Power!

06 March 2015 - When it comes to breaking off a piece of chocolate, you might have that sinking feeling of guilt that it will put a dampener on your training and runner’s lifestyle, but don’t fret, bec...
Quench Your Thirst

Quench Your Thirst

18 December 2014 - While good old H2O is always going to be a runner’s tried and trusted whilst training or on race day, there are also healthy alternatives that can keep your body hydrated and replenished. &nd...
Cheers to the Finish!

Cheers to the Finish!

29 August 2014 - Let’s face it, beer is part of our South African culture, especially after a strenuous event or training session. Instead of completely ruling it out as detrimental to our performance, let&rs...
Comforting & Healthy

Comforting & Healthy

01 August 2014 - 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...
Your Race Day Plan

Your Race Day Plan

29 April 2014 - What do you eat before a run? When is the ideal time to drink and eat during your race? Here’s what you need to know to fuel a good run as well as your recovery after you cross the finish lin...

Boost your energy levels

09 April 2014 - Training for an ultra-marathon like the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon or the Comrades marathon really takes its toll on your body. Often the exertion of all the training leaves you feeling flat, e...
The 4 R's for Recovery

The 4 R's for Recovery

01 April 2014 - After your Two Oceans run, it’s important to eat and drink properly to replenish glycogen stores and to rehydrate. These guidelines will help you to recover quicker, so you can get starte...

Can't stomach gels? What are the alternatives?

31 March 2014 - Today’s Ask Coach Parry Podcast deals with the amount of carbohydrates you need to take on board during a long run. Many runners struggle, particularly in races like the Comrades Marathon or ...
The ‘Better-sweet’ Truth

The ‘Better-sweet’ Truth

06 January 2014 - You’re probably not sucking on sugar cubes during the day, but you might be consuming more than your fair share of sugary cereals, sodas or ice cream. Added sugar is what we call an empty calo...
January Jumpstart!

January Jumpstart!

06 January 2014 -   1. Make oats your best friend! Eating a cup of oatmeal (no instant) in the morning will prevent you from gorging in the afternoon. Try to add a few drops of vanilla essence instead of...