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A Quick, Healthy Fix

A Quick, Healthy Fix

01 November 2010 - You work, you take care of the kids, you try to spend some time with the family and you try to fit in your ‘can’t do without’ run! Often preparing a healthy and nutritious meal after...
GOING ORGANIC: IS IT REALLY BETTER?

GOING ORGANIC: IS IT REALLY BETTER?

30 August 2010 - These days, more and more people are choosing healthy lifestyles, and are becoming increasingly conscious of environmental issues. And with this, the demand for ‘organic’ foods is growing ...
Watch out for Winter Weight Gain

Watch out for Winter Weight Gain

28 June 2010 - For many of us, the long-awaited Comrades Marathon will soon be over. Months of hard training have taken their toll on our bodies, both mentally and physically, and many of us are looking forward to t...
Eat Out Without Guilt

Eat Out Without Guilt

28 April 2010 - Eating out is a major part of our social culture. We all enjoy having scrumptious meals prepared for us in restaurants. For runners a breakfast out after a long and hard run is often the cherry on top...
Know Your Fats

Know Your Fats

15 October 2009 - Energy in the diet comes in three forms - carbohydrate, protein and fat. These macronutrients are organic compounds of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen, but in different ratios. There are three main types ...
Christine on PROTEIN

Christine on PROTEIN

11 September 2009 - Dietician, Christine Peters, shares some secrets about how PROTEIN affects our diet! Proteins are made up of amino acids, the building blocks of all tissues in our body. As well as being essential fo...
Carbohydrates : Friend or Foe?

Carbohydrates : Friend or Foe?

08 July 2009 - Carbohydrates are too often seen as an enemy to weight loss, but Modern Athlete takes a look at some of the benefits of carbohydrates in promoting healthy living.  Carbohydrates are compounds th...
Nutrition Recovery After Comrades

Nutrition Recovery After Comrades

08 July 2009 - Comrades runners are often bombarded with very specific nutrition information to prepare for big races, but what about after the big race?Is good nutrition still important? Being an athlete these day...