Toning up in a Hurry for Summer!

screenhunter_1493-sep-15-13-45We all know that feeling of casually glancing at the calendar, and suddenly realising that months have flashed before our very eyes! How on earth did January become September?! If you’ve neglected your gym routine all winter and summer is sneaking up on you in a hurry, here are three tips and three moves to get you beach ready in no time.

Push yourself
Choose quality over quantity. Make your time in the gym count by upping your intensity, replacing long, medium intensity workouts for short bursts of hard training. Continue reading

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Forget Office Networking – We’re Sweatworking!

screenhunter_1466-sep-07-14-12Office environments have been coming under fire in recent years for their promotion of seriously sedentary behaviour. Hours slouching in front of a screen in one position is detrimental to our health – and the world is starting to notice! With more and more stats pouring in about our increase of chronic disease in these environments  – for example, sedentary office workers who do no exercise have a 60 per cent higher risk of premature death – corporates are looking to add more motion into the typical work day! Introducing…. Sweatworking. Continue reading

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10 Tips for Transitioning from Winter to Spring

In just two short weeks, winter will be a distant, chilly memory, and we’ll be able to embrace the early mornings and warm sunshine that SA is so famous for! If you feel the pillowy effects of hibernating a little more than anticipated, here are some of my tips to shrug off the chillier season.

ScreenHunter_1364 Aug. 19 13.12Detox
Let go of bad winter habits with a nutrient-rich cleanse. Our bodies naturally preserve more energy in the cold, and with lower activity levels this can mean more fat storage. Skip the caffeine, wheat, refined foods, sugar, salt, red meat and fizzy drinks. In addition to prepping your body for summer exposure, you’re going to boost your energy levels exponentially too. Continue reading

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Body Types in a Nutshell

ScreenHunter_1318 Aug. 12 16.52We all have that skinny friend – you know the one! She demolishes man-size pizzas with ease and considers walking to the car as her daily exercise, yet she still manages to look like a supermodel prepped for New York fashion week! On the other hand, you get individuals who gym daily, have eyes only for chicken and broccoli and still battle to stay in shape. What gives? Genes, for a start. Our bodies are built differently, and respond differently to the type of food and exercise we choose. Blame it on our individuality – but one diet and training programme just don’t work across the board. Continue reading

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My Thoughts on the ‘Dad Bod’!

ScreenHunter_1262 Jul. 28 14.19Popularity is still on the increase for the newly appreciated ‘Dad Bod’. While some men are embracing health and fitness to higher degrees than ever before, others are earning a celebration of sorts for being, quite frankly, ‘average’.

Defining the ‘Dad Bod’
The New York Times went so far as to quantify this ‘Dad Bod’, stating it as an extra 5 kilograms of weight, an extra two inches of width around the waist, and a belly that sticks out an extra half inch. Continue reading

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One of My Go-To’s: Courgette & Lentil Fritters

ScreenHunter_1163 Jul. 07 14.21This scrumptious recipe from the Brookdale recipe book is one of my favourites for a number of reasons. It’s healthy (of course), easy to make, DELICIOUS (I am a sucker for any kind of a fritter!) and freezes easily for perfect bulk preparation.

Courgette & Lentil Fritters
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Exercising at the Office: NO excuse for the 9-5ers!

ScreenHunter_1139 Jun. 30 12.33Do you feel like you are missing out on the opportunity to get fit because you are office-bound? I´m here to tell you that there are officially no more excuses left in the book for not making your health a priority! Corporate Wellness Week runs from 1 – 5 July, which means it’s time for me to tell you just how possible exercise in the office can be. Below are some useful tips for the nine-to-fivers to allow you the opportunity for an active and healthy lifestyle. Continue reading

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