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Exercise, Fitness & Muscle

Exercise, Fitness & Muscle
January 2, 2014

Dance your way to fab abs

While there’s no magic way (unfortunately) to instant muscle-tone and improved fitness, there are loads of fun ways to help you reach your health goals. Between these 6 dance work-outs, there’s certainly something to suit your tastes. (more…)
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Exercise, Fitness & Muscle
December 22, 2013

Keeping kids active and entertained over the holidays

Keeping kids active and entertained over the holidays can be a challenge – especially if you’ve already been to the beach or park every day this week. So what about doing something different for your kids these holidays? For example enrolling them in a survival school camp such as Cashane Junior Rangers. The camp offers a variety of outdoor and survival-skills programmes that teaches children basic bush survival skills, encourages teamwork, builds self-esteem, and of course keeps them physically active and involved with the world around them. (more…)
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Exercise, Fitness & Muscle
December 9, 2013

Why has yoga become so popular?

Yoga has been around for a very, very long time – 5 000 years in fact according to some reports. Even in the western world it’s been popular for decades however, over the past 10 years yoga has exploded as an alternative form to regular exercise. Today there is a yoga studio that offers something for everyone - whether its bikram, kundalini, ashtanga, hatha, vinyasa or power yoga, you are sure to find a form that suits you. The benefits of doing yoga on a regular basis are numerous, not least of all it helps you develop a healthy body…
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Exercise, Fitness & Muscle
December 3, 2013

From couch potato to 5km

Some people are naturally more active than others – you know - the ‘fitness fanatics’, ‘gym bunnies’ and ‘outdoor types’. Also, they frustratingly appear to possess that mystical thing called a ‘fast metabolism’. And then you get the rest of the world - those who aren’t very active because they don’t like exercise, or they just can’t seem to find the time to establish an exercise routine. Does this sound like you? Fear not – there are a lot of people in the same boat. If you’re ready to take action, one of the best things you can do is…
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Exercise, Fitness & Muscle
November 28, 2013

3 Foods to avoid before training

If you work out regularly and are following (or trying to follow) a strict diet, you’ll know which foods you should be eating before working out, and these will probably include: low fat, low fibre and moderate carbohydrate foods. You know, the right balance to help energise your workout and enable you to push that extra mile. But what about foods you should avoid before training? Reaching for the wrong snack pre-workout could leave you running for the toilet, or reaching for a pack of antacids – both of which are more than likely going to cut your workout short.…
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Exercise, Fitness & Muscle
November 26, 2013

6 Exercises you can do during lunch

Let’s face it: an 8-10 hour working day, combined with driving to and from work, juggling kiddie school runs, and squeezing in daily errands leaves us with VERY little time to ourselves. All too often it’s a struggle to fit in a decent workout at the gym or go for a run. In fact, you might find that the only ‘free’ time you have during the day is a one hour lunch break. Heading to the gym during this time might not be feasible, which means you need to find ways to burn calories, relieve stress and increase your heart…
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