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Exercise, Fitness & Muscle

Exercise, Fitness & Muscle
June 29, 2017

Cut 9 years from your age

Regular exercise boasts an impressive list of benefits. It keeps your heart and brain healthy, boosts your mood and strengthens your muscles and bones. But new evidence suggests that certain types of exercise can also help keep you younger. The impact of ageing on the body Besides a bit of grey hair and the odd wrinkle, there are several changes that happen inside the body as you get older. Two of these changes are: Telomeres get shorter Telo – whats? Telomeres are the protein endcaps of your chromosomes (DNA). They're like your biological clock and they're very closely correlated with…
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Exercise, Fitness & Muscle
May 20, 2017

Start your morning with a bang!

Kick off those blankets and don’t even think of hitting the snooze button! Get your day started on a high with a bout of exercise. Morning glory Doing any workout will jump-start your mornings. It’s also helpful to work out first thing and tick the task off your list, allowing you to coast through the rest of the day. Some studies point out that exercising in the morning allows for a clearer focus on the day ahead. Exercising boosts endorphins and other mood-elevating substances which help lift your spirits. Exercising early in the morning also regulates your appetite for the…
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Exercise, Fitness & Muscle
May 9, 2017

Exercise like someone half your age

Think back to when you were in your teens or twenties. You were fit and flexible, and ready to take on any physical challenge. Now you’re a little older and your body isn’t quite as resilient and can’t share the same sentiment. The good news is that you can still exercise. In fact, regular exercise will give your body the boost it needs to stay strong and supple and help you get through normal daily activities. Try these quick wins and enjoy the benefits. Flexibility Your muscles, ligaments, and tendons weaken as you age. Cartilage, the connective tissue that cushions…
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Exercise, Fitness & Muscle
February 23, 2017

Want to get fit? Pump up the volume

Your legs feel like jelly and you can’t seem to hold on to the exercise bike for a minute longer. Suddenly your favourite song comes on and you’re motivated again. Nobody really enjoys sweating it out at the gym, but music could be that extra push you need to keep going. Why does music make you want to move? It’s a good distraction Notice how time flies when you’re busy or distracted? Jamming to your favourite tunes while working out will distract you from aches or pains and make your workout seem shorter. It keeps you going The motor area…
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Exercise, Fitness & MuscleHeart & Blood Vessels
February 11, 2017

Got flu? Don’t exercise!

You’ve finally gotten into the groove of your workout and you’re seeing a bikini body in the making. But now you feel the flu coming on. What now? Resist the urge to throw on your gym gear or hit the road for your daily run. Depending on how sick you are, all you’d be doing is harming your health further, which could lead to even more dangerous conditions. Here’s how to rest effectively and know when to call it quits. Flu symptoms can easily be confused with those of other conditions. Talk to Hello Doctor if you have any symptoms…
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Exercise, Fitness & MuscleFirst Aid, Accidents & Injuries
January 28, 2017

The exercises your injury needs

You used to be a regular at the gym. Then you hurt your ankle and had to stay away. It’s been a few months and you’re now fully recovered and ready to get back in the game again. But you’ve lost some muscle and motivation in the process. Now what? Should you just give up all hope of having that perfectly toned and honed body? (more…)
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Exercise, Fitness & MuscleFirst Aid, Accidents & Injuries
January 11, 2017

Why that workout shouldn’t wait till the weekend

A recent study suggests that training on weekends only (also known as being a 'weekend-warrior') can decrease your risk of death. Well, that's good news, right? Sure - if your only life goal is to 'not die too soon'. But, what if you want to stay healthy, live it up, enjoy pain-free movement? Then you need to read the full story. (more…)
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Exercise, Fitness & Muscle
October 23, 2016

This is your body after a half-marathon

You’ve just run an intense race, and you’re aching in places you’ve never felt pain before. What now? Chris Walsh, a personal trainer at 360 Specialized Training based in Cape Town, gives us insight into what happens to your body after a half marathon, and what to do to get back on track. (more…)
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Exercise, Fitness & MuscleFood & nutrition
October 15, 2016

Food for fitness

What you eat before and after a workout can help you build muscle, improve endurance, and speed up recovery. Food can be fuel when you’re looking for gains or your best friend when you’re trying to lose body fat. The right foods, at the right time, can do wonders for your #bodygoals. (more…)
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