ARTICLES RELATING TO FITNESS

Seniors who pump iron have longer lives

2016-05-05 11:28

A 15-year study indicates that strength training can substantially decrease mortality risk and improve functional limitations in older people.

MMA fighters face doping charges

2016-04-26 15:42

South African Mixed Martial Arts fighters were tested positive for banned substances.

Exercise may keep your brain 10 years younger

2016-03-24 15:20

In a new study physically active seniors stayed mentally sharper than their sedentary peers.

Meet Cape Town's male pole dancer!

2015-12-15 21:15

Pole dancing is not just for women. See how David Rutherfoord-Jones takes to the pole to show off some of his moves, including the splits.

Bestselling workout supplement faces probe in South Africa

2015-12-01 21:30

The workout supplement Jack3d is under the radar of the Medicines Control Council for possibly containing an illegal substance that falls within the same category as dagga.

Lawsuits against makers of Jack3d

2015-11-27 16:18

The U.S. has announced that lawsuits will be brought against USPLabs, the makers of the unsafe nutritional supplement Jack3d.

KZN woman finds her passion in the gym

2015-11-16 13:44

Natasha Martens (24), originally from Hilton and now living in Durban, has fallen in love with the body-building world.

Why bigger isn't always better when it comes to muscle building

2015-10-30 15:26

Bodybuilders and action movie stars may look super powerful when showing off their bulging muscles, but that doesn't mean they're stronger than other athletes such as weight lifters and sprinters.

Mastering the half marathon

2015-10-20 17:55

Everything you need to know about tackling a half-marathon, whatever your ability or ambition.

Is Dale Steyn as fit as a baby?

2015-10-01 17:25

One of the world's fastest bowlers, cricketer Dale Steyn, was pitted against a one-and-a-half-year-old to see who could keep going for longest. Guess who won!

 

Mom takes back her own body after birth, inspires hundreds others

2016-04-28 11:28

Fed-up with feeling heavy and overweight after childbirth, this SA mom set about changing her habits. She started a revolution – read her inspirational story.

How cheap surgical tape can prevent running blisters

2016-04-12 14:17

Surgical tape is affordable and easy to find, and researchers have now proven that it's the best way to prevent running blisters.

Researchers show fat isn't necessary for marathons

2015-12-30 11:31

Muscles prefer carbohydrates as their fuel source during high-intensity, long-duration runs, a new study has found.

What it takes to be a racing driver

2015-12-07 08:31

Racing drivers such as Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, have to be just as fit as boxers, with lightening fast reflexes.

Dis-Chem pulls fitness supplement Jack3d from shelves

2015-11-28 10:03

Health24 investigates why the pre-workout supplement Jack3d, manufactured by USPlabs, is still being sold in SA after being indicted in the US for using false certificates of analysis and false labeling.

How you can gym for free in Johannesburg!

2015-11-17 11:27

We take a look at how Soweto’s latest outdoor gym, which is one of at least 12 outdoor gyms in Johannesburg, is helping to get people active and health conscious.

Infographic: The best food to eat between workouts

2015-11-09 10:55

You are what you eat, so don't let bad food choices take away from your workout.

9 SA celebrities who love to work out

2015-10-22 15:50

Staying fit (and sharing their workout outfits on social media) is just part of their daily lives.

South Africans urged to move their spines

2015-10-16 17:01

When it comes to your spine, it is important to be proactive, says an expert on World Spine Day.

5 exercises that are a complete waste of time

2015-09-11 12:32

Working out hard but not seeing any results? Some exercises, if not done correctly, will never give you the sculpted form you're after. Our fitness expert, Habib Noorbai explains what you could be doing wrong.

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