More sex during SA's World Cup meant more boys nine months on

2015-11-05 08:21

Nine months after South Africa hosted the 2010 football World Cup a disproportionately higher number of male babies were born compared with the previous eight years.

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.

Tapering your runs before a marathon

2015-10-27 08:34

An important part of training for a half-marathon (and any big event) – is the tapering phase which means reducing your total weekly distance..

Why people run marathons

2015-10-20 18:12

A new study suggests that women run marathons to feel good while men run for competition and to achieve personal goals.

Track a runner during the Soweto Marathon

2015-10-20 11:11

If you're taking part in the Soweto Marathon, or know someone who is, install the Old Mutual app to get training tips and track their progress.

How to tackle hills

2015-10-20 08:44

Many runners dislike hills, with one avid hill-hater describing hill-running as a “muscle-sapping, lung-bursting exercise in pain” but, it doesn't have to be. The Sports Science Institute tells us how to approach hills.

Mind games for marathon runners

2015-10-20 08:43

When the going gets tough, it’s time to engage your brain. The Sports Science Institute's mental squad reveals their top 10 mental tricks for mastering a marathon.

Your running kit and shoes - get it right!

2015-10-15 07:56

You don't need a gym membership to run. All you need is the right clothing and you're ready to take to the road.

Starter-kit for runners

2015-10-15 07:12

One of the advantages of running is that you don't need to spend a great deal before you can get going.

The Springboks' training tricks

2015-10-06 09:22

An inside look at how SA rugby players are conditioned to give their best and avoid injuries during the Rugby World Cup 2015.


How to get a summer six-pack

2015-11-03 05:46

No matter your age, you too can sport a flat tummy this summer. Here are the exercises that will get you to a taut, toned stomach in a month.

Exclusive interview with Nichelle Hines of Hollywood Cycle

2015-10-27 13:27

Cycle House’s Chief Riding Officer and Lead Instructor Nichelle Hines is intense, unapologetic, direct and always gets her way… no matter what it takes. Health24 chatted to her about cycling, motivation and intensity.

Tendon pain may be a sign of high cholesterol

2015-10-24 13:51

People with unhealthy blood cholesterol levels are more likely to have tendon pain or altered tendon structure, according to a new review.

Proper nutrition crucial for marathon runners

2015-10-20 17:40

Dietitian offers last-minute marathon training tips which could be of use to people taking part in the Old Mutual Soweto Marathon on 1 November 2015.

5 surprising tricks to help you run faster

2015-10-20 08:44

Whether you are a running veteran or a running newbie, we bet you want to be able to run faster. Here's how.

5 things every new runner should know

2015-10-20 08:44

These are five techniques and tips all runners need - whether you've been doing it for years, or are just starting off now.

New rugby scrum technique may be safer

2015-10-16 14:53

A new, safer scrum technique reduces the distance between the opposing front row players, and hence lowers the speeds and forces involved at the 'engagement'.

How Tim Noakes wants you to train

2015-10-15 07:16

Professor Tim Noakes’ latest research findings herald a new approach to exercise that could change the way champions train and even help people off the sports field.

5 common skin problems runners deal with

2015-10-14 12:33

Sprains and fractures aren't the only hazards athletes face. Skin problems such as blisters, athlete's foot, acne mechanica and turf burn are also common among sports enthusiasts. Here's what you can do.

Rate the Springboks' performance on Bokrapport app

2015-09-26 08:51

Want to rate the Springboks's performance after every match? Rapport has launched the BokRapport app, based on the paper's popular BokRapport column where rugby writers rate our national rugby team.

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