Health24 tries Skechers Go Flex Walk

2016-01-26 15:43

Health24's editor Laura tries a pair of Skechers GO FLEX Walk shoes and finds they are quite the comfy fit.

Will Smith highlights concussions in football with new movie

2015-12-22 10:53

The world is wisening up to the debilitating and often deadly health problems players face when they sustain concussions in contact sport. Will Smith's new movie Concussion, shines the light brightly on the dangers.

Serena Williams named Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year

2015-12-15 14:59

And she looks all kinds of fierce on the magazine’s cover.

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.

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.


Bad air stops two football games

2015-12-27 20:46

Iran has postponed two premier league football matches as air pollution more than twice the acceptable level persisted in the capital.

Joost takes part in exclusive international drug trial

2015-12-18 15:01

Joost van der Westhuizen has shown promising response to medication that's exclusively been made available to celebs with MND or ALS.

The shocking state of soccer players' teeth

2015-12-07 09:35

Dentists checked the tooth and gum health of more than 90% of each senior squad at some of the UK's top soccer teams, such as Manchester United, and found a shocking state of dental decay.

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 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.

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