FEEL STRONGER AND LIVE LONGER

    Why is exercise important for older adults? Lately I have been asked why exercise is good for older adults. There are many reasons why exercise is good for you no matter what age you are and it is often more important as you get older. Moderate exercise can improve the health of people […]

TIPS FOR CITY2SURF!

  City2Surf takes place on the 12th of August which is less than 2 weeks away! Make sure you are prepared and follow these tips! Don’t over train before the race Some people tend to freak out 1-2 weeks before the race because they haven’t done enough training. They train like crazy and end up […]

LOW-FAT MOROCCAN BEEF STEW

  STAY WARM IN WINTER WHILE KEEPING THE KG’S OFF WITH THIS DELICIOUS LOW-FAT MOROCCAN BEEF STEW!            INGREDIENTS   500 g beef round steak, cut into 2.5 cm cubes 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped ¼ teaspoon black pepper ½ cup (70 g) chopped dried apricots ¼ cup (40 g) sultanas or seeded raisins […]

HOW MANY CALORIES A DAY SHOULD I BE HAVING TO LOSE WEIGHT?

  If your goal is to lose weight then you should know how many calories a day you need to consume in order to maintain a healthy weight while losing excess body fat. If you stick to a good weekly exercise regime along with a healthy low-fat diet then you should be able to lose […]

CHICKEN WITH LEMON, GINGER, CHILLI & CORIANDER

  INGREDIENTS 1 inch piece of ginger peeled and finely chopped 1 fresh red chilli finely chopped 2 cloves of garlic finely sliced Salt and pepper Juice of 1½ lemons 2 free range chickens cut into 4 pieces Bunch of coriander chopped finely METHOD  Preheat oven to 190 degrees C ( 420 F ) Mix […]

MORE ON FITNESS APPS

  If you’re finding it hard to get motivated or just need a bit of a boost then try these new fitness apps!   FITOCRACY There is nothing like a challenge when it comes to exercise! Check out this new app which enables you to engage in a social fitness contest and compete against other […]

HOW DOES YOUR METABOLISM AFFECT YOU?

  Someone recently asked me if they could buy my metabolism. Ha! They clearly don’t know how much my supermarket bill is every week!  On a more serious note I believe it’s important for everyone to have a good understanding of how your metabolism works and how it is affected by the amount of food you […]

CHILD'S POSE

  Does your back or neck feel tight or stiff? The Child’s Pose is a great stretch for relieving accumulated tension that builds up in the muscles around the spine. Widely used in yoga and pilates, this exercise aims to relax and allow the spine to stretch while helping to mobilize the hips. Whether you’re an avid exerciser, a couch […]

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