Why the fitness industry is booming

Why the fitness industry is booming

In 2017, the fitness industry will be worth trillions of Rabds. The number of gyms, wellness centres and specialised sports centres will hit an all-time high. And here’s why. 1. We’re unhealthy – and we shouldn’t be There are over 3 billion people in the workplace. And according to the Global Wellness Institute’s “Future of […]

Why nutrition is so important

Four reasons why nutrition is so important

Have you ever stopped to consider how you prepare your food? Or why we eat, at all? Nutrition isn’t just a fancy word for dieters – it’s what we engage with when we plan a meal, prepare it, and then eat it! It’s what we do when we choose one type of sandwich bread over […]

Why aerobics is good for you

What are the benefits of aerobics?

Recent studies have found that 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise five days a week or 20 minutes of a minimum of three days a week is very important if you wish to achieve good health and – of course – lower your risk of chronic diseases. You would want to increase your heart rate to between […]

The difference between the different types of diabetes

What is the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes?

Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disease which is characterised by high blood sugar levels for a long period of time. This condition is cause by either the pancreas not producing enough insulin or the body cells not responding correctly to the insulin produced. There are three main kinds of diabetes but for the purpose of […]

Supplement with creatine

Nine reasons why you should be supplementing with creatine

For most of us, the supplements lining the shelves of our local gym shop are intimidating. They promise to make us leaner, faster, harder and stronger… And it seems there are dozens upon dozens of supplements available.  All you need to know is that there’s one supplement in there that you SHOULD be taking if […]

Benefits of weight training for women

The benefits of weight training for women

Visit any gym and you’ll see the dudes lining up to use the free weights. But only one or two women (and they’re usually there with a personal trainer or a boyfriend!). Women have, historically, avoided weights and weight training, for lots of reasons. There’s the belief that weight training is a masculine pursuit (kind […]

This picture shows a woman addicted to sugar

Six tips to help you break up with sugar for good

Did you know that sugar is a drug – an addictive one at that? Well, think about it: You crave it. And if deprived of it, you can’t seem to think straight. You’re just not yourself.  The bad news is that sugar is, well, bad for you. Sugar has been found to cause damage to […]

Why walking is better than running

Five reasons why walking is better than running

Aerobic cardiovascular exercise, like running, is a winner for a lot reasons: It’s an excellent way to lose weight and boost your energy levels. It beats down diseases like cancer, diabetes and heart disease. It controls your blood pressure and tackles stress. And done right, it leaves you feeling exhilarated and content! The thing is, […]

worst fitness trends out

4 of the Worst trends ever to hit the fitness and nutrition industry

It’s no secret that there are some fitness atrocities that have reared their heads over the last 30 years, which would make any self-respecting personal trainer cringe . These movements gathered masses of followers in the hope of attaining beautiful bodies, better health or just to be in with what’s ‘trendy’. Why do we still […]

benefits of coffee

The ten amazing benefits of coffee

Coffee is the second-most traded commodity on earth (after oil). However, given the health benefits of coffee, maybe it should be the MOST-traded commodity? Let’s take a look at the ten benefits of coffee. 1. It’s a super-antioxidant Scientists have found that coffee is very high in antioxidants. You’ll get more antioxidants out of one cup than […]

Why eating too much fruit is dangerous

We grow up being told to eat a lot of fruit. That the vitamins and minerals in fruit are powerful. And certainly, they are. But is it a good idea to turn into a fruitarian (someone who lives off nothing but fruit?) No. In fact, you should avoid eating too much fruit each day since […]

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