Nutrition knowledge is important for personal trainers. Find out why.

Why It’s Crucial For Personal Trainers to be Clued up on Nutrition

The strong link between nutrition and health has been known for a long time. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, is famed for having said: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” This is why personal trainers – as custodians of their clients’ health and wellness – need to know what food […]

Nutritionists say why full cream milk is good for you

Nutritionists say Why you Should put the Skim Milk Down

Do you order “skinny” cappuccinos and congratulate yourself on your healthy choice? Do you believe that skim milk is the better milk option, that it’ll help to make you skinny and healthier? Nutritionists say that milk (and even 2% milk) isn’t as good for you as regular full cream milk. Skim milk is the nasty […]

How to detox

The correct way to detox after an indulgent summer holiday

Summer holiday mean lazy days on the beach or by the pool, sipping on soda or drinks, and snacking on everything we missed out on. After a tough year, we deserve a break, not just from work, but from our strict diets and routines as well. Over December and throughout summer, we let go a […]

Holiday weight gain: How to get rid of it

We spend months transforming our winter bodies into the lean, toned bods we’re happy to flaunt on the beach. But the holidays seem to have a drag effect – dragging us out of the gym and directly toward food and then the couch…  After a week or two of eating too much junk, drinking too […]

5 superfoods you’ll want to add to your shopping list

We all want to thrive, to glow with good health. And we all know that the best way to achieve it is by avoiding stress, exercising regularly and – most importantly – eating well. Are there perhaps superfoods we can eat? So we do all the right things, like avoiding sugar and processed junk foods. […]

Losing weight can be difficult

Why you may not be losing weight as you would like to

Sometimes, people can diet, work out and track their calories and do everything right but still not succeed at losing weight. Usually, when someone seems to be doing the right things but not making progress, a list of possible reasons that can lead to not losing the weight that is needed. Here are some reasons […]

Stay fit and healthy on holiday

How to stay in shape, active and healthy on holiday

Staying fit and healthy is a year-round commitment. Unfortunately, that seems to wane around this time of year… Guest author, Mariska du Plessis – of mariskafit.com – shares her top tips to staying in shape this silly season. Let’s be honest, we tend to let go a bit and pick up a few cms around the […]

workout foods

The best pre- and post-workout foods

You work out like a gladiator. But are you eating the right workout foods? We’ve got you covered! Here’s a list of the best foods to eat before and after your workout. Four super pre-workout foods Before your workout, you want foods that’ll give your muscles fuel but won’t slow you down. Don’t over eat on […]

What are simple and complex carbohydrates

The most important difference between simple and complex carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are not made equal. They come in two forms: simple and complex. And essentially, the difference between the two lies in the way each is digested and absorbed by your body. Understanding the difference between the two means you’re able to make better choices about your nutrition. Let’s take a closer look. Simple carbohydrates […]

Juicing tips from the pros

Follow these six juice tips from the pros

Speak to any master nutritionist and you’ll be told that until you’re getting at least five servings of vegetables and two servings of fruit daily, you’re not going to achieve the kind of optimal health you deserve.  One simple solution is to juice your fruit and veg, so you get all those nutrients and vitamins […]

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 […]

What you didn't know about sushi

Why sushi isn’t good for you

Sushi’s healthy, right? It’s good for your nutrition? Wrong! Yes, the fresh fish used is good for you: the tuna and salmon usually used are packed with omegas. However, as a general rule, sushi isn’t a good choice if you’re trying to follow a healthy diet – one that’s focused on low-GI carbohydrates, healthy lean […]

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