Fitness
Use smoothies for post-workout recovery

Use smoothies for post-workout recovery

Smoothies aren’t just for dieters. They’re a great option for fitness buffs too. Over the last few years, breakfast cereals, muffins, crackers and other refined carbohydrates have made way for smoothies – delicious, on-the-go liquid meals and snacks packed with nutrients. On average, the Australian household’s consumption of liquid breakfasts has increased by 20% in […]

Tight and toned

Tight and toned

Wave bye-bye to bingo wings with these arm-strengthening moves. Anyone can have toned arms, says biokineticist Pea Blaauw. As you get older, you lose muscle mass and that’s why your arm muscles lose definition and start to sag. We also tend to put on weight more easily as the years pass by, which causes fat […]

Burn calories while you commute

Burn calories while you commute

Sitting in a car, train or bus, and then at a desk for hours on end, can really hurt your health. Add some small movements to your day and reap the rewards. When you dash out of the door each morning to catch your bus, taxi or train, the main thing on your mind usually […]

From zero to fitness hero without injury

From zero to fitness hero without injury

It’s a new year and many of us have set ourselves optimistic diet and exercise goals. But before you leap on the treadmill, heed the advice of fitness trainer Smit to ensure you get fit without injuring yourself. Yorainne Smit has been involved in personal fitness training and group exercise instruction for nearly 12 years – both in […]

Apps and gadgets for fitness junkies

Apps and gadgets for fitness junkies

Unsure which health and fitness apps or gadgets are worth it? We’ve done all the legwork for you and present the top 10 technology has to offer. We’re living in the 21st century, which means there’s absolutely no reason why you shouldn’t use the technology that’s available to stay fit and healthy. According to Google, 2014 was […]

The world is your gym

The world is your gym

Taking a break this Easter? Follow these fun tips so you can avoid the gym with a clear conscience. Take a hike Go on a day hike or pack your bags for a hiking holiday. You’ll be so busy admiring the scenery you won’t even realise you’re exercising. Energy expended: 812 kJ in 30 minutes Muscles […]