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What are Overuse Injuries

WHAT ARE OVERUSE INJURIES: When your child plays a certain sport continuously, he/she is repetitively straining the same structures of the body, whether it be their elbows in tennis or their knees in long jump. Most sports emphasise a certain area of the body during...

World Autism Day 2019

Autism World Awareness Day Autism is a disorder that affects around 1% of the population worldwide, while in South Africa, it is estimated only 10% of individuals with autism are correctly diagnosed. Autism falls under an umbrella diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder...

6 SIGNS YOU SHOULD INVEST IN YOUR HEALTH AND FITNESS

6 SIGNS YOU SHOULD INVEST IN YOUR HEALTH AND FITNESS   1. White food makes you feel bloated, sluggish and just overall tired. The easiest way to lose weight and improve your health? Get rid of the white stuff! Most white foods (bread, rice, pasta, sugar, flour)...

3 ways to make stress your friend

3 WAYS TO MAKE STRESS YOUR FRIEND Yes, you read that headline right. Stress can actually be a positive thing if we respond to it in a mindful way 3 Mindfulness Keys to Turn Stress to Your Advantage Our body’s response to stress..... a rapid heartbeat and breathing,...

Motivate yourself to workout

HOW TO MOTIVATE YOURSELF TO WORKOUT It is so easy to come up with an excuse to not go ahead with a planned workout or group class. 'I've had a long day at work' is usually at the top of the list of those excuses, but we want to give you some tips that will help...

What is Biokinetics

BIO + KINETICS = LIFE + MOVEMENT = LIFE THROUGH MOVEMENT The Science of Movement and the application of exercise in rehabilitative treatment of performance. Biokinetics’ primary function is to improve physical functioning and health care through exercise as a...

Superfood – Moringa & Ginger

One “superfood” that I have discoved is Moringa, so Move Over Kale, Moringa Is Here! Moringa According to the USA’s National Institute of Health, Moringa has been used for thousands of years to assist with the treatment and prevention of over 300 diseases and medical...

Superfood – Coconut & Gelatin

SUPERFOODS  My household cannot run without coconut oil, I am a HUGE fan of it. I use it in cooking, baking and if I run out of eye make up remover…yes, coconut oil is brilliant!  Coconut oil Coconut oil is one of the super healthy fats you definitely want to add to...

Superfood – Chia seeds & Cinnamon

SUPERFOODS In the last article we discussed the benefits of beetroot and cayenne pepper.  Let us now take a look at Chia seeds, my absolute best and cinnamon which I LOVE. I will also post a recipe once again inspired from a fellow health and smoothie enthusiast,...

Superfood – Beetroot & Cayenne Pepper

  SUPERFOODS What are superfoods?  In my opinion, as a nutritionist, there is no such thing as a “superfood”.  There is no single food that holds the key to good health or disease prevention.  The word “superfood” is more of a marketing term for foods that have...

A surfboard Stomach throughout Silly Season

  Feeling Bloated? Its Ab'vember and this article from our nutritional Guru Karen Smed is all about how to keep that surfboard stomach through the silly season. We have all had those embarrassing moments. We eat certain foods and a little while later our body...

Nutrition

So, my mind can be as healthy as my body? Nutrition is about providing your body with the right fuels in order for it to remain healthy.  Good health is about a good balance between mind, body and soul. It does not matter if you eat healthy, if you don’t...

Is Your Sleep Position Harming Your Rotator Cuff?

Is Your Sleep Position Harming Your Rotator Cuff? Many people have evening routines to help them drift off to sleep—rituals like brushing their teeth or reading for 20 minutes. Most also have a favorite sleep position. But if you sleep on your side every...

A Beginner’s Guide to Foam Rolling

A Beginner's Guide to Foam Rolling A foam roller is a cylindrical piece of foam that has found increasing popularity in the gym or on the playing field. People use it either on the floor or by hand to deliver self-myofascial release (or self-massage) to...

Exercising For A Healthy Heart

Exercising For A Healthy Heart Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the single largest cause of mortality worldwide, accounting for 18 million deaths per year globally. In the past few years, notable progress has been made in treating CVD and a decline is...

Get Heart Smart

Get Heart Smart this month Have a change of heart this Heart Awareness Month and make small but significant adjustments for a healthy and happy life. You might think that getting fit and boosting your heart health means spending hours upon hours at the gym, sweating...

10 Healthy, High-protein Recipes Perfect for Father’s Day

Celebrate Father’s Day with high-protein recipes your dad will love. These 10 delicious recipes include many you can enjoy on the grill—or, if you’re in a pinch, that you can whip up in a slow cooker or pressure cooker. All these healthy cooking methods...

The Role Of Biokinetics In Health & Fitness

  In today’s society, the effective prevention and/or treatment of illness, diseases and injuries has become increasingly important. It takes numerous branches in the healthcare industry to cater to today’s health requirements; with one of these...

Treadmill vs Outdoor running

  How does running on a treadmill compare to running outside? Is one easier than the other? It’s a common question and despite conflicting opinions, scientific research has shown that running on the treadmill is roughly the same as running outside if...

Everything you need to know about Apple Cider Vinegar

  Despite its recent surge in popularity, the extensive list of apple cider (AC) vinegar benefits has been well-known for centuries. It’s been shown to keep blood sugar in check, amp up weight loss and even improve the appearance of acne and scarring....

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