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Fitness SA January - February 2015

Fitness magazine covers all aspects of the female health and fitness lifestyle, with dedicated training sections that delve into everything related to gym based-training and various sporting codes. This includes health and fitness product news, trends and techniques, as well as expert nutritional and supplementation information from the industry’s top experts – all delivered in a well designed, attractive looking layout that entices readers to carry on feeding their hunger for information.

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time for change

“OUT WITH THE OLD AND IN WITH THE NEW!” IT’S A COMMON SAYING THAT IS PRETTY APPROPRIATE FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR. I’VE ALWAYS ADVOCATED REGULAR CHANGE, BOTH IN LIFE AND IN FITNESS. Constantly challenging yourself by redefining your goals, or establishing new ones, creates an environment that is conducive to continued growth, be it mental or physical. And what better time is there to set or redefine goals that will foster this growth than the start of a new year? I’ve always enjoyed weight training; putting my earphones in and escaping the world around me, coupled with that endorphin rush. Over the past few years I’ve moved from more isolation-type training to metcon circuits – you know, trying to fit more fitness into less time. I’m happy with my fitness…

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health news

MOTIVATION MAKEOVER! Try changing your exercise routine every 14 days. A University of Florida study discovered that people who modified their workouts twice a month were more likely to stick to it, compared to those who changed their regimens whenever they wanted to. The average person needs 25-38g of fibre each day to maintain optimal health. A one cup serving of red kidney beans contains around 13g of fibre. 4 CANCER SYMPTOMS YOU SHOULDN’T IGNORE 1. Changes in your breasts2. Changes in your lymph nodes3. Sudden, unexplained weight loss4. Constant fatigue ONE IN EVERY 32 WOMEN WILL SUFFER FROM BREAST CANCER. -CANSA Body awareness To improve proprioception and loosen the tissue (fascia, tendons and ligaments) on the bottom of your feet, place a small ball (golf ball or tennis ball) on the floor and gently roll from the…

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our top fitness reads this month

1 NEDBANK RUNNER'S GUIDE (24TH EDITION) By Tom Cottrell The Nedbank Runners’Guide is a well researched and detailed guide to running races in South Africa. The guide is arranged alphabetically by province, and races are presented in date order. The 2015 edition features all essential race information for both road and off-road races, including course descriptions. There are four indexes: a date index, a name index, an index listing the Comrades Marathon and Two Oceans qualifying races for the 2015 events, and an index of sponsors and advertisers. The dynamic nature of fixtures means the guide is now backed up with a website at www.runnersguide.co.za, as well as an iPad and smartphone version. R199 All leading bookshops and sport outlets 2NATURAL - YOUR GPS TO HEALTHY LIVING By Johan Jacobs Johan Jacobs was clinically diagnosed with…

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events & stuff

NIKE LAUNCHES 2015 COLLECTION Nike’s Spring collection, available from early 2015, includes the Nike Pro Bra Collection, which returns with key updates. The Nike Pro Rival Bra delivers the most support in the collection and now features A-cup sizes. In 2015 the range will expand to include the Nike Pro Hero Bra. a high-support offering featuring tightly-knit nylon fabric with appropriate stretch and modulus for increased support and a consistent, compression fit. The u-back design with a hook-and-eye closure makes for easy on and off. The bra also features migrated thickness in the adjustable shoulder straps to provide extra comfort and a custom fit. Nike Legging T2 Comfort is critical in all Nike tights, especially those in the sportswear family. The Nike Legging T2 provides comfort for all-day wear with a brushed elastic…

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supplement news

USN unveils Purefit range USN recently announced the launch of its new Purefit Series, a range of natural supplements that has been specifically developed for both novice and professional endurance sport enthusiasts. The unique range of products in the Purefit Series have been developed with the finest performance-enhancing nutrients to keep the endurance athlete’s systems optimally fuelled and enhance recovery. The range does not contain artificial colourants, flavourants, sweeteners or preservatives, and also features a refreshing, lightly flavoured natural taste profile. Available at all leading pharmacy retailers and independent bike shops. SUPASHAPE LEAN STACK BODY TRANSFORMATION PACK Just in time for your new year Supashape 12 Week Online Transformation Challenge, Supashape has combined three powerful products in one convenient pack. The pack consists of Pro Advanced Thermo Lean, a thermogenesis and energy activating fat burner (45…

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running 100 miles

To paraphrase Chinese philosopher Lao-tzu’s classic quote from his book ‘The Way of Lao-tzu’, a journey of 100 miles begins with a single step. In this context we’re referring to the seemingly super-human feat of running what is almost two Comrades marathons, back to back, in a single day. So where does someone even start preparing for a challenge of this magnittude? To put the 100 mile (160km) race distance into context, it is farther than the trip from London to Dover, and almost as far as Johannesburg to Kroonstad. So why then is this ultra-endurance race distance becoming so popular? In the United States, for instance, there are currently over 140 100 mile races held each year, with the distance gaining popularity in other countries around the world, including South…