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Fitness SA May/June 2014

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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take that leap

WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO GET UP EARLY IN THE MORNING DURING WINTER TO HIT THE GYM OR GET OUT ON THE ROAD FOR A RUN? MY REASON IS SIMPLE: IT’S ABOUT CONSTANTLY IMPROVING AND BETTERING MYSELF. However, others might set specific seasonal goals, like looking great in a bikini come summer. While we all want to strap on something tiny and look the part, fitness isn’t just about your waist and booty size. As such, your reason for training doesn’t (and shouldn’t) always be about your outward appearance. There’s a big movement toward participation in events purely for the experience – experiential fitness as I like to call it. More and more people are taking on trail running, triathlons and mountain biking, or even the fast growing competitive world of CrossFit,…

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health benefits of butternut

• It contains more vitamin A than pumpkin, providing up to 354% of your RDA. Research suggests that natural foods rich in vitamin A protect the body against lung and oral cavity cancers. • Butternut is also rich in B-complex vitamins like folate, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), thiamin and pantothenic acid. • Butternut seeds are a good source of dietary fibre and monounsaturated fatty acids that are great for our hearts. These seeds are also rich in protein, minerals and numerous health-promoting vitamins. DON’T JUST COUNT CALORIES OR MEASURE PORTION SIZES when it comes to your diet. It is also important to think in terms of colour, variety and freshness.…

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evox 3-in-1 weight-loss combo pack

Evox has made getting lean and staying in shape even easier with the launch of a 3-in-1 weight-loss combo pack, which contains Evox’s Lean Slim Thermo Accelerator, Green Coffee Bean Extract and Raspberry Ketones. Lean Slim Thermo Accelerator is packed with a powerful combination of ingredients, such as HCA, chromium, L-carnitine, taurine, yerba mate and grapefruit powder, and has been designed to assist your metabolism to potentially burn more body fat. Green Coffee Bean Extract contains chlorogenic acid, which has been shown to slow the release of sugar into the bloodstream and increase activity of fat burning enzymes in your body. Raspberry ketones aid fat loss by breaking down the fat within cells more effectively. This compound has also been shown to regulate adiponectin, a protein used by the body to…

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magic mushrooms

Gluten and glutamate are two very different components of food. The mushroom has lots of one, but none of the other. There is abundant flavoursome, natural glutamate in mushrooms, yet there is no gluten, which makes them ideal for inclusion in a gluten-free diet. The natural glutamates in mushrooms give them their deep flavour, making them a favourite with meat eaters and vegetarians alike. Glutamate is an amino acid that is found in all foods with protein. Glutamate is also produced by the body, with high levels found in the muscles and brain. It is also used as a neurotransmitter in the brain by half of all nerve cells. ONE JALAPEÑO PEPPER, WHICH WEIGHS APPROXIMATELY 45G, CONTAINS 153MG OF POTASSIUM, WHICH IS 7% OF THE 2,000MG WE NEED DAILY. FOR RELIEF FROM A…

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dishing up some dinner time facts

If you think that healthy eating is more expensive than fast food, think again. A healthier meal can be more affordable, not to mention quick and easy if you plan in advance. Nestlé South Africa compared the cost and nutritional values of three typical meals for a family of four and found that: • Beef burgers, chips and soft drinks top the list as the most expensive: R221.20 for four portions and a whopping 4624kJ per portion. • The home-cooked roast chicken with pap and sauce, and a crisp coleslaw side dish was half the price at R103.95 and contained 3737.7kJ. • The third meal, a vegetarian butternut and pulse bake with coriander Basmati rice and a carrot salad side dish cost R72.54 and boasted a meagre 1945.2kJ count. “There is a common…

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dermagen formulated skin care

Dermagen is specifically formulated to: • Detoxify the skin. • Treat skin disorders. • Enhance skin clarity. • Improve skin tone and elasticity. • Reduce visible signs of ageing. One capsule taken daily activates your skin’s metabolism through the delivery of essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. This nutrient-rich formula provides optimal conditioning for your skin resulting in a significantly more radiant appearance. DID YOU KNOW THIS ABOUT LEMONS? • Their juice can be used to heal acne and remove blackheads. • They can lighten dark spots and clear blemishes • They can alleviate oily skin. Half a teaspoon of cinnamon is a quick, inexpensive way to help boost your metabolism and burn calories.…