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Fitness SA Nov/Dec 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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looking back

This year saw bigger stage line-ups and more athletes competing on international stages, which is a sure sign that the quality of competitive athletes emanating from Africa is on the increase. From physique and fitness pageants, to CrossFit, running, cycling and other endurance events, it’s been a big year for the ladies, and equally big for fitness magazine. We’re (fitness) syndicated in the United Arab Emirates, and now also export the magazine further abroad to the United Kingdom and the USA. But our biggest breakthrough has been to offer a complete digital solution, covering the most popular news stands like iTunes, Zinio and Magzter, backing this up with great social content delivery and keeping our readers in the loop and up to date with industry trends. In this long-awaited issue we profile…

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get sexy

ACCORDING TO THE NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE, PEOPLE WHO EXERCISE REGULARLY HAVE A 40-50% LOWER RISK OF COLON CANCER, COMPARED WITH THOSE WHO DON’T. STRETCHING IS GOOD FOR: 1. Increased circulation2. Flexibility3. Increased range of motion4. Reduced stress5. Reduced lower back pain BENEFITS OF EATING BEETROOT 1. Lowers blood pressure2. Boosts stamina3. Fights inflammation4. Supplies important nutrients and vitamins5. Has cancer-fighting properties DID YOU KNOW? THERE ARE APPROXIMATELY 96,000KM OF BLOOD VESSELS IN THE HUMAN BODY. DID YOU KNOW? Running puts 3-4 times your body weight (in pressure) on your feet. The average person’s feet have 500,000 sweat glands and can produce more than a pint of sweat a day. Out of the 206 bones in the adult body, 106 are in the hands and feet. One single bacteria cell can multiply to become more than 8 million cells in less than…

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cocozone coconut water

It’s harvested from young, green coconuts and bottled on site to ensure a natural and consistent quality and taste. The 100% pure coconut water drink contains no added preservatives, sugar or artificial sweeteners, and is gluten- and lactose-free. The product is rich in vitamin C, which boosts the immune system, and also contains more potassium than two bananas (ensuring optimal muscle function, heart rhythm and lower blood pressure). This all-natural drink has also been proven to be more effective at rehydration than water, which makes it suitable for active individuals and those looking for a festive season hangover cure. 33% OF THOSE WHO DRINK FOUR OR MORE CAFFEINATED BEVERAGES, SUCH AS SODA OR COFFEE, DAILY ARE MORE LIKELY TO SUFFER FROM SLEEP APNEA.…

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nutribullet launches in sa

Celebrities, scientists, foodies, sports stars, home-makers, entrepreneurs and dietitians around the world are using the NutriBullet extractor to get all the benefits of consuming more raw food. Unlike everyday juicers and blenders that remove all the fibrous pulp from fruits and trap the best vegetable chunks in their blades, the NutriBullet completely breaks down raw ingredients to their most nutritious, most absorptive state – in just 30 seconds. The NutriBullet’s unique cyclonic blending action, powered by its 600-watt electric motor, shreds, cracks, grinds and breaks down tough seeds, stems and skins from unprocessed food. The end result is a raw, smooth, nutrient-packed super-drink that can work as a breakfast smoothie, kids’ smoothie or healthy snack. Purchase yours online at www.NutriBullet.co.za or by calling 0861 777 997 for R1,995. THE BODY’S LARGEST TISSUE…

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original eating at kauai

That’s when Kauai asked the Original Eating team to review their menu and advise which existing meals on the menu could be easily adapted to comply with their guidelines. Now Kauai customers can enjoy a variety of tasty and convenient on-the-go meals, including the Kahuna steak salad (without the pineapple), smoked trout salad with olive oil and balsamic dressing; smoked trout scrambled eggs, full island breakfast or scrambled eggs with pesto and rosa tomatoes (toast optional). Other options include the recently launched Madras-style chicken curry bowl with cauli-rice, and the low carb wrap. The Carb Conscious Delight Smoothie also launched in October 2014. DID YOU KNOW: Depression and fatigue can often be symptoms of dehydration. (Health24) WALKING EITHER IN WATER, AGAINST THE WIND, OR WEARING A BACKPACK BURNS APPROXIMATELY 50 MORE CALORIES AN…

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travel diet destroyers

Eating healthfully can be extra challenging when you’re travelling, in transit, or dining out. Cardiologist and chef Dr Mike Fenster, author of ‘The Fallacy of the Calorie’, lists five medically-based food facts to help you correct common dietary deceptions this festive season: 1. Diet salad dressings are equally, or more, detrimental. Even “light” dressings may not be the healthiest choice. Whether it is low calorie, low fat, or regular salad dressing, it’s often loaded with omega-six polyunsaturated plant oils. Rather opt for a little olive oil, vinegar, fresh lemon juice or nothing at all. 2. Burgers beat deli meat. Fresh red meat that isn’t over-processed is better than highly processed meat and meat products that are typically used in deli sandwiches, which are often presumed to be healthier options than burgers. 3. Diet drinks are…