What are the mental health benefits of exercise?

Exercise is not just about aerobic capacity and muscle size. Sure, exercise can improve your physical health and your physique, trim your waistline, improve your sex life, and even add years to your life. But that’s not what motivates most people to stay active. People who exercise regularly tend to do so because it gives them an enormous sense of … Read More

Don’t sabotage your success

“If you don’t have confidence, you’ll always find a way not to win.” – Carl Lewis Now, Carl Lewis is not a food guru or a nutrition expert. However, he is one of the most celebrated athletes in the  with 9 gold Olympic medals and 8 World Champion medals in track and field and sprinting. What he says though applies … Read More

Crossfit: Pro’s and Con’s

I write this to you, not to dismiss the Crossfit concept but to educate you a little about it. I am not a Crossfitter, but for an odd reason, people over the last 2-3 weeks have been asking me about it, so I thought I’d do a little research and here is what I found. Pro’s and Con’s. CrossFit is a … Read More

Please excuse me for butting in.

If I was to train only one muscle group regarding movement is concerned I would  choose the glutes – even before abs. They’re the largest and strongest hip extensor in the body, and having those muscles in proper working order can create a list of benefits: Strong hip extension Hip capsule stability, and improved hip mobility Proper knee tracking Reduced back … Read More

How to stay on track over the festive season

As we creep towards the end of the year, our food and eating challenges become bigger and bigger. And yes, it is not easy to stay on track especially as you have been working hard to get where you are. We are only human and we have emotions, so there might be a chance that we struggle to keep our … Read More

Diet soft drinks. Why would you?

The Great Soft Drink Debate: Regular or Diet – is one really healthier than the other? You don’t have to be a health nut to know that soft drink isn’t good for you. But is it really all that bad? Is it ok to just have it once in a while? And if you’re going to have it, is it … Read More

Stretching for your goals

With so many different types of stretching techniques for improving flexibility, there tends to be confusion on the difference between these techniques and how each one is executed. To help cut through some of the confusion, here is a quick explanation of six common flexibility techniques. Static Stretching The most common type of stretching, static stretching, is executed by extending … Read More

Alignement vs Posture – A basic difference

“It has been believed, at least since the time of Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), that mechanical factors strongly influence biological form and function. Indeed, the general concept that mechanics influence biology was articulated clearly over a year ago by J. Wolff (1835-1902), who suggested that the trabecular architecture of bone is dictated primarily by directions of maximum tension that arise in … Read More

Don’t let ageing slow you down.

Sarcopenia, also known as muscle loss, is a common condition that affects of adults who are over 50 years old. In fact, muscle mass begins to decrease after around 30 years of age, but you may not see this happening in full flight until you’re in your 50’s, as it is only a gradual decline. So the sooner you can … Read More