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  • Staying in one position during a workout surely won’t be enough to give you a rick solid core and boost your fitness levels, will it? When you master how to do the plank it will! It’s true. The seemingly simple move – when done right – can be just what you need to get your body in shape. Read on to find out how to get a simple move like the plank working for you… [continue reading]
    Published at 26 Mar. 2015 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in General Fitness
  • As the clock strikes 12 on the 31st of December, you first scream “Happy New Year” to all of those around you, and then you do one more thing. You make your New Year’s Resolutions. Now that it’s almost April, do you know which resolutions you’ve managed to stick to and those which you haven’t? I’ll tell you which one you probably haven’t been able to succeed at: Weight [continue reading]
    Published at 24 Mar. 2015 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in General Fitness
  • Whether you took a break from training, had to get over a cold or were injured, getting back into the habit of running is – plain and simple – really hard. Not only do you seem to lose your running fitness quicker, but beating the mental block that comes along with getting back into the routine makes it even more difficult to carry on. But here’s the thing, getting over the mental [continue reading]
    Published at 24 Mar. 2015 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in Running
  • If you like to stay physically active and exercise every day, whether it's by swimming, talking long walk or by joining a gym class, you need something to keep that energy level up. There are a lot of ways to do that while exercising, but recent studies show that your energy level can be boosted with zinc. How does this work? Read on to discover the answer… Here’s how zinc can [continue reading]
    Published at 18 Mar. 2015 from Ioana Van Niekerk, Fsphealth in General Fitness
  • If you travel a lot, whether is for pleasure or work, crossing multiple time zones can damage your circadian rhythms, no matter how often you fly. And with it, comes that dreaded health problem: Jet lag. Most people do all they can to combat the debilitating symptoms of jet lag, they search, find and choose ways they think work best for them. And some do work. Like not drinking any alcohol before [continue reading]
    Published at 17 Mar. 2015 from Ioana Van Niekerk, Fsphealth in General Health
  • We keep hearing that sugars are bad for our health, and this is shadowing our pleasure when eating sweets or drinking juice/sodas. But there are ways you can sweeten your life without having to worry about negative side effects such as increasing weight. One of them is using honey. Here’s how this powerful weight loss ingredient works…   Honey packs a one-two punch for [continue reading]
    Published at 16 Mar. 2015 from Ioana Van Niekerk, Fsphealth in Weight-Loss
  • Working as a personal trainer in one of the largest commercial gyms in South Africa, my biggest market to cater for is - drum roll please – weight loss. Is this really what you want? Do you really want to lose weight or do you really want to lose those extra few kilograms of fat. Pound for pound, who will win?   When I ask a new client, “What do you want to achieve from [continue reading]
    Published at 13 Mar. 2015 from Matthew Fah, Healthandfitnessclub Expert in Weight-Loss
  • A team of Finish and Swedish researchers have conducted b the first ever randomised controlled trial aimed at slowing down cognitive decline among elderly people. It’s method? To determine the impact a comprehensive programme of muscular and cardiovascular training, mental exercises and advice can manage metabolic and vascular risk factors and reduce risk factors for age-related [continue reading]
    Published at 13 Mar. 2015 from Ioana Van Niekerk, Fsphealth in Mental health
  • A recent study conducted by a team of researchers led by Yale University, and published in the journal Science, reveals that a lot of the damage that ultraviolet radiation (UV) does to skin occurs hours after we've been exposed to sunlight. Researchers learned that exposure to UV light from the sun or tanning beds results in damage of the DNA in melanocytes cells. These are responsible for [continue reading]
    Published at 12 Mar. 2015 from Ioana Van Niekerk, Fsphealth in Cancer
  • Have you ever felt like your memory was playing tricks on you? Do you forget the most unexpected thing? Do you often ding yourself in a situation where you can't find your car keys, forget your friends' birthdays or can’t remember what you did last night. Our memory is one of our most precious assets. And there are ways, natural ones, to help boost it. One such remedy is [continue reading]
    Published at 11 Mar. 2015 from Ioana Van Niekerk, Fsphealth in Mental health
  • Did you know that one of the leading death causes in South Africa is heart disease? You should also know that there are plenty of things you can do to prevent it. It you exercise regularly, give up smoking and avoid stressful situations you can keep your heart strong and healthy naturally. You can also prevent heart disease with a very healthy diet based on reduced level of saturated fats. One [continue reading]
    Published at 10 Mar. 2015 from Ioana Van Niekerk, Fsphealth in Heart health
  • Born and breed here in Johannesburg South Africa, I have always had a great interest in sports and health. At a very young age of 8 I was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. This limited my ability to participate in all sports and when I had the opportunity to play any sport I jumped at with all my available energy. Coming to the end of my high school life I decided that I [continue reading]
    Published at 09 Mar. 2015 from Matthew Fah, Healthandfitnessclub Expert in General Fitness
  • You wouldn’t knowingly bathe in toxins every morning… Or set out to ravage your lungs and sinuses, irritate your allergies, aggravate your skin... Or, most horrifying of all, willingly increase your risk of cancer… Would you? Of course not! But the fact is, recent tests show your body could be absorbing 100 times more chlorine during your ten minute daily shower than if you drink [continue reading]
    Published at 05 Mar. 2015 from Karin Iten, Fsp Health in Cancer
  • Feeling blue? Can’t cope? Have the weight of the world on your shoulders. You’re not alone. According to the South African Depression and Anxiety Group, one in six South African women suffer from anxiety, depression or some serious mental health condition such as bipolar disorder or schizophrenia And now a new study shows a shocking reason why these numbers are so high. When [continue reading]
    Published at 05 Mar. 2015 from Karin Iten, Fsp Health in Mental health
  • In the last decades the number of people suffering from Parkinson's disease has risen and scientists predict that due to today's lifestyle, our nutrition and the huge amount a stress the number of Parkinson's cases will increase even more. In the last decades the number of people suffering from Parkinson's disease has risen and scientists predict that due to today's lifestyle, our [continue reading]
    Published at 04 Mar. 2015 from Ioana Van Niekerk, Fsphealth in Mental health
  • At the young age of 13, Formula One racer Lewis Hamilton started working out to improve his fitness levels. And now, at the age of 30, he’s a World Champion Racing Car driver. He explains how important fitness is in his career as an F1 champ. Not only do you have to be physically fit to drive at high speeds for hours on end, your weight has to be just right for the car you’re in. [continue reading]
    Published at 03 Mar. 2015 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in General Fitness
  • 240! That’s how many South African’s had a stroke in the last 24 hours. Don’t become one of them! Take heart from a new study out of Sweden that’s just revealed two fun ways to reduce your stroke risk by as much as a third… Your heath is at risk as you sit here and read this article... South Africa has one of the highest rates of hypertension in the world. This [continue reading]
    Published at 29 Oct. 2013 from Fsp Health in Mental health



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