Category Archive: Health and Fitness

10 things no one tells you before you take up rowing 


In this article Olympic gold medallist James Cracknell explains everything you need to know before taking up rowing​ – from binge eating to surviving rainstorms of maggots ​ (click on the photo below… Continue reading

 ‘Forest Bathing’ Harnesses Nature to Boost Health


Research shows a simple walk in the woods can do a body — and a mind — good. On a recent morning in late July, Ben Page leads six hikers about a quarter-mile… Continue reading

Kensington – A Walk Through Living History


Introduction Kensington is a hilly suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. It was established in 1897 by Max Langermann (after whom the thoroughfare Langermann Drive is named). Prior to the discovery of gold on the Witwatersrand in 1886, the… Continue reading

Learning from Adversity: A Breast Cancer Survivor Story 


Norma shares her rollercoaster Cancer treatment journey that’s left her wiser and more disciplined than before. For Norma Moller, a 42-year-old psychologist and mother of two, life was rolling along happily, until one… Continue reading

9 Essential Strength Benchmarks for Men


Goals: The one thing that separates a training program from just an exercise program. If you want to stay consistent with your workouts and get better results from your efforts, you need something… Continue reading

15 High-Protein Breakfasts


A protein-packed morning meal can help you fill up and slim down. Here are a few ideas to start your day the right way. 1/17 Morning Power Want to start your day off… Continue reading

10-Minute Leg-Sculpting Workout


This leg workout combines moves for strength and muscular endurance. Perform each move below for 45 seconds and rest 15 seconds in between sets. Leg day: the most feared day of anyone’s workout… Continue reading

Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins, 101-Year-Old Runs 100-Meters in 40.12 Seconds


Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins, 101, became the oldest female athlete to ever compete in the USA Track and Field Outdoors Masters. The Championships were hosted in her hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Julia… Continue reading

What’s Missing From Your Diet?


A, B, C, D, E, and Omega-3: What’s Missing From Your Diet? If you feel like something is a little off, but you’re not sure exactly what, you may not be getting enough… Continue reading

Surprising Ways Alcohol May Be Good for You


That glass of wine with dinner might do more for you than take the edge off a long day. Check out these possible health benefits of drinking in moderation. 1 / 9 Know… Continue reading

Sunday Hiking and Walk-Klipriviersberg­ Nature Reserve (5K Walk; 11K and 13K Hikes) – July 2, 2017


It was a cold morning but it soon warmed up and we enjoyed fantastic weather throughout the hike. It was very nice meeting friends and making new friendships. Thank you to all who… Continue reading

South Africa’s Record Breaking Running ‘Grand Dame’


85-year-old Deirdre Larkin, a South African grandmother holds the over-80 World Half Marathon Record and shows no sign of slowing down.