How to do a Mountain Climber | Boot Camp Workout

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Mountain climbers are a great total body exercise… and you are gonna alternate legs. The faster you go the more that heart rate is gonna come up. Again keeping the arms over or… Continue reading

Sunday Hiking and Walking – Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve – 6 May 2018

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It was a glorious day for hiking: blue skies and a pleasant 10 – 22C (50 – 72F). Thanks to all who participated and thank you to Ilona and Jan for co-hosting. A beautiful… Continue reading

75-Year “Young” Gerlinde Buttner Rows 15Kms Every Day

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75-Year “Young” Gerlinde Buttner Rows 15Kms Every Day. Gerlinde turned 75 in January 2018. She has been rowing since May 1963. Her husband and two sons also rowed. Gerlinde states: “Rowing is a… Continue reading

The Romanian Deadlift versus Stiff-Leg Deadlifts

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Stiff-Leg Deadlifts Exercise physiologist Irv Rubenstein skips stiff-leg deadlifts, in which you bend forward at the hips while holding a barbell or dumbbells. Locked-out knees while bending forward with a heavy weight creates… Continue reading

Why is Cheese Healthy

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Cheese is Good for Oral Health because it gives you Calcium for Strong Teeth When it comes to sweetening your breath, cheese stinks. But it can strengthen your teeth. Cheese is packed with… Continue reading

Push-Up Variations for Total-Body Strength

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Push-ups are everywhere — high school gym classes, the military, gym, studios and dojos or even used as a form of punishment. With good reason: Push-ups are tough. While people at gyms spend… Continue reading

Anatomy of a Rower: Does Damir Martin have the Strongest Legs of any Olympic athlete?

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Rowing: the full package for an Olympic athlete Body shape of a rower = stroke rate x stroke length Elite rowers: tall, muscular and lean Damir weighs 102.8 Kg Damir Martins’ sessions: 20K… Continue reading

Avocado Salad

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  Toss avocado pieces into a spinach salad with salmon, tuna, or egg. You might also add cucumber and tomatoes. Sprinkle some olive oil. Easy to prepare, delicious and nutritious.  

Grapefruit Avocado Salad

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  Grapefruit avocado salad is delicious. Try avocado with pink grapefruit, watermelon or cantaloupe (melon).

Health Benefits of Avocados

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1/15 It’s Easy Being Green They’ve been the darlings of social media, and they’ve been called “America’s new favorite fruit.” Turns out, avocados are popular for good reason. Not only are they delicious,… Continue reading

Bigger Arms for Better Health and Longer Life?

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11/14 Arm Yourself When doctors kept track of 4,000 men between ages 60 and 79 to figure out their body composition, they found that along with slimmer waists, bigger arms seemed to predict… Continue reading

14 Best Foods to Fight Muscle Cramps

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1/16 Eat to Beat Them Muscle cramps happen when your muscles tense up and you can’t relax them. While painful, usually you can treat them yourself. Exercise, dehydration, and menstruation are common causes.… Continue reading