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Obesity and Exercise

Posted on June 6th, 2019 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer Steele Obesity is a complex disorder that involves an excess of body fat. This is not just a cosmetic concern as it can result in numerous health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure. Classification An individual can be classified as obese in several ways. BMI When an individuals Body […]

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Lung Function Testing

Posted on June 3rd, 2019 by Andries Lodder


By Nicole Harran Lung function testing consists of a variety of tests that check how efficiently the lungs work. The most commonly practiced test is spirometry. Spirometry is used to detect the amount of air the lungs can hold and how forcefully one can empty air from the lungs. It is commonly used to screen […]

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Fitness Testing; VO2Max and More

Posted on May 14th, 2019 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer Steele Fitness Tests: Fitness tests can be used to measure certain abilities of the human body. Every fitness test has a specific outcome or value that it aims to measure. This outcome then becomes an athletes baseline value. Future tests and results can then be compared with this baseline and it can be […]

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Cardiovascular Endurance with Injuries

Posted on April 24th, 2019 by Andries Lodder


By Fathima Jeewa One of the most common phrases we often hear is “you need to improve your fitness levels” …But what does that mean?! Cardiovascular endurance is also known as aerobic capacity. This is the body’s ability to sustain submaximal exercise over an extended period of time. This ability depends on the competence of […]

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Common Golfing Injuries

Posted on April 16th, 2019 by Andries Lodder


By Nicole Harran Golf is an extremely complicated sport when it comes to analyzing the biomechanics of one’s swing. Due to the swing being such an asymmetrical repetitive motion, it places the body under huge amounts of stress from multiple directions. The body is not designed to withstand these unnatural forces and without enough strength […]

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Common Cycling Injuries

Posted on April 10th, 2019 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer Steele Humans have been riding bicycles since the early 1800s and it is now one of the most popular weekend sporting activities to take part in. Whether it be road racing, mountain biking, completing a few laps at your local bike park or just popping out for a coffee, there are always people […]

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Neck Pain

Posted on March 19th, 2019 by Andries Lodder


By Nicole Harran Neck pain is becoming an increasing problem amongst the population. Various factors are contributing towards neck pain which will be discussed and some tips will be provided on how to prevent and deal with it. The Neck: The neck is made up of a series of vertebrae which extend down from the […]

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Lower Back Pain

Posted on March 12th, 2019 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer Steele Over 80% of all adults will experience lower back pain at some point in their lives. Lower back pain is one of the leading causes of disability in the work place as well the top reasons for days of work missed.  It can affect both men and women and can range from […]

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Joint Range of Motion (ROM) and Flexibility

Posted on March 4th, 2019 by Andries Lodder


By Fathima Jeewa The importance of stretching and it’s benefits often goes unnoticed. Here are some tips and advice to keep you injury free. What is flexibility? Flexibility is the ROM or movement around a specific joint or joints. When improving ones flexibility is the objective of a session, focusing on the muscles and fascia […]

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What is strength training and why is it important?

Posted on March 1st, 2019 by Andries Lodder


By Nicole Harran What is strength training? Strength training is a component of physical exercise, focusing on using resistance to induce a contractile force to inevitably increase a muscles strength, anaerobic endurance and size. When doing strength training, it causes microscopic damage to the muscle fibers (catabolism – breakdown of muscle fibers). The body’s natural […]

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