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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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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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What is Stability

Posted on February 22nd, 2019 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer Steele Components of Fitness There are multiple terms used everyday to describe a variety of different areas within fitness.  Strength, stability, flexibility, mobility, proprioception, balance, reaction time, power, speed agility to name a few are all components of fitness. However, the difference between all of them is sometimes blurred. If used correctly, all […]

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Prehabilitate Your Golf!

Posted on January 31st, 2019 by Andries Lodder


By Nicole Harran Golf: “a game played on a large open-air course, in which a small hard ball is struck with a club into a series of small holes in the ground, the object being to use the fewest possible strokes to complete the course.” What makes golf so challenging? Golf is a game of […]

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The Importance of Prehabilitation

Posted on January 22nd, 2019 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer Steele Rehabilitation, the word alone sends chills down most athlete’s spines. Why, because it means the worst has happened and a dreaded injury has crept up and is getting in the way of normal training or competition. Rehabilitation is therefore the approach taken to recover from injury and return to full function. However, […]

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Exercise for the elderly

Posted on November 20th, 2018 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer Steele   The benefits of staying physically active throughout our lives are numerous. It prolongs physical independence, reduces aging, prevents the risk of diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s, it keeps bones and muscles strong, it also keeps your heart and pulmonary system healthy. As we age our bodies under go slow deterioration. […]

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Osteoporosis

Posted on November 13th, 2018 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer Steele Osteoporosis is the term used to describe porous bones. It is a chronic medical condition that affects the bones of the body. The condition is such that the bones of the body become brittle as their micro-structure is altered. Our bones are living tissue and so from the moment we are born […]

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Getting Started with Exercise

Posted on October 23rd, 2018 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer Steele How to Get Started: Getting started Getting started with a new gym program or trying to get healthy can be a very daunting task. Walking into the gym for the first time is something all newbies fear. This is why we are here to offer you some advice on how to start […]

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Plantar Fasciitis

Posted on September 27th, 2018 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer Steele   Fascia, or faciitis are not commonly occurring words and the majority of people don’t know what they mean. Unlike muscles, ligaments, tendons and bones the fascia in our body is far less talked about and known. So before we go any further and look at the problems it can cause let’s […]

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This one is for the oldies out there! Just a few minutes of low intensity exercise can help you lower your death risk!

Posted on March 19th, 2018 by Andries Lodder


The importance of exercises for older adults By Xavier Mc CreanorHow physically active are you? Some might answer “I am to busy to fit in a exercise session”. Others might say that “I am to old to do exercises”.  The recommended guidelines for exercise for older adults are at least 150 minutes a week of moderate […]

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