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Arthritis: A pain in my Joints!

Posted on May 3rd, 2022 by Andries Lodder


By Daniel Sauer Have you been experiencing joint pain and discomfort as you get older? Are you noticing swelling in your knees, wrists, shoulders or ankle? Maybe you have arthritis… But what is arthritis? Arthritis is the swelling and tenderness of one or more joints. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness, […]

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Exercise and Mental Health

Posted on May 3rd, 2022 by Andries Lodder


May is seen as mental health awareness month, so what better time for us to talk about the impact exercise can have on mental health issues, especially depression and anxiety.  We all know how exercise keeps us physically healthy, but research has shown that people who exercise regularly heave improved mental wellbeing and decreased rates […]

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Muscle Tone: High vs Low

Posted on April 5th, 2022 by Andries Lodder


By Daniel Sauer What is “Muscle Tone”? A term you may have heard alot is “muscle tone”. But what actually is muscle tone? Why is muscle tone important? These are the most common questions one usually asks around the topic. Muscle tone is the amount of tension or resistance to movement in muscles. Our muscle […]

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Tendonitis and Overuse Injuries

Posted on March 1st, 2022 by Andries Lodder


By Daniel Sauer Tendonitis is an inflammation or irritation of a tendon, a thick cord that attaches bone to muscle. Tendonitis is most often caused by repetitive, minor impact on the affected area, or from a sudden more serious injury. There are many activities/movements that can cause tendinitis, such as: GardeningPaintingScrubbingTennisGolfThrowingBeginning exercise too quickly and over-loading your […]

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Heart Awareness Month

Posted on February 1st, 2022 by Andries Lodder


By Daniel Sauer February is Heart Awareness Month! Here is some information on getting a stronger, healthier heart!  Over the past 4 decades, numerous scientific reports have examined the relationships between physical activity, physical fitness, and cardiovascular health. Expert panels, convened by organizations such as the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American […]

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Benefits of Cardio

Posted on February 1st, 2022 by Andries Lodder


By Sean Pickup Cardiovascular exercise is one of the most important forms of exercise that exists for us. It is also one of the easiest forms of exercise to do since you don’t often need any form of equipment to do it.  Cardiovascular exercise includes running, hiking, cycling, swimming, dancing, or any form of exercise […]

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Quick fix knee rehabilitation

Posted on May 19th, 2021 by Andries Lodder


By Nicole Harran Everyone has experienced some type of knee pain or niggle in the knee during their life time. Sometimes it can be serious and other times a little strengthening and stretching of the right muscles can alleviate majority of the pain. *Not all knee pain is the same. These recommendations should only be […]

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“NEW YEAR, NEW ME!”

Posted on February 7th, 2020 by Fathima


By Fathima Jeewa Your 2020 goal setting guide At the beginning of every new year, marketing agencies flood our social media with logos such as “new year, new me”, or, “make this year one to remember!”. We are excited to begin new hobbies, join the gym or register for that 5 km we have always […]

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Getting started in 2020

Posted on January 16th, 2020 by Andries Lodder


By Jennifer Steele It is a new year and like most people we have all made our list of resolutions. Whether these are to get fitter and healthier, run your first 10km, cycle the 94.7 or run the comrades we all have to start somewhere. For those that are starting from scratch it can be […]

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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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