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YOU'RE EATING MORE THAN WHAT YOU THINK

by Chanelle Retief (Registered Dietician) - 18 August 2017

Can’t understand why you’re not losing that last stubborn 5kg of weight? Here’s why.

Research has has found that individuals under report their daily intake by an average of 47% and over-report physical activity by 51%. Thus, the gap between perceived compliance and actual compliance is a major challenge when trying to reach specific goals such as improving your body composition.<


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HOW ONE WOMAN LOST A WHOPPING 120KG

by Michelle Carnegie - 18 August 2017

She has lost an astonishing 120kg, roughly the body weight of two average women, and in the process she has gone from complete couch potato to roadrunner. Marianda Geel is one of the most inspirational women you will ever meet, and she has now set her sights on completing the Comrades Marathon.
 
Looking at photographs of a smiling Marianda Geel it’s obvious; she does not only look fabulo


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CAPE TOWN MARATHON: ELITE FIELD ANNOUNCED

16 August 2017

Cape Town is set for a spectacular show of running when some of the world’s best line up at the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon on September 17th.
 
With the announcement of the elite women’s and men's field for the marathon, running enthusiasts can expect to see some super fast running times from the elites. The marathon’s IAAF Gold Label status has seen the elite fi


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KNYSNA: TOUGH BUT SO MEANINGFUL

by Cheryl Whelan - 11 August 2017

A total of 24 ladies who are all part of a ladies outdoor fitness programme recently set off to conquer the Knysna Half Marathon, and of course, enjoy some champaigne and oysters at the finish! This is their experience.
 
After a very successful Mauritius Half & Full Marathon trip in July 2016, the TransformHERS Team decided to tackle a challenge closer to home this year. So after hearing t


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TO STRETCH...OR NOT TO STRETCH

by Patricia Gouws (Biokineticist) - 08 August 2017

It’s a common sight: runners touching (or trying to touch) their toes, stretching their calves and pulling their heels to their bums. Surely these guys will not get injured, and perform better - compared to those who just pitch up, run and then jump in their cars to get to work?  Or not?
 
To try and answer this question, we firstly need to understand a couple of concepts:
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TRAIN YOUR BRAIN

06 August 2017

We train on hills to run them more efficiently and we tackle long runs to improve our endurance, but very few of us ever give ‘training our brain’ a second thought. The key to becoming a better runner is to understand how your brain regulates your body, and what you can do to help your mind run your body. Here’s how.
 
“Now if you are going to win any battle you have to


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THIS IS NOT FOR SISSIES

by Jenny Hibbert - 06 August 2017

When a trailrun's official website already warns you that the 32km trail run is 'definitely not for sissies' then you know you are in for a tough (but breathtaking) run.

So there we were, four ladies and two teenage children. Our goal? To cnquer the infamous Num-Num Trail Challenge, and of course have some fun in doing so. We opted for the 32km Challenge opposed to the 15km Rough-i


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TRAINING TIP OF THE WEEK

06 August 2017

“Be consistent. Don't think that you can run for a week or two, and then suddenly you don't run for two weeks. That is not consistency. You need to run 5 times a week, every week.”
- Caroline Wöstmann, 2015 Comrades winner



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NUTRITIONAL TIP OF THE WEEK

06 August 2017

It’s great if you can plan or even prepare all your meals a week in advance. But let’s face it, most of us can’t. Family commitments, lazing around on a weekend or a good TV-program are all way more attractive on a Sunday afternoon than cooking and freezing food in Tupperware.
 
So why not rather focus on one day at a time? Plan what you will eat the following day, from breakf


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HOW NUTRITION CAN KEEP YOU AHEAD OF THE PACK

06 August 2017

When preparing for a marathon, your nutrition plan is as important as your training programme. An optimal nutrition plan will address energy requirements, replenishment needs and muscle recovery.
 
Vital Health Foods, the nutrition sponsor for the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, plays an indispensable role in helping runners with sound nutritional advice. Andrea du Plessis, nutrition expert for Vita


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