Ellie Goulding used exercise to keep her ‘debilitating’ anxiety under control

Ellie Goulding has opened up about the became overwhelmed by her anxiety once she stopped running.

We asked expert trainers exactly how long it takes for women to build muscle - and they all had the same answer

Aka, how long until you see and feel a difference.

Don’t believe the Gwyneth Paltrow IV hype – intravenous therapy is not a shortcut to good health

Injecting anything straight into your bloodstream comes with big risks, especially if those administering the drips aren’t medically trained.

The secret to getting more out of exercise? It’s not what you do – it’s when you do it

Thousands of us have started 2023 with new exercise programmes promising to get us fit, muscle-bound and slim. But the latest science of chrono-exercise (sometimes called chrono-activity) suggests that what really counts isn’t what we do, or even how we do it, but when we do it. Of course, moving at any time of the day is good. But we now know that our bodies and brains change over the course of 24 hours, with chemicals, proteins and hormones...

Royal coronation: King Charles’ fitness regime revealed

Ahead of the royal coronation, King Charles III is making sure he stays fit and healthy. Here's a look at his daily exercise routine.

Are you experiencing fatigue and muscle weakness? It could be due to magnesium deficiency

According to a study, women and older adults may experience greater rates of anaemia, which affects up to 44% of South Africans.

This Pilates ab workout is a combination of all the most effective exercises for a strong body

This one's a good'un.

Can you run 2.4km in 13 minutes, do 50 sit-ups and 40 push-ups? You could be eligible to join the SA Navy

The South African Navy will criss-cross the country in search of potential divers. This is not a regular SANDF recruitment drive but a specific targeted search which seeks to recruit diver candidates for the SA Navy.

Winter blues: How to stroke your motivation and stick to your fitness goals

As the air turns colder and the days grow shorter, many people find that their motivation to hit the gym wanes.

Why you should exercise first thing in the morning – and the other rules of ‘fasted cardio’

The headline reads “Jennifer Lopez swears by fasted cardio” and accordingly thousands Google this magic new key to shaping their body. J-Lo has become an international icon of age-defying physicality and is currently the face of Intimissimi lingerie, so she must be right. Right? Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson is also a fan but emphasises that he uses th...

This is officially how many workouts vs rest days to aim for to progress your fitness, according to a top pro

Your need-to-knows.

The downside of dirty bulking: Understanding the consequences of excess calories and poor nutrition on health and fitness

Dirty bulking is popular among individuals seeking to gain muscle mass as quickly as possible.

Try these 4 exercise routines to reduce risk of dying from influenza and pneumonia

A new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine reveals that meeting the physical activity guidelines for aerobic and muscle-strengthening activity can reduce the risk of dying from influenza and pneumonia by 48%.

Get your long weekend back by preventing burnout with these tips

Do you come back from work exhausted and just collapse in your bed? You may have burnout.

Dumbbell exercises are loved by Rihanna and the Kardashians - 10 to try tonight

Our weight training experts have got you covered.

Losing Weight Before Atrial Fibrillation Treatment Boosts Outcomes

MONDAY, May 22, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Obese people might be wise to slim down before undergoing an ablation procedure to treat an abnormal heart rhythm, researchers report. Folks with atrial fibrillation who lost 3% or more of their body weight before undergoing ablation had greater odds of their heart returning to a normal rhythm than those who didn't, a new study finds. A-fib, as atrial fibrillation is called, is an abnormal heartbeat that...

'Age doesn't matter!' Billy Gardell opens up about 150lb weight loss

Billy Gardell has insisted that anyone can lose weight no matter what their age after he shed 150lbs.

Here's why boxing has become the 'fastest growing workout in the world'

Alan Harris (cRESULTS Digital Fitness Boxing) talks about boxing's popularity and his company's unique boxing-tech offering.

People are too exhausted to live healthy lifestyles, UK survey reveals

There are simple exercises that you can do in the comfort of your home or at a gym.

How many steps are enough to reap the benefits of walking? Only 8 000 a day, according to new study

Previous research has shown that regular walking is associated with lower rates of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer.

The 3-2-8 workout has millions of views on Tiktok - and this trainer reckons it'll get you in your best shape ever

No high intensity cardio required.

Six Swakop athletes to compete in SA

Nikanor Nangolo Six bodybuilding athletes from Swakopmund, who participated in the Sunfest Bodybuilding and Fitness Classic last year, have been selected to compete at the Arnold amateur bodybuilding competition from 18 to 20 May in South Africa.They athletes are Adri Mayal, Merica Rabie, Reece Borman, Christine Visser, Bea Viljoen and Ian Beukes. Two officials from Swakopmund - Alethea Borman and Hennie Steyn - will accompany them.President of...

5 benefits of aromatherapy yoga

It augments the ability to focus effortlessly during your yoga sessions.

Running fast is the leading cause of shin splints, study finds

It's long been thought that walking and running up a hill is the leading cause of the common injury shin splints. But new research suggests this is not the case, and instead running speed is to blame.

These are the 9 best home arm workouts to tone your muscles from home - no weights required

Spoiler alert: you don't need a gym membership to get stronger.

The 25-7-2 workout is going viral after promising to get you toned in six weeks - a qualified expert dissects the Tiktok trend

A personal trainer explains the benefits (and drawbacks) of the sweat session.

What exercises can I do for an arthritic spine? Find out what the experts say

Answered by Dr. Nelson Lau Doctor of Medicine (MBBS) · 18 years of experience · Australia An arthritic spine is best managed with performing low impact aerobic exercises such as walking and hydrotherapy or swimming so as to improve muscular support and flexibility and minimise the risk of flare ups of the arthritic pain. What are people curious abo...

How running cleanses the body, mind & soul - Endurance athlete Erica Terblanche

‘Running's Lessons For Life’ is a weekly podcast series, featuring well-known South African runners who share run/life lessons.

Many people are tired of grappling with long Covid – here are some evidence-based ways to counter it

There’s no one-size-fits-all approach for long Covid treatment, but exercise focusing on breathing and pacing yourself throughout the day often helps.

Can people who are not athletes consume creatine?

While it is widely popular among body-builders and athletes, creatine offers a range of benefits for non-gym goers as well.

New mom Steffi Brink is back to her fitness routine and Mzansi is here for it

Brink recently shared a video clip of her workouts and fans were amazed to see the new mom getting back into full force training.

Shaliaxwe, Armas win Sanlam coastal marathon

Physical and mental fitness tested More than 700 runners attended the event, which also included a five-kilometre fun run. Desiree Gases Alina Armas and Jeremia Shaliaxwe emerged as the winners of the third edition of the Sanlam coastal marathon in Swakopmund on Saturday.More than 700 runners pitched for the event, which also had a five-kilometre fun run. Sanlam, in collaboration with the Operi and Sydney Foundation, also collected running shoes...

Ask an expert: What are the best exercises for hip abduction?

Answered by Dr. Jerry T Todd Doctor of Medicine · 9 years of experience · USA The best exercises for hip abduction are side leg raises, side planks, clamshells, dead lifts, lunges, squats, and monster walks. As with any exercise program, it is best to check with a physician to ensure safety. A personal trainer or physical therapist can help guide a...

I lost two stone exercising for just 25 minutes a day – this is how I did it

As a surgeon, I have a full-on week. I used to work at a hospital that was 50 miles away and would have to be at work by around 7.45am and wouldn’t get home until around 8pm; plus, I have two daughters, aged nine and six, and life often feels like a mad rush. Luckily, I have since moved hospitals and now work closer to home, so my commute is shorte...

Gym fanatics, why do you wear gym wearables?

Gym wearables have revolutionised the way people work out.

Seat Post Defect Spurs Recall of 2 Million Peloton Exercise Bikes

THURSDAY, May 11, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- People who use a Peloton exercise bike at home should check their model number immediately. A recall of 2 million bikes with the model number PL01 was issued Thursday. People should stop using them immediately because of fall and injury hazards, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said. The new recall follows reports of seat posts that break and detach from the bike during use. Peloton has...

Man gets 6 pack 'I never had in my life' in just months with life-changing ‘3 step plan'

A man exclusively shared with his incredible fitness journey where he managed to transform his body and get "a six-pack" in just six months. Here's how he did it.

Building muscle in old age: Can you fight sarcopenia?

As we age, the progressive and accelerated loss of muscle mass and strength, known as sarcopenia, becomes a significant concern.

Do I feel the burn after going to the gym? No, I feel like going to bed. But it’s getting better

It’s spring in New York, and the trees are vibrantly green – which can mean only one thing: time for my annual week-long obsession with exercise. My history in this area is completely consistent, in that it is reliably unimpressive and rooted in delusion. Over the past 10 years, I have leaned heavily on the phrase “structural exercise” to prop up my belief that I’m in good shape. I run around all day (for which read: back and forth between...

Day 1 Of 7 Day Beginners Strength Training Challenge By Dionna Harris

About this challenge If you're looking to get stronger but you don't have a lot of experience lifting weights, this challenge is for you! When it comes to building muscle, your form means absolutely EVERYTHING! Good form leads to much better results. Follow along with this 7 day challenge and let's get strong! Challenge created by Dionna Harris. Fi...

Why exercise recovery is an essential part of any fitness routine

Exercise is great for the body and mind, but recovery is just as important to keep your fitness routine on track.

'I tried the F45 Challenge six-week workout plan - and it was intense'

F45 is known across the world for it's high-intensity workouts and impressive results. I tried out the six-week Challenge at F45 Blackwall exclusively for

Questions about Weight Loss? Harvard Health Publishing has answers.

Can ginger help to burn belly fat? Answered by Dr. Howard E. LeWine M.D. Chief Medical Editor, Harvard Health Publishing · 40 years of experience · USA Ginger consumption may help with weight and waist size reduction. But without also reducing calories, the benefits of extra ginger alone will be small. A cautionary note: Ginger may slow blood clott...

Work Out In Style With The Pirelli And Ciclotte Exercise Bike

The stationary bike keeps you in shape while featuring motorsports-inspired styling.

What is the best exercise for stress relief? Personal trainers reveal their favorites

The best exercise for stress relief will be different for everyone, here's how to find yours

A comprehensive guide to what’s trending in the world of health and wellness

As our understanding of health and fitness continues to evolve, new trends emerge in the industry.

Ask an expert: Can your posture be corrected?

Answered by Dr. Robert H. Shmerling M.D. Senior Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publishing · 30 years of experience · USA Poor posture can be corrected though it’s not usually quick or easy. The first step is to figure out why.One common cause is osteoporosis, a disease in which bones are thinner and more prone to fracture than normal. If a spinal b...

Why weightlifting is beneficial before and after the menopause

The menopause can also be accompanied by a range of physical changes too including loss of muscle mass and loss of bone density.

Sciatica Warning Signs: What to Look Out For

Overview A severe pain that radiates from the back into the hip and outer side of the leg caused by compression of the sciatic nerve. Symptoms If you or someone you know is exhibiting symptoms of a Sciatica, seek medical attention immediately The symptoms include: Pain radiating from the back into the hip and outer side of the leg Leg Pain which is...

Ever wondered when is the best time to hit the gym and reap maximum benefits?

There are some differences to consider when it comes to exercising at different times of the day.