How smartwatches have changed the way we train

Attend any given parkrun, and you’re sure to see amateur and professional fitness buffs sport smartwatches, keeping track of the kilometres as users brave the…

The difference between HIIT and LIIT

High-intensity interval training, or HIIT, has been the talk of the fitness world for the past few months. Now, its less intense cousin, LIIT, is…

4 ways to jack up your lower body training

It goes without saying that although runners should aim for whole-body fitness in their exercise routines, the legs will always enjoy preference. If you want…

It’s in their genes: check out these famous sporting family members

When it comes to sport, it seems that nature and nurture have an equal part in athletic success. Having an innate natural ability to excel…

Why water is the essential ingredient to any diet or exercise plan

The importance of proper hydration before, during and after exercise cannot be overstated, and neither can the significance of proper water intake when you are…

How to find your perfect running pace

Any runner knows that pacing is everything. Start a race off too quickly, and you’ll wear yourself out too soon. Start too slow, and you’ll…

No exercise partner? An audio coach will keep you motivated.

Having a training partner is one of the best ways to keep you motivated and excited about staying fit and healthy. Unfortunately, not everyone can…

The antidepressant effects of exercise

Often called the “common cold” of mental illness, depression is a highly prevalent phenomenon that crosses borders, race, gender, age and socio-economic status. It’s no…

Here’s the skinny on intermittent fasting

Of late, intermittent fasting has become a popular talking point among health and fitness buffs all over the world. This trend is said to aid…

5 of South Africa’s most iconic long-distance athletes

The Rainbow Nation has produced some of the very best long-distance runners the world has ever seen. Our own Comrades Marathon, taking place on 9…

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