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10 exercise myths busted

How hard should you push yourself? Does more sweat mean you burned more fat? A sports scientist addresses 10 of the most common exercise myths.

How to choose a fitness programme

If you’re exercising with a particular goal in mind, you need to follow a programme that’s designed to progress you towards that goal in the safest and most effective manner possible. So how do you know if your fitness programme is right for you?

How to exercise safely during pregnancy

When it comes to exercise during pregnancy there are a lot of myths around what is safe and what isn’t. We spoke to Dr Etti Barsky of Preggi Bellies SA to get the facts.

Not exercising could kill you

Exercising for 30 minutes a day cuts your risk of dying from disease by a whopping 25% and decreases your risk of developing diabetes by 58%, dementia by 50% and depression by 47%.

Find a cycling programme

Whether the Cape Argus inspired you to hop on your bike or you're already a bit of a cyclist looking to amp up your training, check out these programmes to help you.

Rev up your workout routine

These tips will ramp up your workout routine, so you can get back on track - and finally achieve the results you want.

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7 ways to make fitness fun

No matter how much you love your favourite fitness class, exercise DVD or running route, doing the same thing over and over is bound to get boring after a while.

5 fitness dilemmas solved

To help you clock in an effective workout, we asked the experts to help us take the guesswork out of getting fit.

10 amazing world records

Get inspired by these incredible world records which push the boundaries of both health and fitness.

Overcoming exercise excuses

When you first start out exercising it may be hard to find motivation and easy to find excuses to get out of a training session. Read on for our guide to overcoming those excuses.

Why morning exercise is best

When it comes to doing exercise, it's best to just get up and do it. Here's why mornings are easier than later in the day.

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