Home > Fitness > Get Fit Get Fit All sections in Fitness » Exercise » Getting started » In the gym » Lifestages » Sport » Sports injuries » Running » Rugby » Walking » Cricket » Soccer » Cycling » Sports nutrition 10 things pole dancing can do for you Pole-dancing does more than just boost one's self-confidence. There are a range of health and fitness benefits linked to this type of dance, and shaping your figure is just one of them! take a Flexibility test » Receive Health tips » Join Health24 on Facebook » Ask Fitness Expert » 44 killer body-weight exercises for women 10 minute bikini-ready workout How to get fit on a budget Getting in shape doesn’t have to take a heavy toll on your bank balance. Here are 5 ways to get fit on a budget. Blog: Keeping kids away from sweets In this week's blog the Sports Science Institute of SA educates us on how to make use of alternatives to keep kids away from unhealthy snacks and junk food. How you can gym for free in Johannesburg! We take a look at how Soweto’s latest outdoor gym, which is one of at least 12 outdoor gyms in Johannesburg, is helping to get people active and health conscious. Blog: How parents can help their kids fight obesity The obesity rates for South African kids are up from 2010 with 27% of girls and 9% of boys aged 15 to 17 being overweight or obese. Sadly without intervention these kids will grow into obese adults. Exercises that bring out the best in your body shape There's no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to exercise because whether you're shaped like an apple, pear or hourglass influences the type of exercises you should be doing, says a fitness expert. 5 exercises that are a complete waste of time Working out hard but not seeing any results? Some exercises, if not done correctly, will never give you the sculpted form you're after. Our fitness expert, Habib Noorbai explains what you could be doing wrong. Blog: Where do the children play? Research in South Africa found that more than half of SA children do not have access to play equipment or recreation facilities. But, there are a few free play parks in Cape Town - check them out. How to ease into the gym lifestyle New to the gym? Here are some tips to alleviate your anxiety and help you ease into your new, healthy lifestyle. 5 ways to get your first pull-up The pull-up is not only one of the best bodyweight exercises around, but the street cred that comes with it is worth the effort alone. The perfect 15-minute no-gym workout When you’re on vacation or a business trip, access to a gym can be unreliable. The good news is that you don’t need equipment, much less a gym, to score a workout. Seniors maintain mental strength with exercise Connections between different parts of the brain weaken with age, but new research suggests that being physically fit can boost long-term brain function. South Africans urged to move their spines When it comes to your spine, it is important to be proactive, says an expert on World Spine Day. Heidi Klum and Matthew McConaughey's trainer coming to SA She's hot: Dr Oz favourite and trainer to the Hollywood stars, Natasha Fett, will be running exclusive fitness and emotional wellbeing classes in SA in November. Getting healthy may be easier with a partner Researchers looked at a large population to see if people are more likely to change when they try it with their domestic partner. 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. Blog: Square eyes - your child and the TV The fact that South African kids watch around 3 hours of TV per day means that they are at risk of various health and social issues. 5 push-up variations Bored with ordinary push-ups and looking for a little something extra? Try these 5 push-up variations to add some spice to your workout. How much exercise is too much? Running too much may do more harm than good to your health, according to a study that examined how much exercise is too much. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Why probiotics are beneficial for IBS Hearing aids on a windy day? No problem! A step-by-step guide on how to do pelvic floor exercises correctly Live healthier Perfect parent » Parents boost kids' social skills Parent with ADHD? Why baby wakes at the night Top tips on parenting Browse through Health24's parenting guide for all you need to know about parenthood. Strong, healthy hair » 10 interesting facts about your hair Weird remedies for hair loss Causes of hair loss Healthy hair diet Sound nutrition can improve the health of your hair and give you lustrous locks.