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What's your exercise DNA?

A simple DNA test could boost your training and performance by giving you some insight into the kind of exercise to which you might be suited best genetically.

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.

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.

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?

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

If you aren't achieving results and you're bored of doing the same old thing in the gym, 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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Top 10 fitness mistakes

We all sometimes make mistakes in our fitness training but there are some that you should always try and avoid.

How to sneak in a workout

No time to exercise? We have put together some quick and easy ways to fit in a little bit of exercise into your everyday life.

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%.

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