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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.

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.

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.

Top 10 fitness mistakes

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

3 exercises for a firm bum

Check out these three videos illustrating the best exercises you can do to help tone and tighten your rear-end.

5 exercises you could be doing wrong

If you don’t do the following exercises correctly, you won’t get the full benefit of your fitness programme and might actually end up injuring yourself.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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 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%.

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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What to wear when you run

You do not need a gym membership to run. All you need is the correct clothing and you're ready to reap the benefits.

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Carbs make you sick

Dr Gary Fettke, who believes that the foods we eat are the leading cause of lifestyle diseases speaks of Carbohydrate Diabetes, not Sugar Diabetes.