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How this old fart got fit

Actor and comedian Tim Plewman overhauled his life and despite being in his 50s he stopped smoking and began exercising and taking his health seriously. Here’s how he did it.

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.

Recommended exercises in pregnancy

The type of exercise you choose in pregnancy should suit your skills, abilities and preference; and it should also fit within the guidelines for pregnancy.

Training tips for moms-to-be

Dr Etti Barsky (MBBCh, MSC Sports Science), the training director of Preggi Bellies SA gives us some tips on how to train safely during your pregnancy.

Can I run during pregnancy?

Many female runners worry that when they fall pregnant they'll have to hang up their running shoes, but this isn't always necessary. Here are running safety tips for mom and baby.

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Exercise: the benefits for baby

Studies have shown that the placentas of women who exercised regularly in early to mid pregnancy grew faster and functioned better than those of healthy non-exercising women.

Students in the gym

Long hours sitting in lectures, in the library and in front of the computer make it tricky to find time to exercise.

Train yourself immortal

Precise, age-tailored training can turn back your body clock and have you performing beyond your years. Here’s how.

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