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Sports nutrition

Exercise and when to eat

Do you work out better on an empty stomach or with a little something in the tank? And is it better to eat before or after a work out?

Athletes: could you be iron-deficient?

Athletes who are involved in heavy training may be prone to iron deficiency, which can lead to iron deficiency anaemia, a number of studies have found.

A bodybuilder's diet

Eating well when you're weight training is no small feat - this much is clear from our dietitian's comments.

Why did Sharapova take Meldonium?

Former world number one tennis player Maria Sharapova failed a drug test at the Australian Open due to a substance, called Meldonium or Mildronate, she has been taking for 10 years for health issues.

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South Africa is facing a water crisis Water saving tips Water quality report shocks

SEE: How much water do you use per day?

With level 4 water restrictions in Cape Town, residents are urged to use a maximum of 100 litres per person per day. Here’s how quickly it adds up.

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Here's why you need a first aid kit in the car

Emergency services are often spread thin, especially when storms and major disasters strike. When travelling on the road, having a well-stocked first aid kit could be a lifesaver.