Tag: Benefits of exercise

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As a Personal Trainer and complete fitness fanatic, I have always had a very clear idea in my head about how my pregnancy is going to be. I mean, I have always had full control over my body, how ... Read More
January 20, 2019Theo Pretorius
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As we say hello to 2018, some of us attempt the age-old tradition of making New Year’s resolutions. You sit down with pen and paper and try to think of all the things you swore you’d do last year. More often than not our goals are vague, overwhelming and sometimes ... Read More
January 18, 2018Theo Pretorius
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Calorie burn indicators and why you shouldn’t trust them One of the most satisfying feelings when you’re putting that cardio in is watching the feedback on the treadmill monitor. The kilometres, the minutes, the calorie burn…but what if they can’t be trusted? The amount of calories you burn depends on several factors: ... Read More
October 17, 2017Theo Pretorius
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With the fitness boom that has taken place over the last few years; wearable technology has flooded the market. Every second person is now walking around with a FitBit or a Garmin heart rate monitor. But what exactly is that number on your watch, and how do you know what ... Read More
September 12, 2017Theo Pretorius
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How to combat exercise induced muscle soreness Anyone who’s ever started a new training programme, had a period of time off, tried a new exercise or increased training intensity has probably fallen victim to muscle soreness. Delayed onset muscle soreness or DOMs as its lovingly know in the industry is characterised ... Read More
August 17, 2017Theo Pretorius
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Stand where you are right now and reach for your toes, keeping your legs straight. If you get there, congratulations, you are one of the very few people that can. If you’re currently touching your knees (or thighs), you’re like the overwhelming majority of people-inflexible and primed for injury. Of course, ... Read More
August 8, 2017Theo Pretorius
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Suffering from depression is one of the most isolating things in the world. It can leave you paralyzed with misery, unable to explain to anyone why you feel that way and why it isn’t as simple as getting “your mind right”. While clinical and serious depression will likely require therapy and ... Read More
July 26, 2017Theo Pretorius
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Running sounds too intimidating? Get started , because anybody can run! Have you ever heard the saying "I have never seen a runner smile while they are running”? This is most people's mentality when presented with the opportunity to take a long jog. The burning of your lungs and ... Read More
July 19, 2017Theo Pretorius
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Exercise trends: what’s fad and what’s fab? It seems like every day brings with it a new exercise or diet trend. While it’s great that fitness and health has become so popular, it does pose the problem of differentiating between what’s a load of bull and what’s actually worth incorporating into ... Read More
July 13, 2017Theo Pretorius
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Research has disbanded the myth that pregnancy is a time for a woman to put her feet up for 9 months and eat for two.
July 9, 2017Theo Pretorius