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The days when surfers were lazy beach bums are long gone. Professional surfing has evolved into a highly scientific sport and the pros at the top of their game are focused, super fit athletes. Even if you live 1 000 kays from the nearest beach and are terrified of the smallest shorebreak, you can learnContinue Reading
Cathy Eden takes up the challenge of getting more exercise. A couple of weeks ago, my friend Ruth had what my grandma called a funny turn. But there wasn’t anything funny about Ruth’s experience. She was at work and started typing gibberish. She felt panicky and woozy. She made it to a colleague’s office andContinue Reading
It was with fear, but plenty of determination that I clicked the ‘register’ button on the Adventure Boot Camp for Women website. I had got to the point that most women reach a few times in their lives – the point where enough was enough and lounging on the couch was just not as desirableContinue Reading
It’s that time of year when the crisp chill hits the air and I find myself in a battle of going to gym versus hibernating at home in my warm pjs with a mug of hot chocolate and a good movie. It’s tempting to fall into the trap of taking a break from exerciseContinue Reading
My office chair is slightly unconventional, but it’s had a pretty common history: slowish up-take, big interest spike, being ‘it’ and then falling largely out of favour. Swiss ball, physio ball, stability ball, exercise ball … you still see plenty at the gym, pro sportsmen use it for sport-specific functional work and there’s hardly aContinue Reading
I’ve fallen in love with two leopard cubs – curious, compact balls of exquisitely patterned fur – which I saw at a game reserve recently. They were the epitome of cuteness and I could have watched their antics for hours. But it was observing their mom move that got me thinking about joints and rangeContinue Reading
It’s inevitable that your joints are going to have some wear and tear over time, but you may have a few bad habits, which hasten the process. Take action now to keep you mobile and pain-free, says Hedi Lampert Kemper.
These days fitness machines are as much fun as playing with high tech toys – in fact, some are just fun and games with benefits. But Hedi Lampert Kemper wondered if they’re fair substitute for real childsplay, school sports or a good old-fashioned jog round the block.