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spinning | Longevity LIVE

Spinning is well known for being an exhilarating form of exercise. The classes are aimed at creating an atmosphere filled with vigor and excitement, promoting high-intensity workouts. Where did the idea of spinning come from? It was created and trademarked by South African-born Johnny Goldberg in 1989. Having broached the

Rumble | Longevity LIVE

Throwing a punch may be the best thing you could do for your health, as Virgin Active’s new workout class promises all the benefits of boxing without the bruises. Their new South-African based class Rumble is throwing all the right punches. Granted, I’m not much of a boxer, but the

Cameron | Longevity LIVE

Olympic gold-medal swimmer Cameron van der Burgh says he developed a love of sports after being diagnosed with ADHD. “I was hyperactive as a kid. I always had a lot of energy and battled to pay attention in class, or focus on my homework. I was diagnosed with ADHD and

fitness | Longevity LIVE

“I think I got my love of exercise and fitness from my mom,” Letshego Zulu reveals. “She was a runner, and played netball, basketball, squash and tennis. She never forced me into exercise, but she always asked me to watch her train.” She says this was because her mother couldn’t

fitness | longevity live

Long weekends can test the willpower of even the most dedicated fitness and health enthusiasts. Set yourself up for success with some fitness and nutrition essentials that may help you to keep your weight loss or body composition goals on track. Here are some of my favourite fitness essentials: Kilojoule

exercise | Longevity LIVE

Warning! Exercise-safety fears can be hazardous to your health. You may be stuck on the sidelines due to worries that exertion will cause heart, breathing or other problems, or you are concerned about the dangers lurking outdoors when biking or walking. And now a lot of folks are worrying about

obesity | Longevity LIVE

The Biokinetics Association of South Africa (BASA) has called for the definition and management of “obesity” to be revisited. Dr Gerda Joubert, BASA president, believes the current reliance on body mass index (BMI) as a measure to determine overweight and obesity is too narrow to accurately determine whether someone is

heart | Longevity LIVE

Laura Smith* – a sports equipment supplier in her mid-40’s – experienced a racing heart three years ago. She put it down to panic attacks caused by overwork or single parenting. When the attacks didn’t stop after trying to smell the roses, she went to her doctor, who diagnosed A-Fib.  Smith

walking | Longevity LIVE

Walking your way to a healthy lifestyle has just become a popular local trend, with South Africa’s new president – Cyril Ramaphosa – setting the example. A health-conscious new president for South Africa According to eNCA, Ramaphosa makes a habit of getting up at 05:00 in the morning. in order

Slimming treatments are a multimillion-rand operation in this country alone. Here is what you need to take into consideration when planning to undergo a weight-loss journey. South Africans are getting more overweight and obese with time, due to their genetics and their food and lifestyle choices. A lack of exercise or