Get Fit

I have noticed that amongst my students there are some people who are naturally flexible but lack strength and on the other end of the spectrum, there are people who are strong but really inflexible. It is important to practice yoga with these things in mind. Notice your strengths and weakness and practice with compassion.

Researchers Andrew Lepp and Jacob E Barkley, associate professors  at Kent State’s College of Education, Health and Human Resources, have found that those who report the highest cell phone usage (averaging 14 hours a day) were found to be less fit than those who used their devices less often. “There’s

While having a physical fitness buddy is still the best, a cyber fitness buddy can still make a difference to your workout, reports a new study. “We know that people tend to show more effort during exercise when there are other partners involved because their performance hinges on how the

Facebook has acquired Moves, a smartphone activity app. The Moves app is designed to automatically record a person’s walking, cycling and running while measuring how fast they’re burning calories and how many calories they have consumed. This can even measure when you are using public transport or stopping for a

Did you know that capaicinoids is the name given to a class of compounds found in the capsicum family of plants – the most common of which is capsaicin, find in the white ribs of hot chillies. The burn of the chilli leads to your body releasing endorphins – your body’s

Pat Featherstone, one of the two founding directors of Soil for Life (, a Cape Town-based non-profit organization that teaches people how to build the soil and grow healthy plants, shares her one of her favourite recipe, Mushroom Soup, with us.   MUSHROOM SOUP   “After an autumn day working

‘How do you eat an elephant?’ ‘One bite at a time’. We all know the saying, but we don’t always apply the adage in our own lives. In order to ensure that needy students do not study on an empty stomach, the No Student Hungry bursary programme (NSH) continues to

It’s a trend that is taking off internationally, seeing thousands of individuals enjoying plenty of alfresco ways of getting into shape. From classes in Central Park New York to Hyde Park in London, free outdoor fitness classes, are getting people to slather on the sunscreen and take in the fresh

Is it really possible to achieve a work-life balance? Can we find the balance between juggling careers with family, friends and hobbies? If eating your lunch at your desk while furiously trying to reply to the emails that keep pouring in is a regular occurrence for you, then perhaps it’s

On Saturday 10th May 2014 runners, cyclists and walkers will race the streets of Soweto, which will be illuminated by Energizer for a dazzling once-in-a-lifetime experience. Street culture in this iconic township will glow with energy and light as South Africans come together to race along streets, dirt tracks and