Latest articles on Exercise

South Africa may be ageing as a society – but we can live better, longer

Statistically, our population is classified as one that is ageing rapidly. There are ways to ensure that we go into our retirement years healthier, fitter and more cognisant

Early-morning exercise: Jo’burg’s three golden hours

Under level four of the Covid-19 lockdown, the hours from 6am to 9am became the time when inner-city residents could use local parks to escape the nightmare around them

How to get the most out of your gym membership

Finally, go where you've always feared to tread at the gym with these four tips.

Vibrations shake it up, for some

If you’ve been told to rid yourself of some weight, a machine on its own can’t do it.

Gogos step up for peace of mind

Depression among the elderly is largely overlooked, but exercise can help to counter it.

Physician, exercise thyself

Doctors can get patients to take better care of themselves by setting a good, healthy example.

Comment: Obese SA has to get a move on

There is a simple way to combat chronic lifestyle diseases, and that is to eat properly and exercise.

Frankie’s gym: Addicts, gangsters welcome

The incredible story of Frank Hendricks who is changing the lives of gangsters and drug addicts in his community with his backyard gym.

Obesity: Children tip the scales

The drive to prevent childhood obesity in the United Kingdom has not made progress.

Get fit in five minutes

High-intensity training improves results and takes away the old excuse of no time, writes Sam Murphy.

Three-pronged plan to tackle diabetes

The three tactics type 2 diabetes sufferers should incorporate into their lives in order to effectively manage disease.

Want to be fit? No sweat!

It is a testament to mankind's determination to exercise without doing any.

Unabridged bait for the treadmill

Exercise is really hard and boring, until you take Keith Richards running with you.

A baby for the biceps

A new arrival can wreak havoc on parents' fitness, but not if they use their baby as a home gym.

Researchers scan cyclists’ brains at race speed

Researchers have found a way to measure the brain activity of cyclists at racing speed, breaking new ground in the study of how the brain works.

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Zuma, Zondo play the waiting game

The former president says he will talk once the courts have ruled, but the head of the state capture inquiry appears resigned to letting the clock run out as the commission's deadline nears

Stern warning against Covid greets Mthembu’s death

The ANC has slammed conspiracy theorists and cautioned against showing complacency towards the deadly virus

Lala ngoxolo Mvelase Jackson Mthembu

In his announcement, President Cyril Ramaphosa called the late minister ‘a life-long champion of freedom and democracy’

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