Dangers Of Detoxing And Why You Don’t Need To Detox

you do not need to detox to lose weight

We hear it all the time! “I need to lose weight, but first I must do a detox.” And around this time of the year when we are recovering from the festive season, almost everyone is looking for concoctions to help them detox.  The fact is you do not need to cleanse your system with smoothies, juices and all the other products floating around.

A healthy pair of kidneys and a well-functioning liver performs the job quite well without the fad diets which tend to deprive the body of nutrients. Desi Horsman, nutritionist, speaker and wellness expert, explains to Fitness Chat why you don’t need to detox to lose weight.

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5 Best Home Workout Programs On YouTube

BEST HOME WORKOUT PROGRAMS

Not everyone can afford a gym membership and put the gym price tag aside, some people simply like the convenience, privacy and all other advantages that come with at home workouts.

When I got serious about training in 2013, I did not join a gym. Instead, I turned to Jillian Michaels’ and Billy Blanks’ DVDs and also found a few of the best home workout programs on YouTube and eventually I  lost 20+ kgs.

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How to Stay Fit and Eat Healthy During Holidays

how to stay fit during holidays

The most wonderful time of the year is once again upon us. We are going to relax. We are going to eat good food, lots of yummy food. And then we are going to rest. And repeat the process until the season passes or we learn to exercise some self-control.

But for most of us, the chances of exercising self-control are on the same level of us winning the lottery. Slim. Zero. None! And so we need great tips on stay fit and eat healthy during the holidays and avoid winter weight gain in order to keep it together in the midst of the jolly good times.

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HOW TO GET BACK IN SHAPE AFTER GIVING BIRTH [Guest post]

How to exercise after birth

This week’s Feature Friday is with Carmen Douglas-Kilfoil. She discusses how to get back in shape after giving birth. Carmen has been working in fitness and training clients since 2007, with a special focus and interest in pregnancy and postpartum training. She has also been an Instructor for Preggi Bellies since 2008.  Find out how your body can bounce back post-baby.

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5 Strong Reasons Women Should Lift Weights

women should lift weights

This week’s Fitness Chat Feature Friday is with Rochelle Louw, a Biokenist at the University of Pretoria and comes highly recommended by the Biokinetics Association of South Africa. Rochelle discusses why women should lift weights in depth, and her points are backed by science.

We are talking about why women should not be afraid to lift weights in order to change the preconceived ideas people have about women performing weight training and to bring to the forefront the benefits of weightlifting.

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