Swearing During Exercise is Good for You

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The next time you are in the gym and you hear someone shouting out profanities, you might just smile or egg them on because after reading this, you will understand why swearing during exercise should be encouraged.

Scientists recently made a wonderful revelation that uttering some profanities during exercise has a way of making one stronger. According to a study conducted by Dr Richard Stephens of Keele University, swearing makes people more tolerable to pain.

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Fitness Chat with Joan Venter

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Joan Venter considers herself a late bloomer in the sense that fitness and living a healthy lifestyle became part of her life only after her kids had been born. Joan started to train regularly only in her late 20s. Up till then, she never had an interest in exercise or getting fitter as she deemed herself an academic and always had her nose in books. But that all changed once she got into it and has never looked back, except for the time that she was involved in an accident and had to undergo operations. Today at the age of 54, Joan Venter still trains six days a week and reveals her training splits in this Fitness Chat.

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Fitness Chat with Marisca de Beer

Marisca de Beer

Marisca de Beer is a fitness fanatic who is currently in a relationship with peanut butter, enjoys the occasional butt rub and a pizza date.

In her younger days, she participated in sports such as athletics, netball, and tennis but was never really the “A team” sporty type. In fact, Marisca de Beer has been more on the creative side of life and her main passion has always been art.

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Fitness Chat with Tercia Dawes

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At 45 years of age, she has a smoking hot physique that will give most 20-year-olds a run for their money!

Tercia Dawes is extremely passionate about living a fit, healthy lifestyle and is motivated by knowing that her journey inspires others. For Tercia, her lifestyle is about being healthy on the inside, as well as the outside. And that is why she is incredibly passionate about building muscle in the healthiest way possible and she has managed to achieve her current results 100% naturally, relying on wholesome nutrition and consistently training hard and pushing the limits. 

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Fitness Chat with Sibusiso Kotelo

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Sibusiso Khuzwayo Kotelo trains aggressively hard and says food manipulation, with a good balance of carbs, proteins, and fats is key when he is bulking. When he is not moving iron around in the gym, 25-year-old Sibusiso is sitting in class, studying towards becoming a  personal trainer. In this Fitness Chat with him, Sibusiso Kotelo shares his training plan, bodybuilding supplements he uses supplementation, and what he eats for size.

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HIIT Workouts You Can Do at Home

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High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) saves time and boosts metabolism. What makes HIIT  workout effective as a fat burning workout is that it produces excess post-oxygen consumption, (EPOC). HIIT increases the resting metabolic rate for the following 24 hours. This means the fat-burning party isn’t over once you step off the treadmill – it keeps going and going and going!

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

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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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Fitness Chat with Shadine Nortje

shadine Nortje

21 year old Shadine Nortje has always had a passion for fitness since her high school days. Unlike most athletes, Shadine has not always been in shape but has consistently trained hard to achieve her current physique. Shadine’s biggest transformation has been during the past three years when she made the decision to get to her fitness goal. And now that she is ripped, Shadine has a new goal – to compete for the first time in the International Federation of Bodybuilding South Africa (IFBBSA) Ladies Bikini Fitness category. I met up with Shadine for a Fitness Chat over coffee at Menlyn Maine. Read on to find out what she had to say about her training routine, nutrition and how she is prepping for the competition, 9 weeks out.

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How to maintain weight after losing it (6 easy steps to keep weight off)

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Brilliant stories have been told countless times about how to lose weight. Impressive amounts of articles telling you how easy it is to lose weight are still being churned out. This is because we all want to lose weight for various reasons and are constantly seeking ways to do so.

Very little, however, is said about how to maintain weight after losing it. What do you do when you lose weight and how do you keep it off forever? What next after weight loss?

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