How to stay healthy this winter

On the whole, your immune system does a remarkable job of defending you against disease causing microorganisms, but sometimes it fails and unfortunately you get sick. The immune system is precisely what it implies— it is a system and not a single entity. Therefore to... read more

The Spirit of Comrades 2015

The Spirit of Comrades with insightful tips from top running experts By Kathleen Mc Quaide Sports Scientist and Strategic, Marketing and Relationship Manager of the Sports Science Institute of SA (SSISA)   Outside the majestic City Hall in Durban, strains of... read more

Health Benefits of a Holiday

by Kim Woolrich- Biokineticist and Content and Programme Manager at SSISA What happens to our bodies on holiday?   When you go on holiday and stop training for an extended period, the physiological effects of training do diminish.  This can be explained the... read more

“Be Your Own Hero” Week 1

By Kathleen Mc Quaide-Little (Sports Scientist and Marketing and Media Manager, SSISA) Just over a year ago – we were bursting at the seams with excitement, patriotism, passion and admiration for our Bafana Bafana heroes, as they tackled top class teams in the 2010... read more

Breast Cancer Awareness

By Kim Woolrich, Biokineticist & New Initiatives Co-ordinator, SSISA   Breast cancer is a cancer of the glandular breast tissue. Because the breast is composed of identical tissues in males and females, breast cancer also occurs in males, though it is... read more


9 SHAPE team members, 6 different exercise programmes at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa (SSISA) and 2-3 months in which to pull out all the stops and SHAPE UP!     9 SHAPE team members, 6 different exercise programmes at the Sports Science... read more

TWO OCEANS Racing Tips

By Kim Woolrich – biokineticist at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa Training hard is not the only factor to guarantee a successful race day. Correct training will ensure you peak at the right time, which is on the day of your event, and correct tapering... read more

IRONMAN South Africa 2014

By James Medcalf, Marketing & Media Co-ordinator IRONMAN SOUTH AFRICA 2014 SSISA’s Digital and Social Media manager, James Medcalf, travelled to IronmanSA in Port Elizabeth  to cover the event on Twitter and he gives us a run-down of the Pro Race. “There is... read more

Beating the Winter Blues

Beat the Winter blues with these tips by Kim Woolrich  As we head into the height of Cape Town’s winter weather, you might feel like hibernating.  Your morning alarm goes off, it’s dark and cold outside and the warmth of your bed is incredibly inviting.... read more

Journey of Change 2014 Winner

FABIAN COLLINS – Journey of Change FABIAN COLLINS – Journey of Change Has SSISA helped to improve my life?, a big YES. Not only have it changed my life, it probably saved it too. So there I was sitting in the doctor’s surgery in 2012, feeling tired and lack of energy,... read more

Ramadaan Training Guide

By Fawwaaz Abrahams: Biokineticist at the Sports Science Institute Ramadaan Training Guide By Fawwaaz Abrahams: Biokineticist at the Sports Science Institute  Before I get into the nitty gritty about training during the fasting month of Ramadaan, let’s first... read more

Exercising Outdoors

If you normally exercise indoors — try the outdoors for a change and experience the amazing psychological benefits that come with it. By Sports Scientist Kathleen Mc Quaide-Little. Exercising outdoors By Kathleen Mc Quaide-Little (Sports Scientist, Marketing and Media... read more

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