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Se7en’s Blog: Where I am at in October

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My Current Goal When I began at Sport Science, my goal was to keep moving, I could hardly walk around the track. This year my challenge was to run a 5K, and it took forever, but I eventually got there. From there I decided to try and run a 10K… and I did that too. […]

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Move for Health Article 7: Family Fitness – The Role of the Dad

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As we approach week 6 – the final week of training for the “Woolworths Move for your Health event in proud association with SANParks” on 4 November- let’s give some thought to how our kids and family’s attitudes might be influenced and shaped by the training we are putting in.   The role of dads […]

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Move for Health Article 6: Outdoor Magic in the TMNP for Our Cape Town Youngsters

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We are just weeks away from launching the Healthy Active Kids South Africa (HAKSA) 2018 Report Card where we review our South African children’s health. In the 2016 report card, it was found that less than half of children play sport and do Phys Ed at school and that often it’s related to environments not […]

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Move for Health Article 5: Some Healthy Snacks to Keep You Energised

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As we upgrade our lifestyle and include more daily physical activity – so we also need to be making healthy choices in the snacks and meals we eat. The Healthy Active Kids SA 2016 report card showed that South African teens consume 3 times the recommended amount of sugar per week, include very little fruit […]

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Se7en’s Review of the SSISA Online Sleep Course

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When I began the Healthy Weight Programme eighteen months ago, I knew I was sleep deprived. I could not imagine a time when I would have the energy to go for a run, let alone get through any day without a nap. I did not know just how bad for my health my very poor […]

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Dads and Daughters Exercise Event

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*Dads & Daughters:  Empowered. Inspired. Connecting. Together. Kids need parents to be great role models, to feel empowered by them and to guide them in making healthy choices. What better way to encourage kids than to be active than to exercise together? Here at the Sports Science Institute of SA, we do extensive work in […]

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Move for Health Article 4: The Power of Quality Sleep in a Healthy Lifestyle

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Did you know that quality sleep improves how you perform in day to day activities, at school or work and even in your sporting activities? On top of this it improves your general health and your mood. So whilst our weekly training programme leading up to the “Woolworths Move for your Health 6km walk/run in […]

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Move for Health Article 3: Healthy eating we can afford as part of our lifestyle upgrade

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As we engage in our lifestyle upgrade and continue to train for the “Woolworths Move for your Health 6km walk/run in proud association with SANParks” on Sunday 4 November in Cape Town, we would do well to consider our daily diet and how healthy it is. How do your nutritional choices shape up?   With […]

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Se7en’s Blog: Where I am at in September

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My Current Goal After finishing my first 10km last month, I decided that I need a new challenge. And so I have challenged myself to a race a month. Last weekend I completed the Cape Town Marathon 10km, and I have signed up for the Gun Run in October. I still can’t really believe that […]

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Cycling Science: The essentials of cycling physiology and coaching

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The Cycling Masterclass Science to Sport and the Sports Science Institute of South Africa’s Education Hub invite you to join us for a day of informative talks and interaction with cycling coaches and physiologists. Register for the Cycling Masterclass and receive access to the SSISA online Cycling Science course (The essentials of cycling physiology and […]

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Move for Health Article 2: Lifestyle upgrade in process

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Our lifestyle upgrade starts now! Weekly, for 6 consecutive weeks, the fifteen community papers will publish the Sports Science Institute of SA (SSISA) programme on how to train for a 6km event, as well as provide information, tips and inspiration, for the lifestyle upgrade journey ahead.  We are hoping that once you have experienced the […]

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SCHOOLS ON THE MOVE…..FOR THEIR HEALTH!

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Do you remember that feeling of anticipation as you waited to get your report card? The anxiety might have been related to cracking an A, improving your marks – or simply just passing! With about 10 weeks to go – South Africans should all be feeling like this as we wait for our grades in […]

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