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STRENGTH TRAINING FOR RUNNERS: SURVEY RESULTS REVEALED

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We recently conducted a survey to find out exactly what runners think of strength training. We were thrilled with the responses we received! Read on to find out what the results revealed, and how SSISA will be putting the results into action. MAIN FINDINGS OF THE SURVEY We had 157 replies and found that a […]

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SE7EN’S BLOG: IT TOOK NINE MONTHS TO DISCOVER MY COMPETITION…

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When I was in school, sport and exercise were all about the competition, I thrived on it and I loved it. I was all about catching (read overtaking) the person in front of me, I was all about swimming faster than the person in the next lane. We live in a competitive world… In fact, […]

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HEALTHY EATING WITH A TIGHT BUDGET!

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With our South African currency being awarded the unenviable title of “junk status”, inflation rates ever increasing, along with the threat of tax hikes – we are all having to tighten our belts when out grocery shopping. This doesn’t mean that healthy eating needs to go out the window. I chatted to dietitian Shelly Meltzer […]

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MELATONIN: A MEANS TO REDUCE RISK FOR HEART DISEASE?

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In this article, SSISA sleep scientist, Chadley Kemp, explains the potential benefits of supplemental melatonin to help decrease heart disease risk. THE BURDEN OF HEART DISEASE AND OBESITY Heart disease represents a major public health concern around the world. Every year over 17 million people die from heart disease, with 80% of deaths resulting from […]

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DROWSY DRIVING: THIS IS WHAT YOU MUST KNOW

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It is estimated that more vehicle crashes happen due to drowsy driving than due to driving under influence of alcohol. In fact, sleep deprivation can have a similar effect on your body as drinking alcohol. SSISA sleep scientist, Rob Henst, explains the dangers of drowsy driving, and what you can do to prevent it.

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TRAIN FOR 5KM FUN RUN/WALK AS SSISA’S COMMUNITY HEALTH INTERVENTION PROGRAMMES TURNS 20

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In celebration of their 20th birthday, the Community Health Intervention Programmes (CHIPs) of the Sports Science Institute of SA (SSISA) is rolling out a series of 5km fun walk/runs in conjunction with communities involved in the partnership. Established in 1997 – the CHIPS programmes were designed to make exercise and a healthy lifestyle more accessible […]

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