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SUN’S OUT, GUNS OUT!

HEADING TO CAPE TOWN THIS SUMMER… Training for a big game or event?  Want to stay in shape during your trip?  Or simply keen to get close to the sporting action? Visit the Sports Science Institute of South Africa (next to the Newlands Rugby and Cricket...

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Drowsy Driving: This Is What You Must Know

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...

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Push To Your MAX with SSISA’s Endurance Studio

Summer in Cape Town is bustling with endurance sports events. From the Cape Ultra Trail Run in December, to the Cape Town Cycle Tour, Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon and the ABSA Cape Epic on our doorstep early in 2018 – there is something to spark every endurance...

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CHIPs 20th Anniversary Celebrations – The Final Event

CHIPs 20th Anniversary Celebrations – The Final Event

Excitement is mounting as the final event in the 5km “Run your personal best race” series fast approaches. In celebration of their 20th birthday, the Community Health Intervention Programmes (CHIPs) of the Sports Science Institute of SA arranged a road show of fun...

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CHIPs 20th Anniversary: Healthy eating with a tight budget!

CHIPs 20th Anniversary: Healthy eating with a tight budget!

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...

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Melatonin: A means to reduce risk for heart disease?

Melatonin: A means to reduce risk for heart disease?

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...

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