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 the launch of the Healthy Active Kids South Africa (HAKSA) 2018 Report Card– with which the Sports Science Institute of SA (SSISA) partners – just weeks away – it’s worthwhile remembering the not so pretty picture painted in the 2016 report card! South African teens consumed more than 1 soft drink per day, and 3 times the recommended amount of sugar weekly- which could lead to a host of chronic diseases. Most children were eating less than one portion of fruit or vegetables per day, severely short of reaching the 5 a day recommendation. There were 30 million consumers of fast food in South Africa (up by 10 million in the last 5 years); one can only imagine what the 2018 figure will reveal.
We are probably all acutely aware that the South African economy slipped into recession during the second quarter of 2018- so we are 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 of the Sports Science Institute of SA, to get some cost-saving ideas. Here is her advice.
Nourished with healthy, revitalising food – exercise training is bound to feel a whole lot easier. Inpartnership with the Community newspapers, Western Province Cricket Club Running Section (WPCC), Woolworths, FUTURELIFE, SANParks and Claremont Rotary Club, we are here to get you moving and making healthier choices.A reminder that we want schools, teachers, organisations and corporates to take on the challenge and train together for the 6km event on 4 November. Schools – ensure you sign up as a group for the Woolworths 6km School’s Mass Participation Competitionwhere there are cash prizes for both large and small schools claiming the title of the highest percentage of learners completing the event. Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make sure your school gets the information. Back to the 6 week training programme which kicked off Monday 24 September 2018. Taking the form of both a running and walking programme and we are now onto week 2.
|RUNNING PROGRAMME||# repeats||WALKING PROGRAMME
(in step count or time)
|Warm-up||15 min WALK EVERY SESSION|
|Mon||3 min jog/ 2 min walk||6||Rest|
|Tues||Rest||3000 steps / 25 min|
|Wed||4 min jog/ 2 min walk||5||Rest|
|Thurs||Rest||2400 steps / 20 min|
|Fri||4 min jog/ 2 min walk||5||Rest|
|Sat||Rest||3000 steps / 25 min|
|Sun||BRISK 20 min walk||2400 steps / 20 min|
|Race date||Sunday 4 November 2018|
Schools Mass Participation Competition
|Thursday 25 October and Friday 26 October 2018 from 15h00 until 17h30.
SSISA, Boundary Road, Newlands
|15h00 – 17h30|