Enhancing your own natural energy levels.

If you find yourself in the middle of the dreaded mid-afternoon slump, struggling to stay alert and focused throughout the day or you are just feeling exhausted, then put down that coffee, energy drink or sugary snack and try these inexpensive things you can do to enhance your body’s own natural energy levels.
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Physiotherapist – Anel Prinsloo.

An intro regarding our physio, Anel Prinsloo.  

Qualifications:     B.Sc. (PHYSIOTHERAPY) – University of the Free State

Anel has always had had an absolute passion for both sports and health. At school, she excelled at athletics, netball, and dance. It was after a netball injury that she was diagnosed with severe scoliosis. This resulted in years of intensive rehabilitation, Physiotherapy and even a visit to the theatre to no avail. This experience was the catalyst that inspired Anel to become a fitness instructor and to study Physiotherapy at the University of the Free State. Continue reading

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Four Steps to a New Habit.

So: You want to change an aspect of your life. I fully believe that the change that you want is only possible through changing your habits. Here are four steps to a new habit.

Rich Roll, one of my favorite athletes posted the following on Instagram the other day. This is what he wrote, “PATIENCE. PERSISTENCE. PERSEVERANCE. Our on demand culture is fueling entitlement. From drone delivery to overnight six-pack abs, we want what we want and we want it now. Lost is an appreciation for craft. For hard work. For the long haul. But that journey — and all the obstacles, struggle and setbacks that come with it — shouldn’t be avoided. And it shouldn’t just be tolerated. It should be welcomed with all the enthusiasm you can muster. Because love of process is everything. Without it, you simply will not reach your potential. Period.”

Give Rich a follow on Instagram or find him on Facebook.

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Personalized nutrition and how it may benefit you – Esmé Maré (Registered Dietitian & Exercise Specialist)

Have you ever bought a diet book or tried a new diet, because your friends or family members are raving on about it? They are feeling more energized and have lost several kilos, but you are feeling tired, drained and wondering if your scale might be broken.

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Hyperbaric Therapy and Inflammation Reduction.

There is an increased amount of research going into the topic of inflammation. Inflammation is the process by which the body protects itself. From a sprained ankle to constricted airways, inflammation is often the body’s first line of defense. This is a natural response, however, continued inflammation damages the body. This is where hyperbaric therapy and inflammation reduction come in to play.

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Brooks Ghost 10 Shoe Review.

The Brooks Ghost 10 has just landed. This is a video review of the shoe. It’s 4 min 47 long.

We have them in stock at R 2400.

Give us a call, we can always film you on the treadmill to check if this is the right shoe for you. Have a look at – How to buy shoes from us. 


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Hyperbaric Therapy and Stroke Recovery.

A stroke is caused by an interruption of blood supply to a section of the brain. This interruption of blood supply normally occurs due to either a blood clot obstructing the flow of blood or, due to the rupturing of a blood vessel in the brain. Brain tissue downstream from the event get starved of oxygen and nutrients, hence the damage and death of cells in the vicinity.  Continue reading

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One “Tensor Fasciae Latae,” – without sugar, please.

It’s difficult to say, “Tensor Fasciae Latae” and not think of coffee. In fact, I think a lot about coffee and a lot about this muscle. So, without any sugar, let’s look at this incredibly important muscle.
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Diabetes and Hyperbaric Therapy.

Diabetes is on the rise worldwide. It is a side effect of both our lifestyles and dietary habits. Diabetes is said to be a silent killer, in that you can have it without knowing – it can take years before the first symptoms appear, by which time damage has already begun.

Diabetes and hyperbaric therapy.

Approximately 10 -15% of people with diabetes mellitus suffer from foot ulcers. This is because diabetes compromises blood flow through the vascular system. The areas furthest from the heart are most at risk, ie: the feet.  A diabetic’s foot ulcer can result in major surgery being necessary to remove affected areas. Amputations are sometimes necessary.  Continue reading

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Autism and Hyperbaric Therapy.

The purpose of this blog is to summarize some really complex issues regarding hyperbaric therapy and autism. A link is attached below to a far more in-depth analysis of how oxygen therapy can benefit autistic children. Most points are taken from the article below.

There is a dramatic increase in reported autism spectrum disorders. There is a lot of research being done on hyperbaric therapy and autism and the results are really positive.  Continue reading

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