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German pro triathlete donates R25 000 to SA Triathlon Development

German pro triathlete, Till Schramm, who is in Port Elizabeth to participate in the IRONMAN African champs on Sunday, has donated R25 000, sports nutrition and kit to triathlon development in South Africa. In addition, Schramm, on behalf of his sponsor, Alpecin Caffeine Shampoo ZA, has...

German Pro, Till Schramm, to donate R25 000 to SA Triathlon Development

Top German pro triathlete, Till Schramm, is heading to Port Elizabeth, SA, to take on the world’s toughest sportsmen in the Standard Bank IRONMAN African Championship -- and to donate R25 000 to triathlon development in SA.   Schramm is sponsored by Alpecin Caffeine Shampoo which is...

Natural ways to treat sun damaged skin – by Vanessa Ascencao

The sun’s rays can wreak havoc on the skin, contributing to wrinkles, dryness, broken blood vessels and spots. There is no magic formula to reverse the damage, but there are ways to prevent further harm. Avoiding harsh sunlight, protecting against harmful chemicals and getting enough sleep, relaxation and exercise should all help. Diet and lifestyle play a major role. Key nutrients are essential as they help skin cells replicate and energise. Processed foods, stress, free radicals, toxins and low-nutrient diets may accelerate aging and lead to skin deterioration.

Independent study backs German research on caffeine and hair growth

One of the world's leading scientists in hair loss, Dr Adolf Klenk will visit SA next week in the wake of a new, independent study which backs his discovery that caffeine promotes hair growth. Dr Adolf Klenk, from German cosmeceutical company, the Dr Wolff Group, discovered...

Marais pips Brown, Ho at inaugural Cape Mile

Speedo’s Danie Marais, 22, pipped Myles Brown and Chad Ho in a thrilling finish to the inaugural Sanlam Cape Mile swim, near Cape Town, on Saturday, 14 February. Marais finished in 17:41, a second ahead of Brown, 22,(17:40) and Midmar Mile “king” Ho, 23, (17:44) in a...

What your mouth says about your health

Visiting your dentist regularly is not only a pre-requisite for healthy teeth, but may also help identify more serious health problems. Dentist, Dr Marc Sher, says dental and oral discomfort may sometimes signal more serious health issues such as anaemia, diabetes, Crohn’s disease and mouth ulcers. Sher...

Getting into shape should be a way of life – nutritional consultant

With the holiday season over, many of us are back at the gym working out frantically, starting a new diet and putting unnecessary pressure on ourselves to lose weight. Nutritional consultant Vanessa Ascencao (www.vdanutrition.com) advises that a quick-fix approach may cause more harm than good. Ascencao says...

New technology may spread head lice

While the “selfie” craze makes waves around the world, experts warn that physical contact in group photos may lead to an increase in the spread of head lice. Head lice are small, wingless parasites which live on human hair and feed on blood drawn from the scalp,...

Extreme swimmers begin 200km river odyssey to highlight water crisis

Two extreme athletes will begin a 200km swim down the polluted Wilge River in the Free State on Monday afternoon to highlight the plight of South Africa’s deteriorating waterways. Globally renowned extreme swimmers, Andrew Chin, 45, and Toks Viviers, 52, are taking to the polluted Wilge...

Speedo Swim Clinic, Sport Science Institute of SA, Cape Town

Media personalities joined Speedo SA at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa in Cape Town to learn a few basic tips from Coach Ross Johnston from Swim4life and the small changes they can make to their swim technique to transform their swim forever. Speedo...

A superhero comes to 947 Cycle Challenge in South Africa

Linola Mascot, Lino came to the Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge in Gauteng to introduce thousands of cyclists to a new breathable protective balm to help prevent chafing now available in SA! Play the video below. ...

Alpecin donates 20 bicycles to disadvantaged SA school children

[caption id="attachment_911" align="alignnone" width="640"] Making a difference: Xylon van Eyk, Marcel Kloepping, Jörg Ludewig (former Pro), Gerald Ciolek (MTN Qhubeka) and Jens Vögele at the 947 Momentum Cycle Challenge, shortly after they announced that Alpecin caffeine based anti-hair loss shampoo will donate 20 bicycles to...

Hair loss more prevalent than ED in middle-aged SA men, affecting self-esteem — survey

Hair loss is more prevalent in middle-aged SA men than erectile dysfunction (ED) and negatively affects their self-esteem and social life, according to a new survey.   Almost 40% of 600men between 20 and 65 polled in the survey say they are showing signs of hair loss. This...

Alpecin donates 20 bicycles to disadvantaged SA school children

The manufacturers of Alpecin, one of the world’s most effective anti-hair loss shampoos and a major player in international cycling, has donated 20 bicycles to an impoverished KwaZulu Natal community through the Qhubeka Foundation.   Alpecin, a caffeine-based shampoo to stem hereditary hair loss in males, has...

Speedo welcomed as the technical swim partner of the Sanlam Cape Mile

1Speedo SA has been appointed as the swim partner of the Sanlam Cape Mile, organizers, Stillwater Sports, announced this week. “The aim of the Sanlam Cape Mile is to create a special, well-organized, safe mass swim that is ideal for the whole family”, says Michael Meyer,...

Hope for infertility as sperm friendly lubricant introduced to SA

About one in six South African couples of reproductive age experience difficulty in falling pregnant, with fertility problems affecting both men and women equally. The causes of infertility include retrograde ejaculation, impotence, hormone deficiency, environmental pollutants, scarring from STDs or decreased sperm count (in males). In...

South Africans are magnesium deficient, fuelling disease – WHO and nutritional consultant

Three quarters of South Africans are believed to be deficient in magnesium – an essential nutrient responsible for hundreds of chemical reactions in our bodies – contributing to heart disease, diabetes, stress, insomnia and muscle injury. Magnesium is associated with thousands more chemical reactions, is required...

Get Speedo Fit with the soft fit, anti-fog, Aquapure Goggle

For clear vision and a great swimming experience, Speedo’s Aquapure Goggle features anti-fog lenses and an ergonomic soft seal for enhanced comfort, reduced eye marks and maximum leak resistance. In addition to anti-fog technology, the Aquapure Goggle features UV lenses to protect your eyes from the...

Diabetics at greater risk of contracting flu – research

People living with diabetes are at greater risk of contracting flu than non-diabetics, research shows. This is because diabetes sufferers are more likely to have an impaired immune system and are more susceptible to colds and flu infections, according to the American Diabetes Association (ADA). “Patients with...

Foot ulcers cost diabetics dearly – research

Eliminating foot ulcers could cut medical costs for diabetics by almost half, according to research. A recent US study by The Analysis Group showed that foot ulcers led to large medical bills for diabetics – almost double the other costs of treating the condition, according to...