By Dr. Michael Hartle Chief SFL, Master SFG No, this isn’t a psychology lesson on stress. I am neither discussing different types of headaches, nor the strength properties of a barbell and its ability to resist bending and becoming permanently deformed. I am talking about what your body needs to generate prior to loading it, […]

Better Ageing Through Practice, Practice, Practice

I can’t promise this will prolongyour life. But it will improve it. By GERALD MARZORATI SIXTY is not the new 40. Fifty isn’t either. Your lung capacity in late-middle age is in steady decline, as are the fast-twitch muscle fibers that provide power and speed. Your heart capacity has been ebbing for decades. Your sight […]


With so much information going around about what is healthy, what is not (and so much of it conflicting), we can feel a little lost. Add to that is seems many foods recently considered amazing for your health are costly (and perhaps plain weird). It is no wonder we stick to what we know. But […]

Food Giant’s Extraordinary Recommendation

Don’t eat our sauce more than once a week! Food giant’s extraordinary recommendation about salt, fat and sugar levels in some of its popular pasta sauces Mars Foods makes Dolmio, Uncle Ben’s and Masterfoods products Will introduce new ‘everyday’ and ‘occasional’ labels on different foods  Comes as part of a plan to lower sugar, salt […]

This is what the typical diet looks like in South Africa

South Africa faces a war on nutrition on two fronts: the high rates of obesity, and a battle against nutritional deficiency. A study conducted by the Human Sciences Research Council in 2012 (released in 2014) provides a comprehensive insight into the state of nutrition in South Africa. This National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey showed […]

Healing the Body with Offal

By KarenMaidment In tribal hunting, the heart and brain of the kill were always eaten first. They were considered to provide strength & intelligence for the consumer! Liver, kidneys, sweetbreads etc were considered a reward for the hunter or saved for honorary elders. In Roman and Greek times, offal was revered and treated with great […]


By Erwan Le Corre A recent study has shown that our ability to sit down on the floor and then get back up may be an indicator of how long we’re going to live. Middle-aged and elderly people who need to use both hands and knees to get up and down are almost seven times […]

The History, Benefits, and Use of Standing Desks

In the past couple of years, as studies have come out sounding the alarm on the ill-effects of excessive sitting, the popularity of standing or stand-up desks has soared. Those who have read much of the coverage of this trend might be forgiven for thinking that standing to work constitutes a new hip fad. But […]

5 Fitness Benchmarks

In 1926, strong man and physical culture enthusiast Earle Liederman wrote a book calledEndurance. In it, Liederman makes the case that every man should be physically fit enough to save his own life in an emergency. He sets out five fitness benchmarks that indicate whether a man is up to this task. None require you to be […]

No food is healthy. Not even kale.

By Michael Ruhlman Our beloved kale salads are not “healthy.” And we are confusing ourselves by believing that they are. (Deb Lindsey/For The Washington Post) Not long ago, I watched a woman set a carton of Land O’ Lakes Fat-Free Half-and-Half on the conveyor belt at a supermarket. “Can I ask you why you’re buying […]