My husband was recently part of a team of four cyclists who cycled 2200Km from Beit Bridge to Cape Town for dementia awareness and to raise funds for Alzheimers SA to train caregivers. There is a very special reason why he chose this particular ride to honour his late father…
I’m excited to announce a new segment on the blog dedicated to sharing ideas for how we can all be more environmentally conscious in our every day lives. The best intentions don’t necessarily equate to the best choices; often simply due to a lack of education. For this reason, everything we share will be thoroughly researched and evidence based.
I have the calves of a Springbok prop. They are neither particularly feminine nor exactly suited to long distance running. Really, they are more of a curse than a blessing. And yes, I’m talking about shin splints. It’s an injury that plagues many runners, especially those who are new to the sport and looking to build up their mileage.
I’m on a mission to hit the reset button. I need to take a holistic view and make the necessary lifestyle changes to optimise my overall health and wellness. I’m super excited to be partnering with nutrition guru Patrick Holford to bring you an adaptation of his “Six weeks to Superhealth” program, in my attempt to do just that.
6am: Feed the one-year-old his cereal. His love of food is matched only by his love of new-found mobility. By the end of the meal he’s consumed about half the bowl. The rest covers his face from chin to hairline (“There’s Something about Mary” style) and is spread over various items of furniture in the lounge.
I realised early on that only intense strengthening of the stabilisers around my hip joint would help to protect it and prevent me constantly re-injuring it. Contrary to my suspicions it turns out my butt is, in fact, a muscle - what a relief! And getting it working again was going to be the key to overcoming this injury.