Motivation is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “the act or process of giving someone a reason for doing something”. So do we really need motivation in order to work out? The answer is yes, unless one makes decisions and actions without a reason. Then why is it so easy to make excuses to avoid a workout?
Most people find any excuse to avoid a workout. Either they’re too tired from work, don’t have time or have other things to do – such as buying groceries or spending time with family. However, there really shouldn’t be any excuse when it comes to such a vital part of health. Exercise shouldn’t be an option, it should be a priority for all of us, as it’s essential to our wellbeing. As Dr. Gaby points out, exercise helps relieve the symptoms of “depression or anxiety issues as well as heart issues, diabetes” and more. While some people suffering from these issues raise the argument that they can simply take medication to better them, only taking medication doesn’t get you to your prime health – yet combined with exercise, your health will improve exponentially. It’s important not only to improve these health issues through exercise but to prevent them as well. Continue reading
This from moneyweb.co.za:
In an apparent effort to discredit the “much celebrated financial performance” of SAA’s low-cost subsidiary Mango and deflect credit for it from Mango CEO Nico Bezuidenhout, SAA has disclosed that it has been assisting Mango financially since it started trading in 2006.
This might put it at odds with competition law and provide grounds for a market investigation by the competition authorities, transport economist Joachim Vermooten told Moneyweb.
SAA issued a statement on Saturday afternoon, two days after news that Bezuidenhout – who headed Mango from its start – has resigned and will be joining regional low-cost airline fastjet. Read the full SAA statement here.
It said: “Mr Bezuidenhout’s departure is expected to have no impact on the operations and possible growth prospects of Mango Airlines. SAA materially contributed to the much-celebrated financial performance of Mango Airlines and will continue to support the airline should the need so arise.
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Springbok flyhalf Patrick Lambie will undertake a mandatory one week rest and if he is asymptomatic following the prescribed resting period, then he will be managed according to the World Rugby Return to Play Protocol.
Dr Konrad von Hagen, the Springbok medical doctor, confirmed on Sunday the Bok No 10 will rest the coming week and he will be monitored by the Bok medical team. The team doctor said even though the player’s x-rays showed no abnormality, Lambie will however undergo further scans as a precaution.
Lambie was injured in a tackle that saw Irish flanker CJ Stander being red-carded for dangerous play in the first half of the match, won 26-20 by Ireland. A decision on a replacement for Lambie will be made in due course. Continue reading
The City of Cape Town’s Health Directorate continues to face a number of challenges relating to youth health – some more serious than others.
The Directorate has made strides in the last decade to attract more young people to primary healthcare facilities and the results are evident, in particular around reproductive health.
Between 2006 and 2015, the number of babies born to mothers under the age of 18 dropped from 5,3% to 3,87% of all births recorded. Other successes include the high uptake of contraceptive methods, including male and female condoms, and an enthusiasm for the youth-specific facilities and sessions set aside by City Health (such as the Site B youth clinic pictured above). Continue reading
The City of Cape Town has allocated about R350 million in the 2016/17 financial year for infrastructure projects in the Voortrekker Road Corridor (VRC) as part of its ongoing efforts to revitalise this substantial area.
This investment is over and above the normal City-funded service delivery allocations to this area and aims to improve urban conditions and to unlock a range of investment opportunities in future.
‘The core belief that underpins our efforts in this important part of our metro is that strategic public spending will encourage further development and investment from the private sector.
‘Our targeted investment drive in infrastructure and public space upgrades aims not only to lay a solid and attractive foundation for further private sector investment, but also shows our commitment to enhancing the second largest central business district area in the metro and its surrounds. Continue reading
Following last week’s announcement by A+E Networks of the commissioning of a local version of Married at First Sight for Lifetime Africa, independent content creation company Oxyg3n Media is now on the lookout for participants to take part in this hit series.
In Married at First Sight, singles who have failed to find love put their hearts in the hands of a team of experts, who select their perfect partner; the couples then meet for the first time at the altar. After the wedding and honeymoon, the married couples move in together and start their new lives. From the first kiss to the first tears, cameras document every moment as experts analyse the relationships. Six weeks of marriage later, the couples have to make a decision: to stay together or file for divorce.
Says Oxyg3n Media’s Rebecca Fuller Campbell: “We are looking for singles who are committed to finding true love. This is not a series for those that are looking for fame, but rather for those who are genuilnly looking to form a serious relationship and participate in a unique social experiment, the basis of which will form a truly entertaining and fascinating television series.” Continue reading
Monday, June 13, 2016 — There’s no doubt that this is a complex, challenging and invigorating time to be South African – and this year’s Think!Fest, a series of panel discussions and debates held as part of the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, promises to grapple with some of the burning issues on the country’s agenda.
Student protests and the #fallist movement, decolonisation, the plight of refugees and the migration crisis, multiple identities and belonging, gender-based and xenophobic violence, as well as the value of the arts and the future of the Festival itself will all be up for discussion during Think!Fest, which runs from Friday 1 July to Friday 8 July.
‘This year’s programme is probably the most intertwined arts and politics programme we have produced yet,’ says Prof Anthea Garman, the convenor of Think!Fest. ‘It reflects the subject matter of the performances on the Festival programme and it draws a host of very interesting people into conversation with each other and audiences.’ Continue reading
A Glencairn restaurant owner will appear in court soon following her arrest for the illegal possession of West Coast rock lobster.
The City’s Law Enforcement Marine Unit, assisted by a Table Mountain National Park ranger, conducted inspections of restaurants on Saturday 11 June 2016. At a premises in Glencairn, they found 864 rock lobsters. The owner could not provide an invoice for the goods and offered the staff a R15 000 bribe. She was arrested for possession of rock lobster without an invoice, possession of undersized rock lobster, and attempted bribery.
‘This arrest came about because our officers turned their attention to the end of the value chain in the illegal rock lobster trade. This was a significant bust and a timely reminder that poachers enjoy support even in the local market. That the woman had the temerity to try and bribe our staff casts further doubt on her character and also makes me wonder what else she might be involved in to go to those lengths,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith. Continue reading