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As a high-schooler, the longest distance you could get Kemar Leslie to run (competitive or otherwise) was the 1500-metre race. Fast-forward to 2018, and you will notice that he's the face you see crossing the finish line first at most 5K races...

1. Overusing mouthwash, orusing one that's too acidicOne of the toughest environments for your teeth is a dry mouth. That's because saliva has a combination of minerals, enzymes, and oxygen compounds that keep the pH balance in your mouth neutral -...

Researchers have found that persons who drank eight to 12 eight-ounce glasses of ice cold water per day had a higher metabolic rate than those who drank water at room temperature.Your body may burn a few calories heating the cold water to your core...

Guys with 'central obesity', or a waist circumference of 40 inches or above, had significantly lower levels of testosterone than men with more svelte waists, a 2014 study in clinical endocrinology found.One of the most common...

The new year brings with it the renewal of the corporate 5k circuit. Yes, it's almost time for Sigma run already. Time to sign up and buy your running shoes. Oh, and that other thing – training...

As we look forward to a new year and new opportunities, we often forget what will be one of the limits of what we can hope to accomplish - our ageing bodies.Leon Trotsky aptly described the mental resistance to ageing when he said that old age is...

For many, the start of a new year is a time for assessing performance and setting new goals. If social media is to be believed, fitness lies near the top of many a #goals list for 2018.What is your fitness goal? If you aim to improve functional...

After a very stressful and tiring Christmas period, many will find themselves especially looking forward to catching up on some much-needed rest. While most people recognise that they function and feel much better when they are well rested, the...

It's that time of the year again. You know, when everyone starts making New Year's resolutions they will never keep. When it comes to fitness, most people set vaguely defined and, for the most part, unrealistic resolutions.'I'm going to work out...

In this Yuletide season, as we share good times with family, friends and co-workers, it is important that everyone attending functions or entertainment venues where there are loud sounds try to avoid or adequately guard against such sounds, as they...
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