Exercise

Exercise tips to keep you moving and maintain a healthy weight.

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How to avoid common mountain biking injuries

Whether you’re a Cape Epic cross-country rider or a downhill extremist, if you’re out on your mountain bike you could run the risk of a range of injuries. Here’s a

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How should I run?

If you’ve never run before, how do you get started? What is the right way – heel first, toe first? How do I find the right shoes? What is the right way to run?

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What is your hamstring?

If it’s soccer or rugby season, you’ll hear about sportsmen suffering from hamstring injuries. But what are those mystery muscles, and how can you strengthen and protect your own?

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Your gym-free workout

No gym? No problem. Using nothing but your own bodyweight, you can stay fit – wherever you are.

Diabetes

Manage diabetes with strength training

The second-best way to manage diabetes is by managing your diet. The best way is to manage your diet and start a strength-training programme.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • To make the most of every second, we strive to synchronise all our clocks in the hospital.
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  • Mediclinic trains more than a thousand nurses annually at training centres throughout Southern Africa.
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  • We monitor the temperature of our neonatal units as newborn babies are extremely sensitive to temperature change.
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  • We use the internationally recognised Oxford Vermont Network to keep our neonatal critical care units at the forefront of paediatric medicine.
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  • Our hospitals have been awarded international accreditation for best practice in the management of environmental systems and practices.
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  • A baby weighing 390g survived thanks to the expertise of Mediclinic’s highly qualified paediatric staff and specialists.
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  • We place oxygen-releasing, toxin-absorbing plants, like Sanseviera Trifasciata, around our hospitals.
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  • Trauma patients with a critically low temperature will often be wrapped in a space blanket to reduce heat loss.
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  • Our corridors are 2.3m wide allowing two beds to pass one another without any interference.
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  • Some of our hospitals have operating tables that can support patients of up to 370kg in weight and 2.2m in height.
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Survival tips for race day

Whether you’re aiming to run the Comrades Marathon or a 5km fun run, these tips will help you get to the finish line.

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10 health tips for women

Most women take better care of others than they do of themselves. Take some time to focus on yourself and follow these easy tips.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Mediclinic trains more than a thousand nurses annually at training centres throughout Southern Africa.
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  • Most nursing units have windows overlooking gardens to promote healing.
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  • To prevent harmful bacteria being absorbed by mattresses we use protective under sheets made from polypropylene.
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  • Mediclinic Cape Town is accredited as a mother and baby friendly institution, having scored 100% at a recent external review.
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  • Immunisations save lives and help stop diseases from spreading.
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  • Trauma patients with a critically low temperature will often be wrapped in a space blanket to reduce heat loss.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Scrub areas in theatre are a minimum of 2.1m wide to accommodate at least two people at a time.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • A baby weighing 390g survived thanks to the expertise of Mediclinic’s highly qualified paediatric staff and specialists.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our hospitals have been awarded international accreditation for best practice in the management of environmental systems and practices.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our hospitals did the first minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve implant procedure in Africa.
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So you think you’re too old to exercise?

Che Bresler, a biokineticist at Pienaar and Bresler at Sandton Mediclinic, believes you’re never too old to get moving.

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Stay limber at your desk

It’s not too much of a stretch to say that sitting is the new smoking. Dr Herman Kotzé has some life-saving advice for people who’re stuck at their desks all day long.

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Exercise myths busted for over-65s!

Che Bresler, a biokineticist at Pienaar and Bresler at Sandton Mediclinic, helps bust the myths that keep over-65s from getting active.

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What’s so bad about bad posture?

You don’t need a doctor to tell you that slouching is bad for your back. But does it have any other harmful effects on your body? And is there anything you can do to improve your posture? Mediclinic Bloemfontein biokineticist Stefan Uys has the answers.

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Apps to keep your exercise on track


We’re making it easy for you to keep your exercise routine on track with six of the best free fitness apps for your smartphone.

Emergency

Don’t push through the pain

Feeling a slight injury niggle? Reckon you can simply ’push through the pain’? Whether you’re a runner or a rugby player, you’re about to make a huge mistake, warns Dr Dirk Nell, orthopaedic surgeon at Mediclinic Louis Leipoldt.

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How to exercise on an injury

Dr Linda Steyn is president of the South African Society of Physiotherapy and is based in Bedfordview, Johannesburg. She explains the role that physiotherapy can play in assisting patients in exercising with an injury and losing weight…

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Exercise with a buddy

Exercising with others can be better for both body and soul than going solo. Team up and tap into people power.

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Busting fitness myths

The medical truths behind nine outdated exercise notions you probably still believe.

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‘I’m feeling good!’

When Idols veteran Lloyd Cele caught a glimpse of his chubbier side in a music video, he knew his life had to change – that’s when his young family and supportive wife gave him the boost he needed to shed 20kg.

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Three things to do when you’re down

There are three things you should incorporate into your life (whether you have depression or not) – good sleep, exercise and nutrition.

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