Gabrielle Union: The gift of the Gab

She says learning to be fiercely honest ‘changed her life’. Here, outspoken actress, author, producer, entrepreneur and activist Gabrielle Union shares what else she’s learnt. 1. Create your own success After first appearing on the small screen in the mid-’90s, Gabrielle got her break playing supporting roles in the romantic teen comedy genre that dominated […]

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Back to basics: Paleo exercise

You know all about Paleo eating, but what is Paleo exercise? ‘If cavemen didn’t eat it, you shouldn’t either.’ The Paleo diet is certainly one of the most popular eating plans of the past decade, seeing devotees consuming only fresh and whole foods, and avoiding anything processed – just as people in ancient times did. […]

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This is Tabata!

Got four minutes? They’ll be the most intense of your life, but you’ll burn fat like never before. SHORT … BUT NOT SO SWEET. That’s the best way to describe the super high-intensity workout that is Tabata. A type of HIIT, Tabata requires you to push – and we mean push! – yourself to the […]

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How to get out of a workout rut

Whether you’re bored, have lost motivation or (gasp!) stopped seeing them gains, there are ways to inject new life into your exercise routine. WE GET IT, the end of the year is an awkward time to keep up with your workout routine. You’re tired (it’s been a long year). You’re demotivated (beachside cocktails sound waaaaaay […]

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Candice Swanepoel: Train like an Angel

Do you have to be a supermodel to get your pre-baby body back in just a few months? No, says Victoria’s Secret Angel Candice Swanepoel. It takes a lot of hard work and self-care – just like for us mere mortals. THERE’S A PERCEPTION that models are either genetically blessed with a lightning-fast metabolism, or […]

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Reboot your workout goals

Don’t let your fitness goals fizzle once the excitement of the new year has passed. Ah, January! New year, new beginnings, new goals and … hordes of people at the gym? Urgh! Whether you let your fitness routine slip for the holidays or you’ve been saying ‘Next year I’ll start’ for the past four years, […]

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Kerry Washington: Black Girl Magic

Kerry Washington has gone from nameless character actress to one of the most prolific stars of the last decade – all while trying to change the world. But what else would you expect from The Fixer? Did you realise that your favourite take-no-nonsense TV star was also in your favourite movie as a teenager, Save […]

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Are you exercising too much?

Hitting the gym daily, but not seeing the results? You may be overtraining. Here’s how to tell if you need to slow your roll. MEET REFILWE*. Refilwe started an intense training regime just over three years ago. ‘I started at a CrossFit gym because I wanted to get in shape and lead a healthier life,’ […]

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Practical wedding-dress shopping tips

Dress Sense Practical shopping tips to find your perfect wedding gown. Most women know what style of wedding dress they want. But have you considered the practicalities of finding your dream frock that have nothing to do with how it looks? Renowned local dress designer Janita Toerien lets us in on the little things you […]

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