With trippy multi-coloured quebradas, soaring Andean peaks and shimmering prehistoric glaciers, Argentina is an adventurer’s paradise.
Alzheimer’s disease is more than losing your memory. Eventually, it affects your ability to function day to day. Can exercise – that’s physical, not just mental – be an antidote to cognitive decline?
Nothing is going to spoil your dream holiday more than a touch of the dreaded Delhi belly or being laid low by a bad dose of the sniffles. Here’s some tricks to keep you in tip-top shape on your travels.
Get fit one step at a time. Walking is something you do naturally every day, so it seems logical that it would be the best place to start to improve your fitness.
Ask the locals and they’ll tell you the Jikeleza Route, bordering the Wild Coast north-east of East London, is a beach-bush-food-art sort of place where, as the surfers say, happiness comes in wave
You’ve travelled for 23 hours, changed planes three times and now you’re raring to go and soak up the sights and sounds of your destination, but your body is begging for the nearest pillow… You’re suffering from jet lag.
Nature knew what she was doing when she created the nut. Packed with heart-friendly mono- and polyunsaturated fats, vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids and protein, nuts balance cholesterol and blood sugar and are a nutritious, appetite controlling snack.
Istanbul is an intoxicating blend of imperial grandeur and funky modernity. It could also very well be the hub of the new, east-facing Europe.
Whether it’s a high-tech tracker, an outlandish hybrid sport or a simple return to basics, we look at five of this year’s top fitness trends, and why they’re bound to do you go
While each section of the Drakensberg has its own allure, the varied offering of Champagne Valley in Central Drakensberg makes it a favourite destination for family holidays.
You’ve tried them all. Eating only grapes for a week, drinking potions and herbal teas, but nothing seems to work. The secret is to change your habits and be mindful about how you fuel your body.
Justin Fox packs his Beetle with boards and beach toys, and joins a group of friends heading up the West Coast for a week of summer bliss.
These simple and effective checks are good indicators of your state of health and can act as an early-warning system for potentially life-threatening conditions.
The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, sandwiched between Namibia and Botswana, is a place of red dunes, dry rivers, black-maned lions and serious safaris. Time to head into the wilderness…
Experts agree that the first nine years of a child’s life set the foundation for their future development and success. Here’s how you can help them build healthier bodies and sharper brains.
With jungles, mountains and tropical islands, Vietnam is blessed with incredible natural diversity. What’s more, its history is fascinating, food mouth-watering and culture infectious.
With fynbos, penguins, sharks, whales and even leopards, the Overberg is paradise for nature lovers – and it’s blessedly uncrowded for most of the year
Beaches, poolsides and braais are beckoning, but all such outdoor activities come with a dangerous dose of ultraviolet radiation. Here’s our guide to stay safe in the sun.
Looking for world-class art galleries? Green space in the city? Compelling cultural discoveries? Millennial-friendly downtown hangouts? There’s no need to pack your passport… Jozi offers all of this and more.
Victoria Falls is the hub of a huge transfrontier park called Kaza that will dominate tourism in this corner of Africa for decades to come. Time to go exploring.
Our country has an abundance of spectacular mountain bike trails close to all major centres. Time to head down the singletrack of this invigorating sport.
There’s so much more to the Seychelles archipelago than just white beaches and topaz water. We recommend…
These days you can catch just about anything on a fly, but trout are the only fish you can only catch on a fly. We scoured out four super-cool fly-fishing spots in South Africa.
Look after your family the best way you can with tips on insurance, estate planning, medical aid and more in our latest Reality Money digital magazine.
Young, old, fit or flabby, trail running is the new, ‘old’ sport everybody can do. Here’s a simple guide to getting out there.
For scintillating nightlife, spectacular architecture and colourful café culture, Barcelona is hard to beat. Here’s our guide to the city’s top picks…
If you’ve keen to travel to the south of France, check out these cool spot on the French Riviera and Provence’s back country.
There are myriad reasons for dysfunctional eating, and it’s not an easy problem to tackle. Using just the power of our minds, we can change our behaviour around and attitude towards the food we eat.
Would your family have cut it as lighthouse keepers in the days of yore? Check out these four lighthouses that offer cottage accommodation.
Most children face their school exams with trepidation, and often let anxiety overtake their ability to answer the questions in time and sufficiently. Share these tips with your kids to help them ace their exams.
The Kruger National Park is even more South African than braaivleis and rugby. It’s our cherished jewel and one of the world’s great game reserves. We check out five top rest camps.
It’s been a tough workout, but astonishingly you feel OK when you’re done. Fast forward a day or two later, and you’re walking like you’re 100 years old! Try these tips to ease aching muscles…
Belfast in Northern Ireland might be a hip and happening city on the rise, but you can still travel back in time and enjoy exploring locations from the hit TV show Game of Thrones.
The historic university town of Stellenbosch may be famous for its surrounding winelands, but you won’t go hungry here either. Time to nibble and sip your way around the Eikestad.
The time is now to secure your very best future possible. With our latest Savings digital magazine, we show you how to create a financial roadmap for your future.
Being glued to your computer or smartphone results in a hunched-over posture and, usually, a pain in the neck. We show you how to ease the ache.
Pack a big straw hat and your trendiest dungarees… and head for the platteland. Staying on a farm can offer an informal, outdoorsy holiday that’s affordable and great for families.
Making the decision to live a healthier life is easier than you think. With our digital Wellness magazine, we show you how to improve your health and fitness by making small changes to your life.
Bigger, faster, taller, more exciting: that’s New York. Forget about sleeping, this city will have you breathlessly on the go, 24/7.
Any mention of core strength conjures up the honed six-packs on Olympic swimmers or on the pages of a glossy magazine. But it’s not just about your abs…
Stunning scenery and rugged rock formations, not wildlife, are the big drawcards at Golden Gate Highlands National Park.
Most travellers think of Switzerland in winter as the ultimate skiing destination. Justin Fox was invited to try some fabulous alternatives on an ABS (anything-but-skiing) visit.
You’ve been training hard and everything is going great. Then it all grinds to a halt. Your performance stagnates and the scale refuses to budge. What now?
Tucked away in twisted folds of the Langeberg lies a quintessential Cape dorp. Time to visit Montagu.
Taking control of your finances can seem overwhelming at times. With our latest digital Money magazine, we show you how to budget, manage credit, map your financial future and more…
Handing over a mobile phone or tablet to your child can be terrifying to contemplate. Here are some simple ways to protect your kids as they join the digital information highway.
Cape Vidal Camp in iSimangaliso Wetland Park is a KwaZulu-Natal family favourite that offers a unique bush and beach combination. Time to kick off your shoes and go exploring.
With over 100 activities to keep children of all ages amused – even big kids like mom and dad – a Sun City getaway is just as much fun today as it was in its heyday.
Any new fitness programme usually starts off with big aspirations, but three weeks or six months down the line, your exercise sessions may have dwindled to zero. So how do you make exercise a part of your daily routine?
Whether you’re passing through in transit or heading there on holiday, a three-day break is just long enough to soak up the sights and sounds of Dubai.
Teenagers may prefer lifting mobile phones to dumbbells, but the sooner they start exercising the better. What approach should they take to joining the gym?
We all dream of owning our own property one day. But getting into the property market for the first time can be a daunting prospect, so we’ve created a step-by-step guide to help you.
Plettenberg Bay lies on a gorgeous sweep of coast with a benign climate, safe bathing and a million activities on offer. Time to go exploring.
Your holiday trip should be a time of fun and relaxation, so a breakdown is not a good way to start. Read this handy guide to preparing for the long road.
With summer’s cycling season just around the corner, being ready to take on the challenge is not all about the bike. A good cross-training programme goes a long way to enhancing your performance in the saddle.
The Garden Route is a much trodden tourist path, but you can escape the beaten track and slip into feral wildness a stone’s throw from the N2 at Goukamma Nature Reserve.
Think you need a break? Travel is one way to stay young and healthy, and feel rejuvenated. We tracked down five local destinations where you can enjoy that much-needed R&R.
Bonitas and Fedhealth members can now join the Sanlam Reality programme which will be available from 1 January 2016.
It’s easy to skip it altogether and move right on to the main event, but whatever your exercise preference, your warm-up should be an integral part of your keep-fit routine.
Studying for exams or tests should not be a stressful, last-minute rush. Get your children to follow these steps below – it will help them get through high school and achieve the best results possible.
If you’re a newbie to the running game, walking into any sports shop with its dazzling array of shoes and the lingo that goes with it is likely to send you running for the hills in fear. Here are a few simple guidelines to get you going.
Do you have a bucket list of places you want to visit in your lifetime? From iconic cities and scenic natural locations to must-do activities (whether they be of the adventurous, culinary or cultural variety), we all dream about stepping out into the world to travel and experience new things.
Some private lodges in the Lowveld charge more than R15 000 a night. It’s not easy to find a luxury, private, Big Five experience that’s still affordable. Justin Fox visits three fine options a stone’s throw from Hoedspruit.
From good ol’ fish & chips to fiery chakalaka, the Mother City’s food reflects her settler heritage. Marion Whitehead provides hints on where to taste the Cape’s signature dishes
One of the real risks when planning for retirement is that we may outlive our retirement savings. How can we make the best of our retirement savings? One option is a retirement annuity – let’s investigate.
The Waterberg is a wild and rugged corner of South Africa, dotted with malaria-free Big Five parks and game farms. Justin Fox heads north to sample some of its accommodation options.
Studying after school gives young adults an edge when it comes to looking for a job. But the range of education choices can seem overwhelming. Here’s a guide to what’s out there…
Johannesburg may be Africa’s buzzing commercial hub, but you don’t have to fork out the cash to have a good time in the City of Gold with your family.
If you battle with the bulge, you’ll know the M-word. Metabolism – and particularly slow metabolism – is often blamed for weight gain, but what does it actually mean?
Trout like water that is clean, clear and cold. Fortunately this isn’t hard to come by: all of South Africa’s main cities have easy access to great fly-fishing. Here are our top five spots.
Get the most out of your training time with our quick guide – consider it a gym GPS.
Have you ever arrived at a destination and found your suitcase full of useless items? Or cursed your own stupidity at not having packed that one essential thing you can’t do without? Here’s how to become a better packer.
Having a fit pregnancy is a great way to prepare your body for the changes ahead. So, what are the key points to remember when exercising while pregnant.
The Spice Islands are a heady mix of culture and beach life – we uncovered four memorable things to do on the Indian Ocean island of Zanzibar.
Encourage your children to exercise from a young age, and you’ll give them a good start for a healthier, happier and more productive life.
It’s inevitable that most of us will suffer from back pain at some point or other. Fortunately there are ways to strengthen your back through exercise.
As adults, we know how crippling stress can be. The demands of work, life and family can be exhausting – but when we see our kids trying to navigate this emotional strain, it can disempower even the most confident and capable of parent.
Coffee in South Africa has come a l-o-o-o-ng way in the past decade… Use our nifty guide to find the best cuppa in each of SA’s main cities.
We’ve all watched from the treadmill as the big guys in the gym pump iron and bench-press what looks like the same weight as a car. But what benefits do weight training exercises offer us mere mortals – and how do we get started?
There’s no time like now to start planning and saving for your retirement. Here are some interesting stats to get you thinking about how ready you are for retirement…
On your mountain bike is a great way to spend the day. But where are the best spots along the Garden Route to get on your bike and explore? Here is our pick of the best MTB trails in this picturesque part of South Africa.
On a budget? You’ll be surprised how many things you can do for R50 or less… We found five wallet-friendly, family activities to enjoy in Durban.
If you’re feeling jaded with your current exercise routine, why not try something different. And that something could be as simple as dancing the day or night away…
A high percentage of South Africans have high cholesterol. Luckily there are ways to keep cholesterol in check – and eating the right food is one.
You’ll get more than just fit when you exercise outdoors – there are more benefits to getting out and about than you can imagine.
Primary school children need healthy food to give them the edge at school. These are the essential vitamins to include in their diet.
Homework and exams can be hard for children, but they can sometimes be even harder for the adults whose job it is to support and motivate them. Here’s how parents can get involved.
Downward dog with a ball? Sun salute with a theraband? To the uninitiated, the differences between yoga and Pilates can be as confusing as unraveling a pretzel. So, what are they, and how can they benefit you?
This holiday season head to the Drakensberg for easy walks or longer hikes. It’s a great way to enjoy the scenic beauty of the region.
The striking beauty of the Garden Route on the Western Cape coastline has spawned a number of different ways to explore it… many of them on the rather adventurous side!
Eating the right foods during exam time can help boost memory, concentration and alertness.
Many people give up exercise because they don’t see results. More often than not, the lack of results stems from some common gym mistakes… Here’s how to get your gym relationship on course.
You can’t get bored at Sun City – there’s simply so much to do. Here is a selection of some of the best.
So… it’s exam time and your kids have notebooks, textbooks and homework notes to tackle. Where do they start? Help them take the plunge by setting up a study schedule.
The amount of time and creativity put into a school project can be the difference between an average mark and an excellent grade. Help you child ace theirs with these top five tips.
About 2 hours’ drive from Gauteng, the Waterberg region is growing in popularity as a weekend getaway – and there’s plenty to do…
It can be really daunting for children to get into a routine of doing homework every day after school (when all they really want to do is play). As a parent, you can help them by being prepared, staying involved and offering advice. Here are our tips:
That high you feel after rigorous exercise – when you’re as effervescent as a glass of champagne and it seems like nothing can ruin your day – that’s called runner’s high.