Interview with Two Ocean’s Marathon runner Ntombesintu Mfunzi

Nedbank Running Club athlete Ntombesintu Mfunzi recently took part in the Old Mutual Two Ocean’s Marathon. Ntombesintu ran an amazing race and placed 10th overall in the Women’s race – a phenomenal feat. We chatted with her to find out exactly what it takes to become a top athlete: how she trains, what motivates and inspires
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Understanding Carbohydrates and Their Importance in Sports

There are so many conflicting messages out there when it comes to carbohydrates. It is not surprising that many people feel completely bewildered when it comes to the topic of this macronutrient. The fact of the matter, is that carbohydrates come in various forms and while they are all eventually broken down to a similar
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What Makes FUTURELIFE® HIGH PROTEIN Smart food™ Ideal for Exercise Recovery?

Many people realise that they need to consume something after exercise, but there is often confusion as to what. A pure whey shake? A sports drink? Absolutely anything you can find in your fridge… Because you are starving! Exercise recovery nutrition is multifaceted and aims at returning your body to its pre-exercise state. This involves
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What You Need From Your Nutrition During Exercise

Endurance sporting events are becoming increasingly popular. Doing well, and recovering well in longer endurance events can be directly linked to good nutrition. EVERYDAY NUTRITION FOR ENDURANCE FUELING Energy The energy requirements of endurance athletes are higher than other athletes. Calorie requirements differ depending on an athlete’s gender, age, weight goals, and training programme.  Smaller
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What to Do If You Really Do Not Have Time To Exercise

FUTURELIFE® Fun Facts: Exercising increases the production of cells that are responsible for learning and memory.1 The more muscle mass you have, the more fat your body burns while resting.1 People exercising just 15 minutes per day have a 14% lower mortality risk than those who do not exercise.2 Secretaries only walk on average 2.7km
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Training Tips for Veteran and Master Runners.

The prognosis doesn’t look good. For an ageing runner, PB might as well stand for ‘premature baldness’ as much as ‘personal best.’ With every passing birthday, be prepared for a decline in speed, flexibility, strength, stride-length, power, energy and, perhaps not surprisingly, motivation. You are also likely to suffer more injuries and take longer to
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The basics of stretching

Stretches every runner should do. A little soreness after a run is inevitable, but you can minimise the “morning after” effect by walking for a few minutes and stretching after your run. In addition to improving flexibility, stretching flushes the muscles with blood and oxygen, which promotes recovery. At the very least, focus on these
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