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Avoiding injuries for newbie runners

Whether you’re taking up running for a fitter summertime look, or you’re still determined to keep that New Year’s resolution to run your first 10k, with summer just around the corner it’s no time to take chances with injuries that may keep you stuck on your sofa and missing all the fitness fun. As a first time runner, you’re probably discovering the mad benefits, and adrenalin rush, from persistently hitting the road. But what a bummer unexpected injuries are. Here are ways to keep injuries at bay:

 

Nutrition

5 Foods with more fibre

If you’ve been reading up on getting trim for summer, then definitely you’ve been hearing about fibre, fibre, fibre. Of course we all know that fibre helps keep you full for longer. Always indulging in the same foods to stack up the fibre (or any essential nutrient) can get boring. Here are five surprising foods that'll net you enough fibre to keep your stomach happy.

 

My Story

Running my first marathon

More than any other fitness or sporting activity, running is what I enjoy most. It’s very good for your health, and provides a great workout, strengthening and toning your muscles. I believe most importantly, running is a good way to lose weight and generally get fitter.

 

   

Readers Fitness

Swimming on top

Never in my entire life had i thought of myself as part swimming.

 

Fitness Tips

4 Common Squatting mistakes

Squatting targets the all-important leg and gluteal muscles – key muscle groups for lower body strength and a supertoned lower half. However, doing it incorrectly means missing out on the benefits. Here are common mistakes to make sure they aren't holding you back from getting the most out of the move.

 

Nutrition

4 DIY healthy salad dressings

Salads are every health conscious eater’s favourite. Yet bottled salad dressing can turn your healthy lunch or dinner into a creamy mess of unwanted calories. Youth Fit Africa has combined ways you can whip up easy to make vinaigrettes, with ingredients probably already in your pantry. Here are a few DIY dressings: 

   
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