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6 ways to workout for less

By Sam Wylie-Harris, PA We all want to feel fit – and the benefits of daily exercise are well-storied. And for many, going to the gym or fitness studio is as much a social call as a workout – it boosts our self-esteem, improves our well-being and happiness, reduces stress levels, and it’s a great way to make new friends. On the flip side, gym memberships come at a price and when you’re having to cut back in a cost-of-living crisis, little luxuries tend to fall by the wayside. How...
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HIV infections declined in Malawi by 61% – here’s why

New data from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/ Aids (UNAids) on the global HIV response has revealed that Malawi is on track to eradicate the HIV/AIDS pandemic by 2030. Here’s what Malawi is doing right to fight HIV – The country expanded HIV treatment with a focus on reaching both women and their partners through antenatal care. – Among all adults living with HIV in the country, irrespective of knowledge of HIV positive status, 87.3 percent had viral load suppression (VLS). – 88.3 percent of adults living with...
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Nong-O opens up about how his life changed after moving to Singapore

In lieu of Nong-O Gaiyanghadao’s highly anticipated bantamweight Muay Thai world title bout on August 26, the living legend spoke with ONE Championship about how his life has changed since relocating to Singapore in 2015. Nong-O needs no introduction. The Thai icon is considered to be one of the greatest Muay Thai strikers in the world, having achieved many accolades during his long fighting career. However, his life was not all sunshine and roses. Originating from Thailand, the struggling athlete decided to take a chance and relocate to Singapore in...
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Aiden Markram says Proteas won’t try to match England’s ‘Bazball’

- Advertisement - Johannesburg – Aiden Markram said the Proteas would not attempt to copy England’s thrilling ‘Bazball’ method, in the three-match Test series between the sides that starts at Lord’s next Wednesday. The Proteas have been given a taste of what to expect during a four day tour match against England’s second string outfit, the Lions in Canterbury this week. The Lions, notched up 672 in their first innings, scoring those runs at a rate of 5.74 an over. The players were following the instructions of the England coach Brendon...
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WATCH: Clowns bring smiles to traumatised Palestinian children during Gaza conflict

Cape Town: Amid the conflict in Gaza where many Palestinians including children were killed, volunteers dressed up as clowns to try to bring some cheer to the traumatised children. !function(e,t,r){let n;if(e.getElementById(r))return;const a=e.getElementsByTagName(“script”);n=e.createElement(“script”),n.id=r,n.defer=!0,n.src=”https://playback.oovvuu.media/player/v1.js”,a.parentNode.insertBefore(n,a)}(document,0,”oovvuu-player-sdk”); Following three days of fighting, on Sunday an Egypt-brokered ceasefire between Israel and the Gaza-based Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) militant organisation came into effect after at least 15 children and 44 Palestinians were killed due to air strikes. South China Morning News reported that the volunteers dressed up as clowns and shared balloons as they entertained the children...
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Springboks smell blood against All Blacks at Ellis Park

- Advertisement - Johannesburg – Two of the great heavyweights of rugby, the Springboks and the All Blacks, step into the Ellis Park colosseum on Saturday for the 14th time since 1928, and never before has the home side smelled blood as quite as pungently as they do on this occasion. The New Zealanders indeed appear to be on the ropes and the Boks circling for the knockout punch after thrashing their Old Foe to within an inch of their lives last week in the Lowveld. For so long in the...
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Outgoing coach Neil Powell adamant Blitzboks in good hands

- Advertisement - Cape Town – Neil Powell is confident that his Blitzboks will be in good hands once he departs shortly after the 2022 Rugby Cup Sevens in Cape Town. The 44-year-old will be heading to Durban in September to to take over as the Sharks director of rugby after a history-making run with the Springbok Sevens side. Powell took over from former coach Paul Treu in 2013. Under Powell, the Blitzboks have become a juggernaut on the world stage. !function(e,t,r){let n;if(e.getElementById(r))return;const a=e.getElementsByTagName(“script”);n=e.createElement(“script”),n.id=r,n.defer=!0,n.src=”https://playback.oovvuu.media/player/v1.js”,a.parentNode.insertBefore(n,a)}(document,0,”oovvuu-player-sdk”); Since 2013, they have won three...
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WATCH: Jane Fonda proves she’s still a fitness icon at 84 in major fashion campaign

By Katie Wright, PA Long before Instagram was flooded with personal trainers and athleisure clothing dominated fashion, Jane Fonda sparked an at-home exercise revolution and became the original exercise icon. Released in 1982, “Jane Fonda’s Workout” was a top-selling VHS video for years – with 17 million copies sold by the mid-nineties. The series is credited with opening up the previously male-dominated world of fitness to women as a slew of copycat videos hit the market and aerobics’ classes boomed. Then, aged 44, and with two Best Actress Oscars under...
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