[Jessica Taylor] It's one thing signing up at your local gym and actually going regularly. I had every good intention when I registered for Adventure Boot Camp, but oh, that dreaded click of the mouse.
[Natalie Swain] Bodytec claims to offer a revolutionary alternative to regular exercise. This may be music to the ears of the gym-weary and the gym-wary alike. Bodytec could be the ideal ally in the fight against packing on winter weight.
[Brian Berkman] Be it the fault of the song One Night in Bangkok or Patpong Road in the big city, talk Thai massage and most people start to snigger into their sleeves making jokes about happy endings.
[Lauren Ratcliffe] Recently I've been thinking about how much I absolutely love, adore, thrive, breathe, eat and sleep the work that I do. And how unbelievably annoying that must be for most people I know.
[Will Smith] Time is definitely one of the most valuable things an individual can have. But then again, we do not live with unlimited time, there are only 24-hours a day for us to do what we have to do including sleep, eat, and rest.
[Brian Berkman] Although the Shanti Maurice resort on the east cost of Mauritius has always had holistic health at its epicentre, they continue to be en trend with their announcement of a Health & Fitness Week in June this year.
[Brian Berkman] I'm not grateful to my Neanderthal forebears. While facial hair might be a hipster requirement, having it sprout from all orifices as it does in my case, is not. I, and those of us who don't want to look like Uriah Heep or some other Dickinsonian character, have to keep facial and, for that matter, body hair, in close check.
[Judith Middleton] Read a certain kind of magazine article, book or blog post and you will be tantalised by a vision of the perfect life. In this life, perfectly groomed women run their own multimillion rand businesses from home, regularly serve fresh veg that they've organically grown and cooked themselves to parties of 12 around beautifully set tables, make exquisite crafts with their well-behaved, snot-free children and volunteer at least one morning a week at the local homeless shelter.
[Alan Hughes] I was excited to go to the Townhouse Hotel last night to listen to Dr John Demartini's talk on "Successfully Setting and Achieving Goals". As a life coach, I have presented several talks on the same subject, so I was very curious to see how this world-renowned expert would go about it. Energetically, passionately and with humour, was how he shared his wisdom with more than 200 people who gathered to listen to him.
[Sindy Peters] My sister and I recently hit the N1 heading for some downtime at the Pearl Valley Golf Estate Breathe Spa in Franschhoek; the two-and-a-half-hour session was well worth the hour's drive. After the exfoliation, hydrotherapy bath and the Swedish massage, we left feeling like new women!
[Raoul de Jongh] It's another new year, another new you, right? The gyms, roads and trails are filled with people who have made the resolution to be better than their better was in 2011, that 2012 is the year where they are taking their lives to a new level.
[Alan Hughes] What better way to spend a drizzly, windy, Cape Town "Spring" Sunday, than to go to explore the "Look & Feel Good Expo", indoors at the CTICC? While it may have been grey and damp outside, it was warm, colourful and sparkly inside, with a cacophony of traders vying for attention and business.
[Brian Berkman] Rightly or not, the thought of Thai massage parlours conjures thoughts of paid-for sex. Despite the Kingdom of Thailand's efforts to promote its broader appeal, I couldn't walk through the streets of Bangkok without seeing a decrepit old man with a Thai teen or being proffered sex for sale by everyone from the tuk-tuk driver to the lift operator.
[Brian Berkman] Taking its name from the Cockney rhyming slang for Hair, Barnet Fair in St Stephen's Church, Bree Street, Cape Town is the new place for the New Gent.
[Sindy Peters] There's a deluge of motivational, self-help guides to a better you out there. There's an entire shelf dedicated at bookshops and libraries for these books. But how many of them actually work? I've never read a single one (until now); A, because I'm a generally happy person who believes the only person who can really help me be a better me is, well... me.
[Francois du Toit] Junk food and easy to prepare microwave foods are very lekker. It's convenient, fast, tasty and there are no dishes to wash afterwards - but these foods cause havoc in our bodies.
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