#FitU with Phindi Gule: 'Q&A session with Phindi'

#FitU with Phindi Gule: 'Q&A session with Phindi'

Our approach to fitness and wellness shouldn’t be in a form of "an event”, it should be a lifestyle. A lifestyle is part of your everyday life, it’s seldom weather dependent. Phindi Gule tackles a Q&A session with a few interested health advocates.


Listen to the discussion below, or read the details under the podcast.

Natalie Smit - Hillcrest

1. Every winter I can’t seem to get myself out of the house for an exercise routine. My energies tend to run low, and lethargy sets in. This affects my general well-being, how can I overcome this?


Weather: Remember flowers need both rain and sunshine to grow. The same applies to human beings, we’ve got to survive both winter and summer. You simply need the 3D’s - DETERMINATION, DEDICATION & DISCIPLINE.

Health: Being consistent with your exercise routine has a lot of benefits ESPECIALLY during winter. Colds and flu are prevalent during the winter season, so exercising even during winter will help boost your immune system and your body will be less prone to illness. An intake of supplements such as Immunizer can also help boost your immune system. 

 Read: #FitU with Phindi Gule: 'Heat Stroke Prevention'

Zoleka Mcoyi - Morningside

2. What are my options if I don’t feel like going to gym or being outdoors for training during winter?  


If you look around, a lot of what we do at gym can be done at home - so home exercise is always a winner. Body Weight Exercise is one of the trending form of exercises in 2018 and that can be done at home. We also need to start being creative and realistic about our schedule, commitments, and our normal day-to-day activities. 

Some of the Things to Do:

- Never use a lift or escalator unless you MUST (e.g got a trolley)

- When seated, lift both your legs (have them horizontal to the ground) HOLD the position for 30 seconds… rest for 10sec (try do 10 of those per day). GOOD FOR THIGHS

- Instead of a chair, use a stability ball as your office chair. This will help strengthen your core.

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