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    Fire Up Your Workout Sessions With The HUAWEI FIT WATCH 2

    Picking the right smartwatch to track your fitness can be daunting, we know. You need to consider its compatibility, what type of sport the watch supports, whether the battery will last throughout your workout sessions and if you will have access to messages and important calls. Most importantly, you need a watch that will support and enhance your performance.
    Look no further because The HUAWEI WATCH FIT 2 is exactly what you need. With a sleek and fashionable design, Bluetooth calling and instant message reply, durable battery life, comprehensive health management and fitness tracking, in addition to a myriad of convenient life assistant features, it is the ideal companion. 

    Here are all the reasons we’re loving this smartwatch:
    1/ You Can Stay Mobile And Connected While Improving Your Fitness 
    The HUAWEI WATCH FIT 2 now comes with a built-in speaker. Um, yes please! Whether it is doing chores at home, walking, running, cycling, or hiking, phone call information can be pushed to the watch instantly. You can answer and hang up calls through the smartwatch by tapping the button without taking out your smartphone, providing an effective and convenient experience.
    If you aren’t available to answer your phone, you can quickly reply with a short message. The reply can be customised in the HUAWEI Health App, allowing you to always stay online and not miss out on anything important. You can also reply quickly to messages via instant messaging apps from the HUAWEI WATCH FIT 2 itself.
    Plus, with exclusive fitness animations, voice-guided warm up stretches for common workouts, including running, cycling, and swimming, you can get the most out of every training session. 
    READ MORE: Why The HUAWEI Watch GT 3 Pro Is The Best Smartwatch Of 2022
    2/ It Has A Battery Life That Goes Beyond Your Training Sessions
    The HUAWEI WATCH FIT 2 features a large battery in its compact design. To ensure a comfortable and uninterrupted experience, this smartwatch supports fast charging technology.
    With a 5-minute charge, the HUAWEI WATCH FIT 2 can be used for up to 24 hours. Under typical usage scenario, the smartwatch can be used for 10 days and 7 days in heavy usage scenarios. 

    3/ You’ll Get A Health Manager For Smarter Living 
    The HUAWEI WATCH FIT 2 provides all-round health management such as SpO2 monitoring, heart rate, sleep, stress and breath monitoring to help you keep track of your physical changes. At the same time, with the HUAWEI Health App on the smartphone, it can synchronise health-monitoring data in real time.
    Working out, mental health and sleep are at the core of a healthy lifestyle. The HUAWEI Health App is fully upgraded with the healthy living management, which helps to develop self-discipline workout routine and active health management.
    Through personalised settings, you can receive regular reminders such as health challenges, daily water intake, medication reminders, daily mindfulness, early sleep reminders and exercise volume. It will also send reminders to ensure you practice good and healthy living habits during busy times. We *looooove* this!
    READ MORE: 3 New Functional And Fashionable HUAWEI Wearables You Need RN
    4/ It Is Your Personalised Sports Companion
    Lastly, it is based on HUAWEI’s running ability index (RAI), which can assess user’s ability based on height, weight, age and other physical conditions, alongside historical running data to create a customised personal running plan for every user.
    The HUAWEI WATCH FIT 2 also supports offline music playback meaning you can manage your desired music playback through mobile apps, match different playlists to different sports and enjoy your music anytime, anywhere. 
    If you are looking to enhance your performance while training for your next race or simply want to beat your previous sport’s records, then the HUAWEI WATCH FIT 2 is a great companion. You can connect to all calls and messages whilst on the go, go beyond your scheduled time with the long-lasting battery and track your health with the SpO2 monitoring, heart rate, sleep, stress, and breath monitoring function. What more could you want?
    For only R3 299 you can get the HUAWEI WATCH FIT 2 from the HUAWEI Online Store and at selected retailers. 

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    A Battery That Has Your Back, Literally

    FAQ: How long will my Garmin smartwatch battery last?
    Answer: Longer than most other smartwatch brands — that’s for sure! If you find yourself charging your smartwatch overnight, regularly, then know that your smartwatch is falling short. A smartwatch battery life that only lasts a day — or even just a couple — means that you’re missing out on  accurately tracking your body’s physiological metrics. 
    We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but eeerrr…a smartwatch that spends more time in the charger than on your wrist gives a less accurate picture of your overall health and fitness status — not to mention that you’re missing out on the smart notifications you’ve come to rely on.  
    READ MORE: The Garmin Forerunner 255 Series Is A Perfect Match For Racing Addicts
    The Venu SQ gives you 5 days of battery life before having to recharge.
    Luckily, you have a reliable friend in Garmin smartwatch batteries. They last a long time, and we mean a long time! At minimum, you should be getting up to 5 days of battery life before having to recharge (Venu SQ) — and up to 50 days maximum. (Yep, you read right – the Garmin Enduro™ for instance, boasts up to 50 days in smartwatch mode — or 65 if you’re using solar charging.) It all depends on the features that matter most to you and the smartwatch that’s a great fit for your lifestyle!
    The Garmin Enduro™ boasts up to 50 days of battery life in smartwatch mode
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    How You Can Join The Nedbank Running Club That’s Improving Mental Health In SA

    So you want to join a running club? Maybe you want to get active? Find your running tribe? Or do something that improves your mental health? We’d like to introduce you to Nedbank Runified.
    Nedbank and the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) are running for better mental well-being in South Africa. Here’s everything you need to know:
    What’s Happening?
    Every day during August and September, Nedbank Runified, Africa’s biggest virtual mass participation race, will challenge South Africans around the country to run in support groups to encourage better mental well-being.
    Nedbank Runified group runs, led by athletes, mental health advocates and running enthusiasts like Zinhle Masango, Amy Hopkins, Nicola Schreuder, Nombulelo Mgabadeli and Tumi Sole, will take place in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban with at least one run every day between August and September 2022. Anyone can participate, and these group runs will be followed by a national mass participation Strava challenge during Mental Health Month in October.
    What Is Nedbank Runified?
    Originally launched as a proactive response to fight the societal effects of Covid-19, Nedbank Runified was a movement to instil a sense of ‘togetherness’ when South Africans were forced to be apart, with running as the catalyst. With over nine million kilometres run by more than 225 000 participants, the Nedbank Runified virtual series became a source of mental relief for many South Africans during the national lockdowns.
    ‘As the nation moves on post the national lockdowns, there is a natural evolution and a new meaning to Nedbank Runified, one which serves to bring South Africans together to address mental health, a serious healthcare issue that is impacting society’, says Nthabiseng Matshekga, Executive Head for Group Marketing at Nedbank.
    ‘The mental health crisis existed long before the Covid-19 pandemic but intensified during lockdown. Currently, mental health in South Africa is one of the worst in the world, with one in three South Africans battling with their mental health,’ says Cassey Chambers, Operations Director at SADAG. ‘It is scientifically proven that exercise, particularly running, improves mental health and reduces depression, stress and anxiety. As we approach Mental Health Month in October, we are immensely excited to partner with Nedbank through Nedbank Runified to raise awareness and drive education on this issue’.
    Why Run For Mental Health?
    Now in its third instalment, Nedbank Runified will combine virtual and physical running challenges to rally around a very real issue in our country – mental health. This running challenge, in partnership with the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG), aims to demonstrate that running (particularly in groups) can reduce stress, depression and anxiety.
    ‘Nedbank has been involved in running for decades, and we are proud to use the Nedbank Running Club as a vehicle, coupled with relevant partnerships, to create a lasting impact in the communities we serve. SADAG’s expertise is vested in helping people throughout South Africa with their mental health and is an invaluable part of our community. We are proud to partner with them to help drive the movement for better mental health’, says Matshekga.
    How Can You Join?
    To find out how you can join Nedbank Runified in your city, join the Nedbank Running Club on Strava or search #NedbankRunified or #MoreThanAClub on social media.
    The Nedbank Running Club is more than a club and welcomes runners of all fitness levels to unify through running. It is time to Runify around mental health, and take the first step towards a happier, healthier South Africa.
    How Is WH Getting Involved?
    Here at Women’s Health we believe being healthy involves every element of your life. In fact, it’s why we strive to give our readers all the resources they need for their wellness journeys; whether that’s in the gym, on the yoga mat, in the kitchen, with a journal in hand or by hitting the road.
    We’ll be showcasing May/June Women’s Health Cover Star Caley Jack and Nombulelo Mgabadeli as they take on Nedbank Runified. We’ll even be joining in on the runs around South Africa ourselves. Make sure to follow us on Instagram (@womenshealthmagsa).
    *If you or your loved ones are battling with mental health challenges, there is hope. Visit or call 0800 567 567 in the event of an emergency.
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    Let’s Talk About How To Really Hydrate Your Skin

    Is your skin not giving glow, plump, hydrated fabulousness? It might be because you’re struggling with a parched complexion. If so, it might not be the amount of product you apply but rather the type you’re using.
    Yes, turns out dehydrated skin and dry skin aren’t the same thing, although at first glance they may appear to be. Here’s what you need to know about hydration and how to really hydrate skin.
    What’s The Diff?
    Listen/read carefully: dehydrated skin needs water and lacks hydration and hydrating products. Whereas dry skin lacks oil and needs to be moisturised with moisturising products. How to tell if your skin needs moisture or hydration? Dry skin can be flaky, rough and dull. Dehydrated skin cells sort of shrink up, causing the skin to look deflated and lifeless.
    To Moisturise or Hydrate Skin
    So let’s clear this up. Moisturising ingredients lubricate the skin to prevent water from escaping. Ingredients such as: shea butter, cocoa butter, jojoba oil, grapeseed oil and ceramides.
    While hydrating ingredients in skin care products attract water to the outermost layer of the skin. Hydrating ingredients include: hyaluronic acid, glycerin, fatty acids, amino acids and peptides.
    Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, here’s the brilliant news: It’s quite easy to keep your skin supple and glowly.
    READ MORE: Retinoids Everything You Need To Know About This Miracle Skincare Ingredient
    The Perfect Hydrator
    Cetaphil products are gentle, yet powerful and hydrate and moisturise. Cetaphil is a dermatologically tested skincare brand that is the go-to brand for those with sensitive skin. It helps restore, protect and maintain skin’s health every day.
    The USP is that this range (now for the extra sensitive skin) contains a combination of everything you need. This range contains a powerful combination of hydrating ingredients, including a unique Hydrosensitiv™ Complex and Hyaluronic Acid in each of the Optimal Hydration products, a dynamic hydration process is activated that boosts skin’s water content and locks it in where it’s needed. Each product works to replenish skin’s hydration for 48 hours and defends against five signs of skin sensitivity including dryness, irritation, roughness, tightness and a weakened skin barrier.
    Hydrate Skin With Cetaphil: What To Buy
    Cetaphil Optimal Hydration 48H Activation Serum
    This serum absorbs instantly to deliver deep 48 hour hydration. This lightweight serum absorbs instantly and can be used alone or with Optimal Hydration Healthy Glow Daily Cream for an extra boost to skin’s hydration.

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    Cetaphil Optimal Hydration Healthy Glow Daily Cream

    This lightweight cream leaves skin feeling immediately soft and supple.  It defends against 5 signs of skin sensitivity including dryness, irritation, roughness, tightness and a weakened skin barrier.
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    Cetaphil Optimal Hydration Refreshing Eye Serum

    This targeted eye serum reduces the appearance of dark circles and puffiness while nourishing and replenishing skin’s hydration for 48 hours. Featuring a soft silicon applicator tip for gentle massage during application. Suitable for sensitive, dry or dehydrated skin.
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    Cetaphil Optimal Hydration Replenishing Night Cream

    This thirst-quenching cream instantly comforts sensitive skin, leaving skin soothed and soft. This night cream nourishes and intensely plumps the skin with moisture for 48 hours non-stop. You’ll wake-up to a refreshed rested look and signs of fatigue faded away.
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    Cetaphil Optimal Hydration Serum Spray

    A serum spray that keeps the skin hydrated 3x longer in over-drying conditions, while the formula soothes skin sensitivity. This serum spray absorbs quickly and dries instantly so that skin never looks or feels greasy.
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    Cetaphil Optimal Hydration Replenishing Lotion

    This weightless lotion is made to be gentle and is suited to all skin types. It defends against 5 signs of skin sensitivity including dryness, irritation, roughness, tightness and a weakened skin barrier.
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    This Under Armour Iso-chill Kit Stops You Getting Hot During Workouts

    Ever been in the middle of your HIIT sesh and just felt too. damn. hot. to continue? Yeah, us too. But luckily, Under Armour Iso-chill kit is here to be that workout buddy you never knew you needed.
    Trust us, the Iso-chill microfibre technology is a huge game changer for us gym girls and runners alike.
    So What Exactly Is Under Armour Iso-chill?
    The Iso-chill technology debuted in late 2019 as a replacement for CoolSwitch. What’s CoolSwitch you ask? It’s a crystal technology which sent a cooling sensation back to your body once the garment tissue was activated by perspiration.
    The key difference between Iso-chill and CoolSwitch is the introduction of the natural element Titanium Dioxide, which unlike its predecessor, expels heat *immediately* from the body when touched.
    So How Does It Work?
    Under Armour flattened out the fibres within their garments and added Titanium Dioxide (the natural element) to absorb UV energy. This allowed them to create workout gear that quickly pulls heat away from your skin – allowing you to continue for an extended period, at maximum capacity.
    The specially designed fibres lay flat against your skin to evenly disperse heat, literally providing a cooling sensation to the touch. Umm, yes please!
    Removing this concentrated heat allows athletes (we’re looking at you!) to increase the max-out time and increase output in any hot, high pressure situation. Say, a particular sweaty HIIT session or a fast 5km.
    Our Fave Under Armour Iso-Chill Kit RN
    Women’s UA Iso-Chill 200 Laser T-Shirt
    Women’s UA Iso-Chill 200 Laser T-ShirtR 999Buy It
    This is everything you’d want from a workout top. It’s breathable, light and cute.
    Women’s UA Iso-Chill Run 2-in-1 Shorts
    Women’s UA Iso-Chill Run 2-in-1 ShortsR 699Buy It
    Running shorts that are comfortable, keep you cool *and* have a layer that won’t ride up as you hit the road? We love it!
    Women’s UA Iso-Chill Run Short Sleeve
    Women’s UA Iso-Chill Run Short SleeveR 399Buy It
    Everyone needs a reliable running top they can count on to help them get through those kms. Now you can up the ante and smash those PBs with this black running tee.

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    Meet The Nutritionist & Personal Trainer Helping Women Crush Their Goals

    With fourteen years’ experience as a sports nutritionist and personal trainer, Candice De Mendonca thrives on helping others achieve their fitness goals. Here’s everything you need to know about how she crushes it every day!
    She Walked The Walk And Talked The Talk
    “I’ve run cross country for South Africa and represented Gauteng in swimming, athletics, hockey, soccer and indoor soccer. I love sports and it’s the reason I studied sports development at the University of Johannesburg (UJ), along with personal training. Thereafter I decided to also complete my Diploma in Food Science, which has made a world of difference to my expertise,” says Candice.
    She Fuelled Her Body Correctly  
    Fuelling your body doesn’t have to be all broccoli and chicken and no fun! According to De Mendonca low fat chocolate milk is a scientifically proven sports nutritional aid. YAY!
    She explains: “When I discovered First Choice’s High Protein Recovery, I felt like a child on Christmas morning. HPR is literally the best post workout recovery aid out there. It offers no digestive issues, is easily absorbed and well used by the body. It has more protein and less calories and sugar than most other products on the market. I recommend it to anyone who is active, from children to adults.” 
    “HPR is scientifically formulated to give elite and amateur athletes rapid muscle recovery following intense workouts or competition.” 
    READ MORE: Why Your Post-Workout Meal Is Just As Important As Your Workout, According to a Nutritionist and PT
    She Found What Worked For Her Body
    It really is true that every body is different so you’ve got to find what works for you. For Candice, her body struggled with protein shakes.
    “HPR changed all that. I can drink it every day and sometimes more than once a day, and reap all the benefits with no side effects. I see, feel and taste the hard work and research that have gone into it and most definitely won’t support a product I haven’t tested myself. HPR and the team behind it is one you can trust holistically. Woodlands Dairy and First Choice’s ethics and focus on sustainability, as well as the research and development that have gone into HPR, have paid off.” 
    She Shares Her Knowledge
    It’s true what they say, knowledge really is power and that’s why she shares it so that women are equipped with the knowledge to live their best lives. As sports nutritionist for HPR, De Mendonca writes a monthly blog to educate consumers, assist with any questions they have on nutrition and training, as well as interview athletes.
    She Has A Trick For Setting Life And Fitness Goals
    Dedicated to helping others achieve their goals, she also sets goals for herself every year. “I usually fixate on one word for the year. Last year it was success and I managed to achieve all my goals except one. Big and small. This year my word is focus and I have written down my goals for the year. My main goals include buying a property of my own, fulfilling my role as HPR sports nutritionist, and growing my online restaurant and training brand.”  
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    OMG! Goodleaf’s Sustainable CBD Drinks Will Be Your New Fave Refreshment

    Ahhhh CBD! The compound that has taken the health and wellness world by storm over the last few years. We’ve seen oils, capsules, body lotions and everything in between. But  for those who want a delicious, refreshing way to reap the CBD benefits, there’s CBD drinks. And we’ve always been big fans of Goodleaf. Here’s why:
    They’re On A Sustainability Journey
    They’ve always been a great option, but they’ve just upped the ante. Goodleaf has switched from a single-use plastic bottle to an aluminium can as part of their sustainability journey. The new 300ml can, as well as all the outer packaging, is 100% recyclable. Now that’s refreshing!
    Goodleaf’s new packaging is as green as the source ingredients of their refreshing CBD sparkling drinks. They’re committed to finding the most environmentally conscious solution at every step of their processes to ensure their products are as wholesome to the planet as they are to you.
    READ MORE:  What You Need To Know About CBD And Anxiety
    They Prioritise Your Wellbeing
    The only thing better than a drink that’s good for you is packaging that provides true health and wellness. Goodleaf’s big, lofty goal is to make you better, every day. Your well-being is their priority, so they set out to create packaging that is not only environmentally-friendly, but people-friendly, too! Every can is packaged with a (completely recyclable) foil seal that ensures what you drink is as healthy as it gets.
    Oh and did we mention these drinks are sugar free and preservative free? They’re better for you and better for the Earth!
    They’ve Made Their Drinks Even Cooler
    Refreshment is Goodleaf’s no. 1 priority. So how did they make this sparkling drink even cooler? By adding more of the key ingredient, of course. So, while you get an even cooler can in an even more super-chilled six-pack, they didn’t forget the star of the show: CBD! What’s in the can gets a boost from 8mg to 10mg per 300ml. Now that’s some Good Vibes.
    READ MORE: What You Need To Know About CBD Oil In Beauty Products
    There’s Something For Everyone
    They come in three delicious flavours so you’re bound to find something you like and you definitely have enough options to switch it up when you feel like it. They have Berry & Hibiscus, Peach & Geranium and Mango & Ginger.
    Berry & Hibiscus CBD Sparkling DrinkR 100Buy It
    Mango & Ginger CBD Sparkling DrinkR 100Buy It
    Peach & Geranium CBD Sparkling DrinkR 100Buy It
    You can find all of their sparkling drinks right here.

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