Get Defensive: Immunity & Exercise


Liz Applegate, NeoLife SAB
Ph.D., Nutrition, Sports Nutritionist

We all know the drill: wash your hands, avoid touching your face and eyes, stay at home and stay at least 1.5 – 2m apart when in public to maintain physical separation. These along with other guidelines are in place for our own safety in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus. But wait!! What about one of our best defences against illness? Exercise!! Regular moderate to vigorous activities like walking, jogging and dancing adding up to 150 minutes weekly, play a critical role in supporting your immune system and protecting your body against illness caused by bacteria and viruses. In fact, staying fit (or getting fit) during this pandemic may be your ticket to staying healthy at this critical time and even after the acute threat passes.

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Daily workout routines that save time

We all know that exercising combined with eating healthy is very good for our bodies and our well-being. However, many of us sometimes feel like there isn’t enough time during one day to maintain this lifestyle. How can we solve that problem?

Well, if you don’t have time to make a nice salad, add fruit or necessary nutrition to your meal, NeoLife offers an easy solution to that problem. By taking whole food supplements such as Pro Vitality, you can complement some essential nutrition you might have missed in your meal. But what about finding the time for exercising? One solution is to find workout opportunities in your daily routines.Continue reading

Get Strong with Resistance Bands

Weight training is not the only way to build muscle. Resistance bands are a great alternative to lifting weights, because they can help you focus on both the positive and negative contractions of the muscles. They are light and compact, so you can pack them in your bag and take them anywhere – being that convenient you will have no excuse not to work out. So, grab your resistance bands and try this workout routine.

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NeoLife Athlete Spotlight: Burger Odendaal

burger_odendaalAt the height of the busy rugby season, Burger Odendaal made time to talk to NeoLife and tell us the amazing things that NeoLife is doing for him. Originally from Krugersdorp on the West Rand, the now Pretoria-based Burger climbed the ladder from playing against the “bulletjies” (little bulls) in the schools’ junior rugby leagues to proudly captaining the Vodacom Bulls for the past two years.Continue reading