Jennifer Lopez, Taylor Swift and loads of other celebs have been raving about the dance-inspired workouts that give them their hot bods. Now you can get in on the action at Just Dance classes at Virgin Active (the duration depends on which gym you go to) or SH’BAM classes (45 min) at Planet Fitness gyms. Designed around repetitive movements that use muscle groups in a dynamic way – burning a whopping 1 700 kilojoules a session – you’ll discover your inner dance diva in no time. Even if you can’t quite keep up with the class, just keep on moving. It’s fun!
DID YOU KNOW?
The number of c-sections performed in South Africa has more than doubled since 2000/2001. According to medical aid provider Fedhealth, around 69% of their deliveries are via c-section. The recommended rate according to the World Health Organization is just 15%, which is why some schemes, including Fedhealth, are beginning to cover the cost of deliveries by midwives and hiring water birthing units, as well as post-natal visits with a midwife, to encourage more natural births.
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Lengthy journeys can cause horrible migraines, but applying Aromatic Apothecary Head A Care, R 65 (aromatic.co.za), onto your pressure points will help clear your head.
BEST FOR JET LAG
We all feel sluggish after a 10-hour flight, but the euca lyptus in Clicks Eucalyptus Essential Oil, R34,95, will soon have you refreshed and raring to go.
BEST FOR NERVOUS FLIERS
Feeling clammy before you’ve even taken off? A few drops of SOiL Organic Lavender Oil, R65 (soil.co.za), will soothe your senses and you’ll be nodding off into a relaxed sleep in no time.
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