There is a huge problem in today’s society, too many people are overweight. Two-thirds of South African women are overweight and one-third of South African men are overweight. This needs to change. Being healthy can not only prevent certain illnesses but also make you a happier person. Here are some ways to become healthier that you can even achieve on a tight schedule.


Cheap exercises ideas


The Parkrun is a 5km run that takes place on a Saturday at 9:00. It is free to join and takes place all over the world.

Cycling Groups

Joining a cycling group is not only healthy and fun but is safe. These cycling groups are situated all over the country. Find one that is closest to you.

Outdoor Gyms

Outdoor gyms are a great way to get fit. They offer a variety of different machines for you to try out and get fit. Best of all it is completely free. Check out Cape Town, Durban or Johannesburg to find gyms near you.


Spend a fun relaxing day off. Pack in some lunch and take the whole family. Here are some trails for Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg.

Free online classes

These websites offer classes from yoga to cardio and HITT. They are all different time lengths and it gives you the chance to do a quick workout with busy schedules.

Find out what classes work best for you with SparkPeople, Fitness Blender, Sweaty Betty, Do yoga with me and Make your body work

Healthy eating guides

Being healthy does not only depend on the exercises you do but also on how you eat. Here are a few food plans that you can use to create your healthy lifestyle Fitness Blender, Health, Cooking light and Womens Day. You can also find some nice recipes on these sites.


Now that you have all the resources you need to become healthy, get moving and eat well.

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