Health & Wellness

Maccabi SA is uniquely positioned to provide real value for our community through sport and all of its associated benefits. One of our key goals is to deliver an ongoing programme of sporting and recreational activity for all ages and genders, thus presenting an antidote to sedentary lifestyles which has numerous health and wellness benefits.

Children are at particular risk of becoming overweight and developing health problems due to lack of exercise coupled with bad eating habits. In 2016 we will be focussing on “de-couching’’ the youth by encouraging kids to participate in outdoor activities. We will be working with schools and other community organisations, for example Jewish Youth Movements, to literally mobilise kids, tweens, teens and students to get moving.

Keep an eye on this section for valuable info and tips on health and exercise, provided by a variety of medical and fitness experts.

An introduction to strength training

Dr Craig Nossel, Head of Discovery Vitality Wellness
If you’re a sedentary type of person, you may be a bit resistant to the idea of adopting an exercise program. But never fear – if you can channel some of that resistance into a solid program of strength training, you’ll be well on your way to a stronger body and a healthier lifestyle.
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Activate your attitude: getting motivated to exercise

Dr Craig Nossel, Head of Discovery Vitality Wellness

Fifty percent of people who start an exercise programme drop out in the first six months, which is a scary thought if you have just started a new exercise regime. So learn how to be part of the 50% that stick it out with these motivational tips.
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