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4 fitness trends to expect in 2017

Do you enjoy staying on top of the latest fitness trends? Then here’s how you’re likely to build up a sweat in 2017. The Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2017 by the American College of...

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Being outdoors boosts your mental health

Spending time outside, close to nature, improves our mental wellbeing. But why are green environments so good for us? You’ve probably experienced it countless times: that wonderful feeling after...

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4 sweet and simple apple desserts

Add a sprinkling of sugar, butter and cinnamon to JOYA® apples and presto! You have a mouth-watering dessert. Try these 4 easy recipes. Dessert #1: Baked apples - Preheat oven to 180°C. -...

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‘A’ stands for apple and antioxidants

Not only are JOYA® apples packed with vitamins A, B, C and E, these sweet, crunchy fruits are also a rich source of health-boosting antioxidants. Dietitians worldwide recommend a diet rich in...

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Fabulous fibre

The fibre in JOYA® apples helps friendly gut bacteria thrive. Plus, it aids digestion, lowers cholesterol and helps to prevent heart disease. Good news, right? Read on. Did you know that your...

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2017 Cycling Race Calendar

The new year brings exciting new outdoor adventures. We share a Cycling Race Calendar with some of 2017’s top cycling events. Now all you have to do is book your spot! Van Heerden Kranskop...

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8 of the safest running spots in SA

Love a good run? We share 8 of the most popular and safest running spots in South Africa’s top cities. 1. Emmarentia Dam, Johannesburg The well-marked, paved tracks in the peaceful grounds of...

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A brief history of the apple

Since the beginning of time, apples have inspired folk tales, myths, poems and art. Explore the impressive history of the awesome apple. 1500 BC – A clay tablet found at Nuzi, an ancient...

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8 Family-Friendly Picnic Spots

Firm, crunchy JOYA® apples, available from Woolworths stores countrywide, make for perfect picnics. We share 8 tried-and-tested family picnic spots for summer. 1. Kirstenbosch National Botanical...

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Yoga for trail running

Trail runner? Excellent core strength - and yoga - can help you become a faster, better, healthier runner. Try these 4 yoga...

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Take a Hike

Need fresh air and a fresh, new perspective? Then hiking is the way to go. We explore 4 of SA’s best family-friendly trails. The Pipe Track, Western Cape Nothing beats waking up, seeing it’s...

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Snack Attack

Sleep, work, play, exercise. Always on the go? We share 5 delicious apple snacks to keep you going like a Boeing! Snack #1: Plain yoghurt with apples, nuts and cinnamon What can be simpler than...

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Smooth operator

Add a little JOYA® to your smoothies – it’s so easy. We share 4 delicious, nutritious recipes. Carrot cake smoothie Makes 2 medium-sized smoothies 1 JOYA® apple, cored and cut into...

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How to Stay Safe When Riding

You’re using expensive gear, tackling tough terrain, and putting yourself at the mercy of the elements. Just think of all the things that could go wrong… Here are our top tips for minimising your...

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Hit the Trail After Dark!

Night riding not only extends your potential riding hours, it also offers a whole new experience. Apart from an adrenalin rush, you can also expect to see some animal life that you won’t get to...

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3 Ways to Boost Your Energy

You know how it is. Some days you’ve got so much energy you feel you can take on the toughest hill, on other days just the thought of putting your bike on your car rack makes you want to yawn....

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The Best Apps for Mountain Bikers

Who would have thought your smart phone could improve your mountain biking experience? Try one of these apps and enjoy the ride! #1 The Trail Guide Sappi Mountain Bike Trail Guide Forest...

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Fresh Ways to Start Your Day with JOYA®!

Apples are an ideal super food for an energising breakfast. We’re dishing up novel ways to serve this to keep your palate delighted. Make apple butter. Simmer peeled, chopped JOYA® apples in...

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Prevent Mountain Biking Injuries Like This!

There’s nothing soft about a mountain biking ride. It’s an intense workout that requires you to work your whole body. Just one painful injury could keep you off your seat for weeks. Of course...

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The Importance of Staying Hydrated

You’ve got the right gear (water pack, check), and you know you have to keep sipping throughout your ride. But keeping your body well hydrated starts with a strategy before you even hit the...

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The 3 Best Mountain Biking Races for Couples

Do you love spending your downtime exploring trails and conquering new terrain together? Why not take things up a notch and see if you’ve got what it takes to finish a race. We’re not talking the...

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The ABCs of JOYA® Apples

Every bite of a Joya® apple is filled with essential vitamins and nutrients to help achieve wellness and vitality. So, it’s back to school to look at the “alphabet” of nutrients found in these...

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Mountain Biking Tips from the Pros!

If you want to ride better, stronger or faster, these game-changing techniques will help you up your game. 1. Master corners. Brake before the corner so you can control your speed coming into...

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What’s the Right Mountain Bike for You?

If you’ve caught the mountain biking bug, you’ll be itching to buy your first set of wheels. These are the two most important factors to ensure you find your perfect match. Determine the type...

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5 Health Benefits of Apples You’d Never Guess!

There are dozens of reasons that this juicy fruit has earned the “keep the doctor away” reputation. But there are some lesser-known benefits of eating apples that are both surprising and...

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