Online Live Exercise & Training Sessions 101 : A guide to choosing the correct online workout for you
Posted on April 22, 2020
In the uncertain, extraordinary times we find ourselves in due to COVID19, exercise and/or training is one of the most common activities we people are using to escape from the stress, anxiety and negativity we are currently experiencing. There is a common trend around using this “extra...
Exercise and the COVID-19 lockdown in South Africa: Should we be filling our days with physical activity?
Posted on April 22, 2020
Many online articles are talking about the importance of exercise during the COVID-19 lockdown period. So many questions arise:
Is exercise really important during this time?
Doesn’t physical activity suppress the immune system?
I’ve never exercised before, should I even...
UP unveils world-class Biomechanics Lab
Posted on October 18, 2019
UP's SEMLI recently opened the doors to its new Biomechanics Lab, which is already providing support services to TuksSport’s first teams as well as elite track and field athletes.
UP TIPS study helps make rugby players healthier to perform in tournaments
Posted on October 03, 2019
The largest prospective study on illness in rugby union players has revealed that 70% of the players studied in just one season’s Super Rugby Tournament reported illness at some time during the tournament.
UP SEMLI study reduces life-threatening medical emergencies during endurance events by 64%
Posted on January 16, 2019
A first-of-its-kind study conducted by Professor Martin Schwellnus of the University of Pretoria’s Sport, Exercise Medicine and Lifestyle Institute (SEMLI), in partnership with UCT, the MRC Biostatistics Unit and Professor Wayne Derman of Stellenbosch University, has led to a 64% reduction...
Popping painkillers before endurance events can cause severe long-term damage – UP study
Posted on November 16, 2018
For the average marathon runner, excruciating pain is often inevitable during endurance runs, and popping a few painkillers before or during a race to make the pain more bearable seems like a no-brainer and is quite common.
University of Pretoria launches Sport, Exercise Medicine and Lifestyle Institute (SEMLI)
Posted on October 31, 2018
The launch of the Sport, Exercise Medicine and Lifestyle Institute (SEMLI), University of Pretoria, was celebrated on
the 11th of October, 2018. The SEMLI promotes safer exercise for the health of all, and aims to be an international
leader in scientific research that is translated into...
2017 ACSM International Clinical Scholar Award
Posted on May 17, 2018
Prof Martin Schwellnus, Director of the Sport, Exercise Medicine and Lifestyle Institute (SEMLI) at the University of Pretoria (UP) has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 American College of Sport Medicine (ACSM) International Clinical Scholar Award. This award is made annually in...