COVID-19 Pandemic Drives Need for Policy Brief on Physical Activity for Health in Africa
Posted on November 25, 2020
COVID-19 has brought numerous challenges globally. It has impacted people’s health, the economy; affected how people communicate and gather; mourn and celebrate and of course, travel. It has also highlighted the importance of physical activity and exercise, for one's overall health and...
#TuksSport: Q&A with Marteleze van Graan about her role at SEMLI and interest in performance enhancement
Posted on October 05, 2020
Marteleze van Graan is a Sport Psychologist at SEMLI, and registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as a Counselling Psychologist in independent practice. She holds a BSocSci in Sport Psychology, BSocSci Honours, and MA Counselling Psychology with a specialization in...
UP’s SEMLI launches research study on returning to sport after COVID-19
Posted on August 06, 2020
A study on the effects of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections on athletes returning to training and competition is being launched by the Sport, Exercise Medicine and Lifestyle Institute (SEMLI) at the University of Pretoria (UP) in association with the International Olympic Committee (IOC)...
Face masks during exercise: UP experts weigh in on what you should consider when deciding
Posted on June 27, 2020
Two University of Pretoria (UP) researchers have offered useful tips to gym bunnies and sports enthusiasts hoping to get back into action as the world adjusts to a new normal caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
World Bicycle Day: Be “lekker” and ride a bike
Posted on June 03, 2020
In honour of World Bicycle Day, and the ever-growing awareness of health and wellbeing, now is as good a time to dust your bike, lube the chain and get pedaling. We hear time and time again of the vast benefits physical activity can have on our health as well as mental health.
Exercise and the COVID-19 lockdown in South Africa: Should we be filling our days with physical activity?
Posted on April 14, 2020
On a positive note, the COVID-19 lockdown is a great opportunity for exercising and becoming physically active, especially if you don’t usually have enough time to exercise.
Prof Christa Janse van Rensburg elected as President of SASMA
Posted on November 22, 2019
Head of Division of Sports Medicine, Prof Christa Janse van Rensburg has been appointed as the new President of the South African Sports Medicine Association (SASMA). She is the third woman to hold this position since SASMA’s inception in 1983.
National Down Syndrome Awareness Day
Posted on October 22, 2019
National Down Syndrome Awareness Day is celebrated on 20 October each year and October is marked as Down Syndrome Awareness Month.