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Get active with the family this winter

Posted by Carey Mol on

Winter has settled in and the school holidays are looming. The prospect of hibernating through the chill may be appealing. For others it’s a hair raising, frustrating cacophony of what-to-do’s and where-to-go’s. Since we love all things fun, sporty and active, it’s about braving the mercury and heading outdoors. We’ve rounded up a few family-friendly events and adventure ideas guaranteed to get the heart rate up and have your family...

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Grunting Dad Moments and Broad Shoulders - by Andrew “Tank” Lanning

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In honour of Father’s Day, the former Western Province prop forward shares some heart-warming childhood memories and anecdotes about Fatherhood exclusively with CommanderHQ. Andrew “Tank” Lanning, the rugby-loving digital media guru and the founder of Front Row Grunt, is the quintessential sports-mad Mr. Nice Guy. He is also a doting, proud Dad, a role he tackles with good humour and passion.

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Recipe | Guilt Free Cacao Hot Chocolate

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There is little else that achieves the Danes' coveted 'hygge' than a crackling fire and a steaming decadent mug of hot chocolate. While I love my velvety potion, thick and gooey, sinfully chocolatey, I also want the guilt-free benefit of a superfood packed with health benefits (if only to ease my conscience).   We know the mood enhancing and anti-depressant benefits Cacao offers, but it’s also packed with nutrients and vitamins...

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Recipe | Ride and Re-fuel

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Need a post ride, post run, post work out re-fuel? Quinoa is regarded as a real superfood and in this take on the traditional risotto, it makes a change to the traditional Arborio rice and offers a different texture but an equally delicious and satisfying alternative. Try this delicious super-fueled, gluten free, carbo loading QUINOA AND MUSHROOM “RISOTTO”.  The below recipe Serves 2. Begin by preparing the mushroom puree which can be...

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Crowning Glory - CommanderHQ's selection of workout hairstyles

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There's just something about that extra little oomph of a good hair day that gives you a skip in your step and leaves you feeling confident and self-assured. The environmental elements contributing to frizz and dryness and unruly day old hair can dampen the brightest spirits.  I’m a firm advocate for the “look good feel good do good” mantra, whatever the activity or occasion. Gym hair - no exception. It...

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Recipe | Three Juice Recipes to Kickstart Your Day!

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I am no dietician, nutritionist or any other –ist, similarly written by Mireille Guiliano in one of her best-selling books, but by virtue of my European heritage I love to eat and so, to support my insatiable appetite, I love to cook and am a devoted foodie enthusiast. It bodes well for me that I have over the years amassed a treasure trove of recipe books, foodie journals and magazines...

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Motherhood is a tough job! How do we get back on the fitness track?

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Getting back on the fitness wagon isn’t easy, but if like me you need to find your walking shoes, be self-forgiving and patient. It’s a challenge yes, but also an equally rewarding journey of self-discovery and appreciation.

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CommanderHQ May Giveaway!

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In our ongoing commitment to bring you new and exciting ways to get fit, stay healthy and have fun, CommanderHQ has proudly partnered with BVTS Tennis School situated in the picturesque WPCC in Rondebosch to bring you a different and social way to get that heart rate up, build up a sweat and enjoy the outdoors. Extreme Tennis is a fun, group, high energy workout that combines the best features...

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EXPLORE SA WITH YOUR SUP! Secret spots according to SUP riders!

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Stand-up paddling (SUP) has quickly becoming one of South Africa’s top leisure activities. One, because of how easy it is to do, and two, the enjoyment factor is right up there with other sports like surfing, waterskiing or hiking. All you need is balance and away you go! Travelling with your SUP is essential if you own one, as it allows you to rediscover your favourite holiday town from the...

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