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Lockdown slump still got you down? Gained a few extra kilos? We call it the lockdown pouch, you know those all too familiar 5 extra kilos from having that second bowl of mac and cheese?

Now just because its cooler doesn’t mean we shouldn’t take care of our physical and mental health even more so.

Here are our five ways to keep up your wellness goals and better yourself in 2021.

1. Outdoor workout

As Joburgers we are blessed with the most beautiful parks, many with outdoor workout equipment, and safe and spotless paths to run through and it’s all FREE. We love going for a run through Emmarentia Dam and also through Hamilton Dog Park.

This will be sure to release those mighty endorphins.

Emmarentia dam water view
Image by Anton Pickering

Emmarentia Dam, Olifants Road, Emmarentia

Hamilton Park, Hamilton Ave, Craighall park

2. Weekend digital detox

Surrender your phone and rather rent a tiny house in nature from Airbnb, without Wi-Fi, where you take yourself for a solo adventure into the wild. We recommend Magoebaskloof it’s a magical location about 4 hours from Johannesburg, where you can get lost in nature and all her green glory.

Here are our Airbnb picks for a 2-night stay in the forest:

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Viewpoint Cabin

Image by AirBnb

Log Cottage Exterior Hello Joburg

Log Cottage

Image by AirBnb

3. Embrace your inner vegan

We did it, so can you! Go vegan for a full body detox. We recommend a minimum of 3 days, which means no animal products, all plant based, not even honey from the bees. It’s actually a lot easier than you think, just make sure you fuel up on smoothies and juices from One Juice Parkhurst (you can freeze at home or buy fresh) and stock up on vegan treats from Jacksons.

You can order from Jacksons Real Food Market online at  or visit their Bryanston store at number 300 Bryanston Drive.

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Corner 4th Ave & 10th Street, Parkhurst

4. Book an affordable healing massage

Africology at the Maslow Hotel are offering a full body massage at 40% discount on Tuesdays for the month of March and April. That’s R420 for a sixty-minute massage in a 5 star hotel, surrounded by absolute luxury and only the best quality organic Africology products.

Africology Maslow spa pool image

The Maslow Hotel, Rivonia Road, Sandton


5. Experience something for the first time (that won't break the bank)

Try something new! Take a Kung Fu class at the Chinese Martial Arts and Health Centre . It will release tension, strengthen your body and mind and you’ll get all the benefits of an intense release of endorphins. Try their Fu Fit fitness Kung Fu class first, it’s a good trial for what’s involved in the practice.

You can get unlimited classes for two whole weeks at just R200!

67 10th Street, Parkhurst

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