Shield Sbonis’iDiski

Shield Sbonis’iDiski

Shield is more than just an antiperspirant; we’re a brand that cares about South Africa’s youth. The Shield Sbonis’iDiski football development programme, aimed at discovering South Africa's talented young soccer stars, was implemented by Shield three years ago to uplift and empower the next football generation.

DR Josephine's Seven Suggestions for moving with a mate:

Breaking barriers through movement

1. Smile at each other. Studies show that when we see someone else smile, we smile back and when we smile we trick our brain into thinking the exercise we are doing is easier than it is and can keep going for longer.

2. Share reasons you are grateful. When we go hunting for things to be thankful for we focus more on the good stuff in life and so reframe difficult things more positively.

3. Agree your goal for the work out up front so you keep pushing each other when the fatigue kicks in.

4. Practice using the words ‘yet’ or ‘and so’ with each other. Then for every negative phrase you state it can be twisted into something more helpful such as ‘This is hard… and so I’ll definitely benefit’ or ‘I can’t do this…Yet’.

5. Observe each other and pull out something you each do really well. Exercise feels easier when we have just received a complement about the skills we are using.

6. Remind each other when the other’s technique falters. We can get lax on our own but having someone next to you to prompt; shoulders back, core strong or feet higher, keeps us working at our best.

7. Make a bit of the session competitive – and have a punishment for the loser; like exercises of those other’s choice or paying for the post workout coffees.