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Fitness Myths Debunked

Conrad van der Merwe

Biokineticist specialising in fitness for mature bodies.

Conrad hails from Kimberley and qualified as biokineticist at the University of Stellenbosch. He opened his practice in Kanonberg, Durbanville in 2003 and also spends time at our Clara Anna Fontein Lifestyle Estate.

 

Only one out of four people over the age of 65 exercise regularly, as many assume that they’re too out-of-shape, sick, tired or just plain too “mature” to exercise. 

Exercise is almost always good for people of any age and can help make you stronger, prevent bone loss, improve balance and co-ordination, lift your mood, boost your memory and ease the symptoms of many chronic conditions.

We look at 5 myths about exercising as you age, along with some expert advice from Conrad Van der Merwe, to get you moving.

 

MYTH NUMBER ONE

Trying to exercise and get healthy is pointless: decline in physical condition is inevitable.

Although decline in physical condition is indeed inevitable, regular exercise has been proven through many studies to slow down the process dramatically. This is relevant for cardiovascular capacity and especially for muscle strength.

 

MYTH NUMBER TWO

Exercise isn’t safe as one gets older

As we get older there is definitely certain changes we have to make to our exercise programs due to factors like slowly decreasing muscle strength, more vulnerable joints and so forth.  More regular, lower intensity- and lower impact work outs can be done very safely without risk of orthopaedic injuries or cardiovascular incidents.

If you do feel slightly worried about potential health risks while exercising, it is advisable to exercise under the supervision of a trained professional.

 

MYTH NUMBER THREE

I never really exercised before – it’s too late to make a difference in my health.

The benefits of exercise apply to all. You might take a bit longer to master the right techniques and you will have to build up your intensity very gradually, but in a short time span, you will experience the same benefits as those who have been training for years.

 

MYTH NUMBER FOUR

Exercise will hurt my joints.

It will only hurt you when you use the wrong technique or if you overload your joints with weights that are too heavy. If you already have certain orthopaedic problems in certain joints, these joints might need rehabilitation before starting with load bearing exercises involving the specific joint.

There are also certain conditions like arthritis that might make certain exercises less suitable, but if you are a healthy individual, there should be no reason why you should have an increased risk for joint injuries while training.

 

MYTH NUMBER FIVE

I have a chronic illness, so I shouldn’t exercise.

Studies have shown repeatedly that a lot of chronic diseases like hypertension show a very positive reaction to exercise programs that is suitable for the specific condition. It is very important to consult a doctor before you start training if you suffer from a chronic disease as your physician will need to give you clearance to exercise.

It is also strongly recommended that you consult a health professional like a Biokineticist or physiotherapist to prescribe the correct and applicable exercise regime for a specific chronic disease.

 

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Show Houses at Clara Anna Fontein

Clara Anna Fontein Successfully Launches Three Furnished Show Houses Located on the picturesque hills of Durbanville, Clara Anna Fontein - a farm stee...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Hospitality with a Smile

Meet the Hoteliers Behind the Hospitality Lifestyle at Oasis Life At Oasis Life, we’re promising a resort-like lifestyle with hospitality from the top...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

An Unforgettable Holiday – 5 Luxury African Destinations to Add to Your Bucket List

Asante Travel designs tailor-made experiences that submerge you in the beauty, magnificence and happiness of Africa and offer authentic, luxurious and...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

What’s Up at Oasis Life?

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By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Burgundy Estate

Introducing our retirement homes at Burgundy Estate, Oasis Life, is set in the successful Burgundy Estate. With the suburbs of Cape Town to the south,...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Clara Anna Fontein Show Houses

Show houses loading… The views are to die for and the calm, beautiful country setting is comparable to none. Less than 5km away from all modern amenit...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Fountain of Youth Hacks: Proving That Age is Just a Number

From the start, the Baby Boomer generation born between 1946 and 1964 embraced an anti-establishment attitude. Boomers came of age between two major w...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

You Have a Friend in Technology

It’s no longer novel to enjoy the company of your friends on Facebook or appreciate the ease of Instagram – after all, it was a baby boomer, Tim Berne...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

What’s up at Oasis Life?

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By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

What’s up at Oasis Life?

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By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Our Four Security Pillars

Oasis Life offers you peace of mind in four main areas, ensuring that all your requirements are taken care of. We want you to love your retirement and...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Fitness Myths Debunked

Conrad van der Merwe Biokineticist specialising in fitness for mature bodies. Conrad hails from Kimberley and qualified as biokineticist at the Univer...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Show Houses Loading

Set on the rolling hills of Durbanville, our three Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein show houses are taking shape, as well as our clubhouse. We are busy c...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Next Generation Retirement

What is next generation retirement?  For decades 65 was the typical retirement age. Starting in their early fifties, but certainly by age 70, people w...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Welcome to Ripple

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By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Estate Living in Durbanville

The first thing that strikes you about Clara Anna Fontein is the vast open space. Panoramic views of cascading hills as far as the eye can see, with t...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Life & Legacy Planning

Providing an Optimal Investment Strategy into Retirement A legacy means different things to different people. To some of us, it is leaving your childr...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

What’s New: An Update on Oasis Life

Oasis Life Burgundy Estate Located in an 80-hectare lifestyle development bordering the De Grendel wine estate, Oasis Life Burgundy Estate will combin...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Community Spirit at Oasis Life Retirement Resorts

We also spoke with Annemarie Le Roux to learn about her Oasis Life retirement at Burgundy Estate. Here’s what Annemarie had to say: “Since joining ...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Living at Oasis Life Burgundy Estate

Ripple spoke to Oasis Life resident, Jane Schwerin, to get the scoop on retirement life at Burgundy Estate. Here’s what Jane had to say: “What init...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Retirement, reimagined

In an exclusive interview with Ludick and Helena Janse van Rensburg, who moved to Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein in March 2022, we spoke about their re...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

You Hue!

How to use colour for peace, communication and happiness By Pnina Fenster   For as long as humans have existed, colour has been essential ...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

DOES MY BOOK LOOK SMART? Spring 2023

A Ripple Spring 2023 article   Killing Moon by Jo Nesbo If you thought you’d seen the last of detective Harry Hole, think again! He returns...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

ROOM TO BREATHE – Andrea Marais, Spring 2023

A Ripple Spring 2023 article Transitioning. Simplifying. Choosing. These are words that may evoke a mixture of emotions among those who understand...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

10 EASY WAYS TO FEEL BETTER, Spring 2023

A Ripple Spring 2023 article 1. EXPRESS GRATITUDE Extensive research finds that regularly practicing gratitude increases optimism, promotes a positi...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

CONSTANTIA, Spring 2023

A Ripple Spring 2023 article Oasis Life Constantia: A Southern Suburb Gem Oasis Life Constantia, our third secure retirement estate, launched in t...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS AS AN ADULT, Spring 2023

A Ripple Spring 2023 article Friendship is one of the sweetest parts of being human, providing a deep well of love, community, and nourishment for bo...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

BURGUNDY ESTATE, Spring 2023

A Ripple Spring 2023 article [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Burgundy Estate Continues to Grow Burgundy Estate adjoins the histor...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE – Arthur Case, Spring 2023

A Ripple Spring 2023 article I “retired” in April 2020 at the start of the Covid-19 lockdown, after a career in financial services, healthcare, and b...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Letter from our CEO, Spring 2023

A Ripple Spring 2023 article [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]As Spring greets us in the Western Cape, we start enjoying warmer weath...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Clara Anna Fontein is a “lekker” place to live!

A Ripple Autumn 2023 article Clara Anna Fontein, situated at the foothills of Durbanville and with panoramic views that will take your breath away, s...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Hello Constantia! Our new development has launched.

A Ripple Autumn 2023 article [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]“We proudly present Oasis Life Constantia, Rabie's third secure retirem...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Ripple Book Club: Autumn 2023

  A Ripple Autumn 2023 article In Ripple Book Club's Autumn 2023, we feature some page turners, from who-done-its, to novels and riveting autob...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

From side hustle to money-maker: ways to earn income during retirement

A Ripple Autumn 2023 article Retirement is a time to relax and enjoy life, but it can also be a time when you find yourself needing additional income...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Keep your mind young!

A Ripple Autumn 2023 article   Stay active and engaged Keeping your mind active and engaged is crucial to maintaining mental acuity as you age...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

From home to care facility: which long-term care option is right for you?

  A Ripple Autumn 2023 article   Let’s look at assisted living, frail care, and home-based care. Once you reach a certain age – and that...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

From garden to table: Thyme

  A Ripple Autumn 2023 article Thyme is an aromatic herb that is commonly used in cooking, but it has also been used for medicinal purposes for...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

What to consider when choosing an executor

A Ripple Autumn 2023 article Choosing an executor is an important decision when creating a will or trust. The executor will be responsible for handli...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Meet our new CEO, Glyn Taylor

A Ripple Autumn 2023 article [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]In 2013, the Rabie Property Group commenced with the planning of a worl...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Burgundy Estate Keeps On Growing

A Ripple Autumn 2023 article Oasis Life Burgundy Estate continues to grow with over 100 concluded sales to date with residents enjoying the lifestyle...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Third retirement estate for Oasis Life

“We proudly present Oasis Life Constantia, Rabie's third secure retirement estate in the beautiful Western Cape,” says Mariska Auret, Director at Rabi...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Let’s Get Festive: What’s For Lunch? Sweet Desserts

A Ripple Summer 2022 Article A beautiful, sumptuous Christmas lunch or Christmas Eve dinner is a very important occasion in most calendars.  It’s dif...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

2022 – A Year in Review | From our management team

A Ripple Summer 2022 article 2022 - A Year in Review. We look back at 2022 at Oasis Life and what our management team is looking forward to in 2023. ...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

An update on Oasis Life Constantia

  A Ripple Summer 2022 article We have had a fantastic response to our upcoming development in Constantia! Our project team is working hard beh...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Knitting for Good

  A Ripple Summer 2022 article Our Clara Anna Fontein community’s hands have not been idle!  A group of ladies have been very busy knitting ted...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Ripple Book Club Summer 2022

  A Ripple Summer 2022 article Ripple Book Club 2022 brings you a selection of latest reads for every taste - from recipes to autobiographies a...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

5 Things to do with your grandchildren this holiday

  A Ripple Summer 2022 article The festive season is family time and whether your grandchildren visit from near or far, spending time with them...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

You are what you eat | Let’s look at digestive health

  A Ripple Summer 2022 article The secret to successful ageing may just lie in your digestive system. Trillions of microbes — bacteria, viru...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Let’s Get Festive: What’s below the bow?

  A Ripple Summer 2022 article It’s that time of year where you must conjure gift ideas!  And unless someone has a specific hobby that you know...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Demystifying online shopping

  A Ripple Spring 2022 article Being disconnected from shops during the pandemic drove online shopping in South Africa to new levels.  It’s no ...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

From garden to table

  A Ripple Spring 2022 article From garden to table, our new series, we look at herbs and veggies you can grow in your garden or in pots if you...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Last houses at Clara Anna Fontein

  A Ripple Spring 2022 article Set against a spectacular backdrop, surrounded by nature and the serenity of wide-open spaces, it’s no secret wh...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

An update on Oasis Life Constantia

  A Ripple Spring 2022 article We’re delighted that we are making great progress on the design development phase of Oasis Life Constantia and c...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Dealing with the loss of your partner

  A Ripple Spring 2022 article It’s not something you ever want to consider, in fact, the mere thought might cause shivers down your spine or b...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Let’s talk about arthritis

  A Ripple Spring 2022 article   What is arthritis? Arthritis isn’t a single disease; the term refers to joint pain or joint disease, an...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Ripple Book Club | Spring 2022

  A Ripple Spring 2022 article Koos Bekker has amassed one of the largest fortunes ever by a South African. Just how did he do it? Under Koo...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Let’s talk about levies

  A Ripple Spring 2022 article Below is a summary of what is included in the levies: Use of the Clubhouse facilities: dining facility, lou...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Burgundy Estate celebrates Spring with an Open Day

  Ripple Spring Edition 2022 Hosting a festive Open Day, visitors from far and wide, as well as residents, saw this secure estate showing off d...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Join our open day at Burgundy Estate!

We're celebrating Spring and new beginnings, and we would love to share it with you! You're invited to experience a taste of the exceptional lifestyle...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Ripple Book Club | Winter 2022

A Ripple Winter 2022 article For the Ripple Book Club this Winter, we selected the latest release books for you to cosy up to from novels to gripping...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Don’t retire your spark! Reignite it.

A Ripple Winter 2022 article “What am I supposed to do with the rest of my life?” is a question we all ask ourselves at some point and perhaps severa...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Dealing with the loss of your partner

A Ripple Spring 2022 article Love doesn’t die with death. Love is like liquid; when it pours out, it seeps into others’ lives. Love changes form and ...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Savvy senior – your status could benefit your wallet

A Ripple Winter 2022 article You might not like to be called a “pensioner”, because face it, you will be forever young, but when it comes to saving a...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

A whole lot of Burgundy Estate

A Ripple Winter 2022 article “This was the best decision ever to relocate,” says Glenda Hon, resident. “I tell everyone who’s thinking of moving to f...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Frequently asked questions

A Ripple Winter 2022 article ]In our new series of Frequently asked Questions, we hope to answer some of the questions you might have about Oasis Lif...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

A wonderful lifestyle at Clara Anna Fontein

A Ripple Winter 2022 article Set against the foothills of Durbanville’s hills, the secure lifestyle estate of Clara Anna Fontein has matured to 300 h...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life locations coming soon

A Ripple Autumn 2022 article   Oasis Life Constantia Living on the edge of Constantia’s Wine Route, with a variety of shopping destinations an...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Living with Dementia

  A Ripple Winter 2022 article For many, dementia has become buzz word which fills them with fear and uncertainty. We are told that the number ...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Clara Anna Fontein: the final countdown

A Ripple Autumn 2022 article With just over a hundred residents and handovers of houses currently in progress, the luxury retirement estate within Cl...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Divorce after 50. What now?

  A Ripple Autumn 2022 article   Grey divorce is on the rise. What is it and what do you do when it happens? We’re hearing it more often...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

What happens to my pension fund when I retire?

A Ripple Autumn 2022 article   We look at options available to you on retiring from your employer. As a soon-to-be pensioner, it can be diffic...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

We look at Healthcare Security

A Ripple Autumn 2022 article In our new series, we will look at each of the four Oasis Life Security pillars, namely Healthcare Security, Financial S...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Ripple Book Club | Autumn Reads

  A RIPPLE AUTUMN 2022 ARTICLE   As the weather outside becomes a little nippy, it’s time to light the fireplace, get nice and cosy with ...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Let’s look at eye care

  A Ripple Autumn 2022 article Many eye diseases have no early symptoms. They may develop painlessly, and you may not notice the changes to you...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Burgundy Estate’s phase two is under construction

A Ripple Autumn 2022 article Launched at the end of October, the second phase of the secure retirement estate in Burgundy Estate is under constructio...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Burgundy Estate commences with second phase

With all the 24 houses in the first phase sold, as well as eight of the 15 houses in phase two, construction has begun again at Oasis Life Burgundy Es...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Be a culture vulture

Visit our choice of Cape Town’s top art destinations “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ― Pablo Picasso   This D...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

It’s always festive at Oasis Life

It’s been a great year at Oasis Life with new residents joining our community throughout the year in Clara Anna Fontein and the first residents moving...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

RIPPLE BOOK CLUB | SUMMER READS

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By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

RIPPLE BOOK CLUB | SPRING READS

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By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

HEALTH CORNER | LET’S GET FLEXIBLE

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By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

BURGUNDY ESTATE LAUNCHES PHASE TWO

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By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

CLARA ANNA FONTEIN’S PHASE ONE SELLS OUT

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By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

MONEY TALK | POST-RETIREMENT STRATEGY

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By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

BLUE ZONES

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By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

LIFE RIGHTS, YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

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By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

How to deal with major life changes

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By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

The art of de-cluttering

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By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Who’s old? Is 75 the new 65?

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By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Ripple Book Club

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By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Riana’s Corner – Let’s talk about diabetes

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By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein is hot property

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By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Burgundy Estate opens its doors

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By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Tax advantages of formal retirement savings

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By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Consider those you leave behind: Let’s talk about your will

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By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Riana’s Corner: Hypertension

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By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Clara Anna Fontein launches phase two

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By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Ripple Book Club

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By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

The sitting disease: why inactivity is dangerous for your health

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By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Burgundy Estate is almost ready

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By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Be stylish at any age

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By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Burgundy Estate under construction

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By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Ripple Book Club

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By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Our clubhouse is open! Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein

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By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Riana’s Corner | Looking after your skin

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By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Burgundy Estate under construction

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By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Living at Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein

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By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Frequently Asked Questions | Primary Healthcare

Oasis Life offers Primary Healthcare.  What Does this Mean? Our Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein Clubhouse includes a Healthcare Suite consisting of a re...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Meet Neil Barry

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By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Selfcare in the time of a pandemic

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By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

What’s Up at Oasis Life: Winter 2020

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By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein in Durbanville welcomes first retirement residents

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By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Ground broken on new Oasis Life Burgundy Estate development

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By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Living in a new-generation retirement estate: perception versus reality

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By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Travel the world – from your couch!

Travel the world - from your couch! Just because you’re at home does not mean that you can’t go anywhere. If you’ve always wanted to visit some of the...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Frequently Asked Questions | Let’s talk healthcare

Let’s Talk Healthcare    Does Oasis Life have frail care facilities? Oasis Life estates do not have frail care facilities, but all Oasis Life r...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Meet Allen Usher

You might have seen Allen’s contact details on an Oasis Life advertisement or social media post.  But who is Allen?  Allen Usher entered the property...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

On the Edge of City Living | Burgundy Estate

Your Retirement at Burgundy Estate With the suburbs of Cape Town to the south, the beaches of Milnerton and Blouberg to the west, and the winelands of...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

We Have a New Retirement Show House at Clara Anna Fontein!

Following the run-away success of the release of our first three show houses, we are very proud to announce that our new retirement one-bedroom showho...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Contemporary Designed Age-Tailored Retirement Homes

Without compromising on style and contemporary architecture, we carefully design our Oasis Life homes to ensure that every lay-out is practical and sm...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Healthy Eating as You Age

Why it’s Important to Look After Your Diet   Kim Tempest is a Functional Nutritional Therapist and practice from home in Kirstenbosch-Bishopscou...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

What’s Up at Oasis Life? Autum 2020

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22 Jul 2019
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Burgundy Estate – We Have Lift Off

We successfully launched our third Oasis Life retirement development on 21 November at Burgundy Estate in Milnerton. It was great to meet several visi...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Show Houses at Clara Anna Fontein

Clara Anna Fontein Successfully Launches Three Furnished Show Houses Located on the picturesque hills of Durbanville, Clara Anna Fontein - a farm stee...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Hospitality with a Smile

Meet the Hoteliers Behind the Hospitality Lifestyle at Oasis Life At Oasis Life, we’re promising a resort-like lifestyle with hospitality from the top...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

An Unforgettable Holiday – 5 Luxury African Destinations to Add to Your Bucket List

Asante Travel designs tailor-made experiences that submerge you in the beauty, magnificence and happiness of Africa and offer authentic, luxurious and...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

What’s Up at Oasis Life?

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22 Jul 2019
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Oasis Life Burgundy Estate

Introducing our retirement homes at Burgundy Estate, Oasis Life, is set in the successful Burgundy Estate. With the suburbs of Cape Town to the south,...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Clara Anna Fontein Show Houses

Show houses loading… The views are to die for and the calm, beautiful country setting is comparable to none. Less than 5km away from all modern amenit...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Fountain of Youth Hacks: Proving That Age is Just a Number

From the start, the Baby Boomer generation born between 1946 and 1964 embraced an anti-establishment attitude. Boomers came of age between two major w...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

You Have a Friend in Technology

It’s no longer novel to enjoy the company of your friends on Facebook or appreciate the ease of Instagram – after all, it was a baby boomer, Tim Berne...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

What’s up at Oasis Life?

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22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

What’s up at Oasis Life?

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22 Jul 2019
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Our Four Security Pillars

Oasis Life offers you peace of mind in four main areas, ensuring that all your requirements are taken care of. We want you to love your retirement and...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Fitness Myths Debunked

Conrad van der Merwe Biokineticist specialising in fitness for mature bodies. Conrad hails from Kimberley and qualified as biokineticist at the Univer...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Show Houses Loading

Set on the rolling hills of Durbanville, our three Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein show houses are taking shape, as well as our clubhouse. We are busy c...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Next Generation Retirement

What is next generation retirement?  For decades 65 was the typical retirement age. Starting in their early fifties, but certainly by age 70, people w...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Welcome to Ripple

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By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Estate Living in Durbanville

The first thing that strikes you about Clara Anna Fontein is the vast open space. Panoramic views of cascading hills as far as the eye can see, with t...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Life & Legacy Planning

Providing an Optimal Investment Strategy into Retirement A legacy means different things to different people. To some of us, it is leaving your childr...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

What’s New: An Update on Oasis Life

Oasis Life Burgundy Estate Located in an 80-hectare lifestyle development bordering the De Grendel wine estate, Oasis Life Burgundy Estate will combin...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Community Spirit at Oasis Life Retirement Resorts

We also spoke with Annemarie Le Roux to learn about her Oasis Life retirement at Burgundy Estate. Here’s what Annemarie had to say: “Since joining ...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019
Ripple Magazine

Living at Oasis Life Burgundy Estate

Ripple spoke to Oasis Life resident, Jane Schwerin, to get the scoop on retirement life at Burgundy Estate. Here’s what Jane had to say: “What init...

By oasis-life
22 Jul 2019