change of season is a great time for establishing new habits and routines, so
why not try this do-it-anywhere circuit? It’s the perfect exercise for busy
schedules. You can do as much or as little as you like, making it easy to fit a
quick session into your daily routine. Best of all, our Quick Blast Body Weight
Circuits require zero special equipment. So, grab your water bottle and let’s
each exercise for 45-60 seconds and don’t rest in between each. Once a whole
circuit is complete (all five exercises), rest for two minutes and repeat.
lunge with oblique reach
for: core, legs, glutes, obliques
Stand feet together,
Step your right foot
back, into a deep lunge
Reach down with your
left arm, feeling a right oblique stretch
Bring your arm back
as you return to stand, then repeat on the other side
plank with front and side reach
for: whole body, balance
Start out in plank
position, elbows on the floor, tummy pulled in
Shift your weight to
your left arm while lifting your right arm level with your face and reaching
forward—at the same time, activate your calf muscle by pushing from the balls
of your feet
Return your right arm
to the starting position and repeat, this time extending your right arm out to
Return and work the
for: lower body
Place feet a little
wider than shoulder-width, align hips over knees and knees over ankles
Open your chest by
gently resting your hands behind your head
Squat as deeply as
you comfortably can, keeping your upper body upright
Maintain the position
with core engaged and body weight in your heels for as long as you can (60
seconds is a great goal) before pushing back up from the heels
for: whole body, chest, back and core
Come into a
Lower your torso and
as your elbows bend to the sides, bring left knee towards your left elbow
Straighten arms to
full plank; return left foot
Repeat on right side
Herbalife Nutrition is a global nutrition company
whose purpose is to make the world healthier and happier. The Company has been
on a mission for nutrition – changing people’s lives with great nutrition
products and programs – since 1980. Herbalife Nutrition’s targeted nutrition,
weight-management, energy and fitness and personal care products are available
exclusively to and through its independent members in more than 90 countries.
Through its corporate social responsibility efforts, Herbalife Nutrition
supports the Herbalife Nutrition Foundation (HNF) and its Casa Herbalife
programmes to help bring good nutrition.
climate may be great for days spent in the park or outdoors but it can also take
its toll on our skin! Aloe Vera
is a natural skin soother that delivers moisture to the skin and prevent its (moisture)
Vera is a lusciously green plant with succulent leaves that originally comes
from the Arabian Peninsula. They grows wild in tropical, semi-tropical or dry
climates around the world or are grown as houseplants because of how easy they
are to care for.
Vera leaves contain a clear gel that is used in many
beauty and skincare products and a range of antioxidants, including Vitamins C
and E. The clear aloe gel can help to hydrate, moisturise, protect and heal
your skin. You can either snap off the actual leaves, scrape the gel out and
apply it directly to your skin, or use products that contain Aloe Vera.
days, Aloe Vera can be found in
a range of beauty products and is often used alongside other skin-friendly
ingredients such as olive oil or African Shea Butter.
Aloe Vera is of more use than just
during summertime. You can use it on your skin all year to:
Support healing of minor cuts and
Soothe minor skin irritations
Hydrate your skin as part of your
Alleviate dry skin
on! Show your skin some tender loving care all year round!
Nutrition is a global nutrition company whose purpose is to make the world
healthier and happier.
Company has been on a mission for nutrition – changing people’s lives with
great nutrition products and programs – since 1980. Herbalife Nutrition’s
targeted nutrition, weight-management, energy and fitness and personal care
products are available exclusively to and through its independent members in
more than 90 countries.
its corporate social responsibility efforts, Herbalife Nutrition supports the
Herbalife Nutrition Foundation (HNF) and its Casa Herbalife programmes to help
bring good nutrition to children in need. Herbalife Nutrition is also proud to
sponsor more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around the globe.
Staff of insurance group, Hollard Ghana, with subsidiaries, Hollard
Insurance and Hollard Life Assurance, came out in force to pay the road
tolls of over 20,000 motorists as a gesture of appreciation and care as
part of the company’s customer service week celebrations.
four-wheel drive and selected commercial vehicle drivers were treated
to free entries at 5 tollbooths in Accra including Ayi Mensah, Pobiman,
Dodowa, Ashiaman and Tema motorway booths. They were welcomed by branded
Hollard staff with a smile and a message informing them their tolls
were covered by Hollard.
Speaking to the essence of the
initiative, Group Head of Marketing and Corporate Affairs, Hollard
Ghana, Cynthia Ofori-Dwumfuo said the activity forms part of the
“Our goal as a purpose driven insurance
company, is to enable more people to create and secure a better future.
Under that, we aim to treat everyone with care and dignity. This toll
booth activity, as part of our Customer Service Week celebrations is an
opportunity for us to manifest our caring nature. It is a heart-warming
act of appreciation from us, Hollard Ghana to the motoring public. We
are fulfilled when we see the smiles on motorists faces after we pay
This year’s Customer Service Month theme is “Dream
Team,” and we find it very apt in describing our relationship with our
customers, partners, and staff. Together, we are showing that insurance
is not about what could go wrong, but what could go right when
responsible insurers like Hollard Insurance and Hollard Life show up
with the right support when Ghanaians need it most,” Ms. Ofori-Dwumfuo
Hollard Ghana is noted for increasing insurance awareness
through unconventional means. “We are unconventional in our approach to
insurance. As a social good, and tool for enabling better futures, we
believe that insurance should be accessible, and part of Ghanaian
lifestyles. Considering insurance penetration is very low in Ghana, we
aim to provide insurance products to Ghanaians at the various
touchpoints of their daily lives; from fuel stops, to grocery runs, we
understand that Ghanaians want convenience,” said Ms. Ofori-Dwumfuo.
other related developments, Hollard Ghana is extending their act of
appreciation to other regions, namely Kumasi, Takoradi, Sunyani and
Tamale. Owners of saloon and four-wheel drive cars receive free car
washes at selected washing bays to commemorate the company’s Customer
Service Month activities.
About Hollard Ghana
country’s favourite insurance group Hollard Ghana, with subsidiaries
Hollard Insurance and Hollard Life Assurance combines its deep local
knowledge of the market with the world-class expertise of an
international insurance brand. With feet firmly planted on Ghanaian soil
but headquartered in South Africa, Hollard delivers innovative
insurance solutions customized to the unique risks Ghanaians face.
Hollard was previously Metropolitan Insurance which operated in Ghana
for over 25 years.
Hollard offers various life and general
insurance products including funeral, personal accident, motor,
business, home, and more; and can be reached via the following means:
0501603967 (Hollard Insurance) and 0501533698 (Hollard Life).
various nationwide office branches and Hollard 2U franchise shops,
Ghanaians can find Hollard at Shell Fuel Station Welcome Shops, and
Melcom stores, for all their insurance needs.
The Kasapreko Company Limited (KCL) has unveiled a multi-million-dollar Water, Juice and Soft Drinks factory at Tanoso in the Ashanti Region as part of government’s flagship 1-District-1-Factory initiative.
The multipurpose factory which is set up on a 10,000-square metre property, has the capacity to produce 35,000 bottles per hour of juices and non-alcoholic drinks, and 15,000 bottles per hour of water, working at full capacity. The factory will employ 300 people directly, and also generate some 3,000 indirect jobs through the supply chain.
Speaking at the launch, Chairman of the Kasapreko Group, Dr. Kwabena Adjei, expressed profound gratitude to the government of Ghana for the 1D1F initiative which has assisted Kasapreko to access a $25 million Stanbic Bank loan for the construction of the factory.
“I want to use this occasion to congratulate President and his Government for the ideation of the 1D1F program aimed at creating jobs for Ghanaians through the setting up of factories and industries which will in turn move the country towards greater industrialization,” he said.
According to him, the factory which is part of the government’s flagship 1-District-1-Factory initiative was equipped with world class machinery that would contribute to the production of high-quality brands of beverages in different specialized packaging formats that could compete favourably with international brands.
“Indeed, Kasapreko appreciates its association with the Government of Ghana on the One District, One Factory initiative and finds it timely to have been supported by the Government to promote a Ghanaian owned business. Government has indeed gone beyond making pronouncements on the promotion of made-in-Ghana goods to supporting it with actions, Kasapreko family is happy to have been a part of this transformation agenda,” he stressed.
Dr. Adjei further indicated that, for the private sector to thrive there is the need for government to introduce policies that will help create an enabling environment for growth.
“The private sector is the engine of growth for every economy, but the private sector can only thrive in an enabling environment anchored by good ‘growth driven’ policies by Government,” he said.
He added “There is the need for more collaboration between the private sector and Government to drive the growth we all desire. And I pray that the private sector is refined, motivated and remunerated to the greatest possible extent”.
For his part, Chief Executive Officer at Kasapreko, Mr. Richard Adjei, commended government for showing commitment in supporting the private sector through the 1-District-1-Factory initiative.
“For those who do not believe the 1D1F program is real, please note Parliament has approved a 5-year tax waiver for Kasapreko worth 28million dollars on machinery and raw materials because of 1D1F,” he said.
According to him, the decision to have a subsidiary factory in Ashanti Region was strategic as it would serve the Middle and Northern belts and also relieve pressure on the main factory in Accra.
“The factory will not only be serving the Ashanti Region, Bono, Ahafo Region, and the Northern part of the country but also export to Burkina and Côte d’Ivoire,” He said.
He added “We want to add our voice to the call on promoting locally manufactured products, as these have proven to be of high quality, many times than the imported ones.”
Set up three decades ago at Nungua in Accra, Kasapreko is today, the largest producer of carbonated soft drinks and alcohol in the country, and boasts of the most diverse product range for variant consumer preferences.
The new Pepsodent pack captured the attention of a section of Ghanaians when a stunt team from Pepsodent showcased the new refreshed Pepsodent packs in life sized form. The stunt aimed at helping Ghanaians familiarize themselves with the refreshed Pepsodent pack.
The refreshed pack for its cavity fighter toothpaste features a red bold smile symbol beneath the name of the trusted oral care brand, Pepsodent, and maintains the same great formulation and offers full cavity protection.
The live size Pepsodent packs, including catchy hashtags #BrushDayandNight and #EverySmileMatters were showcased at the Accra Mall, AnC Mall, the East Legon Tunnel Intersection and Kawukudi traffic intersection.
Pepsodent is keen on providing Ghanaians with a toothpaste that fights cavities and believes that good oral health makes people confident and enhances their physical appearance.
Commenting on the refreshed pack and the stunts, Joel Boateng, Category Manager, Unilever Ghana, said “As Ghana’s favourite oral care brand, Pepsodent toothpaste will continue providing maximum cavity protection to help fight and avoid tooth decay caused by cavities, even faster”.
Indeed, nothing should get in the way of smiling – especially not poor oral health.
As such, the need to brush twice a day with a toothpaste that fights against cavities, and works twice as hard in repairing tiny invisible holes even hours after brushing is key. And Pepsodent is that toothpaste for many Ghanaians.
During the stunt, a cross section of Ghanaians who received free tubes of the refreshed Pepsodent packs were thrilled by the company’s generosity and promised to brush day and night to maintain good oral health.
To enable friends reconnect and unlock deeper bonds that were once shared prior the pandemic, Guinness Ghana, Ghana’s only total beverage company has today launched Phase 2 of its National Consumer Promotion, “Link Up” to give away a guaranteed GHS2 million worth of free and instant airtime.
Dubbed “Link Up 2.0”, this year’s promo has an increase in the total amount of airtime but will follow the same dynamics as the first, where consumers will be rewarded with instant airtime worth GHS5.00 airtime which includes a bonus of Ghs2.50 airtime which is valid for 7 days, after buying any 3 of the selected drinks from the Guinness Ghana portfolio of beverages.
These selected beverages are Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, Orijin and ABC Golden Lager Beer, with Guinness Smooth, Smirnoff Ice Pineapple Punch, Gulder and Star Beer being added to the bevy of beverages that qualify one to win guaranteed free and instant airtime.
Speaking at the launch, Samori Gambrah, Marketing & Innovations Director, Guinness Ghana said: “The most memorable nights begin with a “Link Up”. Last year, three of our key beverages gave you the chance to “Link Up” with your squad. This year, the “Link Up 2.0” squad has become bigger and more fun, with five more additions from the Guinness Ghana portfolio.”
“Following the ease of restrictions on social activities and linking up, Guinness Ghana wants to make the life of our consumers easier by helping them safely ease into linking up. We are rewarding our consumers with talk time to enable them call and remind themselves that although the “Link Up” is on we must remember to wear our masks and stay safe everywhere we go, and that is why we have partnered with MTN Ghana, to help our consumers connect with their friends everywhere they go,” Mr. Samori Gambrah added.
The “Link Up 2.0” promotion is open to all consumers but limited to MTN users due to an exclusive partnership between Guinness Ghana and MTN to bring this promotion to life.
Explaining the dynamics of the promotion, Samori Gambrah added:
“From October 1st, each time you buy any Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, Orijin and ABC Lager Beer, look under the crown for a unique code. These unique codes qualify you for instant free airtime. Dial 1000Code# from MTN mobile lines. After your third entry, you’ll receive an instant Ghs5.00 airtime. You will instantly enjoy your share of the GHS2 million of airtime available for grabs. It is quite simple”.
Emmanuel Gyasi Business Manager, MTN Ghana, speaking on the partnership, said “MTN Ghana is the premier network with coverage all across Ghana. With the aim to bring this promotion to consumers from all lengths and breadths of the country, we at MTN saw it fit to fully partner in this initiative to ensure none of Guinness Ghana’s loyal consumers are left out.”
Insurance and retail giants, Hollard Ghana and Melcom Limited announce
the addition of general insurance to their partnership following
endorsement by the National Insurance Commission. The addition will
strengthen the insurance and retail industry’s pioneering partnership to
widen insurance penetration and make it more accessible to Ghanaians.
Hollard Insurance, Hollard Ghana’s general insurance company, Melcom
Limited will now offer non-life insurance products to its shoppers at
convenient Hollard on-the-go booths available in selected shops. The
full array of insurance products now available to Melcom customers are
motor insurance, home appliance plan, cell phone insurance, and travel
insurance in addition to the life insurance and savings policies being
presented by Hollard Life Assurance.
Group CEO of Hollard Ghana,
Mrs. Patience Akyianu, said: “This is another step in our mission to
enable more people to create and secure a better future by offering them
insurance at their convenience. With Hollard Insurance now in the mix,
Melcom customers have a spread of our life and non-life products when
they shop. They can shop, buy insurance, pay premiums, make claims, or
simply enquire about our services.”
“I am proud to reiterate that
there is great benefit when insurance and retail giants partner. We are
moving with the times. Together with our reputable partner, Melcom, we
are showing that we put our customers needs at the forefront of what we
do,” Mrs. Akyianu added.
On his part, Group Chairman of Melcom
Ghana, Mr. Bhagwan Khubchandani, said: “We are thrilled to welcome
Hollard Insurance. Now our customers can instantly secure their
purchases and that is important to us because we care about their well
being. This new milestone is an indication of greater things ahead for
the retail and the insurance sector in Ghana. Together we shall deepen
insurance penetration in Ghana.”
Managing Director of Hollard
Insurance, Mr. Daniel Boi Addo added: “Now Melcom customers can secure
their appliances and devices immediately they purchase them in-store.
Similarly, they can instantly protect their travel plans with an
insurance cover. For motorists, the convenience of buying and renewing a
motor insurance policy while grocery shopping cannot be understated. We
guarantee all customers of Melcom visit our Hollard on-the-go booths
will be served with utmost care and attention.”
About Hollard Ghana
country’s favourite insurance group Hollard Ghana has a purpose to
enable more people to create and secure a better future. Through its
subsidiaries, Hollard Insurance and Hollard Life Assurance the group
combines it’s deep local knowledge of the market with the world-class
expertise of an international insurance brand.
With feet firmly
planted on Ghanaian soil but Headquartered in South Africa, Hollard
delivers innovative insurance solutions customized to the unique risks
Ghanaians face. Hollard was previously Metropolitan Insurance which
operated in Ghana for over 25 years.
Hollard offers various life
and general insurance products including funeral, personal accident,
motor, business, home, and more; and can be reached via the following
means: 0501603967 (Hollard Insurance) and 0501533698 (Hollard Life).
various nationwide office branches and Hollard 2U franchise shops,
Ghanaians can also find Hollard at Shell Fuel Station Welcome Shops for
all their insurance needs. About Melcom Limited.
Limited is West Africa’s Leading Organized Retail Chain and is a true
local home-grown Retail Super Brand. Established in 1989, it has
footprints across Ghana with over 47 retail shops and 8 Cash n Carry
outlets and a robust E-Commerce platform – www.melcom.com, thus making it a preferred Omni channel shopping destination.
Melcom has been adjudged a SUPER BRAND and rated as one of the Top Business Houses in Ghana year after year.
Qatar Airways is pleased to announce it will
operate four weekly flights to Accra, Ghana via Lagos from 29 September 2020
becoming the fourth new destination launched by the national carrier of the
State of Qatar since the start of the pandemic. The Accra service will be
operated by the airline’s state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner featuring 22
seats in Business Class and 232 seats in Economy Class.
Vice-President, Africa Mr. Hendrik Du Preez said: “We are delighted to land in Accra today. Qatar Airways has wanted to operate flights to Accra for some time and
while the pandemic has slightly delayed these plans, it has not stopped us from
fulfilling our commitment to passengers in Ghana and around the world.
As one of the fastest growing economies in the
region known for its local hospitality and highly sought after agricultural
exports, I am certain Accra will grow to be an important destination in our
network. With flights to more than 28 destinations in Asia-Pacific, 31 in
Europe, 12 in the Middle East and nine in North America, passengers wanting to
travel to or from Ghana can now enjoy seamless connectivity via the Best
Airport in the Middle East, Hamad International Airport. We look forward to
working closely with our partners in Ghana to steadily grow this route and
support the recovery of tourism and trade in the region.”
Company Limited (GACL) Managing Director, Mr. Yaw Kwakwa said: “As Operators
and Managers of Kotoka International Airport (KIA), GACL is delighted about
Qatar Airways’ announcement to launch passenger flight operations to
Accra. We welcome this long-awaited
decision, which will expand seat capacity and offer greater connectivity
options to destinations across the world for the travelling public.
We believe, that
together, we can achieve GACL’S vision of positioning Ghana as the Preferred
Aviation Hub and Leader in Airport Business in West Africa.”
By mid-October, Qatar Airways will operate 47
weekly flights to 15 destinations in Africa, including Addis Ababa, Dar es
Salaam, Djibouti, Entebbe, Kigali, Kilimanjaro, Lagos, Maputo, Mogadishu,
Nairobi, Seychelles, Tunis, Windhoek and Zanzibar. In line with the airline’s
expanding operations across Africa, passengers can look forward to a flavour of
African hospitality onboard with the carrier’s multicultural cabin crew
including more than 30 African nationalities. Additionally, passengers across
our network can also enjoy a variety of African movies, TV shows and music on
Oryx One, Qatar Airways’ in-flight entertainment system.
According to the latest IATA data, Qatar Airways
has become the largest international carrier between April to July by
fulfilling its mission of taking people home. This enabled the airline to
accumulate unmatched experience in carrying passengers safely and reliably and
uniquely positioned the airline to effectively rebuild its network. The carrier
has stringently implemented the most advanced safety and hygiene measures on
board its aircraft and in Hamad International Airport.
Qatar Airways’ onboard safety measures for
passengers and cabin crew include the provision of Personal Protective
Equipment (PPE) for cabin crew and a complimentary protective kit and
disposable face shields for passengers. Business Class passengers on aircraft
equipped with Qsuite can enjoy the enhanced privacy this award-winning business
seat provides, including sliding privacy partitions and the option to use a ‘Do
Not Disturb (DND)’ indicator. Qsuite is available on flights to more than 30
destinations including Frankfurt, Kuala Lumpur, London and New York. For full
details of all the measures that have been implemented onboard and in HIA,
please visit qatarairways.com/safety.
Qatar Airways operations are not dependent on
any specific aircraft type. The airline’s variety of modern fuel-efficient
aircraft has meant it can continue flying by offering the right capacity in
each market. Due to COVID-19’s impact on travel demand, the airline has taken
the decision to ground its fleet of Airbus A380s as it is not commercially or
environmentally justifiable to operate such a large aircraft in the current
market. The airline’s fleet of 49 Airbus A350 and 30 Boeing 787 are the ideal
choice for the most strategically important long-haul routes to Africa, the
Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific regions.
Qatar Airways’ home and hub, Hamad International
Airport (HIA), has implemented stringent cleaning procedures and applied social
distancing measures throughout its terminals. Passenger touchpoints are sanitized
every 10-15 minutes and boarding gates and bus gate counters are cleaned after
each flight. In addition, hand sanitizers are provided at immigration and
security screening points. HIA was recently ranked “Third Best Airport in the
World”, among 550 airports worldwide, by the SKYTRAX World Airport Awards 2020.
HIA was also voted the ‘Best Airport in the Middle East’ for the sixth year in
a row and ‘Best Staff Service in the Middle East’ for the fifth year in a row.
To ensure travellers
can plan their travel with peace of mind, the airline has generous booking and
refund policies. For full terms and conditions visit qatarairways.com/RelyOnUs
Beauty and Lifestyle entrepreneur Nana Konamah founder of Pure Persona by Nana, epitomizes what it means to be intentional about self-love, authenticity and holistic self-care in the latest Glamour South Africa October 2020 issue
This issue of Glamour serves as a gentle reminder for us all to take a deep breath and do what makes us feel good as the year has been a tough one.
Nana Konamah has been a strong advocate for redefining the narrative of self-care for the modern African Woman. On any given day, the world is likely to watch, hear and read about her initiatives that are all about ensuring that everyone has a safe space to reveal their truest selves and live a meaningful existence.
A Master’s degree holder from Columbia University, Nana Konamah switched from a career in medical research, health policy and renewable energy to follow her vision of being a leader in the wellness, lifestyle and beauty space.
In June 2020, after five years of nurturing and planning her dream, Nana Konamah launched her beauty brand Pure Persona by Nana.’ Inspired by the Akan Adinkra symbol ‘Sankofa,’ translates to “go back and get it”, the brand thrives on beauty, confidence and dedication, whilst seeking one’s inner beauty.
Her brand celebrates ancient secrets of Africa passed down from generation to generation using pure natural ingredients to serve health-conscious products that empowers the mind, and body, and also enriches the soul of the user.
Pure Persona by Nana is a natural product made of premium ingredients formulated with the highest quality product to help reveal one’s personality through beautiful hair.
The brand launched with ‘The Discovery Kit’ which comes power-packed with the Cleansing Shampoo, the Caring Conditioner and the Everyday Nourisher for an easy, luxurious wash day.
In the October issue of Glamour South Africa which is appropriately themed “Self-Care”, Nana Konamah lets the world in on her platform of unadulterated self-love, belief in one’s self and potential in everyone.