Living Healthy with Super Markets

Healthy living starts with what you put in your body. If you constantly consume junk food and very little healthy food combined with no exercise, it’s a recipe for disaster. Bearing in mind that the process of eating healthier doesn’t happen overnight, here are a few tips on how to get started on a healthier lifestyle. Now- a- days, leading retail chains like Choppies Hyper stores offer a wide variety of healthy supplements with more extensive selections.

It starts with the mind:

You have to make up your mind that you want to eat healthier so you can make the right food choices every day, especially when you are tempted to have that extra piece of cake, chocolate or whatever your vice may be. Part of this is involves doing research. Find out about what’s good for you and what isn’t.  Always remember that your diet is the foundation of your fitness program. It makes your weekly or daily trips to healthy grocery stores extremely important. In most groceries stores, like Choppies Hyper Stores, you are likely to find healthy and nutritional foods in the centre aisles.

Gradually make substitutions to your food:

By gradually introducing healthy food to your diet, you won’t be tempted to snack in between meals. It’s all about getting the body used to healthier options. Remember that drinking at least 2 litres (8 glasses) of water per day is important. It will not only help you stay fuller longer but it will help detox your body throughout the day. Not to mention it works wonders on your skin. If you aren’t loading your shopping cart up with the freshest and healthiest ingredients, you won’t see the gains you’re looking for. Many supermarket chains have been rapidly expanding their health food offerings.


If you’re like most people when you hear exercise you think of going to the gym, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Like introducing healthier options into your diet, start small, like taking walks around the neighborhood, taking the stairs instead of an elevator/escalator etc. then when you are comfortable you can go to the gym. Don’t expect to see immediate results, so don’t lose motivation when this occurs.

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The 23 April saw Choppies host an appreciation ceremony for the Team Botswana athletes who performed exceptionally well at the Commonwealth Games. They were appreciated with cash prizes amounting 285 million in total

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Botswana retailer Choppies now has more stores in South Africa than in its home country, and is very nearly selling as much merchandise in each country.

In the last six months of 2017 its now 88 stores in SA sold 2.13 billion pula (around R2.7 billion) worth of stock, results released on Thursday showed. That is just 7.5% short of the turnover from its 85 stores in Botswana.Read More

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Keeping warm during the winter season is of high necessity, though this isn’t new information to anyone. But there is a way to keep warm and avoid wearing all the items of clothing one owns. It’s a common belief that in order to look good one must spend a substantial amount of money on their clothing, that’s not always the case.

It’s all about layering your clothes to keep the cold out. It’s even possible to keep warm using fairly light clothing as long as your clothes are layered correctly. It’s especially important to make sure the little ones are warm this or any winter. Blue Clothing, available in Choppies Hyper stores, gives you all the things you want on a budget; it’s warm, stylish and affordable! So you can be assured you will be getting great value for your money.

Here are some key head to toe clothing items you will need to get through the winter:

Socks & Gloves

The feet and hands play a role in regulating the body temperature because they have a large surface area. Thus it’s essential that they remain covered if you are outdoors for an extended period of time. This one is a key point for the little ones when they are playing outside and luckily the clothing section in select Choppies stores have a wide variety of affordable options to choose from.

Coats/Jackets & Beanies

When buying coats/jackets it’s important to make sure that it will still fit even with all the extra layers of clothing underneath it. If you want to avoid layering your clothes, be on the lookout for jacket/coats that have a thick lining. Blue Clothing has an extensive range of jackets to pick from for both men and women.

Pants/Skirts & Shoes

Avoid denim at all costs; it will not keep you warm. Instead stick to materials like corduroy and items with a cotton blend. Wearing skirts in winter can be done if paired with thick stockings.

With these tips and great deals on clothes you will be able to find in the clothing section of Choppies Hyper stores, staying warm in winter will be as easy as can be.

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Botswana Football Association and Choppies Group announced a 3-year sponsorship yesterday, valued at P3, 780, 000. The sponsorship is towards the youth male national teams; namely under-20, under-17 and under-15.

The under 20 team is the first to benefit from this sponsorship as they have been in the camp the whole of February and last weekend of January. The sponsorship will assist in their preparations and take care of the teams.

In his acceptance, Football Association President Maclean Letshwiti, highlighted that Choppies is no stranger to supporting Botswana sports, from events like Olympic Games 2012 and 2016 to now joining football. Sports Excellence is an initiative that the company has always looked at with excitement and passion.

“Choppies has understood that for any country to benefit from sporting excellence there is the need to invest in the early development of that code. When the long-term vision of BFA was shared with them the company immediately fell in love with what the association wanted to achieve. Choppies did not want to celebrate the joys of a journey they weren’t part off, they speak highly of the need to walk this journey with us and ensure they pay back to the society that they leave in and trade with,” said Letshwiti.

“As of today, we start a journey to developing youth that will in the future put Botswana on the map. We wish to start with the current under-15 and under-17 and build a strong team that will dominate the COSAFA region. With the under 17 and 20 teams, we need a team that will compete for a possible birth to the 2024 Olympics, ” continued Letshwiti.

“We are delighted to have such a partner who will assist our teams in reducing the financial cost of the association. We are humbled that you are now taking the lead once again in showing that a sport as manageable as football needs to be used as a vehicle to social empowerment and a driver of the new marketing waves in our society,” concludeBFA President Maclean

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