Fitness entrepreneur and economist, Obakeng Makapane, unpacks what it takes to maintain the vigour to Live Better everyday and achieve optimum balance in health, fitness, food and finances.

Vigourous by nature, Obakeng Makapane, has been on the move from her childhood in Tembisa, to studying economics and statistics at UCT, then moving back to Jozi for work. She had already begun a career at varsity, helping students to get fit and lose weight and decided to expand on this venture.

She explains, “I’m a wellness and fitness content creator. Some of the content I share includes – my workout routine, what I eat, why I eat it and how I prepare it. Overall good health and vigour to me, means living a well-balanced life. This means I have to be balanced in my fitness life, in my wellness life, in my career and in my finances as well.” Having earned her honours in economics, Obi started a fitness business hosting bootcamps and is well-placed to demonstrate three key exercises that are important inclusions in anyone’s fitness regime. The energy she starts her day with to tackle her regime, is a testament that what she is doing is working.

Another way this dynamo gives back and maintains her vigour, is by following and advocating for a more plant-based diet. Once she decided to turn to a completely plant-based diet, she started to enjoy exploring different foods and playing around with flavour adding much more spice to her life. At Lexi’s Healthy Food Eatery in Modderfontein, Obakeng and owner Lexi Monzelio join forces and offer a host of top tips to begin eating healthier.

Lastly, it is her full-time day job as an economist that provides the know-how to manage her financial wellness too.

She shares her insight, “When things aren’t working out financially, the first step a person should take is looking at the financial partners that they have. Are they actually suitable for what you are trying to achieve? Do they offer you the best interest rates?” In this role, she has to keep abreast of how the economy and the population are fairing and what is on offer to help them improve their outlook and simply their banking and financial lives.

Obakeng comments, “With Capitec, you can actually go online and look at what financial help there is for you as an individual because you want a partner that is going to support your long-term goals, your medium term goals and your short term goals.”

Obakeng seems to have it covered and her host of advice and hot tips to improve your life, can certainly change the game. 2023 – let’s go!

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