5 Supplements for the Urban Athlete

Keeping healthy as you exercise is paramount for the success of any training athlete. We don’t always have time to eat a balanced diet, what ...

10 Ways to Run Safe on Holiday!

Just a short update today as we have been away in Melaka, on holiday! However, we did manage to see a lot of this beautiful, historical city, by our favourite mode of transportation.. running! Here’s how to Run Safe, when on holiday.. 1. Never forget to stretch…  2. Start with a slow jog to warm […]

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10 Great Benefits of the Tuberose

We recently had the pleasure of dining at a Thai restaurant, where they employed Tuberose bulb in their cooking. I was surprised because I normally consider tuberose, one of the most expensive natural flower materials, used in perfume and not in cooking. This particular species is in fact, related to Narcissus and Jonquil, and a […]

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Loving my eyes with Polaroid

When you drive or walking around town as often as we do, you really need to take care of that glare from the sunlight that hits your eyes. And you know, we are so fastidious about applying sunblock and protecting our skin from the sunrays, why not our eyes too? How often do you shield […]

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5 Reasons to Take Spirulina

Spirulina might not look terribly appetizing. It is after all, a blue-green algae, and looks like it belongs in a damp, dark corner of an abandoned house. However, do not be deceived. This amazing algae contains protein, vitamins, minerals, carotenoids and antioxidants that can help protect cells from damage. It contains nutrients, including B complex […]

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5 Great uses for your Used Banana Peels

The lovely, cheery Banana! Full of vitamins, minerals especially potassium, the banana is our friend. Eat some before a long run , during and after, to keep the energy levels high. But what do you do, with the skins? The billions of bananas we eat result in billions of banana peels which are typically thrown […]

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5 Reasons to Run Early in the Morning

There are many benefits of early morning running, as opposed to evening running. I happen to be a morning person so it’s easy for me. However, if you’re not convinced, here are 5 reasons why running early in the morning is better for you! 1. You have accomplished so much already even while the rest […]

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Is Wine really Good for the Heart?

You keep hearing, time and time again, that red wine is good for the heart. But is it true? While red wine does help in reducing blood pressure, providing antioxidants, and a substance called resveratrol, moderation is key. Because if you overdo it, the other end of the spectrum is alcoholism, and that’s a place […]

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Carb Cycling – become a lean mean, fat burning machine!

With all those high protein diet fads out here, it’s no wonder that Carbohydrates have gotten some serious flak. Well, believe it or not, our muscle growth and overall wellbeing, depends on us getting in the right amount of healthy carbohydrates into our system. The challenge is to take in just the right amount of carbs, […]

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Fat-Busting Superfoods!

They’re renowned for packing a nutrient punch, but superfoods can also help you in your weight-loss goals. Here are some you should snack on when you want to shed pounds.   Blueberries Did you know that these berries can eliminate fat cells while preventing the creation of new ones? This is thanks to their polyphenols. […]

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Friday Funday Green Smoothie

Happy Friday all! Here’s a great Green smoothie to kick start your weekend! Use the following: Kale (a great source of iron and other amazing nutrients) Chia Seeds  (omega 3 from a plant source) Cranberries (antioxidants) Coriander (just because it smells good!) Bananas (for sweetness & potassium) Strawberries (for sweetness & Vit C) Watercress ( has phytonutrients […]

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Crazy about Cranberries!

Cranberries are great for you.. and you’d be right to think so! Instead of reaching for a bag of chips when you are hungry, try a handful of walnuts with some cranberries added to them, to add a nice tart, flavour. With just one Serving, i.e. 1 cup of whole cranberries you get a mere: […]

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