Fitness

Don’t Sweat It

August 19, 2016
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Ok I’m going to talk about deodorants and antiperspirants BUT STICK WITH ME I promise this is interesting and useful stuff! On a daily basis I tend to wear a natural, fragrance free deodorant. But for those occasions when you want to ensure that no sweat ruins your carefully curated #OOTD (say you’re at a wedding, on a date, or you have a photoshoot) then personally, I want to be in a no-sweat zone. So what’s the best product for the job? There are lots to choose from but Perspirex caught my eye for a few reasons. (If you’ve got sensitive skin then I’d opt for the Perspirex Comfort rather than the Perspirex Original.… Continue reading...
Health

Starbucks UK Teavana Launch

August 12, 2016
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We’ve been blessed with beautiful champagne days recently here in the UK and us Londoners have been lucky enough to see the city shimmer in sunlight. When the sun’s shining it’s impossible not to feel an instant spark of energy and positivity. So imagine how elated I felt when last week, standing 155 metres above the ground at Sky Gardens to celebrate Starbucks’ new Teavana iced tea range,  I saw our capital city shimmering in the early morning sunlight. The morning started with a beautiful gentle yoga practise. With a glass panel roof and floor to ceiling windows sunlight streamed in from every possible angle, making  the session feel incredibly special and spiritual.… Continue reading...
Health

The Supplements For Poppy’s Secret

July 29, 2016
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So it seems everyone wants to know more about what I ate and what supplements I took whilst doing my Victoria’s Secret challenge. I wrote about the diet in my Daily Mail article where I also explained that, coupled with the intense training regime, it made me feel exhausted and ill (I got frequent colds). A few months after the Daily Mail article was published I wrote a following article in The Mail on Sunday’s You Magazine, expressing my concern that many women were still coming to me and asking for my detailed nutritional plans whilst I was on the regime– despite me warning of the negative health implications and making it clear that it was unsustainable.… Continue reading...
Breakfasts, Health

Three Berry Good Breakfast Recipes

July 13, 2016
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When it comes to health berries have a fab rep. Blueberries are packed with antioxidants, (called anthocyanins), that may help keep memory sharp and raspberries contain ellagic acid, a compound with anti-cancer properties. They’re also a great sources of fiber, which aids a healthy digestive system. Oh and the best bit? They are DEE-LISH. But if you need more reasons to dig into summer’s sun-kissed little fruits, take a look at some of my favourite brekkies brimming with berries. What’s more they have the added bonus of containing some of Bioglan’s Superfoods to add more bang to your buck and more spring to your step.… Continue reading...
Fitness

POPPY’S SECRET IS OUT!!

July 5, 2016
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After an admittedly long time coming THE secret is out on iTunes! But all the best secret’s are worth waiting for and I can’t wait to hear what you think! Please do share your thoughts using the social media addresses and tags: Instagram @poppycross #poppyssecret Twitter: @poppyphilomenac Facebook Group: Poppy’s Secret I really hope this ebook benefits you. Be strong, be determined, be healthy and be happy. You deserve it. Much love. Xx CLICK HERE FOR THE EBOOK… Continue reading...
Fitness

Tribe Power! Presenting at Les Mills Live London

May 25, 2016
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Never has the expression “Your vibe attracts your tribe” been more apt than at Les Mills Live which took place at Excel London in partnership with Reebok earlier this year. Take over 4,000 super positive, super fit, super dedicated simply smashing Les Mills fans (known in the inner circle as the #lesmillstribe) and you have one pretty powerful sight to behold. Back in March, Les Mills Live Global Tour kicked off with mega watt power and I was lucky enough to be presenting the event with fellow presenter AJ Odudu. If the name Les Mills doesn’t immediately ring a bell then I’m sure the mention of the Les Mills classes such as Body Attack, Body Pump, Body Combat, RPM (the list goes on) will be instantly familiar.… Continue reading...
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Pre-workout Protein Power Shakes

May 3, 2016
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For all those times when I’m  in a rush and want to hit the gym but need some fuel to give me the energy to have a great workout – shakes are my saving grace. They are super simple to make and absolutely delicious, especially with Bioglan’s Skinny Greens Vanilla protein powder which is made with pea protein meaning it’s suitable for any diet plus it’s easy to digest. Apart from being delicious, quick and easy to make, the beauty of shakes is that you don’t have to wait an hour or more to digest them – you can go and workout almost immediately after consumption and the protein also keeps you fuller for longer than if you just had a shake without the protein.… Continue reading...
Fitness

Feel Good Week at Hillside Beach Club

April 27, 2016
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Last October I was given a chance to extend my summer by a few beautiful hot sunny days at the luxury resort Hillside Beach Club in Fethiye, Turkey. The invitation included a holistic Fitness programme led by founder of That Girl London, Christina Howells and delicious wholesome food by nutritionist Rob Hobson co-author of The Detox Kitchen Bible, (which depicts a multitude of healthy delicious dishes to target health needs, whether that’s losing weight, gaining energy or getting clearer skin) in addition to sampling Hillside Beach Club’s own extensive healthy menu. Alongside other journalists and bloggers, I would get to test drive the hotel’s new “Feel Good Week” aimed at adults who want to revitalise their body and mind with fitness, nutrition and yoga instruction, hiking, spa treatments and a healthy menu of Mediterranean-inspired food.… Continue reading...
Fitness

Yoga, Skiing and Veggie Feasting at Chalet Rosière

April 6, 2016
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Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain. March 8th: It was just under two weeks until my 30th birthday and I had no plans. An exciting new work project had meant that I’d had to hold off arranging any celebrations but then a sudden break in my schedule occurred and I was left with a big gaping space in my diary where my 30th birthday stood blankly. 2016 had so far been magical in many ways but very tough in others. Backtrack to last year however and there was only magic.… Continue reading...
Juices

Making Detoxing Delicious with Bioglan Superfoods

April 4, 2016
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The eponymous Maya Clinic reputed for detoxing its guests with stale bread, broths and general gastronomic blandness/starvation means that many give a ‘detox’ a wide birth for fear of being hangry, tired and deprived. Happily though I’m here to tell you that detoxing does not have to be like this. Detoxing (which is in my book, quite simply just abstaining from the ‘naughty’ rich and sometimes toxic treats like alcohol, sugar and dairy and cashing in on all the good “healthy” stuff) can be delicious, abundant and make you feel fantastic as my recent trip to Chalet Rosiere with my Bioglan Superfoods Supplements in hand proved.… Continue reading...