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Fitness, Health

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February 15, 2018
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I’m writing this post in Barbados and since I can’t run outside (for safety reasons) I’m spending more time than usual in the gym, clocking those miles on the ‘mill in preparation for my marathon in April! Because of this I’m finding I have a heightened appreciation for “gym etiquette”, which is hugely important not just because it maximises one’s enjoyment in the gym but also because it plays an important role in maintaining one’s health, hygiene and general safety. Seriously folks, this stuff’s important! I recently partnered with Freya, a stylish brand which creates gorgeous sportswear and lingerie in a B-K cup.… Continue reading...
Fitness, Health

Temporarily Closed for health maintenance

January 24, 2018
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We’ve all seen that Instagram caption that spread like wildfire over the festive period. “Temporarily closed for spiritual maintenance”. It’s a goodie. To those who took its message on board and stepped away from social media to enjoy precious moments with family and loved ones, I salute you. I’m sure both you and they benefited from the lack of phone interference. Given how beneficial this little caption was, I want to introduce an equally important one… No one wants to be ill. But fit people especially loathe the lethargy and inevitable lull in training that comes with contracting any illness. I’m a prime example.… Continue reading...
Fitness, Health

New Year fitness/health goals? Slow and steady wins the race

January 8, 2018
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Hello you lovely lot and happy new year! I hope you had a fabulous festive break and are feeling pumped for all of 2018’s many possibilities! I’m guessing a fair few of you made health and fitness related new year’s resolutions. I did too. (More on this at the end of the post!) How are you faring with your new regimes? If you set SMART goals then I’m sure you’re doing great. But if you set the bar slightly too high and gave yourself unrealistic goals you may well be struggling. And you’re not alone. Countless people fall into this trap in January.… Continue reading...
Breakfast, FitShakes, Food, Health, Juices, Lunch/Dinner, Travel

5 of Amsterdam’s finest Brunch Spots: the Super healthy, super indulgent and everything in-between!

December 4, 2017
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I’ve just returned from a short stay in Amsterdam and I loved it. If you’re into your coffee’s and cafe culture then you too will love the dam. I’d heard so much about this eclectic city and yes, mainly how the opportunity to buy weed and magic mushrooms exists on most canal corners and how you can pop into cafes and indulge in both of these things openly. Every picture I’d seen enticed me. Cute canals, cafes, coffee shops and culture (the Anne Frank house is a MUST see) – I don’t know why it took me so long to visit!… Continue reading...
Beauty, Health

You’re never fully dressed without a smile

November 30, 2017
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It was the night before a big stylish wedding in Ibiza and I was of course prepping like a boss to ensure I felt as confident as possible. I’d body brushed all over and applied a face mask followed by a coat of tan. My nails had been painted with a glossy shellac and I’d smothered a treatment into my hair to make it shine for the big day. All these things help make me feel more confident in my own skin when I want to look and feel my best. But perhaps the most important part of my preparation was simplest; ensuring I had fresh breath and a healthy clean white smile.… Continue reading...
Fitness, Health, Travel

Yoga with Sophie Clyde: Ibiza and London

November 13, 2017
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Mental health problems are a growing public health concern. They are prevalent not just in the UK, but around the world. Mixed anxiety & depression is the most common mental disorder in Britain, with 7.8% of people meeting criteria for diagnosis. Encouragingly however, this year has seen a positive shift in addressing the problem with public figures such as the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry working for the Heads Together campaign, which seeks to combat the stigma surrounding mental health issues, and invite people to speak more openly about their difficulties. It’s well known that one of the best solutions and preventions to stress and anxiety is yoga and meditation – both of which I speak about frequently on my blog and IG.… Continue reading...
Health

A #GenY eye saver

November 6, 2017
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I was born in 1986 which means I’m a member of the Generation Y clan. We are also known as Millennials. I was born right before the founding of Google and I am unsurprisingly shaped by technology. The phrase Generation Y was first used in a 1993 Ad Age article, while Millennials was coined by sociologists Neil Howe and William Strauss. If you like me are part of #TeamGenY, (then, well, no wonder you’re reading my blog first of all) you too are comfortable sharing snippets or vast segments of your life online via selfies and all kinds of social media uploads.… Continue reading...
Health

An introduction to Transcendental Meditation

October 30, 2017
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Meditation. It’s a buzz word that’s on the lips of populations worldwide. And that’s a great thing. Its been known to lower stress, improve mental clarity and promote overall health to great effect. But what’s not so talked about is transcendental meditation (TM)– and I admit that I’d never heard of it before now. But in the last couple of years especially, I’ve realised the powerful effect that practises like meditation, mindfulness and yoga (check out my Epic Sana Algarve and Quarter Life Health Project posts) can have and so I was fascinated to learn about TM and I hope you will be too!… Continue reading...
Beauty, Health

TePe: Not just a superfoodie’s Saviour

October 18, 2017
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If you’re anything like me then seeds, (chia, sunflower, strawberry, blueberry, kiwi and the like) will be a regular part of your diet. So too will broccoli and kale. And that’s great. Well, it’s great for your health at least. But what do all these foods have in common, which is perhaps not so great? That’s right. They are among the biggest smile offenders and most likely to get stuck in between your pearly whites and totally destroy a social event! I mean, how many times have you been out at a nice social occasion where you feel like you’re the life and soul of the show, commanding everyone’s attention, only for  someone to then tell you (or heaven forbid – fail to – and you, mortified, find the evidence later) that you have a lil something stuck between the gnashes?… Continue reading...