“I DON’T DO ILL.”

“I don’t do ill.” I don’t want to waste time; life is simply too full. I know what you’re thinking, and no, gulping down green juices in swanky lycra leggings seven days a week does not, unfortunately save a person from being ill; it’s a part of life. As we’re in the thick of winter and the…

SMART STRIDES AHEAD

“Running won’t get rid of your problems, but it will run your problems away.” Whilst I’m sure aiming to have brainwaves as strong as Einstein may be setting the bar a fraction too high, there is a secret that may just help you achieve those A*s. “What, what is it?! Tell me!!” I hear you…

SWEATING IN PUBLIC?

I’ve always preached against going to the gym. Why spend half an hour staring at a wall, when you could be enjoying the view while [insert activity here] outside? Fresh air – that’s what’ll do you good, not stuffy, conditioned gym air. And what do they say? – “If you look good after your workout, you…

STAY FIT AND STUDY?

“Workout early in the morning, before your brain figures out what you’re doing.” Whether we like it or not, school’s back. I think many of us dread this season: summer drifting away, colder weather approaching, late night homework sessions dominating. I don’t know about you, but I shudder whenever I hear the word ‘September’ or see a ‘Back…

THE POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA

This week my blog turns one year old. Hold up..does that make me an official blogger yet?! Starting my blog was a bit of an experiment really. My parents have backgrounds in graphic design, and my Mum is a keen writer and photographer. She noticed my keen interest in cooking and baking – which later expanded…

SKIN SUPERFOODS: FACE MASK

If you browse through the internet, you’re sure to discover many recipes for homemade face masks, many of which are bizarre and often gross concoctions of ingredients like tomato, banana and egg, which you’d never dream of putting on your face, let alone rinse down the sink, clogging up the drains (trust me: been there, done…

BEATS ON. WORLD OFF. HELLO BEASTMODE.

Music. So much more than just sound; my motivation, my coach, my inspiration, my workout buddy. It’s like that pushy coach that no-one wants to work with, despite the fact that they know they’ll always get the best out of themselves with them around. This also happens when I’m listening to music, loud music, that…

BEATING THE HAYFEVER BLUES

As summer rolls in, it’s prime season for  a – – a – – achoo…! I mean: hayfever season! I’ve suffered from hayfever for the past few years which became progressively worse until my early teens, when it slowly began to settle down. That being said, I still sneeze several times throughout the day and…

ADOPTING THE EATWELL PLATE?

I’m sure many of us are bored of learning about the ‘EatWell’ plate; it’s usually taught in the lower years of school when we didn’t give a second thought to nutrition or portion control (…having seconds was a regular thing, and don’t even start on pudding!) But, back in those days, most of us could…

TEENAGERS: LISTEN UP.

“You can’t make footprints in the sands of time by sitting on your butt! And who wants to leave buttprints in the sands of time?” – Bob Moawad When I turned thirteen I was given a miniature red book called ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens’ by Sean Covey. It claimed to be ‘The Ultimate…

MEET YOUR SECOND BRAIN: THE GUT.

So, you’ve had a tough day, you stomp home, head into the kitchen, stuff your face in the biscuit tin and you’ve eaten the entire contents within five minutes. You then get into a worse mood as you feel guilty and the whole cycle restarts. Say hello to your second brain, in your gut. I…

SLEEP: BEHIND THE SNORES.

Sometimes we get an amazing night’s sleep and wake up feeling refreshed and invigorated, others we lie awake for hours awaiting the final drift off. Sleep is vital in order to be an active, healthy human being. But is there more to it than just resting our eyes and lying down all night? After doing…