28Apr/160

Yoga and balancing move

Yoga exercise

This is a great move to practice your core strength and stability! Initially set yourself up in front of a wall, about 30cm away so you have space to move your legs and back in position. Once you are confident - you can move away further from the wall and try it in open space. It's very doable once you have the knack down. The trick for those of you brave enough to try, is to make sure you swivel your ... Read More

2Oct/140

Power 20 App – a really great find for busy people!

You simply have to try this, it's the perfect workout to do when you are in a hurry and presented in a super easy, clear way.

Power20 imagePower20 (find it in your App Store), first of all allows you to select your level of workout based on the number of ... Read More

1Oct/140

Love this idea…VESSYL

A little while ago I received a link to this brilliant new technology-geek-gadget of the decade - the VESSYL.

We will still have to wait for a while longer before it finally is really here, but it literally makes my mouth water at the thought of having this kind of technology in a cup!

So what is it? It is described by the producers as:

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2Mar/140

MOOV – latest in fitness gadgets

We have seen and used the Nike Fuel Band, the Jawbone UP and the Fitbit Flex or Force...and now it is time for a new competitor: MOOV

I love my Fitbit by the way, out of the three listed above I think it is the best I have seen. But it is still lacking a few things - UP, Fuelband and Flex/Force all list your sleep patterns, allow you to track steps and food/water consumption and calorie output. Fitbit also is capable of adding activities like swim sessions (which for some mysterious ... Read More

5Feb/130

Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity – I knew I had something!!

This article in the New York Times today is so informative that I have to share it with you - as you know I have been eating Gluten Free (GF as most people now call it) for years and have been an advocate since I started. Now it seems, medical research is backing me up, hurray!

Do read the article, 5 minutes can change your life!

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19Nov/120

Spira shoes – saving runners’ knees

Just recently, I met Andy Krafsur, the founder, CEO and inventor of Spira and it's Wavespring technologoy. Of course it didn't take very long for us to start jabbering away about running not in the least because it never takes long for Andy to show his colours. Literally. He came to a meeting about Job Creation we both were invited to participate in (with White House representatives) with a boatload of his running shoes in all colours and sizes. Andy is passionate - which is probably the ... Read More

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8Sep/121

On the road to better energy!

Lately I have been focusing on a new aspect very closely related to the whole idea of training to get fitter and healthier - that of training and supporting your internal systems. I really strongly believe that healthy eating is key to getting the best out of yourself. So often, people will view food as something that they should enjoy first and foremost. What it does once inside you, apparently is secondary. For me, whilst I love my food to be tasty, what it does is almost the more important ... Read More

29Dec/110

Fenugreek

I love the little things in life. The the beauty and simplicity of some things, the unexpected and the quirky. It's always when you least expect it that something happens. And if you are open to it, you will catch it and learn from it even though you were not looking for it at that time.

[caption id="attachment_535" align="alignleft" width="190" caption="Fenugreek"]... Read More

23Dec/110

5 Principles of Healthy Living Assessment

Courtesy of Dr Brad Jacobs (bradlyjacobs@gmail.com), I am able to present you here with a great questionnaire that will give you an insight into your HEALTH! Take 5 minutes out of your busy busy life and score the questions below - then you can devote a little time over the busy holidays coming up on YOU and improving that score :-)... Read More

17Dec/110

It is not WHAT you eat, it’s what your body does with it!

Last week I talked about the great misunderstanding even healthy people have about food. They think that just because they consume healthy foods, they must be healthy. Alas, if only it were that easy!! :-)

I am one of those people, I hasten to add. Although ever since I can remember I have been conscious of what I ate ( I am lucky that I even ... Read More

11Dec/111

Corporate Athletes

Last week at the EFactor attend in SF, Dr. Brad Jacobs made a great point. He compared the effort and strains of being a business man or woman with those of an athlete calling the latter "Corporate Athletes". How very true that is!!

Both have a ton of determination, are singularly focused on results and achievements, visualise the finish line and aim to get there first and both force their bodies and minds to heights that "mere mortals" don't think possible.

However, athletes ... Read More

20Nov/111

Fit to be an Entrepreneur

I have to tell you about this great event I have coming up in San Francisco on the 6th December. I am bringing together a number of my favourite people to share thoughts and ideas with you about your fitness, best nutrition and general well-being. As Entrepreneurship is my OTHER passion - we are combining these two that evening although you don't have to be a business owner to care about achieving your very best personal health of course 😉

If you want more energy, improve your ... Read More

19Nov/111

Correcting your behaviour – NOW

As I share in my introduction and many of my blogs - I am one of those nuts that has always exercised, for as long as I can remember. Which memory btw, unfortunately gets shorter every day as conversely the time I have been exercising gets longer (maybe that is a good think) ;-(

This week I had a great run with Chris Dovale - my personal trainer - along one of my favourite routes. We run along and then go up the steps to the Coit Tower in SF and back down the streets to our starting ... Read More

12Nov/113

Sugar

I wrote a few weeks ago about the benefits of not eating too much sugar. And I am learning more and more as I keep coming back to this subject. Sugar actually is plain BAD for you - no sugar has never killed anyone. And if you start looking at it more - you will find that sugar seems to be in all these things that you just load in your supermarket basket thinking they are HEALTHY! Take beans in tomato sauce (ok, you may never have loaded that in your basket, but I own up to liking them) - ... Read More

16Oct/110

PR Bars – all good stuff

As you know I am always on the look out for great tasting healthy snacks, preferably one with something to offer me pre or post workout and above all, since I am one of the converted - Gluten Free!

The latter is harder then it seems, anything that was made in a facility that also manufactures your standard granola bar, is out for me - I get all sorts of stomach upsets that I don't really care to tell you more about. Suffice to say, I am even pickier then I used to be when it comes to ... Read More

7Sep/111

Coconut Palm Sugar

More and more often I read that sugar seems to be rather bad for your health. Particularly with regards to Aging (which I am getting more worried about, I have to admit... doesn't it just seem to creep up on you?) So I have recently been looking for good alternatives. There are lots of foods I don't like eating without the added touch of something sweet (like oatmeal or coffee).

I don't like sachrose or any of those chemical sweeteners much, honey has too strong a flavour for a lot of ... Read More

15Jan/110

Thinking about Food

It struck me this week that food means different things to different people. I know, not exactly an earth shattering or scientifically astounding thought, but still - I had often wondered why people make such wrong choices when it comes to choosing what food they want to eat and now  I have finally worked that out.

Ultimately - I think that most people view food as something they "deserve", or in other words, a treat. When it comes to treats, you want something that is indulgent, like ... Read More

22Nov/100

Wheel of Energy

I have to share this with you all - another great example of how sports is a way of uniting strangers, of building new relationships, of helping each other and do things that you never dreamt were possible.

[caption id="attachment_487" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="the Wheel of Energy at Schiphol Airport"]... Read More

3Nov/100

Hurdling…through the heart of San Francisco

I went of to a meeting today - which turned out to be one heck of an excercise.

The biggest news to come out of San Francisco today was not about the elections. Oh no, you are sadly mistaken if you believe that that got more then 1% of the attention of the crowds here today. No - the whole day, in fact the whole TOWN was focused on celebrating the San Francisco Giants World Championship win.

[caption id="attachment_476" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Giants Champion Series ... Read More

24Oct/100

Simple and very effective

I like these new tools that you find now and again. Particularly if they are very simple and can work for anyone.

Here's one I just discovered - a combination between a Bosu ball (one of those half balls on a platform) and a Step (you should all know what that is, even you only know the one your mother uses to grab something from the top shelf).

[caption id="attachment_472" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Step 360 Pro"]... Read More

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