12 November 2013, Singapore - World of Sports just launched their new and improved membership card! For just $49 per year, members are immediately rewarded with a Head duffle bag (RP: $69.90), a Columbia toiletries pouch (RP: $25.90) and a HEAD water bottle (RP: $15.90). Oh, and members can also look forward to huge savings from exclusive in-store promotion and discounts all year round.
Members looking to embrace a holistic lifestyle can check out their partners. From fuelling your body with glorious delectable at the Crown Plaza Hotel Changi Airport to shielding your skin from environmental damages with Murad. Everything you need from food, fitness, fashion beauty and wellness. World Of Sports got it covered.
To launch their New Membership card, we were invited to join in a session of the inline-X, Trainers were hired to educate the attendee on safety, as well as proper technique and skills on how to rollerblade. It was a Blast
Have you ever been in the situation where you friends eat their eggs without egg yolk saying that its unhealthy and such.. well this is a confusing one. Egg yolks are known primarily for their high cholesterol content. But the medical research community has learned that dietary cholesterol is a different measure than blood level of cholesterol, which is associated with increased risk of heart attack and stroke. I am on who would eat all the egg yolk and my eggsumption is pretty high, one sitting on a regular day could go up to as much as 5 eggs?
One recent study echoes the growing research, showing that egg consumption had no effect on the overall blood cholesterol levels of 115 healthy adults. What’s more, another recent study found some evidence that eating whole eggs increases HDL — the heart-protective, “good” cholesterol. BOOYAH !! bet you didnt know that.
“There are much bigger problems in the American diet than cholesterol,” says Drew Ramsey, M.D. an assistant clinical professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, who studies the connection between lifestyle behaviors like diet and psychological health. “There’s not data to suggest that it should be at the top of people’s worries about food choices. Everyone’s in agreement about that: The real problem with diabetes and obesity is eating too much processed food.”
And there are several nutrients specific to the egg yolk that help promote overall health. Egg yolks are one of the richest dietary sources of the B-complex vitamin choline, which is associated with better neurological function and reduce inflammation. There’s also evidence that dietary choline helps with fetal brain development when pregnant women eat it. Another side benefit of a diet rich in choline is, well, happiness.
Choline breaks down into bethane, which is used during the methylation cycle, which in turn helps produce ‘happiness’ hormones like serotonin, dopamine, norephinephrine, explains Ramsey.
Egg yolks also contain two carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin, which protect against vision loss. and they have a big dose of sulfur:
” Eggs are also high in sulfur, an essential nutrient that helps with everything from vitamin B absorption to liver function. But sulfur is also necessary for the production of collagen and keratin, which help create and maintain shiny hair, strong nails and glowing skin ”
The yolk’s health benefits should not overshadow egg whites, however, which are a low-calorie, low-fat source of perfect protein. In fact, eggs are considered the “Gold Standard” for protein quality because their amino acids are the most digestible to humans.
But even though egg yolks are certainly a health food, they haven’t been cleared for unlimited consumption: Doctors recommends consuming no more than four eggs per week, which is the amount they found to be healthy in adults. What say you ?
These days every where I go, I keep hearing this new fitness regime called Crossfit being discussed in peoples conversation, its gaining popularity and spreading like wildfire a couple of years ago but when it started back in 2000, I think most people won’t know who Greg Glassman, he was the founder of Crossfit Inc, but I am sure most of you guys who does Crossfit will talk about DA MAN Rich… Rich Froning Jr (yes he looks awesome and I think most people would want to look like him I am sure)
(pic taken from theblaze.com)
But I am not talking about Rich , I am talking about Crossfit, I am quite sure if you are into fitness you would have heard of it, back in the days when I was training Crossfit already existed which was in 2004 and I have used it but not in a Crossfit way, but it is disguised as what I call High Intensity Interval Training (H I I T) . I would already line up dumbells and barbells side by side. A regular workout for some of my clients with different goals and usually HIIT would be incorporated into their regime if they want to build strength and power. I dont have cute names for each workout, it was just boom boom boom and out.
I would like to try Crossfit one day and wonder how its like, I am pretty sure its HIIT x 100 in short burst only using the Fast twitch muscle (that’s how I am seeing it) but I would like to share this article with you guys by Brooke Ross from Livestrong. Pretty interesting, do check it out and let me know your feedback and comments on the comment box below..
CrossFit is intense, effective, and hugely popular. But is it also too dangerous?
Ryan Palmer had a tough week. On Monday, the 26-year-old job battled squat presses and ring dips. Tuesday, a clean and jerk set where he squeezed out 30 reps with 135 pounds. The following day, even though his muscles were still aching, he performed a total of 150 pull-ups and 150 burpees.
Palmer took a break from exercise on Thursday, but the next morning he went for a long bike ride. The following day his arms were uncharacteristically sore and swollen, his urine the color of black tea that had been seeping for hours. Instead of suiting up in workout gear on Sunday, he found himself in a hospital gown hooked up to an IV drip that flushed his kidneys with more than nine liters of saline. As his creatine kinase levels—the amount of muscle protein broken down poisoning his blood stream— declined at the pace of a snail, he pulled out his phone to send a tweet to his fellow athletes. With one flash of the camera, Palmer revealed the frightening results of a kidney test, and offered a simple caption: “Uncle Rhabdo, is that you?”
“Normal people don’t get it. It’s like being in the mafia. You can’t understand what it’s like unless you’re on the inside.”
33-year-old Jennifer Wielgus, who’s been doing CrossFit in Philadelphia for about a year.
The Evolution of Exercise
A little more than a year ago, I pulled up to a garage one evening ready to get my ass kicked. I wanted to try a CrossFit workout. I’d heard the rumors. I knew what was coming was probably more than I could handle—and that not even my athletic background as a gymnast, weightlifter, running back or point guard would prepare me. So, I ate a light dinner that wouldn’t taste horrible if I ended up hurling it onto my sneakers after overworking myself. And I sucked up my fear.
When I arrived, nothing seemed too intimidating except for the big clock with red numbers. It was those numbers that would define my ability to survive. The workout started well, but right around my fifth set of squats, when the weight became a little too heavy and my form began to falter, I put the bar down. But the clock did not approve.
While the athletes around me kept moving, bewildered by my inaction, I knew my time was up. I could feel a twinge in my spine reminiscent of an old stress fracture. Everything—aside from the environment—told me to stop.
“Pick it up! Finish it out! Two minutes! As many rounds, let’s go!” The coach’s hands clapped together, lips pursed tightly in frustration for the mental and physical break I gave myself. So, I picked up the bar. And, moving as slowly as possible with as best form one can do when they’re tired and hurting, I finished it out. That night I needed a double dose of ibuprofen and an ice bath.
That was my first experience with CrossFit, a workout methodology created by former gymnast Greg Glassman in 2001. CrossFit consists of a stew of exercise variety: Olympic-like lifts, cardio training and other seemingly basic, but multi-joint movements (like box jumps, pullups and jumping rope) are combined in each class. CrossFit aims to “forge a broad, general and inclusive fitness,” according to the brand’s guidebook. The workout phenomenon has been steadily growing for a decade, and according to CrossFit headquarters, there are more than 3,000 CrossFit affiliated gyms worldwide, with 332 in California alone.
Every day, thousands of CrossFit athletes faithfully arrive at their respective gyms: warehouses filled with boxes, ropes, Olympic rings, kettlebells and a never-never-quit atmosphere. The defining characteristic of CrossFit is the intensity. The programs are hard as hell. Its “prescription,” as the guide states, is for “constantly varied, high-intensity, functional movements that will optimize physical competence in ten physical domains: cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance and accuracy.”
The key to the high-voltage workouts is a digital clock that holds prime real estate in most CrossFit facilities. Most of the workouts are time-based, meaning you don’t stop until the clock hits zero. Even as your muscles fail and your mind weakens, coaches and fellow gym goers push each member to completion.
Peter Villahoz, a 30-year-old New York Police Department Officer from East Meadow, NY, says a lot of his close friends are from CrossFit, and that they are there to push each other.
“If I finish first, I wait till these guys are done and I motivate them,” he says.
The camaraderie in the gym is nothing short of contagious. As such, the program has earned its skeptics and, of course, true believers.
“As an adult competitive athlete, there’s nothing else like this. You get that adrenaline rush that you got from being in sports in high school,” says 33-year-old Jennifer Wielgus, who’s been doing CrossFit in Philadelphia for about a year.
That rush and love of the gym is far from a bad thing, but the no-quit atmosphere has generated questions. And the mob mentality has taken the healthiest of behaviors and turned it into a growing danger.
The Dark Side
Uncle Rhabdo represents a character in the CrossFit community and is short for rhabdomyolysis, a kidney condition most commonly induced by excessive exercise, according to Heather Gillespie, a sports medicine physician from UCLA. The potentially life-threatening state, which can also (more…)
A couple of weeks ago, Men’s Health SG tweeted this ” The Fitter you are the more you Sweat ” that kinda gotten my attention and I tweeted them back with a question and they mentioned they will check with their experts and get back to me, So what was my question?
it goes a little something like this “How am I not sweating after running a 10k and my friend running with me, sweating and panting like he is gonna die, does that imply I am not fit? “I think Men’s Health answered my question (or did they) when they posted a tweet regarding about the fitter you are the more you sweat
This evening, while checking my tweets, I saw this on their timeline
So I believe that the Answer to No# 8 is kinda directed to my questions after a couple of weeks of searching for the answer. What say you on BIG FAT LIE #8 ?
To me they kinda answered it to what seems a no answer to me. I was merely giving the example of – I am running a 10k, with a 5min pace which I can’t previously to running a 5min pace currently without even sweating buckets. So if I need to push myself harder means I need to get “EVEN” fitter? I was already unfit and I trained myself to run a 5min pace where I think I am fitter than before, so this means that it is never going to end and we are to be forever pushing our-self in the quest to be fitter ? like er…. ..
Anyway Good job guys for replying me with the answer, I have been following you guys since the American publication, and still do.. Stay awesome
by Men’s Health
BIG FAT LIE #1
Cardio exercise is better for weight loss than lifting weights.
THE TRUTH Cardiovascular exercise, such as running or swimming, does burn off the fat. However, with weight training, you are increasing your muscles mass, which means that your metabolism speeds up, making you burn more calories every day during your normal activities. Plus, if you do cardio without weight training, you will lose muscle mass as well as fat, as researchers from Ball State University in the US found out. If you’re looking to lose, make sure you use both in your weight-loss programme. And in the gym, aim to do compound exercises such as squats, push-ups, lunges and dead lifts to work all the major muscle groups.
BIG FAT LIE #2
If you exercise regularly, you can eat what you want.
THE TRUTH No matter what you do during the day, you still need to make sure you aren’t eating too much for the activity you are participating in. Dr John Jakicic, a researcher from the University of Pittsburgh, says: “Without a change in eating behaviour, exercise alone has a minimal impact on weight loss.” You’ll need to combine exercise with a healthy, fat-burning diet to get maximum results. Aim to eat five or six small meals a day instead of three large ones and match your eating habits to the exercise you participate in.
BIG FAT LIE #3
You can reduce fat in a specific area of your body.
THE TRUTH People believe that if you do 500 sit-ups daily, you’ll get a six-pack. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work like that. When you lose weight, it occurs all over your body. If you’re looking to lose the love handles, building up your midsection with just side crunches and jackknives will only push the fat out further and make your middle look even wider. If you concentrate on losing overall body fat, as the extra kilos melt away, so will your love handles. Rowing exercises also burn up to 50 per cent more fat as fuel (as compared to a stationary bike workout. Add some weight training and watch what you eat.
BIG FAT LIE #4
Doing more reps with lighter weights will make you more “toned”.
THE TRUTH The word “tone” is misleading – it sounds as though if you want your muscles to show, all you need to do is lose the layers of fat. Truth is, doing 50 easy reps is not going to do that! Only an increase in muscle mass and your metabolism, coupled with the right eating plan, will rid you of your extra blubber. High-rep phases (never more than 15) increase muscle mass, but the weights need to be heavy enough to cause muscle fatigue and failure. So aim to do between eight and 12 reps in the exercises that you do. Once you have built a solid strength foundation, you can start decreasing your reps, and increasing the loads. But be careful, and use a spotter if you’re going heavy.
BIG FAT LIE #5
Carbs are evil, you should steer clear of them.
THE TRUTH Carbohydrates are not the diet-killers they are made out to be. They actually help you to build muscle. Carbs are our number one source of energy, and you need energy during your training sessions. Carbs will help with protein synthesis, the process that builds your muscle. New research from Children’s Hospital and, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, both in Boston, also suggests that good fats and high-fibre carbohydrates can keep your metabolism from slowing down. But stick to low-GI carbs and wholegrain products, and eat more fruit, legumes and vegetables. After your workout, consume a post-workout shake of three parts carbohydrates and one part protein. Eating a meal several hours later, and then reverse that ratio in your snack after another few hours will keep protein synthesis going by maintaining high amino acid concentrations in the blood.
BIG FAT LIE #6
Food eaten after 8pm turns into fat.
THE TRUTH “Eating late at night won’t make you fat unless you go over your calorie load for that day,” says dietitian Erica Blacksburg. Night-time is when your body carries out muscle repair and growth, so you need an adequate supply of protein. Late-night protein smoothies are perfect nutritional nightcaps, ensuring your body grows and repairs while you sleep. Just don’t overdo your late-night muscle meals. Start your day with a substantial breakfast, and eat small meals throughout the day to stop yourself from overindulging at night.
BIG FAT LIE #7
You need to devote a lot of time to training.
THE TRUTH A University of Pittsburgh study found that regular 30-minute workouts may just be as effective as hour-long ones. Yes, the more time you put into training, the quicker you will lose the flab and put on muscle. But, the more time you spend in the gym, the easier it is to become bored with the repetition, especially if you are just starting out. “If you’re hitting the gym only twice a week, it should give you extra motivation to make those days truly count,” says Mike Mejia, author of The Better Body Blueprint. Thankfully, you can still get results from shorter workouts, even if they are not as spectacular as the results gained from the “full-time” gym-goers. So aim for quality rather than quantity. Do two sessions a week, one on the weekend, and another near the middle of the week. Meija recommends doing a full-body routine on both days to make the most of your time. Couple it with some cardio work that you enjoy, whether it’s soccer or salsa. That way, you will stay more motivated.
BIG FAT LIE #8
The fitter you are, the less you sweat.
THE TRUTH Not only is this untrue, it’s the complete opposite of the truth. As you become fitter and your cardiovascular system becomes more efficient, you sweat more as your body tries to dissipate the heat and help you avoid heat cramps, heat exhaustion or heat stroke, says Jay Dawes, instructor of kinesiology and health studies at the University of Central Oklahoma. So don’t kid yourself – you are sweat-free only because you aren’t pushing yourself hard enough.To make sure you’re working hard enough, do combined sets of exercises without resting in between to get your heart rate going. For cardio, try to keep yourself within the 70- to 90-per-cent range of exertion, based on your heart rate. Even better, integrate some interval training into your programme. Interval training works on the system of pushing your body to the highest intensity possible for s short period of time, and then coupling this with a period of lower intensity training.
BIG FAT LIE #9
All thin people are healthy.
THE TRUTH Professor John Bell, who heads the molecular imaging group of the UK’s Medical Research Council in London, says, “It’s not about looking thin, it’s about being healthy. You can look healthy, but have a lot fat internally, which can have a detrimental effect on your health. “His conclusion? Fat that’s skin-deep won’t kill you, it’s the hidden fat that will. The best way to blast away internal fat is to increase your workout intensity to rev your metabolism and burn off those layers.
BIG FAT LIE #10
If you stop working out, muscle turns into fat.
THE TRUTH Your muscle cannot be turned into fat. When you stop working out, you stop burning as many calories as you used to. It’s difficult to adjust eating habits, thus, you start putting on more fat from all the extra food you are eating. And the really bad news? Only 72 hours after your last workout, you start losing muscle. This means that your metabolism slows down as you lose muscle mass, and your body does not burn fat as efficiently as before. Therefore, you’re actually losing the war against fat on two fronts. Which means you shouldn’t quit your routine, even if you do just half-hour sessions two or three times a week.
This October, U Family promises an evening full of fun for families and picnic fans at the tranquil West Coast Park. After the success of the inaugural event last year, NTUC’s largest family picnic event, U Picnic, returns with a whimsical theme that promises nothing short of “Food.Fun.Experience” for the whole family.
WHAT: “U PICNIC” by U Family at West Coast Park
Organised by U Family and supported by NTUC FairPrice, U Picnic this year promises to attract and enthrall both children and the young-at-heart, with its dizzying variety of unique attractions to either create or relive their childhood dreams. Family-centric entertainment will include amazing stage performances and an array of activities such as Sky Ballet Dancing, Unicorn Riding, Sparkles & Star Dust Activities, and a ‘Potion Store’, which will serve up various concoctions of juices and beverages.
Another highlight that is guaranteed to be a big draw among children and those with a sweet tooth is the Candy House, where one can indulge in assorted candies to satisfy their penchant for sugar!
Participants who are game to let their creative juices run wild can also compete in:
– Most Creative Picnic Set Up Competition
– Best Dressed Family Competition
– Best Family Moments Photo Competition
– Family Challenges
A fabulous picnic basket filled to the brim with goodies worth more than $40 will be
given out to all registered families to supplement their own picnic food!
Additional information can be obtained at http://www.ufamily.org.sg/upicnic
WHEN: Saturday, 5 October 2013 5:00pm – 9:00pm (Picnickers can start to check-in from 4:30pm)
WHERE: West Coast Park
(71 West Coast Highway Singapore 126844)
TICKETS: NTUC Member – $20 per family of 5
Public – $40 per family of 5
^Free admission for children aged 3 years old and below.
Tickets on sale from 5 July.
Online ticketing is available via http://plus.bigdeal.sg/upicnic2013.html
For all public enquiries about the event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Press Release : NTUC FairPrice Foundation donates $1 million food vouchers to needy families in conjunction with inaugural “FairPrice Walks With U” event
Singapore, 29 June 2013 – Some 5,000 participants and 1,000 NTUC FairPrice staff, together with their families, business partners and associates, took part in NTUC FairPrice’s inaugural walking event, “FairPrice Walks With U” today at Marina Barrage. The event is organised to promote healthy lifestyle and family bonding among Singaporeans.
To celebrate the inaugural occasion, NTUC FairPrice and NTUC FairPrice Foundation Chairman Mr Ng Ser Miang handed over a cheque for $1 million worth of FairPrice food vouchers to Guest-of-Honour, Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Teo Chee Hean at the event. The donation will help low-income families with their daily needs as part of the FairPrice Food Voucher Scheme.
The FairPrice Foundation had initially pledged to donate $100 in food vouchers for each registered participant in this event, which amounts to $500,000. However with all 5,000 slots taken up, the Foundation decided to double the donation instead to $1 million.
Mr Ng Ser Miang, Chairman of NTUC FairPrice and NTUC FairPrice Foundation said, “FairPrice is privileged to organise this event that not only promotes family and community bonding in a fun and healthy walk, but also provides participants with the chance to do their part for the less fortunate. In response to the overwhelming support, FairPrice Foundation has decided to double our commitment from $500,000 to $1 million to help low-income families with their daily needs.”
The FairPrice Food Voucher Scheme provides vouchers for needy families to purchase daily essentials through grassroots organisations (GROs) of all 87 constituencies in Singapore. More than 20,000 needy families and individuals benefit from this scheme each year.
FairPrice has been working with grassroots organisations and welfare organisations in assisting lower income families to meet their daily needs through the FairPrice Food Voucher scheme since 2002. To date, the Foundation has contributed $11 million worth of FairPrice vouchers to the FairPrice Food Voucher Scheme.
Mr Andy Lee, father of two and popular family blogger was thrilled to enjoy a family outing while contributing to a good cause: “Attending any event for a good cause is always a great feeling but to be able to double up as a family bonding opportunity was really special. My children had a great time, especially with the entertainment stations en-route. I would definitely welcome more of such events.”
FairPrice Walks With U
In line with the event’s objective of promoting greater family bonding and healthy living, the event attracted participants of all ages from all walks of life. FairPrice Chairman Mr Ng Ser Miang, DPM Teo, and IOC President Dr. Jacques Rogge, who was in town for the IOC Athletes Forum, flagged off the participants at exactly 8am this morning, with the PSI level well below the 24hr average of 100.
The participants started their scenic 4km walk at the Barrage and made their way towards the Gardens By The Bay (East), right next to the Marina Bay Golf Course, against the backdrop of some of Singapore’s most famous landmarks such as the Singapore Flyer, Marina Bay Sands and the iconic Cloud Forest and Flower Dome at the Gardens by the Bay.
There were also various entertainment stations along the walking route and carnival activities such as balloon sculpting and a children’s art corner to keep the crowd entertained.
Commenting on the walk, Mr Tan Kian Chew, Group CEO of NTUC FairPrice said, “We are delighted with the turnout for the inaugural FairPrice Walks With U event. We have been monitoring the haze situation over the past week and decided that we should make every effort to allow the event to go on if the PSI level is within healthy levels, as we know that many of the participants are looking forward to it.
“It is fantastic that FairPrice has this event to promote family bonding and to help the poor. We hope to grow this event into one of the marquee walking events in the calendar, and something that Singaporeans can look forward to taking part in each year.”
If you guys are wondering why Sumatra’s burning goes on every year this would be a good explanation from someone that has direct experience on this matter. This is nothing related to sports but a matter that is of National emergency in Singapore.
image taken from: TheBorneoPost
INTERACTIONS By FRANCIS NG from klse.i3investor.com
We drove many hours through a country that was completely covered in fire and smoke, but mostly smoke. It was a strange experience, not at all like what we had expected. It was quite safe to drive even though the fires were burning right up to the roadsides. There were people living among the burning vegetation in little huts all along the way, spaced out at wide intervals and carrying on as if everything was normal. No property was damaged and no lives were lost. Here and there a small flame would flare up but only for a short time and then the vegetation would continue to smoulder. These so-called forest fires were not at all like the life-threatening forest fires of Australia, the United States, and the Mediterranean. What was going on?
Our driver told us the story. The huts were occupied by settlers who were the children of the original Transmigrasi migrants from Java. Their parents had been shipped in by the government to occupy land schemes sponsored by the government. These land schemes were like the Felda schemes in Malaysia, on land cleared from forests. That was one generation ago. The children of these land schemes were now spreading out all over Kalimantan and clearing land for themselves.
The custom in Kalimantan is that any land cleared and occupied belongs to whoever clears and occupies it. Any land that reverts back to jungle is open to others to clear and claim. As a result, each settler clears as much land as possible although he is able to farm only a small part of it. The rest would revert back to jungle but is prevented from doing so by fires set by the settlers themselves whenever the weather is dry. So the same land is burnt year after year after year. These are fires on low vegetation, deliberately set by hundreds of thousands of independent poor farmers who barely survive from hand to mouth, living in absolutely primitive conditions. When will it end? When somebody buys the land and converts it to permanent organised agriculture, as for growing oil palm. The land that the settlers clear and claim represent their only hope of escape from poverty.
The timber industry could be blamed because in logging, they create roads into the forests and leave behind the dead branches and leaves that can be set on fire in the first round of burning. The oil palm industry can be blamed if it gives the settlers hope by ultimately buying land that has been cleared and repeatedly burnt. But it is ultimately the social conditions in the country that are responsible for this state of affairs.
If Malaysia did not have a strict land-ownership system whereby people could legally own land in perpetuity or for specified periods, we would quickly see a land grab and total disappearance of all our forests, followed by annual fires to keep land cleared. Our land laws were established and enforced by the British when they had absolute power to do so, in the name of the sultans. It would be difficult for countries without such laws to establish and enforce such laws now.
After that drive into the interior of Kalimantan, I visited the peat areas near the coast. These areas were also heavily covered in smoke, to the extent that the airport had to be closed, but the concept here was different. The fires were set by Bugis rice farmers from Sulawesi who had cleared the forests by fire after their gigantic ramin trees had been extracted by loggers. The peat is many metres deep and unsuitable for growing rice, so the farmers grow pineapples and other acid-tolerant plants. Every year, during the dry season, they set the peat on fire and burn of a part of it. Eventually, after about 10 years, all the peat will be burnt off and they will be able to grow rice on mineral soil.
The annual fires in Kalimantan and, I assume in Sumatra also, are not spontaneous forest fires but deliberate agricultural fires started and kept alive by hundreds of thousands of peasant farmers. Solutions like sending in the fire brigade, or raising the penalty for oil palm growers and loggers for setting forests on fire, sound good on paper but does not come anywhere near to addressing the issues.
I cannot help but suspect that the real reasons for the fires and haze were known long ago by people on the ground, but it served the purpose of the international environmental NGOs and the international news agencies to put the blame on their favourite baddies the logging and oil palm industries. So long as the problem is not examined honestly, no implementable solution is likely to be found.
l Botanist and researcher Francis Ng is the former deputy director-general of the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia. He is now the botanical consultant to Bandar Utama City Centre Sdn Bhd and the Sarawak Biodiversity Centre.
1. Cardio Cardio Cardio
If you’re not already doing cardiovascular exercise on a regular basis, now is a great time to start. Muffin tops don’t form until after your body has stored calories as fat, and cardio exercise will not only prevent that from happening – it will also undo some of the damage that has already been done. In terms of losing fat, not all exercise is equally effective. Choose workouts that get your heart rate up and also include resistance training. A great option is a high-energy dance class like zumba. Also consider swimming, hiking, and cycling.
2. Watch What You Drink
Run from beverages that are sneakily calorie-filled, like sugary “fruit” juices and sodas. Empty calories like this are responsible for a lot of fat that goes into muffin tops.
3. Load Up On Fiber
People who have toned midsections have a secret weapon: fiber. Specifically, fiber from vegetables that keep you feeling full while also slowing down digestion, stopping food from entering your bloodstream too quickly. When it comes to high-fiber veggies, choose ones like cabbage, broccoli, avocado, collard greens, peas and Brussels sprouts.
4. Work Those Abs
In addition to cardiovascular exercise, you should do some abdominal exercises regularly if you really want to lose that belly fat. Take 10-15 minutes at the end of your cardio workout to add in some core training. Basic sit-ups will do the trick, and try to include leg lifts and pushups. It’s also a good idea to do some side crunches to tackle those love handles.
5. Eliminate Refined Foods
Refined carbohydrates such as white rice, pasta and potatoes can contribute to a sizable muffin top. Many refined carbs also contain way too much sugar, which not only raises your insulin levels but also makes your body more likely to store food as fat. Instead of eating sugary treats and white breads, focus on whole grains, fruits and vegetables.
The hormones associated with stress – namely cortisol – can actually contribute to bloating in the stomach region. When you’re stressed, your body stores cortisol in your pelvic area, which makes that region larger. Plus, when you’re stressed out, you’re more likely to indulge in a glass of wine or beer to take the edge off. If you’re not experienced in stress reduction techniques, simply being aware of your stress can make a big difference. Once you realize what’s happening, take some steps to minimize stress. Lighten your workload, meditate, breathe deeply or even take up yoga
Guess what guys? if you have no race this weekend ? or maybe even today, why not Run, Bike or Swim (ok maybe swim is impossible) over to this exciting happening in EXPO this weekend.
RunBikeSwim is the biggest annual showcase of sports brands, RunBikeSwim connects sports enthusiasts with innovative equipment and fashion as well as services and events. Find great deals on sports shoes, training apparel, energy supplements, outdoor gear, sunglasses, healthcare and more.
I was not able to get a list of all participating brands but in the last one that I went it was pretty huge with bike sales, gel sales .. shoe .. u name it .. they have it. So all you athletes what are you waiting for?
Have a great racing weekend peeps. More info below
Map of RunBikeSwim Expo
|Date||: 17 – 19 May 2013 (Friday – Sunday)|
|Time||: 11.00am – 8.00pm|
|Venue||: Singapore Expo Hall 6A
1 Expo Drive (S) 486150
Do you feel tired all the time? Lots of people do. It’s a sign of our overbooked times.
Getting your energy back could be simpler than you think. Start by seeing if you can relate to the top ten reasons for feeling drained.
Fatigue Cause No. 2: Sleep Apnea
Some people think they’re sleeping enough, but sleep apnea gets in the way. It briefly stops your breathing throughout the night. Each interruption wakes you for a moment, but you may not be aware of it. The result: you’re sleep-deprived despite spending eight hours in bed.
Fix: Lose weight if you’re overweight, quit smoking, and sleep with a CPAP device to help keep airway passages open at night.
Fatigue Cause No. 3: Not Enough Fuel
Eating too little causes fatigue, but eating the wrong foods can also be a problem. Eating a balanced diet helps keep your blood sugar in a normal range and prevents that sluggish feeling when your blood sugar drops.
Fix: Always eat breakfast and try to include protein and complex carbs in every meal. For example, eat eggs with whole-grain toast. Also eat meals and snacks throughout the day for sustained energy.
Fatigue Cause No. 4: Anemia
Anemia is one of the leading causes of fatigue in women. Menstrual blood loss can cause an iron deficiency, putting women at risk. Red blood cells (shown here) are needed because they carry oxygen to your tissues and organs.
Fix: For anemia caused by an iron deficiency, taking iron supplements and eating iron-rich foods, such as lean meat, liver, shellfish, beans, and enriched cereal, can help.
Fatigue Cause No. 5: Depression
You may think of depression as an emotional disorder, but it contributes to many physical symptoms as well. Fatigue, headaches, and loss of appetite are among the most common symptoms. If you feel tired and “down” for more than a couple of weeks, see your doctor.
Fix: Depression responds well to psychotherapy and/or medication.
Fatigue Cause No. 6: Caffeine Overload
Caffeine can improve alertness and concentration in moderate doses. But too much can increase heart rate, blood pressure, and jitteriness. And research indicates too much actually causes fatigue in some people.
Fix: Gradually cut back on coffee, tea, chocolate, soft drinks, and any medications that contain caffeine. Stopping suddenly can cause caffeine withdrawal and more fatigue.
Fatigue Cause No. 7: Diabetes
In people with diabetes, abnormally high levels of sugar remain in the bloodstream instead of entering the body’s cells, where it would be converted into energy. The result is a body that runs out of steam despite having enough to eat. If you have persistent, unexplained fatigue, ask your doctor about being tested for diabetes.
Fix: Treatments for diabetes may include lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise, insulin therapy, and medications to help the body process sugar.
Fatigue Cause No. 8: Dehydration
Your fatigue can be a sign of dehydration. Whether you’re working out or working a desk job, your body needs water to work well and keep cool. If you’re thirsty, you’re already dehydrated.
Fix: Drink water throughout the day so your urine is light colored. Have at least two cups of water an hour or more before a planned physical activity. Then, sip throughout your workout and afterwards drink another two cups
Fatigue Cause No. 9: Shift Work Sleep Disorder
Working nights or rotating shifts can disrupt your internal clock. You may feel tired when you need to be awake. And you may have trouble sleeping during the day.
Fix: Limit your exposure to daylight when you need to rest. Make your room dark, quiet, and cool. Still having sleep issues? Talk with your doctor. Supplements and medications may help.
Fatigue Cause No. 10: Food Allergies
Some doctors believe hidden food allergies can make you sleepy. If your fatigue intensifies after meals, you could have a mild intolerance to something you’re eating — not enough to cause itching or hives, just enough to make you tired.
Fix: Try eliminating foods one at a time to see if your fatigue improves. You can also ask your doctor about a food allergy test.
Fast Fix for Mild Fatigue
If you have mild fatigue that isn’t linked to any medical condition, the solution may be exercise. Research suggests healthy but tired adults can get a significant energy boost from a modest workout program. In one study, participants rode a stationary bike for 20 minutes at a mild pace. Doing this just three times a week was enough to fight fatigue.
By Gina Shaw
If you have been following my blog you would notice that I update my blog pretty often within a week or so, unless I am on a holiday which I will also do updates. What happened recently after my return to work from a long weekend for the Lunar New Year holiday was that I was “HOSPITALIZED” . Yup check in to the hospital , bet you guys would be thinking I drank or ate too much, well it was none of that. I wish I did drink and eat all those good stuff though
APPENDICITIS HAPPENED, That’s What happened after my first day at work, I felt kinda queasy after lunch, Appendicitis is the inflammation of the APPENDIX and I read somewhere that its a useless organ or so I think
I want to share with you my appendicitis experience at 14th of February (Valentines Day) Guess the Appendicitis was my HOT Date for the day. I am skipping the morning to the time it happened so not to bore you with office works stuff.
3pm: After lunch working on my laptop was a pain, I disregard it as a tummy ache
4pm: The pain from my my upper abdominal felt like gastric but it came and g, told my colleague I feel kinda bad and in Pain but continued to work
6pm: Got back home and the pain intensified, was feeling cold and I couldn’t event sit up straight, Had my dinner and slumped into bed straight.
7pm – Midnight : Fever just hit me straight, and my body temperature has shot up really high, I can feel it but nothing to prove it as my thermometer was outside.
1am: Went to sit on the throne thinking it was still food poisoning at that time, whole body was shivering in cold and I thought I was gonna die from the sharp pain. (no drama here, it really felt that way)
11am: I went to the clinic and felt much better but with the pain now shifted to the lower right side of my abdominal.
11:15am: Doctor examined me and said, I think you better head to the Hospital A&E now for surgery, I think your having Appendicitis ( I was like what what what??!!)
11:45am: checked myself into A&E at Changi General hospital, went through a first Doc named Eugene Huang, He was pretty cool and he examined me with the pushing of the tummy where they call it the rebound, but he was confused at my state as he says you look ok to me, but just to be sure he needs to do a blood examination.
12:25pm : blood sample came back and Dr Eugene confirmed it was appendicitis, I was devastated having to know I gotta go through surgery (never done this before and kinda pretty scared about being cut up) but even before all this they still need to send me to a specialist, So I registered myself and needed to be warded (I told em I didnt need a wheelchair but they insisted) Man I hate to be put into a wheelchair. —->> (see me in a wheelchair) <<—-
1pm: I was asked to see the specialist (not sure who they are but was asked to see them for more review) I was wheeled into a room with 3 young chaps and a lady (those guys look like they were in their teens) Doc still says that with my facial expression and well being they kinda worried to just cut me up, so not being convince they asked the surgeon to take a look at me before really conforming on the surgery.
2pm: Dr Kevin came to me and did more checks he was unsure as he said with my condition of the pain being very bad yesterday and today which being subsided, it might not be a case of appendicitis ( I was like relieved ) but then he said just to be sure, I am sending you for another scan. (OH GOSH)
3pm: CT Scan done.. waiting for results
4pm: Dr Kevin says OK, Confirmed you are going to be warded and prep for surgery tomorrow. (GROANS) He just mention that I have a very high pain tolerance level and he never seen a patient with appendicitis like me, cause he say you don’t even look sick , maybe I should have told him that all the Ironman training helps?
Well, the rest is history….. if you take a look at the time line I was practically in pain for 2days, If you have a symptom similar to that, please do not hesitate and go check if it is appendicitis because it can cause mortality
I know most of you have been told by your parents or other grown-ups at one point in your childhood not to run around right after a meal. They say that the food will get into your appendix and you’ll get appendicitis.
So is this true or is it just something parents tell you so that you’ll behave after eating?
Well, this one ain’t true! Running or jumping around after a meal will not cause appendicitis. Just a brief tidbit, the appendix is a small, useless tube of tissue that extends from the large intestine. Appendicitis is caused by an inflammation of your appendix which is usually due to feces or growth clogging and infecting it.
If left untreated, it might burst and spread the infection to the surrounding organs. Usually if you have it, you will feel an unusual pain from your belly button moving to the lower right side of your abdomen and it gets worse in a few hours.
But running around after a meal won’t cause feces to shoot into your appendix and block it. Although, you could get an upset stomach or might puke if you do that. Remember when you just had that burger and fries meal right before riding a rollercoaster? Hehehe.
Oh if you want to know how much my estimated bill for a 5 days in the Hospital check it , Please have a seat before you see the bill and dont be shocked !
After the surgery I cannot tell you how important your abdominal muscle is, even the slightest movement you are using your abdominal strength ! after this surgery my tummy is bloated and I could not move my abdominal as much as I wish, slightest sneeze and it hurts , not to mention if I laugh ! OH GOD ! that pains me to the extent that having to stab a knife on my hands feels the same. Anyway looks like I am sideline from all my sports for at least 3 months and max 6 months , Doc knew I was a triathlete (dont know how but he knew) so he warned me NOT TO DO any of my sports.
Do you know that your body is estimated to be up to 60 percent water, the brain is composed of 70 percent water, and the lungs are nearly 90 percent water? Lean muscle tissue contains about 75 percent water by weight, as does the brain, body fat contains 10 percent water, and bone has 22 percent water. About 83 percent of our blood is water, which helps digest our food, transport waste, and control body temperature.
At least 20 percent of the water that your body needs will come from the food you eat. The rest will come from the beverages you drink. Water is probably the best choice.
Water lubricates your joints and allows them to move freely. The connective tissue around joints needs plenty of water to maintain elasticity and allow ease of movement.
Water is the main ingredient in all of the processes needed to break down, digest, and excrete our food. Water carries nutrients to the cells through the blood. Water helps to extract and distribute the necessary water-soluble vitamins from food such as Vitamins B and C. Chronic dehydration may result in weight gain, poor muscle tone, water retention, and digestive problems such as constipation and kidney stones. For every 25 pounds you exceed your ideal weight, you should increase your water consumption by one 8 oz. glass.
The kidneys constantly filter the blood, concentrating wastes and sending them out in your urine. When there isn’t enough water, your kidneys have to recycle dirty water as they work to remove the wastes from your body. Over time, dehydration may damage your kidneys. When the kidneys don’t have enough water to function well, the liver takes over some of the kidney’s work, decreasing its ability to convert stored fat into energy—which can result in weight gain.
Your heart is 75 percent water. Blood is 85 percent water. Good hydration increases the efficiency of your cardiovascular system. Hardening of the arteries, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol may all be lowered by an increase in water consumption. During exercise you may experience “cardiac creep” as the blood becomes sluggish due to water loss.
Lung tissues are moistened by water as they take in oxygen and excrete carbon dioxide and hydrogen. Allergies and asthmatic symptoms may be a sign of not drinking enough water.
Water is your body’s coolant, regulating your temperature. It helps to ensure that we don’t overheat by releasing heat energy from the body through perspiration and evaporation. Symptoms of heat exhaustion (when your body doesn’t have enough water to regulate body temperature) include excessive perspiration, dizziness, fatigue, headache, nausea, and vomiting.
A three percent weight loss from water results in serious health problems. A 15 percent water loss can result in death. It is recommended that you weigh yourself before and after exercising and note any weight change. I was surprised to see how dramatic that can be and how much water I consumed to replace what was lost.
Your body needs as much water in cold weather as it does in hot weather.
Adults lose 2 to 3 quarts of water every day. That’s 8 to 12 cups. You lose 1/2 cup to 1 cup of water just through the soles of your feet. Another two to four cups are lost from breathing. Perspiration accounts for another 2 to 4 cups. Another6 cups are lost in urine. Dry skin is a common symptom of minor dehydration.
There is no way for the body to store water. When you are dehydrated, your body rations and recycles water. Toxic wastes are dumped into the tissues—fat, joints, and muscle—instead of being eliminated. If you suffer from occasional cramping of legs and feet at night, review your exercise and water consumption for the day.
You Are What You Drink and Eat
You can live without food for a month or more but can only survive for three or four days without water. Water is the solvent that moves the nutrients, hormones, antibodies, and oxygen through your blood stream and lymphatic system. Your two trillion cells are mini-factories producing waste products. Water is necessary to move toxins and wastes out of our bodies. If you are not drinking enough water, your body has to recycle dirty water, and every metabolic function in your body does not work as efficiently as it should.
Ask yourself: How much water am I drinking, not as tea or coffee, fruit or vegetable juices, but as pure H20? Am I eating a variety fruits and vegetable loaded with water?
Statistics are from the U.S. Geological Survey.
Have you guys ever been injured? I am sure you have, unless you are Superman.. wait even Superman gets injured in his heroic pursuit for justice.
So what do one do when he or she is injured , you either practice R.I.C.E. which stands for
but what happens if all RICE fails us? well surely we would want a speedy recovery and look for contraption that can speed up our recovery. I found this ENERGY BELT while visiting my dad’s house and he told me he got it from this lady hawking in the streets which promises him that it will heal ailment like muscle tightness, backache.. etc..etc..
I am not sure whats written on the belt, hope you guys can tell me whats written on it. The belt is made of Lycra and is stretchable
It has this tag with the brand Telaisi, looks like the only thing I could find about this brand is that they make recovery bands like for ankle straps and wrist straps but none of this model that I hold in my hand.
In this recovery strap there is something inside which my dad wouldn’t allow me to cut it up. It feels like six flat pebble spaced within each other inside the belt. You cant really see it in the picture below.
So what happens here is that you strap it on your back and ensure that you placed the so called pebble on the place where you want to recover. This belt does not need battery or any external energy source, pretty cool the way I see it, cause all you need is your own body energy,
I am suspecting its got something o do with the stones within. So here was my conversation with Dad.
Me: Hey Dad, whats this ?
Dad: Oh some recovery belt I bought off the street, Pretty useful as it helps one recover from muscle ache and yeah I used it before
Me: You sure this works? (being skeptical always with China made stuff)
Dad: Sure it works, GO GO .. put it on
Me: *looking at dad Grins while I put the belt on* (at the back of my head I know something is not right)
Dad: Ok, strap it on, leave it for 15 mins or till you feel the belt emits heat
Me: Sure, ok .. will do and I went to sleep…
After 15min, I really did felt the heat being emitted from my own body. You know how people say heat helps recover pain
. OH BOY HOW WRONG I WAS, this heat ain’t good heat, it was kinda like skin biting heat and no it does not aid recovery. Then I turned looking at Dad.. This was how I look like really
Dad: don’t worry, the heat will wear off in about 30 min or so.
Me: But its like burning my skin… (so waited 30mins)
Guess what, the heat never went off till 6 or 7 hours or so. It was just excruciating skin biting experience which I don’t recommend to you guys. I don’t think I would want to try it again EVER, as they say once bitten twice shy.
Not sure if you have one lying around your house, if you do let me know your feedback on this evil device..
Isaac 2cents Worth:
Pro: No battery needed , stretchable to many sizes , If you like the feel of being bitten by fire ants this has the same effect.
Con: yes, FIRE ANT biting effect. Effect worn off only hours later
Anyway, hope you have a Burning Wednesday, two more days to the WEEKEND
Please take a moment of your time to look at this post
It is from my dear friend , a neighbour and triathlete buddy is supporting the Muslim Kidney Action Association (MKAC) Ramadan appeal.
He has pledge to donate $100 to the association for this coming Muslim festive season but that is not all, he will do this when he finds 10 runners to run 10km, if you are keen to help in this charity donation, do drop me a comment and I will relay this message to him, as you know he already have one runner on board and no question who that is. You can be anywhere in the World to do this.
1) Drop me a comment below that you are keen
2) Ensure you are fairly healthy and able to walk/run 10km
3) Once you have done so, please submit an email to me at email@example.com and I will publish all 10 runners in the post later on when we make the donation. (make sure you are in your workout attire ok)
4) BLESS YOUR SOUL, KARMA 100x returned as I believe in it !!
but before you start thinking that my friend Zurairi is some power triathlete, please read his story here
Story taken from http://www.liveon.sg
Zurairi Bin SamsuddinI’m married with 2 children, one is 3 years old and the younger one has just turned one.I’m a teacher in a primary school, teaching English, Math and Music.My worries started when my kidney failed in 2007. I started dialysis, but I got tired easily and had to stop work. Since I could not do a lot of things, my whole family had to take care of me.I felt bad about being dependent on other people, even if they were my closest family members. It was a frustrating time for me, to be so helpless and to feel useless. My family was still very young. How could I keep up with these challenges for the rest of my life?That was when I decided that dialysis was not for me.I wanted to be the one supporting my family. I wanted to be strong again, and that meant opting for an organ transplant.
My doctor educated my family and I on the procedure involved and the options that were available to us, such as getting a kidney from a living donor who is a family member.
I count myself fortunate that my family was calm about the whole matter and gave their full support. My parents and my parents-in-law went for the blood test and my mother-in-law turned out to be a suitable match.
My transplant took place in January 2008. I recovered quickly and went back to school to teach in May 2008.
To me, organ donation is really the gift of life. I regained my freedom to do anything and everything. I can work again and support my family, and repay them for the love and support they have shown me.
Please do share this post with your colleagues or friends, Do support the Kidney patients. It would not hurt to do some good in some part of our lives. If you would like to donate, please see the below response form or either drop me a comment.
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Many people out there would want to look good if not EVERYONE, , defined ABS, toned skin, gorgeous curves., who doesn’t want to look like Gerald Butler in 300, Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible, Jessica Alba in Fantastic Four or even Halle Berry in James Bond How do all this celebrity do it?
Beats me if you ask me, cause their weight loss seems to be like magic, in one instant, FAT the next, FAB! Look at the comparison picture of this celebrities, (Britney Spears)
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All you runners out there, we are all not bullet proof, we are all not made of special Adamantiun like Wolverine.. and you bet your arse that we will be injured one day. I have been lucky to date as the only running injury that I had was shin splits cause of my over training, Stupid me.. cramping runs after runs everyday just for an upcoming race.
I know people take supplement when they have problems, but aren’t you suppose to take supplements EVEN before you have injuries? I recommend glucosamine for your joints, well I do take them to prevent injuries (not taking chance)
So far there are (more…)
Its a common thing where people down energy drinks to get that extra lift, for me I have tried countless from Monster, Rockstar, Wired, Tilt and the infamous Redbull, I have even tried funkier one’s in Japan , really not sure what I drank but it sure tasted funny, usually all the servings of this energy drinks are in 12oz sized and it fills me up pretty much. What if i told you, that you can also energized yourself with only 2oz instead. sounds abit dubious ? read on..
This new brand called Take5 caught my eye and it was in packaged in this little tiny 2oz bottle, at first I thought it was for some eye wash or something when I was shopping in the mall. Not sure if you have seen it but this is the picture of that cute little tiny bottle that they sell in store. I got a couple of em to try as it said Brain power and the other Immunity.
Alot of research apparently was done to this little drink, would you believe it if I tell you that it will improve you immunity and you dont have to frequent the doctor as often anymore? dont believe me ? download the research paper BREAKING NEWS TAKE5IVE AJCN-1 , so now you believe me ?
This little energy drink
- Works instantly
- gives you 5.5hours of energy (don’t know how they time that exactly)
- maintain mental focus and clarity
- Support Vital Brain functions
- NO SUGAR
I didn’t only tried it on myself but got my buddy Jason to tried it as well, He had a sleepless night before and he had to drive about 400km back to Malaysia, so I (more…)
I did my final paper about “No Smoking Campaign” back in the years when I was studying for PR degree, I wanted to write something that was close to my heart, and boy did I went ballistic with the stats and numbers, I went all over government bodies, NGO and smokers/ non smokers the whole lot I tell you.
All I can say is that smokers are winning the war (Sigh) and people are just not worried about the effect of smoking and their health. I really hope that I can make a change in people’s life, no matter how slow it is but its at least one cigarette at a time,
Thankfully I come from a family that do not smoke and are very much a sports loving background family. Mom was a sprinter for her school days, Dad was a tennis player and manages the State tournament Tennis events previously, my two sister were school representative for tennis and softball in their own division. I was playing tennis for my club division and I was a state cyclist. So I am pretty proud that we don’t smoke and are all pretty healthy
I hope people will change and I do believe that doing sports will curb your addiction to smoking, If you are a smoker, I totally respect your choice , but do you think its beneficial? gain anything?
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Its Tuesday, I figured out lets share this while we are heading to our midweek work week, Hang in there guys Running Motivational Posters part 3 by #RunnersWorld #Fitness #Runners
Have you ever felt that you gonna make a big one half way through a Marathon race ? or any race for the matter… would you stop ? I know I wont !
This is part 2 of the Runners World motivation posters, I dont know about you but I don’t find this relating to me at all.
In-fact I love waking up in the weekends, Ironic isn’t it…weekdays I dread waking up in the morning, but on the weekend I am usually up by 4am to do my long ride, long runs and long rest.. Train hard – Play hard !
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Coconut water is often referred to as “nature’s sports drink.” But how did this simple beverage, enjoyed for thousands of years throughout the world, earn such an impressive title?
Read on to find out 5 big reasons why athletes are choosing coconut water over other sports recovery drinks.
1. Coconut water is packed with electrolytes.
One of the best benefits of drinking coconut water is its electrolyte content. Electrolytes are electrically charged ions that help your cells maintain and transmit voltages and impulses to and from other cells. Electrolytes play a vital role in your body, especially in maintaining proper functionality of your nerves, heart, and other muscles.
The electrolytes present in your body include:
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This is what I have been telling my friend all this while, You don’t have to be a HERO to do an Ironman, run a Marathon or do the things you think you can’t achieve.
What excuse do you want to give yourself when a person with no legs can complete an Ironman, a Blind person crossing the Marathon.. look at yourself in the mirror and tell yourself, “EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE”
This poster by Edmund Hillary was shared by my buddy cKwane from Zenpencils, and he himself from a non-athletic person to a awesome hiker/climber who just did the summit of Everest! RESPECT that truly my friend.
In my RoadID I have this little motto that I tell myself “BELIEVE IN YOURSELF” and I hold that closely to my heart. What quotes or motto do you truly believe in ?
How to Choose Clipless or Flat Bike Pedals
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