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Swarovski Activity Tracking Jewellery

I had the opportunity to test out a pretty blingy equipment code name SATJ which stands for Swarovski Activity Tracking Jewellery but before you go all crazy over bling check out my video where Ms Audrey talks about this little bling.

The Swarovski Activity Crystal is one of the first activity tracking jewelry collections designed to make you look great every day, all day long. The fully faceted Swarovski Activity Crystal measures your daily activities and quality of sleep, and syncs wirelessly with your smartphone.

This beautiful Crystal helps you look great throughout the day, whether for sports, work, leisure, or special occasions. it helps define your personal fitness goal and set Swarovski Activity Crystal to track your everyday activities including walking, running and cycling.

It is also helps towards understand your sleeping pattern, a first step to improving your quality of sleep. Best part of this SATJ is that there is no charging required. The battery lifetime is up to 4- 6 months depending on your usage and batteries are easily replaceable (CR2025 coin cell where you can get it from any hardware store)

Swarovski Activity Crystal is water resistant to 50 meters. Reach your goal by taking that extra lap around the pool to see where your activity level stands.If you ladies like the tech and loves a life of glamour, I am pretty sure SATJ will blend into your lifestyle with ease.

The Swarovski Activity Jewellery Tracker is now available at all Swarovski outlets

Here are some Miranda pic for you guys out there

K-Swiss 50 Love Singapore

Last week, I had the pleasure of celebrating the 50th anniversary of American footwear brand K-Swiss, where a new heritage collection of all their classic, signature models was unveiled.

Founded in 1966 in California by two Swiss brothers, their aim was to bring their knowledge of ski boot technology to the emerging tennis shoe market, as both sports require footwear with a tight fit to support sudden and powerful side-to-side movements.

The collection will consist of seven classic styles that have been updated with modern footwear technology and high quality materials. The first shoe to be released will be the Classic 66, which is fitting as it was the first and only shoe to be produced in the first 20 years of the brand’s illustrious 50-year history. There will be a limited stock of 1,966 pairs as a nod to its humble beginnings in 1966 and will run alongside six other models; the Si-18 International OG, Surf ‘n’ Turf OG, Lozan III, The Classic VN, Irvine OG and Hoke.

KOBE 11 MUSE PACK: Tinker Hatfield Honors Greatness

Kobe 11 has landed on Singapore shores but in very limited quantity

Today Kobe Bryant is a muse, but growing up Bryant had his own hero. In addition to admiring Michael Jordan’s commitment to greatness both on and off the court, he was intrigued by the Jumpman’s signature line, which Jordan created in collaboration with Nike designer Tinker Hatfield. “Tinker has caused my parents a lot of headaches over the years,” Bryant recalls, “from being a kid and having to go find a bunch of Air Jordans.”

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Among the line, however, Bryant had a particular favorite: “The Jordan IIIs were my all-­‐time favorite, still my favorite to this day,” he asserts. “To be able to grow up and appreciate all the Jordans and then to actually sit with the man who designed those and kind of understand how he designed them the way he did, why he designed them the way he has… That’s amazing.”

The KOBE 11 Tinker Muse is available in limited quantities beginning May 5 at SGD329 at selected Nike stores in Singapore

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DBS Marina Regatta 2016

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The DBS Marina Regatta is returning with something spectacular this year, it will be a bold new experiences on- and off-water over two weekends on 28-29 May and 4-5 June.

Singapore’s biggest water sports fest by the bay will once more see the region’s top dragon boating teams battle it out beneath the iconic Marina Bay skyline.

Singapore’s one and only urban pop-up beach also makes a big comeback, featuringSoutheast Asia’s tallest inflatable water slide (over five storeys tall!) – for the first
time.

The beach comes with a packed programme of non-stop activities for families and urbanites alike. Board sports enthusiasts can try their hand at stand-up paddling and yoga sessions, while kids can explore the kayaking, zorbing, and obstacle courses.

You can check out the last post where you save money by using the DBS Paylah video, but I am not sure if they will be bringing the following back for all

Dates: 28-29 May 2016
4-5 June 2016
Time: 11am – 10pm
Location: The Promontory@Marina Bay
Price: Free admission

Hashtags: #DBSMarinaRegatta #UrbanBeach

How to get to event site
• By Bus:
Bus Stop at One Raffles Quay – Bus Service: 10, 10E, 57, 70, 75, 100, 107, 128,
130, 131, 162, 167, 186, 196, 196E, 700, 970, NR1, NR6
Bus Stop at Marina Boulevard – Bus Service: 97, 97E

• By MRT:
Bayfront (CE1), Exit E (8 minutes walk)
Raffles Place (NS2, EW14), Exit F (5 minutes walk)

• By Car:
Parking may be found at the following locations:
Marina Bay City Gallery
Marina Bay Financial Centre
Marina Bay Link Mall
NTUC Centre
One Raffles Quay

5 myths that is sabotaging your fitness goals

#1 Breakfast is the most important meal of the day

This is one of the most oft-quoted health advice I hear and is probably the biggest culprit for the increase in insulin resistance and obesity.

Breakfast is actually the most important meal of the day because you are breaking fast, and if you get it wrong, you can throw off your energy balance for the entire day.

It should not, however, be the largest meal of the day. If you want to burn fat, then get up and move in the morning before refuelling. Force your body to use your fat stores for energy rather than switch them off by putting sugary breakfast products into your system. Even 20 minutes of moderate movement will boost your metabolism and circulation to the point where your endocrine system is balanced and ready for the day.

If you don’t have the time for 20 minutes, then fast for two to three hours upon waking to ensure you are still scavenging from your fat stores.

Having a spoonful of healthy fat like coconut oil or Udo’s 369 will help keep hunger at bay while giving you an energy boost.

That is why Bulletproof Coffee has become the breakfast of choice for so many athletes and health fans over the past few years.

#2 Don’t exercise on an empty stomach

Some experts believe that exercising on an empty stomach makes you weaker and can cause dizziness or fainting. This is true if you are hypoglycaemic or have a habit of snacking before movement.

However, I recommend you try to gradually move over to exercising on empty and train the body to burn its fat.

Exercise is a simulation of hunting and gathering. What motivates animals to move and hunt?

Hunger! In fact all animals perform better when they are moderately hungry, especially predators.

When the digestive process is dormant, more blood is available for the brain and muscles, enabling us to move faster and be more effective hunters.

#3 Fasting and low calorie diets will slow down your metabolism

The idea that regular eating will boost your metabolism is completely retarded and goes against both common sense and science.

Movement boosts your metabolism. If you work in an office, then you should not be eating the same food types or portions as a manual laborer.

I cannot stress enough the importance of daily exercise for office workers or people who sit all day.

Dr James Levine, director of the Mayo Clinic in the United States, coined the phrase “sitting is the new smoking”. Sitting for extended periods kills the metabolic rate, and people who sit often and don’t moderate their food intake will rapidly gain weight and increase their likelihood of contracting diabetes, heart disease and complications of the gastrointestinal system.

So, exercise and move to build an appetite and earn your lunch.

If you are sitting for three to four hours and haven’t exercised that day, then stick to low-energy foods like a small portion of vegetables and lean meat.

Remember when you were at school and at the end of a lesson the bell goes and everyone jumps up and comes to life? Remember how much energy you had back then?

Set an alarm or get an activity tracker. Every 45 minutes, get up and move around like you did back then. Breathe deeply and get some air, boost your circulation with some simple exercises like climbing stairs or star jumps.

Not only will it improve your physical health, but this tip will also increase oxygenation to the brain, enabling you to function better and work more efficiently

#4 Running is the best way to burn fat

This myth is a little complex. Yes, running and low-intensity aerobic work uses body fat as fuel, while high-intensity anaerobic exercise uses sugars and glycogen.

The problem is that the body always replaces the fuel you use in anticipation of the next event. The best way to use up your fat stores and stay slim is to cut out all sugars from the diet and train at an intensity that burns sugars.

Then the body is forced to resort to using its fuel reserves from the fat cells.

At the next meal, the body will replace its glycogen stores as best it can, but not the fat reserves.

This is why low carb diets and high-intensity interval training (HIIT) work so well together and are the go-to formula for so many trainers and health professionals

#5 Counting calories in versus out is the best way to lose weight

Unfortunately, the systems of the body are so multidimensional that there is little benefit in using a calorie-counting approach to weight loss unless you are a highly trained professional.

The two master systems in the body that control weight and energy transfer are the endocrine and the nervous systems, and they have no idea what a calorie is. Weight and fat loss is determined by the type of foods we eat and how they are prepared, and not by how many calories they have.

For example, sugars (100 grams of white sugar has 388 calories) lead to an insulin response, and insulin is a fat storage hormone.

Coconut oil (100 grams has 862 calories) has more than double the calories, but stimulates satiety hormones like adiponectin, which make you feel full. The oil also contains medium chain triglycerides, which encourage a fat burning response in the body.

However, calorie awareness does work when comparing foods in the same group, such as the following examples for protein: 100 grams of lean beef has about 143; 100 grams of pork loin has about 242 calories.

Once you are aware of which foods are the best value calorie-wise, then you can ensure you stay away from the higher calorie-laden foods under each category of carbohydrates fats and proteins.

One of the best charts you can work with is the glycaemic load (GL) chart, which is excellent and not to be confused with the glycaemic index (GI), which, by comparison, is very misleading.

The advice here is an indication of how to build daily habits to make you leaner and healthier.

Build them into your programme slowly and see the positive changes in your energy levels, mental alertness and waistline. Habits take time to adapt to, so don’t rush into wholesale changes, especially if you are hypoglycaemic or have insulin resistance and other health issues.

Work with an expert nutritionist or health coach and gradually start rearranging your daily schedule of activities.

The first few weeks will be tough as your metabolism shifts to a new cycle, but stick with the programme and you will begin to feel the benefits of life as a hunter-gatherer!

Remember, no one else is an expert about your body. All we can do as health coaches is to help interpret the communications and symptoms you are experiencing, like pain, fatigue and weight gain, and make the recommendations for change to bring balance and healing back to your body.

Then together we can look at setting health goals and improving your quality of life.

 

Liam Harkness is a qualified sports therapist with certificates in Active Isolated Stretching and Strengthening (AIS), visceral manipulation and holistic lifestyle coaching. His two current goals are to help Malaysian athletes beat Singapore and help combat the rise of non-communicable diseases in the country.

MIZUNO 1906 “GV87” Debut

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Featuring the Mizuno1906 GV87 in Olive green and black colorway, Mizuno is showcasing their identity not only in sports but their latest lifestyle shoes in their 1906 range.

Since Rihachi Mizuno in 1906 opened a small sports equipment store in Osaka , Mizuno has been meticulous in making things for the development of sport, in current time and fashion, they have revamp their style to cater to the contemporary taste.

The 1906 series fuses the technology of performance shoes with fashionable designs and this is where their 110-year history but yet still remaining faithful to the forms of Mizuno models from the 1980s.

Mizuno Slogan after is “Made for sport, Designed for life” Check out the shoe in real motion.

Striiv Fusion Bio The Fitness Tracker that is a Smartwatch

The Striiv Fusion Bio is the ultimate fusion between a fitness tracker and a smartwatch.

In addition to traditional step tracking, the Striiv Fusion Bio comes with 24/7 heart rate monitoring capabilities, that can track your overall health and stress levels anytime and anywhere.

What’s a good fitness tracker without sleep tracking capabilities? The Fusion Bio doesn’t just track your sleep, but comes armed with a vibrating alarm that helps wake you up silently, without disturbing your partner as well!

Furthermore, you can stay connected on-the-go with smartwatch notifications delivered to your phone via low energy Bluetooth capabilities that won’t threaten your smartphone’s battery life. You can even control your music playlist right from your wrist without having to unlock your phone.

Product Features:

  • Step Tracking
  • Distance Travelled
  • Calories Burned
  • Heart Rate Monitoring
  • Silent Vibrating Alarm
  • Smartwatch Notifications
  • Music Playback Controls
  • Up to 5 Days of Battery Life
  • Splash-Proof

The Striiv Fusion Bio’s cousins, the Striiv Fusion and Striiv Fusion Lite are also on sale at consumer electronic stores and our online store!

Fusion Bio retails for $179 at AxtroSports

ZIP TOWARDS THE FINISH LINE WITH A FASTER AND LIGHTER WAVE HITOGAMI 3

I can’t wait to get my hands on the following shoes, but before I get to test out the shoe here is the general summary of the shoe in short.

If you are looking for a faster, lighter running shoe worthy of the starting line?

Look no more, our Wave Hitogami 3 is one of our fastest shoe ever made! The Mizuno Wave Hitogami 3 is a super lightweight neutral shoes which provides a secure fit and low drop for a road gripping drive you will appreciate.

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 Responsive U4ic technology is paired with a firm Parallel Wave to create a quick and springy ride perfect for tempo and race day. A breathable air mesh upper provides a classic Mizuno fit and blown rubber on the outsole delivers exceptional durability that goes on mile after mile.

 Key Features

  1. The Parallel Wave provides responsive cushioning and energy dispersion
  2. A lightweight racing shoe with classic 3D fit provides better feel and road grip
  3. 9mm drop running shoe provides a road-hugging ride for heel and midfoot runners
  4. Blown rubber forefoot provides durability and grip for a high-performance, high-speed run

Weight: 218 grams

**The Wave Hitogami 3 retails for $185 and is available at all Mizuno boutiques and selected World of Sports stores.

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