Guess who’s back in the running game?? Shortly after running my second ever best half marathon time in Oxford last October, I developed patellofemoral syndrome in my left knee (most likely, due to overuse) which pretty much ruled out running properly for about two months. One morning I just woke up with a loud cracking noise in my left knee and pain under the knee cap which kicked in whenever I went down the steps, lowered myself down to sit onto the loo, or squatted in a certain angle during exercising. The physiotherapist I saw could not detect any obvious or…

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One of my New Year’s resolutions was to ‘give something back’ to the community as a fitness & health blogger. Therefore I was thrilled when my friend Rachel who blogs at Healthy & Psyched, nominated me to participate in the so-called £2 challenge. This challenge is running until the end of February and it is being organised by Voucherbox which is one of the UK’s leading voucher publishers. They teamed up with a charity called Zamcog, asking people to come up with a meal plan for one day which costs no more than £2/person in total, and then write about their #2poundchallenge experience. Why…

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I can’t believe January is already behind us! The days seem to be going really quickly, which is not necessarily a bad thing when you are counting down to Spring. You may have guessed that winter is not my favourite season! Having seen a number of other bloggers do this, I decided to launch a new roundup series on my website whereby I will be showcasing a selection of my favourite things each month. This will include healthy food, helpful products or services to support an active lifestyle, gadgets, fitness/running/blogger friendly events and places, and last, but not least, some inspiration such as books, movies or people. Without…

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We are seeing a number of interesting fitness and health trends emerging in 2017 – social fitness classes, insect protein powders, vitamin enriched teas, super-mushrooms, and functional fitness workouts, just to mention a few. My prediction is that we will also start seeing the end of the traditional ‘one size fits all’ approach in fitness and diet plans, and the rise of more personalised solutions over the next few years. I am talking about solutions which are tailored to your unique genetic makeup – or your DNA profile, in other words. The recent explosion in genetic science has revealed new connections…

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My hubby and I were on our way to do a run by the Maidenhead riverside one morning this January, when a sign pointing towards ‘Wild Training Gym’ caught my sight as we drove past the business park in Loudwater. I was pretty sure I had not seen the signage before, so I decided to do some investigating to satisfy my curiousity… A race banner or a new gym never escapes my eagle-eyes! With so many gyms and fitness clubs mushrooming everywhere these days, I was keen to find out if the Wild Training Gym is able to offer anything different or…

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