Having been inspired by some of the talks at the VegFest event this October, I have started experimenting with a more plant-based lifestyle – I figured I had nothing to lose and this could be an interesting experience, if nothing else. In fact, I have just signed up for the Veganuary challenge for January next year, whereby I will attempt to go vegan for a full month, cutting out all animal foods. Eek. The truth is, after VegFest, I have started making a conscious effort to reduce the amount of animal foods in my diet and substitute them with plant…

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One evening, on my way home from work on the train, I was reading the latest issue of the Runners World Magazine. An article caught my eye in the race reviews section about a scenic winter cross-country race, on the borders of Oxfordshire and Berkshire – the Mapledurham 10 by My Sporting Times Events. I remember almost instantly feeling an itch to sign up for this race, despite the course profile promising to be quite tough and most likely to be a mud-fest (not something that usually deters me…). I found out that this race is part of a special…

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This post has been inspired by a talk that I attended at VegFest this October called ‘Having the Mindset of a Champion’ by Nimai Delgado. Warning for the Ladies: this post contains a generous number of  images of a very attractive young man and his well chiselled muscles. So just in case, you might want to proceed reading this article out of your boyfriend’s/husband’s eyesight, and definitely not at work 🙂 Nimai is a natural, vegan IFBB professional bodybuilder and online fitness & nutritional coach. He was raised on a lacto-vegetarian diet since birth and has never consumed any meat…

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This blog post is a summary and an extension of Amanda Hamilton‘s workshop titled ‘The Importance of Optimum Gut Health’ which I attended at this year’s VegFest in London, at the Vegan Health Summit. I have found her talk to be a real eye-opener because until that day, I hadn’t really thought much about my gut in the context of my own health and fitness – however, after listening to Amanda, it seems that gut health is something that we all should concern ourselves with, regardless of whether we have existing digestive issues or not! Amanda is resident nutritionist on…

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I have recently visited VegFest in London Olympia with my friend Hannah who blogs at She Writes, She Fights. We both have a keen interest in vegan lifestyle and we both have gone through shorter periods of following a vegan diet, so this event seemed to be the perfect opportunity to indulge our ‘veg-curiosity’ (a new word we learnt at the event!) In the UK, veganism is one of the fastest growing lifestyle movements, with some 542,000 people– more than one per cent of the population – who have adopted a plant-based diet, up from 150,000 in 2006. This means…

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