Cardiff Half Marathon/London Marathon Training

I haven’t been able to run properly for around 5 to 6 weeks now. Unfortunately a few weeks back, I injured my leg and have been trying to my best (despite the odd ‘test’ run) to rest. Being injured is very frustrating, even more so when you’re training for an event. On October 7th, I’ll be running the Cardiff Half Marathon. I did it last year for the first time, and completed it in 2 hours 29 minutes and 3 seconds. I even got injured in training last year as well! This year, my goal is to complete the Cardiff… [Read More]

Teenage life now compared to the nineties

Being a teenager in the 21st century is tough. Teens have a lot to contend with nowadays in comparison to when I was a teen back in 90s. Back then Facebook didn’t exist. It was all about MSN messenger and chatrooms. There was no Instagram, and You Tube didn’t even exist either! I bet teenagers of today are wondering what we used to do without all these social networking platforms! Well, believe it or not, we mostly met up with our friends in real life and either played in the park, went over each others houses or went bowling, to… [Read More]

How to look after your health when exercising outdoors in summer

In summer we all tend to spend more time outdoors enjoying the sun and making use of the hot weather. Summer is also the best time of the year to exercise outdoors, from cycling to hiking and playing tennis, there are many outdoor activities we can do in summer to keep fit and stay active. But it’s worth keeping in mind that all the outdoor activities can be risky too and you should take certain steps to ensure your health is not compromised when exercising outdoors. Here is what you should consider: Road pollution  Road pollution is especially relevant to… [Read More]

The delicateness of life

The older I get, the more worried I become about potential situations we could face. 2018 hasn’t been an easy year for my husband and I. He’s been plagued with ill health for much of the year. At beginning of 2018 he was diagnosed with high blood pressure following a stroke, and since then he’s been in and out of doctors appointments, hospital visits and has been prescribed various medications that all have different side effects. I think it’s fair to say that 2018 hasn’t been a great year for us. This has made me look at life in a… [Read More]

The Benefits of Using a Humidifier

A humidifier is a device that helps to increase the amount of moisture in a room. This helps to prevent dryness that can cause irritations in the body such as dry skin, dry throat, headaches, nose bleeds, cracked lips and other similar irritations. A humidifier can also be used to ease the symptoms of flu, and sinus congestion. It can actually be the difference between staying healthy at winter or getting a cold. Whilst using a humidifier sounds like a great idea, it’s essential that a humidifier is used correctly. Overusing a humidifier can potentially make respiratory problems worse, and… [Read More]

London Marathon 2019: Another Fundraising Update

Fundraising It’s been just over a month since my last fundraising update so I thought it was time to write another update. In my last post I shared with you how I’d managed to raise £976.50 towards my £1,600 target for WellChild, the national charity for sick children. Since my last update I have managed to break through the £1,000 mark! I have now raised a total of £1,242.42! That’s 77% of my target, and means I have just £357.58 to go! So here’s how I managed to raise more money: £5.14 – Online donations £4.00 – Selling things £256.78 –… [Read More]

But doc, can I still run?

Oh the frustration of being a runner, or any sportswoman or man for that matter, is when you’re injured. This is made even more frustrating when everywhere you go, everyone appears to be doing the sport you’re currently unable to do! In my case, running! Whilst training for my first half marathon last year I tore the adductor muscle in my right leg, and ever since then I seem to be injury prone! I ran a 10k earlier this year whilst injured, and ended up having to rest for 3-4 weeks, and now can you believe it, I’m on the… [Read More]

Is Body Positivity Making Obesity the Norm?

I’ve recently seen an increase in the number of social media posts about body positivity. Women and men of all different shapes, sizes, ethnicities, ages etc, sharing images of themselves with captions about body positivity. Whilst I think this is great in some aspects, other aspects make me wonder if what this movement is actually doing is normalising obesity? I’m all for loving your body the way it is, and I’m no stranger to being overweight. I’ve lost two stone, taken up running, am more aware of what I eat and I’m now considered a healthy weight for my body… [Read More]

5 Tips to helping a family member with a chronic illness

People suffering from chronic illnesses especially friends tend to be secretive about it. They see it that all hope is lost and engaging you into their problems would be unfair. In this case they opt to suffer in silence. On outward appearance, they seem fine but the illness is killing them inside slowly. The results are fatal as the illness progresses faster and by the time you realize it, it is already too late. This however should not be the case anymore. There is hope and good news to all those affected. The struggle no longer has to be their… [Read More]

4 best ways to stay fit forever

Exercise is like a lubricating oil for the fitness of homo sapiens. But it’s not that easy as it seems due to our life style. In this world of competition and comparison, people are struggling hard to beat the heat of life standards and luxuries. We strenuous people barely have a time for ourselves. Following are some easy ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Morning walk We people find escapes from doing physical work. This ‘z’ generation has a strong addiction of luxurious things. Numerous exercise machines are developed, but none of them can dominate the superlative after effects of… [Read More]