Exfoliate, Exfoliate!

07/10/2016 Main
Exfoliate, Exfoliate!

I’m a gal with pretty sensitive skin and I do get the occasional outbreak of spots, especially when I’m going through my pig-out periods and when I succumb to smoking and drinking. Basically, my question is to other girls out there, and lads for that matter, what exfoliators do you use to keep your face looking clean and smooth? As I mentioned, I have sensitive skin so any good suggestions on gentle but effective exfoliators would be good. Read more

Hobby Stress Relief

15/05/2016 Main

Hobbies are great way of filling your spare time with something you find of interest. And of course, the great thing is that you get to choose what that thing is. They are an excellent source of enjoyment and satisfaction. Even if you don’t have a “thing,” there are a vast number of activities out there from which to draw some inspiration and come up with a pass time that suits your personal interests and needs, one that will provide you with the opportunity to express your creativity and individualism. It may be an indoor or outdoor pursuit. Equally in could be a solo venture or something you do with others in a group. None of this matters as long as it fills the gaps in your life created by free time and gives you the enjoyment you deserve. Read more


02/05/2016 Main

Hi folks! So, now we all know. It’s out there. Fat was never the big killer we thought it was. In fact it turns out that fat is good for us in whatever amount we get it. Especially for our brains which can consist of up to 60% fat. The more fat you eat the healthier your brain will be! Winner! Bring on the butter, cheese and bacon. However, before you get all excited and think you can go out and eat whatever you want without a second thought for your health, it turns out that carbs, especially sugar, are the enemy. Big time! The damage that sugar does to our bodies is insane. Not only does it make us fat (if we don’t use the energy it provides us with immediately the body converts it to fat), but it also induces the onset of diabetes, which for many is a killer. So what are we to do? Well, best case scenario, give up sugar completely. I could do this absolutely no problem. I’m not overly fussed by sweet food, and there are plenty of alternatives to other foods high in carbs such as bread and potatoes. My downfall comes down to beer. I love beer. Very much. And beer is full of carbs in the form of sugar. There are low carb and low alcohol beers that are about half of the calories of normal pint of beer, but it’s still not ideal. Unfortunately, water just doesn’t cut the mustard after a hard day at the office. What are your thoughts on the issue? Be sure to let me know by dropping me a line at the usual address. By for now folks! Read more

Quit Smoking

28/04/2016 Main

Hey everybody! Tony here. And I’m about to jump on my soap box and do a bit of preaching. Apologies in advance, but i feel this is something some you out there all need to hear. As an ex-smoker, I have been meaning to write this post for some time now and I have finally gotten around to it, so here it goes. Read more

Lets go wholegrain!

31/03/2016 Main

Hey, Tony here again! Thanks so much for continuing to use my blog for information and inspiration on all things health and fitness related. It has been really great to receive so much positive feedback and I have also learnt lots of new ideas too! Read more

Turning a hobby into setting up a gym!

23/03/2016 Main

Hey guys its Tony here again! How are we all doing?! So a lot has happened since my last article that I really want to talk to you guys about. In my last article I mentioned that I had a fitness hobby and was looking to purchase a running machine. Well since then things have really escalated and what was once a hobby is now turning into a job prospect. Basically, over the last few months I have brought a few pieces of gym equipment and several of my friends have been coming by to use the space. We all play for the local rugby team but most of us live out in the country so the nearest gym is a few miles drive away. Anyway, I got to thinking that if I could create a bigger space with better equipment then maybe we could use it to train in and just maybe my teammates would be willing to pay. So I suggested this idea to my coach and also to a few of the team and they all seemed really struck on the idea. My team mates said that they also knew plenty of friends and family in the area that would also be keen to use the space. Read more

Exercising My Demons

11/03/2016 Main

Tony here again. This week I want to talk about how I have motivated myself to do exercise. As I’ve said before, I’ve never really been into fitness, other than a little bit of footy here and there, but recently discovered that my waistline was spreading and fast! Read more

Running Machines

25/01/2016 Main

New Hobby Read more

Black Pudding!

11/01/2016 Main

Yo yo yo, it’s Tony here once more with a little bit of health advice and and anything else that is related to it. Hope you enjoyed my last entry about margarine and butter and now stay away from the horrible dyed yellow stuff! Imagine having margarine on your steak? NO! Read more

Is Butter Bad For You?

03/01/2016 Main

Yo yo yo, it’s Tony and I’m here for my first blog entry in my health and fitness blog. So as you know I’ve been into this kind of thing since my teens ( a while ago) and have seen trends change here and there in many aspects of health and fitness. I am not a professional, as I have a job as a software designer, but I take my health very seriously and I feel like I can empower and help other men (and maybe the odd woman too) to see more clearly what is good and what is bad for you. Read more