Healthy Living

Rishikesh the ‘Yoga Capital of The World’

Posted by on Sep 18, 2016 in Asia, Featured, Healthy Living, India, Travel, Wellbeing | 0 comments

Rishikesh the ‘Yoga Capital of The World’

North of Delhi nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas lies the magical place that is Rishikesh. The holy River Ganges flows steadily through the town as cows wander the streets and cheeky monkeys watch you pass by. A spiritual hub that attracts those looking to study the ancient arts of yoga and meditation, Rishikesh is an alcohol and meat free town. The people who come here are open minded and ask the big questions, our conversations mull over topics like the meaning of life, who we are and what is truth. There’s unquestionably something special in the air, The Beatles must have felt it...

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What happens when you start setting personal goals

Posted by on Dec 16, 2015 in Healthy Living, Life, Wellbeing | 1 comment

What happens when you start setting personal goals

We often have goals or targets set for us at work, but something I’ve been thinking about is the benefits of goal setting in your personal life. Over the last year or so I’ve been setting goals for myself. Things that I want to achieve purely for my own personal satisfaction and self improvement. These have included physical goals such as doing yoga everyday, taking part in 10km fun runs and completing my first triathlon, as well as intellectual challenges like sitting HSK exams (the standardised Mandarin language test). Setting goals gives you something to work towards, keeps...

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My top 10 places to eat (non-Chinese food) in Beijing

Posted by on Feb 8, 2015 in China, Healthy Living, Travel, Wellbeing | 0 comments

My top 10 places to eat (non-Chinese food) in Beijing

Of course there is a plethora of places to get cheap dumplings, jianbing and roast duck in Beijing, but if you get sick of Chinese food never fear, there’s also a surprisingly good variety of other cuisines from Spanish and Mexican to Japanese and Indian. My personal favourites are listed below.     1. Juice by Melissa If you are into dairy free, gluten free & vegan goodness this is the place for you!  They specialise in homemade delicious juices and various nut milks which you can also get delivered, but it’s definitely worth stopping by for the food.  The fresh...

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What I learned from my 30 day yoga challenge

Posted by on Feb 7, 2015 in Healthy Living, Wellbeing | 4 comments

What I learned from my 30 day yoga challenge

At the start of every year my social media news feeds become endless lists of new years resolutions.  I’m not a big fan of making new years resolutions.  Too often we get caught up in the new year fever and make broad and vague resolutions like “this year I’m going to lose weight”, “this year I’m going to workout more” or “this year I’ll be more social”.  These are easy to forget about and aren’t easily measured. We are more likely to succeed if we set smaller measurable goals.  If you want to lose weight, think about something that’s a problem for you, maybe its that daily chocolate,...

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10 ways to look after your body

Posted by on Jan 18, 2015 in Healthy Living, Wellbeing | 0 comments

10 ways to look after your body

We only have one body, and it does so much for us.  These are some simple things I do to make sure I’m taking care of myself.   1. Don’t judge food by its cover Just because a food label is green, has the words “organic“, “gluten free” or “low fat” on it does not mean it is a good choice!  Always look at the ingredients and nutritional label – if there are ingredients with long names that you can’t pronounce or don’t know what they are, that’s not good.  If the sugar content is more than 10g per hundred, that’s too much...

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