Unification in the Outdoor.

young athletes as brothers in arms

by Claire Sykes The moment you get a group of people close the plastic clips on their sunny yellow life jackets, the dynamic changes and a feeling of unification happens; we are now a team ready to embark something awesome! Dish out a black rubber spray skirt and don’t demonstrate how to put it on….adding … Read moreUnification in the Outdoor.

Appreciating others’ Passions…

By Claire Sykes By the time you read this, the “Godzone” Adventure race based from Akaroa near Christchurch, this week may be all over… As you may, or may not know if it is not your passion or interest, the annual adventure race started with just under 100 teams last weekend. Racing in 3 different … Read moreAppreciating others’ Passions…

Going Soft On Our Self… by Claire Sykes

The ultimate aim to be strong enough to keep up the very passion which got us to the point of wanting to carry on our own personal journey to amelioration. A recent story in my local paper here prompted me to stop and think about sugar. The writer had shared her experience at trying to … Read moreGoing Soft On Our Self… by Claire Sykes

Remember not to tip the scales.  By Claire Sykes

Have you got that work/ life balance sorted yet?… What about the sport/ life balance?? Autumn makes me ponder these things as I prepare for a change in the season; I blame it on the subtle crispness in the air and the lovely stillness (apart from the two recent cyclones which caused havoc all around … Read moreRemember not to tip the scales.  By Claire Sykes

Eating healthy can get tricky sometimes…

That’s what I learned throughout the years and this is what I get asked by people when I tell them I’m a pescatarian. I have been a pescatarian for over 20 years and it hasn’t always been easy. I’m originally from Brazil where meat plays a huge part in the culture, the cuisine and socializing. … Read moreEating healthy can get tricky sometimes…

No Pain No Gain (by Claire Sykes)

Do we need to feel Pain to get the Gain…. At the age of nineteen I discovered the sport of rowing. It was a harsh way into the world of fitness and “getting into” a competitive sport, to keep oneself out of mischief. Three times a day, running, rowing plus hours at the gym, I … Read moreNo Pain No Gain (by Claire Sykes)

Recent study shows that prolonged intake of NZBC extract can speed up fat burn

Countless researches have been showing the health benefits of complimenting your diet with berries. Blackcurrant (Ribes nigrum) has been shown to have the highest concentration of the polyphenol anthocyanin. Polyphenols naturally occur in plants (hence, called phytochemicals) and they are responsible for the coloring in plants. Polyphenols also protect plants from the attack of insects … Read moreRecent study shows that prolonged intake of NZBC extract can speed up fat burn

Talk About Obvious: Health Benefits of Physical Activity

It is talking about the obvious when we say that physical exercise is good for your health. But as statistics of obesity-related diseases and death grow all over the world, it makes you wonder if the message gets through to people, or the facts related to the health benefits of an active life are explained … Read moreTalk About Obvious: Health Benefits of Physical Activity