Over the weekend, I was invited to speak at Thanyapura. Nikki (the clinic and operations manager) was my wonderful host for my stay there. In the 3 days that I was in the resort, she scheduled a whole host of treatments for me to trial (you are a star Nikki!) and some health testing at their integrative medical centre. I was actually pleasantly surprised with my results.Read More
I am awake.
There’s no doubt that embracing a whole foods plant-based diet can be life-changing for your health, but making the transition can be overwhelming or confusing if you’ve never ventured into this new territory. I asked top experts to provide advice for those looking to transition to a whole foods, plant-based diet, and I couldn’t be more impressed with the responses I received.Read More
Whether it is for health, environment or animal welfare, there is no question about the rise of veganism. Google trends suggests that interest in the search term 'vegan' has quadrupled in the last 6 years. So why the sudden surge in people choosing a plant-based lifestyle?Read More
It's been about 1 year and a half since I've been trying to perfect my handstand. I would say that the first few weeks, it felt like the first time I rode on 2 wheels. The lack of confidence, the fear of falling and hurting myself.Read More
When you look at a picture, the first person you notice in it, is you isn't it?
We are extremely visual creatures and everyday, our own self reflections speak to us. Sometimes like a best friend..while other times, an enemy that you wish you could forget.Read More
I once heard Osher Gunsberg (an Australian TV personality and podcast host) talk about dealing with his chronic anxiety. He said something like: "I take care of my mental health as well as an Olympic athlete takes care of his training." That has always stayed with me and lately, I found this statement very helpful.Read More
The eternal question isn't it?
When anyone decides to look at a plant-based diet as an alternative, this is the first question that springs to mind. Being in the fitness industry, witnessing the rise of 'paleo' and the existence of the high protein/low carb (or Atkins) perspective, we believe that more so than ever before, there is an overemphasis on this one macronutrient.Read More
It was a warming experience sharing the stage with Jason, Henya and Sean at the Vegan Digital Nomad Summit held at 8 Treasures Vegetarian. Such a brilliant, diverse and receptive crowd all smiles, we could not have asked for anything more. Thank you to those that took time out to spend an afternoon with us!Read More
If you look around the shops, internet and on magazines, bold marketing campaigns for the best and quickest way to get lean. Thermogenic supplements, pharmaceuticals, weight loss centres, diets, expedited fat loss/transformation programs and even television shows (eg: The Biggest Loser) that further accentuate this quick fix mentality. Question is how sustainable are these 'transformations'?Read More
As an athlete, "the zone" is a state (not a low carb diet!) that is experienced only a few times in a lifetime. Its occurence can usually be counted on the fingers of one hand only... but it is this rarity that makes it so special and to be cherished forever.Read More
I really can't believe that I am less than three days away from my A-Race, my first 100km: the Hong Kong 100! We are flying to Hong Kong from Singapore (where we are currently based) on Friday morning and the race starts on Saturday morning.Read More
From high protein low carbohydrate to the Zone diet. From the South Beach diet and Atkins, to eating Paleo. Counting calories, working out macronutrients and micronutrients, then supplementing with specific vitamins and minerals. Since when have we started intellectualizing what we eat, breaking up our nutrition into its component parts?Read More
When I initially started Evolved Generation, I was driven to spread the message of conscious athleticism. I am truly humbled at how our team has evolved, and further inspired by the growth of the movement.Read More
I look at where I was a few years before in a dead end job, drifting aimlessly and almost ending it all (more in my book). I've had a few hard knocks (no pun intended) and where I am right now, I am truly grateful for all that I've experienced in my past for it's led me to this point in my life.Read More
This Saturday's race represented a few firsts for me: It was my first time racing in Asia since my speed skating days; my first race since my 4th place at The North Face 100 Australia (50km) in May and above all, my first time racing under such hot and humid weather conditions. To top it all off, Singapore has been under a haze of pollution for the last month and a half which I knew could make exercising at high intensity quite difficult and hazardous.Read More