Coffee Chat: I’ve tried Yoga for 30 days and this is what happened

There’s nothing I like more than a good “aw wow where was this my entire life” moment and unfortunately, they don’t come by that often. I wanted to share this experience with you because it might help others too who where in a similar place like me not knowing what they are missing out on. I am into fitness and I tend to exercise 4-5 times a week. My training involves strength training by weight lifting and also High IntensityRead more

The Chemical Misconception – Should we avoid chemicals?

This is an opinion piece of my opinion as a Dr in Chemistry and the opinions of the scientists’ cited.   Throughout my career so far I have encountered many people, either in person or through articles in magazines, blogs or other media, that are either afraid of chemicals (chemophobia = fear of chemicals) or are people who dislike interfering with nature. Have you ever wondered, how did we go from chemistry and chemicals being considered magical and medicinal, toRead more

Triyit Discovery Club – Unboxing and Product Reviews

It is my absolute pleasure to be writing about one of the very first Triyit boxes! Triyit is a product discovery club where you can try new products, at home, for free. It is a little bit like Influenster but Triyit is actually UK based. All you need to do is go to http://www.triyit.co.uk and create a personal profile, where you let them know of your likes and dislikes, personal habits like exercising or what type of food you likeRead more

A chemist’s favourite health and fitness products – the Bonds of Beauty 2017 Health and Fitness awards!

Some of us feel sad when a year passes and others see this as an exciting opportunity for new experiences. At the moment, I am somewhere between the two and so I though it would only be fitting opportunity, to learn from what the previous year has brought, and list the best health and fitness products of 2017. Other than being a fitness and beauty blogger, I am also a chemist by profession which sometimes means that I am aRead more

What is the purpose of grooming and can cosmetics alter the perception of ourselves?

In a previous post I investigated “Why do we use make up and…should we?” and found, through various research studies by different disciplines, that make up actually gives us a sense of individuality. And personally, I agree. But have you ever thought if cosmetics, to be general, alter the perception of ourselves? Of course they influence the way others perceive us, but what about how we perceive ourselves? I’ve always found the assumption, especially by some men, that we wearRead more

Do cellulite treatments work?

Cellulite is one of the biggest cosmetic concerns in women affecting 80-90% of women past puberty. [1] It usually appears on thighs, buttocks and abdomen as little dimples giving an “orange peel” or “cottage cheese” appearance. Cellulite is a localized skin condition and is found in women more commonly than men due to sex related differences in skin structure. [1] Scientific evidence right there, it is hard being a woman! Scientifically, cellulite has been an accepted gender predominant condition sinceRead more

Are fitness trackers reliable? 7 tips from the experts on how to keep them fit

Most of us fitness enthusiasts own a fitness activity tracker by now. But if somehow you haven’t fallen into the craze yet but you are tempted in buying one, how do you choose which one is right for you? You could choose by design, which one you think looks better on you, you do have to wear this all day after all. Alternatively, you could choose by brand, we all have our favourites, which could also mean compatibility to yourRead more

Health benefits of exercise – An article to boost your motivation

Hippocrates, a Greek physician, wrote “Walking is a man’s best medicine and if there is a deficiency in food and exercise the body will fall sick”. [1] As far as ancient Greek quotes go here’s another good one that is used to this day “Your brain will be healthy if your body is healthy”. Everyone knows that exercise is good for us for many reasons. But even though we all know, every now and again we need a little motivationalRead more

One simple secret and 9 steps to sticking with a fitness or diet regime

So many of us start or want to start, a fitness or diet regime and while a few of us brave it through trying something new, most of us fail at some point. Some of us fail due to lack of motivation while others due to lack of information and help. But whatever the reasons, there are a few simple steps to maximising your chances of success: (1) Set a goal, define what you want to achieve and why. Do you want toRead more