I knew I wanted to be a running coach at some point. I also knew that England Athletics provided some courses on coaching. However, my procrastinating conscience left the idea in the queue to be picked up later. Hey, don’t give me that look, the procrastinator in me is very good at managing that queue! Like everyone else’s :)… And then, I met some wonderful people at the UK Fitness Bloggers Virtual 5k in-person run. All friendly people, including Mr Michael Brown, a.k.a. @CoachMikeyBee. Meeting him had a significant impact on me and was a huge motivator. We talked quite a bit – about coaching,Read More →

We just did and never looked back :). That’s the short version. Truth is that it was a good combination of lucky shots later proved as very good tricks, plus a really good dose of willpower. We still consider it one of the best things we’ve ever done for ourselves and we hope quitting at that moment in life was enough to stop any long term damage to our bodies. First of all, we knew the moment will come months before. We planned we’re not going to linger for too long into smoking so that we’re as clean as possible when a child would popRead More →

One would naively think that when someone or some company starts to develop and sell a new food product or a chef invents or reinvents some recipe, they actually invest in a lab test that would count the calories based on some complex unknown maths. Well, while there are lab tests behind it, most of the popular foods have had tests done decades ago and industry today still takes advantage of them, without even contributing to the costs of those tests. How do we calculate the number of calories? So you might already know this, if you don’t here it is. Foods are made upRead More →

Probably many weren’t too attracted by chemistry lessons at school, but since what happens in our bodies continuously is pure chemistry, then some base knowledge should be required before reading articles about vitamins, antioxidants and free radicals While oxygen is a life sustaining chemical in general, it also causes oxidising of cells as a regular biochemical reaction (1-2% of the cells are damaged overall in the process). This oxidising is causing cell damage, which can trigger cancer and other degenerative diseases, but more importantly the damaged cells produce a waste formed of their freed molecules that have unpaired electrons. These molecules are called free radicalsRead More →

Going to various places around the world, made it clear to us that each region has a specific set of oils handier than others, so there aren’t really rules that apply everywhere. There’s definitely the economic point of view, some oils cost differently around different parts of the world. There is one thing we don’t do anymore and that is deep frying. This doesn’t mean you should’t do it at all, but try to minimise it to as less as possible. And by that I mean monthly. Or even less than that :). But, you see, if you do own an oil with a highRead More →