Work Your Core – Yoga at home!

When it comes to surfing, core strength is key. Sadly (for me) it’s often the weakest point, leading to back pain, stiffness and other injuries. I will also admit not wanting a pot belly for the rest of my life.

Ol’ Peggy is back with some easy-as-pie core yoga moves. You can work your core from the comfort of your own room. Enjoy!

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Yoga for Surfers 3 – Yoga at home!

Can I hear a “what, what!?” That’s right Peggy Hall is back with Yoga for Surfers 3 -Unleashed! If it’s been a while between surfs or you’re looking for a new pre-surf stretch, check out this 3 minute video.

If you need to get off the couch, think – if Peggy can, I can.

Yoga for Surfers – Do it at home!

Keeping surf fit is tough, especially when working and being away from the ocean. They say nothing keeps you fit like getting out there. But we think surf yoga is a pretty good way to stay in shape when you can’t go for a paddle.

Check out old mate Peggy’s Yoga for Surfers. It takes less than 5 minutes! Use it as a pre-surf stretch or as a part of your daily routine.

Get motivated!

Apricot, pistachio and cranberry quinoa porridge!

This recipe is delicious, filled with vitamins and will keep you full until lunchtime. What more could you want from a breakfast?

Photography: Cath Muscat

You will need:

1 1/2 cups quinoa, rinsed, drained (until clear water runs through)

1 1/2 cups milk

1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped

1/3 cup dried cranberries

1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar

1/3 cup pistachio kernels, coarsely chopped

Honey, to serve

Steps:

  • Mix quinoa and 4 cups cold water in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, covered, for 10 minutes.
  • Stir in milk, apricot and cranberries. Cover and cook for 10 minutes or until quinoa is no longer hard. Stir in sugar.
  • Spoon porridge into bowls. Sprinkle with pistachios. Drizzle with honey. Serve.

 
Recipe by: Lucy Nunes

Fitspiration, Do You Need it?

If you are a Pinterest or Tumblr fan, you’ve probably come across Fitspiration before. Pictures of toned young ladies with quotes like

“Work Hard or Go Home”

photoshopped across the background.

I won’t lie, I love looking at Fitspiration. The women have incredible bodies and they do inspire me occasionally. But more often than not, I sit there for hours reading inspirational quotes and looking at incredibly fit women, instead of actually getting up and exercising.

Me. On Pinterest.

I’m sure you’ll agree this is pretty counter productive. So I came up with a quote to make myself get off the couch and do something instead of searching images to inspire me.

“If I worked out as much as I trawled facebook, Tumblr and Pinterest. I’d be pretty freaken fit”.

I’m no gym junkie but I like exercising because it makes me feel good and helps me deal with stress. The challenge in this day and age is doing it healthy.

I find that looking at ‘Fitspiration’ often makes me feel unacomplished. Where as actually getting up and doing exercise even if it’s for 5 minutes, makes me feel great.

(You said it sister!)

So if you’ve found yourself getting addicted to pinning fitspiration and are not actively inspiring yourself. Get up, turn of the computer and go for a walk. I bet you will feel 100x better that you would after an hour of searching for fitspiration.

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Spices for health

YUM! Next time you are in the kitchen add one of these delicious and nutritious spices to your meal. Healthy and tasty!

HEALTHY FOOD BUZZ

Spices have been used to heal the body for thousands of years, yet scientific research into their health benefits is still in its infancy. We look at the evidence for five common spices.

Turmeric

his bright orange spice comes from the ginger plant family and adds colour to many dishes.

In traditional Indian medicine it is used for a wide variety of conditions, including those of the skin, heart, lungs and digestive system.

Curcumin is the active ingredient and gives turmeric its vibrant colour.

Although our bodies can’t absorb much curcumin, small-scale studies suggest it has potent anti-inflammatory properties and so the potential to treat joint diseases such as arthritis and back pain.

Turmeric may be helpful in cutting cardiovascular disease and stroke risk. It’s thought turmeric can lower bad cholesterol and reduce the stickiness of blood, preventing blood clots.

A study of people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) found…

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