HK Summer Trail Running

Trail running is awesome. It is even more awesome in a Hong Kong summer with 36°C heat and 99% humidity. Fighting dehydration, exhaustion, slippery rocks after typhoons, dengue-malaria-Japanese-encephalitis-carrying-mosquitoes and vicious monkeys…. I am essentially Bear Grylls. Without proper training… or the accent… or the upbeat attitude when the going gets tough… (as well as a …

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Study – Exercise Does Not Burn Off Bad Diet

When I was a teenager, I truly believed that my Diet Coke would cancel out the negative effects of my Mars Bar… ESPECIALLY as I was super active and participated in every school sport known to man (except swimming… that’s a story for another time). A study in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition has shot …

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Study – Eat Like an Egyptian

I was vegetarian for a few years prior to pregnancy. Then I dreamt of meat pies, bacon and pepperoni pizza. Hormones can be cruel sometimes. Given my interest in the benefits of vegetarian diets, this new study in the Journal of Archeological Science caught my attention (especially given our recent discussions on the “Paleo” diet …

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“Tickling… The Research.”

Surprisingly… there is a fair bit out there. Mother: “Son, what do you want to do when you grow up?” Son: “I want to be a tickling researcher.” Mother (thrilled that he wants to do something not involving pimps, guns or drugs): “OK dear.” Let me recap on why I’m talking about this lesser known …

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Workout with Bubs 9.5 Months

Bad BAD BAAAAAD night of teething. I know, I’m still complaining about teething. I am so over it. “Lazy workout” this morning in my sleep deprived state: Tabata x5 – Overhead squats 20kg – Push ups – Decline crunches 3kg medicine ball – Chins 1 leg assist Tabata was definitely the way to go this …

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Study – Pregnancy increases the risk of a traffic crash

A Canadian study has found that pregnant women drivers are three times more likely to be involved in a serious crash where they end up in the emergency department.  Suggested reasons: nausea, fatigue, insomnia, distraction. Current Australian antenatal guidelines do not specifically address driving or road traffic accidents. According to an article on Organic Gender, …

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The bedroom scenario…

Ha! You thought I was referring to THAT… dirty mind. Husband and I have had a major disagreement… Let me explain and you can judge who’s right. WARNING: there is some mention of poo in this post. If this is an issue for you, don’t read on. I only know this is an issue for …

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Study – “Paleo” Diet Leads to Worsening Cholesterol… So?

The “Paleo” diet worsens cholesterol levels, according to a new study in the International Journal of Exercise Science. Researchers put 44 healthy adults on a “Paleo” diet and circuit training programme. After ten weeks, average total cholesterol had increased by an average of 0.26 mmol/l (10.1 mg/dl) and LDL (“bad”) cholesterol had increased on average …

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Happy 9 months! Teething, fondling & cocaine

Happy 9 months to our boy! In the blink of an eye he’s gone from an eating-pooping-crying-machine to a gorgeous almost-toddler with the (child-equivalent) strength of Conan and determination of Lance Armstrong single-balling his way to victory in Le Tour de France. Speaking of bits, our boy has discovered his.  Every nappy change is an …

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