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Showing posts from June, 2019

Gatorade - Not just for Athletes

With so many races and challenges on the horizon, this gift set from Pepsi Gatorade could not have come at a better time! As I progress with my fitness journey, I am really trying to understand the importance of correct fuelling to improve my performance and endurance. Whilst I am working on increasing my running speed and distance to a consistent 10k and beyond, I do not need an excess of fuel like a performance athlete or marathon runner, which rules out so many of the traditional sports drinks and gels.

Hydration is still key to my muscle recovery and how I feel after a challenging workout, swim or run. Gatorade is not overly packed with glucose and calories averaging 59 kcals per 250ml, which would hamper my weight maintenance, instead offering carbohydrates and electrolytes for a healthier boost and more intelligent hydration. As I am currently breastfeeding, sports and energy drinks containing caffeine are just not an option, so it was really reassuring to discover that Gatorade…

Facial Aesthetics at Smart Skin Salon

As a relatively new mum, my skin has really suffered. Gone is the glowing, plump and clear skin of pregnancy and instead, I have sallow, dry and stressed skin, not caused by neglect but rather nearly a year of breastfeeding, sleepless nights and busy days swimming and walking in the sunshine. Whilst I do follow a cleanse, tone, moisturise routine, with regular face masks, my skin clearly needed help. 
Like so many people, I can tell you the symptoms of my unhappy skin, maybe even have a guess at the causes, but I am clueless when it comes to targeting the specific issues and have been 'stabbing in the dark' with treatments for far too long. Marta and her salon - Smart Skin Salon based in the heart of Charminster specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of skin issues from pigmentation, to wrinkles and loss of elasticity. Our first meeting was a presentation on her favoured skin care range - Purles, for which she is the UK stockist and distributor. We learnt about the hero Pur…

Miss and Mr Dorset 2019 Finals

After a wonderful evening spent meeting the inspirational 2019 Miss and Mr Dorset finalists, I was lucky enough to be invited to the live final. Held at the prestigious Hilton Ballroom, the event comprised of an 'Eco-Wear' fashion show, a short interview, the top five talent round and awarding various titles such as the 'Smile Impact' award and the DW Fitness First Sports Award. Guests were treated to a delicious three-course meal, live musical and circus entertainment, a 'green' carpet and 360 revolution photobooth. 

There were so many interactive touches such as the pledge tree, where guests were asked to leave their own pledge for contributing more positively to the planet. I pledged to reduce my use of single-use plastics. The 'Wear it Green' theme looked to encourage us all to consider a bit harder the sustainability of our daily lives and strive to make small, positive changes, to benefit the fragile planet. This theme was also at the core of all a…