• Healthy Habits,  Science

    Where do Sea Shells come from

    Where do shells come from, and how are they made? Sea shells are as interesting to adults as they are to children. Fascinating to both in their beauty and mystery. We almost annually visit Stilbaai. This is a small-town in the Western Cape, South-Africa. Stilbaai is a small coastal town – they have a website with all their activities and information if you click HERE . My Husbands Parents live here full time now, and is truly is a privilege to be able to come here and spend a whole month on holiday. The first 2 weeks before Christmas is usually crazy with all the matrix that come here for matrix vac, but…

  • Eat,  Healthy Habits,  Science

    Reverse Dieting – Wait, what?!

    I my previous article I wrote about how I believe that ‘Dieting’ or a restricted eating plan is not really the way to go – I truly believe that a temporary changes makes for temporary results. And that your healthy habits should consist of a lifestyle and not a short term plan. However we’re all brought up in a society where ‘Dieting’ is the order of the day. You’ve been on a diet all or most of your life, on and off. You’ve had good results and then reverted back to old habit after a while. You try again, little success. Whither or not you reached your goals you might…

  • Healthy Habits,  Science

    “Why do I have to Poop during my run?!”

    I’ve recently been asked the question every new runner asks themselves but does not necessary ask others, and that’s, “Why do I have to Poop during my run?!” It’s a question I’ve asked myself as well but never really researched. I just adapted to my bodie’s pattern. All I know if those things in my body generally work better when I’m in a active running cycle. So I told my friend I would do the research and here is what I’ve found. It’s a pretty personal question to ask someone, and if you’re not too comfortable asking it, use google. She does well in answering all kinds of embarrassing question…

  • Healthy Habits,  Science

    DOMS – Delayed onset Muscle soreness

    So you just finished at the gym and everything is perfect –you feel amped and very impressed with yourself for having such a kick-ass workout. You walk out of the gym like a Boss, only to crawl out of bed the next day or two later – All normal movement is suspended, you can feel muscles you didn’t know you even had, it’s terrible, really really crazy, but even know it hurts and your walking very awkwardly and wonky, but you wear your pain like a badge, proudly, because you worked hard for it. I went to the gym on Saturday, We have this silly contract where I’m the tag…

  • Healthy Habits,  Science

    ITBand or Iliotibial Band Syndrome in Runners.

    So in my previous blog post I commented on having ITB syndrome, it’s quite a misunderstood injury as my initial thought after feeling pain was that I was developing runners knee or something like that, as a new runner I was not educated in all the various injuries that you could develop. All I know was I was I having fun and my body was reacting really well to the running, – I wanted to go faster –further and push myself more and more every day. This could have been why I developed the injury – all I knew was I didn’t want to stop! I did my first 21…