Sleep: How It Can Improve Your Running and How to Get More of It

Friday, 3 July 2015  |  Health + Wellness

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The kiddos and I getting ready to doze off on our cozy Tempur Breeze mattress in the middle of Bonifacio High Street

For most runners, we think that to become better runners, all we have to do is run more. Truth is, there’s so much more to running than just running! We should pay close attention to our nutrition, hydration, strength and conditioning, recovery, and sleep. Yup, sleep! Rest is just as important as training especially the night before your big race! (more…)

Why Every Runner Should Be Doing Yoga

Sunday, 28 June 2015  |  Running + Triathlon

IMG_3130– My Hot Flow Yoga session at Fitness First –

This June has been tough for me.  After finally accepting that I was burnt out, I forced myself to go on rest and recovery mode.  I only ran 3 easy 5k runs the past couple of weeks!  Waaah, it’s been hell!  Thankfully, I’ve been able to calm myself down through yoga.  I’ve always been a fan of yoga and I do believe that every runner should take a yoga class at least twice a week.  Read on for the benefits of yoga for runners… (more…)

Win a New Bike with Enervon Activ!

Thursday, 25 June 2015  |  News + Promos

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So you want to Exceed Yourself?  Some runners choose to run longer distances or run faster, others venture into trails, while some get into duathlons or triathlons.  If you’re part of the latter and you’re pining for a new bike, Active Health and Enervon Activ will help you do just that! (more…)

Overtraining: 5 Ways to Know if You’re Burnt Out and What to Do About It

Tuesday, 16 June 2015  |  Running + Triathlon

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As endurance athletes, we’re trained to push beyond our limits. When it feels like we’re falling apart, we push our bodies even harder believing that our will can overcome any weaknesses. This attitude often leads to overtraining or burnout, which experts say at least 61% of runners experience in their careers. When you’re burnt out, your performance deteriorates because you pushed your body beyond its capacity to recover. Experts say it’s not so much a problem of running too much, but more of not getting enough sleep, nutrition, and recovery. (more…)

New Gear: Sony Smart B-Trainer

Saturday, 13 June 2015  |  Gear + Gadgets

10PRODUCT– Showing off our new Smart B-Trainers with Gab of Men’s Health, Nakato Koike, creator of the Smart B-Trainer and 2:59 marathoner, Coach Rio, and Rhoel of Spin.ph. I was thrilled to get the neon green one! –

I just got back from a quick trip to Singapore! Sony flew me over for the unveiling of its new product: Sony Smart-B Trainer for runners. It’s a wearable 16GB music player and GPS-based fitness tracker in one. It comes in a neckband-style housing that gives you freedom to move while on the run. Wow, I couldn’t wait to use it when I got my hands on it!  (more…)