Tuesday 23 November 2010

Skipping isn't Just for Little Girls

When I was a kid and had stumbled into my local boxing club (Ruskin ABC then, Fairbun ABC now) and had started training there. One of the first things I was taught was how to skip like a fighter and not how a little girls skips in the play ground. This is how Winston the head coach for the juniors had described my first attempts. Where am I going with this trip down memory lane? Skipping is easy. Easy to learn and easy to do. A speed rope will cost you about £3 delivered to your door. All you need is a little space and to make thing interesting sight of a clock.

Currently I try and get at least one 30 minute session (5x 5 min rounds with 1 min intervals for breaks) in as I'm leaving work in the car park. Then wrap up and get on my bike to get home.

Here's a Vid of Ross showing us how it's done

For much more details on the benefits of skipping (jumping rope) here's and article by Ross Boxing

Friday 19 November 2010

Coconut Oil on the Skin

I've used coconut oil after showering for my skin and hair for over a decade. I use on my skin and hair right after I shower while my skin and hair is still wet.

I get mine from Mother-Natures-Goodies (1 litre for less then £15, right to my door)

Thursday 11 November 2010

Light Therapy

Coming to work in the dark and going home also in the dark, not only is depressing, but for me once the clocks change and sunset gets to around 5pm or earlier, my sleep patterns become absurd. To combat the ill effects of the winter blues I use light therapy.