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Detoxify Yourself

20 Oct

By Natalia Rodríguez Domínguez

Do you want to cleanse your body of toxins and feel lighter, radiant and rejuvenated? Just follow these simple detox tips and get yourself ready for the summer days ahead!

Cut the caffeine intake

Giving up or cutting down on coffee, tea and energy drinks is one of the best ways to start your detoxification. Caffeine lowers the body’s ability to absorb certain essential nutrients.

Apart from increasing the risk of high blood pressure, caffeine presents many other threats to your health. In 2009, a study from Durham University found that high levels of caffeine consumption could be linked to an increased tendency to hallucinate. This is due to the fact that caffeine tends to exacerbate the physiological effects of stress. Continue reading

Meditation: The Panacea for Today’s Problems

10 Oct

By Natalia Rodríguez Domínguez.

There are some days when everything seems to go wrong. Stress piles up uncontrollably and leaves us feeling drained of energy and prone to negative emotions. When this happens, who hasn’t wished for some sort of method that could solve (or at least soothe) our problems, and help us get back our joie de vivre? Fortunately, this appears to be more of a reality than you might have thought.

Used for thousands of years, especially by Eastern civilizations, meditation has become increasingly popular as a method of general stress relief in Western societies. Contrary to many perceptions, meditation is much more than simple relaxation, and is suitable for a wide variety of people. Continue reading

City man heads to the North Pole to hit £100,000 target

12 Dec

On 19 April 2012, Geoff Major will battle temperatures of -35°C, polar bears and thin ice, on his hike to the North Pole to raise money for ten different charities across the UK.

Geoff Major’s training for the Polar Trek

The 50-year-old businessman is planning to embark on an 8-day ski-trek to the Top of the World while pulling his own 30kg sled of supplies.

He hopes to raise up to £100,000 for a string of worthwhile causes, as well as setting himself a once-in-a-lifetime personal challenge.

It all started back in December 2010, four weeks after he returned from a charity cycle across Cuba. Geoff was still eager for adventure so he did not hesitate to browse amongst the latest available challenges offered by City Challenge on its website. He ended up joining a 75-mile ski trek to the North Pole.

This ultimate survival challenge is the second extreme adventure which Mr. Major embarks on so far. In Cuba, he cycled a total of 220 miles in five days. Continue reading