Browsing All posts tagged under »Health«

Addiction fiction

March 24, 2014


Picked up the latest issue of Trail yet? If not, it’s on shelves now and promises a wonderful read of tales from the trail and my words below to make you want to tie up those laces and get out and run… she taps, unable to do so herself, with a pack of peas on her knee […]

‘the Julia way’

March 1, 2014


Just a few weeks ago, I touched down at ‘home’ in bonnie Scotland, after a trip to Italy. On the face of it, the purpose of the holiday was for time on the piste but in reality, it was a week or so of pure indulgence, one where a calorie-laden buffet was never far from […]

Check for Cheeke

October 19, 2013


After another long exodus from the sandpit, returning to flat desert runs devoid of lush nature, tall trees and bright blooms is always tough. This time particularly so, as it seems I left my head and heart in Durban. So I knew this morning’s training had to be accompanied by a great podcast to keep […]

Food as fuel

September 8, 2013


This visit to my Kamalayan paradise couldn’t have come at a better time for me from a food as fuel point of view. Over a month into my plant-based journey and I continue to feel inspired and amazed at all that I’m learning and experiencing. I feel wonderful … full of vitality and energy … […]

The magic of meditation

August 13, 2013


This morning I had one of the most magical runs in a while. I left home late, after 8am and the sun was already beating down, so decided to hit the beach where I could catch some wind and tire myself out more quickly on the sand. Bypassing the beach in the end, I opted […]

The rainbow diet

August 8, 2013


We’re all so bombarded these days with news and views re what to eat, when and why. Everyone wants a quick fix and common sense is all too often replaced with unsustainable regimes and nonsense fads. So when my mum sent me this cool little infogram on phytonutrients the other day, I absorbed it like […]

Zzzzz …

July 16, 2013


When it comes to going to bed at a reasonable hour, I tend to score a big fat fail. I get sidetracked constantly, I find myself plotting and planning, dreaming and scheming, I get a second wind, I’m immersed in client work or some project or another … there’s a multitude of reasons. But I […]

My name is Tori & I’m an addict

July 12, 2013


I interviewed a climber yesterday for a feature I’m writing and he talked of the addictive nature of his sport. I nodded and found a smile creep up on me as I thought about the addictive nature of running. But then, doesn’t the word ‘addict’ tend to conjure up a sense of negativity, of harmful […]

The present is a gift

June 24, 2013


A point raised during my interview the other night on Dubai Eye’s Eye on Careers was that in today’s fast-paced world, we too often forget to live in the moment. We’re so busy either thinking about the past … past experiences, past events, what we should have said and done … or in the future […]

Supplements for 40-somethings …

June 13, 2013


As published in Men’s Fitness magazine – June 2013 Do you find yourself hitting a health food store with the greatest of intentions only to leave feeling overwhelmed by the mass cocktail of supplements on offer? If only there was one pill that combined the recommended amount of every vitamin, mineral and nutrient you need. […]

Doing it @ home

June 7, 2013


I flopped into bed last night feeling utterly exquisite. Why?  Because moments before, a gorgeous Balinese masseuse called Ani had closed the door behind her after a blissful massage chez moi. You see, despite being blessed in Dubai with great spas on pretty much every street corner, there is one thing that undoes the wonderful […]

Find your inner glow

April 30, 2013


As published in Aquarius – Apr 2013 Having turned yet another year older earlier this month, I find myself increasingly conscious of the odd stray grey hair, loose skin, crows feet and  a body not quite as firm as the one I felt proud to show off just a few years ago! Given that how […]

Fitness for 2

March 27, 2013


Written for and published in Aquarius – Mar 2013 Look around when getting your own fitness fix and there’s never a shortage of women in various stages of their pregnancies, looking fit, fabulous and glowing. It’s clear that women today are staying super fit throughout and going into childbirth and motherhood with enviable levels of […]

Water & wisdom

March 19, 2013


Did you know that for a long, long, long time endurance athletes either didn’t drink at all or they drank very little? These are the words of sports medicine guru, Tim Noakes and anyone who runs, knows that this guy is probably the godfather of running. Unfortunately though, his books tend to be SO huge […]

Cleansing for virgins

March 10, 2013


We’ve all picked up Grazia a million times and read about some crazy cleanse that promises that you’ll lose half your body weight by next weekends party or return to your pre-pregnancy body weight 3 ½ days after giving birth. You ask yourself, ‘how hard can it be?’ But in reality, the answer is very […]

QT with your cuties

March 2, 2013


Living in Dubai and got yourself some kids?   If so, click on the links below for the complete lowdown on the best options to get fit with your kids … from yoga with your toddlers to FlyWheel with your tweens, it’s all covered, right here!   As published in Aquarius – February 2013 With […]

Rekindling the fire

February 14, 2013


There are times when you can’t get enough of each other, you and the trails … when your grass is green as green can be, the sky the bluest blue, there’s bounce in your every step and you feel like you’re running on air. But then there are also times when you lose that spark, your […]

Love & luck

January 24, 2013


Today’s post has nothing to do with health and fitness … it relates instead to wellness  … emotional and mental wellness … matters of the mind and of the heart. Here goes. Earlier this week, I received a call from my ex husband aka H1 to say he was getting remarried.  If truth be known, […]

Cool as a cucumber

January 12, 2013


These tips, pre being Tori-fied, featured in The New York Times a few weeks back and were sent to me by my mum. Who knew that the amazing cucumber had so many uses? Add to this the fact that they are super cheap (lots grown here in the UAE), fabulously good for you (high water content […]

Start 2 finish

December 30, 2012


Over the next couple of days, people far and wide will be plotting and planning & dreaming and scheming for 2013. Just like every other New Year, there will be things you want to achieve, address and change … and just like every other year, the truly relevant question is not ‘what will you start’ […]

Zzzzzzz …

December 22, 2012


I seem to be victim to a vile bout of insomnia at the moment. Having never had an issue sleeping, I now lie awake for hours on end feeling restless and increasingly frustrated, not least because a mid-day nap then rudely interrupts the following day. Why?  Who knows?  I do know what I think about […]

Good times with good wines

October 16, 2012


On Sunday past, I had a ridiculously unproductive day for no other reason than Saturday started off with lunch with some great friends and ended, close to midnight, with my staggering out of a cab and falling into my apartment, a little worse for wear. A good ten hours of excess vino consumption had taken […]

Body beautiful

October 3, 2012


A week ago today, I was in the Blue Mountains with my partner in crime, HK Adventure Baby, and amongst our many discussions covering everything from work and play, boys and toys to hopes and dreams, we discussed negative body image and the constant mental battles that girls can face. We talked about how ultimately […]

Tai Chi-tastic

September 28, 2012


This morning I had a sweet little run around MacRitchie Reservoir, a gorgeous lush green network of trails in the heart of Singapore and just a stones throw from my sister Rosie’s house. When in this city, it’s always top of my agenda. As the sun started to shine through the thick, dense clouds and […]

Inspiration at work

September 5, 2012


Back in late 2009, I remember sitting in Guillaume Mariole’s bachelor pad on the Palm plotting and planning the launch of his new fitness and wellness company, Ignite.  We’d spend hours buzzing with ideas, brimming with thoughts and discussing everything from logos to taglines, websites to merchandise. And then in early 2010, Ignite fitness & wellness […]

A fetish for facebook

September 3, 2012


I’ve been listening to some social media podcasts recently in order to add value to the marketing and pr support I give my own clients. I end up racing home and jotting down thoughts and ideas, tips and tricks before they leave my memory in place of a myriad of other to do’s for the […]

Stories for Smiles

August 25, 2012


Operation Smile is an amazing worldwide charity committed to providing free surgeries for children with facial deformities and giving them the smiles they deserve. Thousands of lives are literally transformed every year as a result. My first real memory … … of connecting with Operation Smile was a few years ago when my dad raised […]

Missing mojo

August 16, 2012


Dear Running Fairy Help me! My running mojo is missing in action and I don’t know what to do.  I started to feel this way a couple of weeks ago and it’s gone downhill from there (along with my puns, clearly). The reasons are never quite known but amongst them could be these: The weather […]

Rachel rocks

August 11, 2012


Yesterday I had a Skype date with my fab friend Rachel Jacqueline … you know, HK Adventure Baby. Rachel has had a life-changing year to date, having replaced a very conventional legal career with a very unconventional ‘fit-chick-tori’-esque lifestyle involving writing, running, community, adventure and play. I asked her … ‘Did you make the right […]

Body bites

August 10, 2012


I popped into Fitness First post my run yesterday to do an InBody analysis.  It’s been a while and I tend to find the odd little report motivational regardless of the results.  If I’ve gone downhill since the last, I think why and try to rectify … and if improved, I use the results to fuel […]

Winning words

August 7, 2012


It seems the entire world is currently gripped by Olympic fever.  I find myself glued to the screens at the gym, swept up by all the excitement and motivated by the guts and glory of these phenomenal sports men and women. From the spectacular opening ceremony through to countless outstanding performances to date, it’s been […]

Worry less & play more

August 5, 2012


Sometimes I find myself sitting in my favourite coffee shops in the midst of Media City and I look around and see too much seriousness and too few smiles … I wonder why?  Is it because in our grown up lives we constantly have things to worry about?  Worry about securing that promotion, paying off […]