Is Your Lifestyle Holding Your Fitness Efforts Back?

We all have certain habits and routines, and these are the things that from the core of our lifestyles. If you’re looking to improve your fitness and get in all-round better shape, you definitely need to start thinking about how your existing lifestyle might be holding you back and getting you to where you want to be. Read on to find out about just some of the things that are worth considering if you really want to succeed.

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Shortcuts and Convenience

The modern world offers us so many ways in which to take shortcuts or the easy route. This can mean that we get through he working day without doing much in terms of activity. And we can live our lives with complete ease, but that’s certainly not what’s good for you, so you need to break your addiction to convenience.

Do You Truly Pay Attention to What Goes Into Your Body?

It’s so easy to eat foods without even reading the packet. Part of it is down to laziness, but it’s also because we don’t know what those ingredients and additives actually do to our bodies. Being more informed and learning about these matters will help you get healthier. Things like vitamins and even taking muscle supplements can help you in various ways if you’re looking to get fit. So think about all the ways in which what you put into your body impacts your health.

Peer Pressure Problems

Some people find it very hard to control what they eat, drink and do when they’re with their friends. This is classic peer pressure and the desire not to be different to everyone else. This is something that you need to confront and deal with if you want to find success with your fitness plans. Just because your friends aren’t trying to get in better shape, that doesn’t mean you can’t.

Do Late Working Hours Cause You to Lean on Fast Food?

When people work late and get home late, they often don’t have the time nor the inclination to cook your food from scratch. However, choosing fast food is only going to damage your health going forward so don’t fall into that old trap. Find ways to cook meals in advance or on the go when you have little time.

Office Working

Office working is linked to sedentary lifestyles and that’s now becoming a major problem all over the world. If you do work at a desk in an office all day, you should find ways to get up out of your chair and walk around a little. You should also try to do things like taking the stairs rather than riding up to your office in a lift. It’s the little things like this that make a difference.

As you can see, there are many lifestyle issues that have the potential to hold your fitness goals back if you’re not careful about this matter. It’s worth giving some thought to the issues raised here so you can start to adopt a more healthy and positive lifestyle that will never hold you back.

Adidas Originals launches Pharrell Williams SS18

Adidas Originals launches Pharrell Williams SS18

Pharrell Williams is back with another collection for adidas Originals for Spring/Summer 2018 with a 3-part Series. This new season brings inspiration from northern India and the ancient spiritual Holi festival, known as the festival of colour. Pharrell is obviously known for his colourful trainers in collaboration with Adidas, however the first part of this series, launching tomorrow (February 23rd 2018) is completely white and aptly titled ‘Blank Canvas’.

Adidas Originals launches Pharrell Williams SS18

If you have taken part in any of the Holi festival celebrations in London, or around the world, you will know that you are encouraged to wear all white whilst bags of brightly hued powders are hurled in the air and at one another; the colours represent long lasting good fortune for the future. The Blank Canvas collection is made up of four pieces of clothing and footwear (3 pairs of trainers and one track top) that continue Pharrell’s message of peace and equality.

Adidas Originals launches Pharrell Williams SS18

This is the fourth year of the highly successful collaboration between adidas and the NERD singer. They have chosen to continue the Hu journey in this series with the extremely popular Hu NMD and the more recent Tennis Hu. The third pair of shoes in the collection are the more modern take on the classic Stan Smiths. All three designs consist of a Primeknit upper and white laces, with the Stan Smith and Tennis shoes lined with white leather. The final piece is the Hu Knitted TT which is an engineered, 2-way zip, track top. This stark and crisp white top features various panels and patch-style embroidery, with the phrase “HU MAN BEING” inscribed on it.

Adidas Originals launches Pharrell Williams SS18

This pristine collection is perfect to bring about the excitement of the upcoming spring and summer 2018 seasons. All the pieces can be worn as they are in their pure white form, which would look great on holiday with denim shorts and a simple white T-shirt – or you can choose to be more creative by adding colour – in whichever way you please, as Pharrell is strongly encouraging due to the soulfulness of the Holi festival. You don’t have to wait long for the next two series as they will be launched by the end of the month, so keep your eyes peeled, these Adidas Originals x Pharrell pieces will probably sell fast.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Be Vaping and Not Smoking

5 Reasons Why You Should Be Vaping and Not Smoking

In recent years, vaping has become incredibly popular amongst all sorts of people, smokers and non-smokers alike. It’s a tool to help stop smoking and an alternative to smoking in the first place. But some people fail to realise the true benefits of vaping, especially compared to smoking cigarettes. So, here’s a look at the five reasons why you should be vaping instead of smoking.

5 Reasons Why You Should Be Vaping and Not Smoking

1. Your health 

It is not possible to say that vaping poses no risk to your health at all, as health studies on the matter are still very torn. But one thing is clear, and that is vaping is much better for your health than smoking. Years of tests and studies have proved the addictive and harmful qualities of nicotine and the diseases it leads to. 

2. Those around you 

Being a victim of second-hand smoke is something that nobody relishes, but this is simply not a problem with vaping. Yes, it’s true that, if you are puffing out larger quantities of water trying to make a show, then people around you will notice this. But if you are using vaping in the proper manner, then the only thing that those near you will recognise is a pleasant aromatic smell.

5 Reasons Why You Should Be Vaping and Not Smoking

3. Flavour variety 

Another obvious benefit to vaping is the wide variety of flavours you can try out. There really is something for everyone. If you are in the stages of trying to quit smoking, then tobacco scented ones can help wean you off. Or for those who prefer something a little different, you can try everything from Vanilla Custard to Latte Coffee

4. Addictive tendencies 

Again, there are still many new studies being published about how vaping affects its users. But it is clear that vaping is far less addictive than smoking. Worse yet, it is the nicotine in cigarettes that you will be getting addicted to. With vaping, the worst that may happen is you get addicted to the great-tasting flavours available or how vaping makes you feel when you are out socialising.

5 Reasons Why You Should Be Vaping and Not Smoking

5. The convenience 

With cigarettes, if you just want to take a couple of puffs then you have to light a whole cigarette and then end up smoking the entire thing. You also have to go outside or to a place where smoking is allowed. However, with vaping it’s far more convenient being able to pull it out and have a few puffs almost anywhere. Though it is true that many places don’t like you vaping indoors, the restrictions you’ll face are far less than what you would have if you smoked cigarettes. 

5 Reasons Why You Should Be Vaping and Not Smoking

If you think it’s time to kick smoking to the curb and take up vaping, then you’re in the right place. VIP Electronic Cigarette is the go-to place for all of your vaping information and equipment. They have a fantastic array of cartridges and other accessories for the seasoned vaper. But if you’re just starting out, then you should check out the vaping kits they have on offer.

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Win a Minimalist Workout Outfit with The Sports Edit

Win a Minimalist Workout Outfit with The Sports Edit

This week we’re excited to bring you this exclusive competition with The Sports Edit, giving away a minimalist workout outfit worth £365 as chosen by our Editor-in-Chief, Craig Landale, featuring brands such as adidas, Iffley Road and Under Armour. Take it back to basics this season with timeless pieces in monochrome colour palettes. Don’t get us wrong, we all know the power of a fluorescent coloured trainer to get you motivated for the gym and transport you to a sunnier destination. But some days you just need to take it back to basics.

Win a Minimalist Workout Outfit with The Sports Edit

Keeping the essentials in a muted colour palette leaves scope for you to work in some killer accessories, meaning you can re-wear and re-style these pieces over and over again. We’ve rounded up a selection of core high performance pieces from The Sports Edit that will get you through your workout looking and feeling great. A few go-to staples can go a long way, and you’ll definitely get your money’s worth out of these.

Win a Minimalist Workout Outfit with The Sports Edit

Recovering quickly is vital to maintaining progress and these 2XU compression leggings promise to get you back in the gym as quickly as possible. Priming and supporting your muscles, you will be noticeably less sore the day after. If you’re not feeling up to rocking the tights on their own but still want to reap the benefits, throw on a pair of shorts over the top. Next up, we have Under Armour and without a doubt this will be your new ‘throw on with anything’ t-shirt. Amazing value and amazing quality? It’s a yes from us. We all know the importance of length when it comes to running shorts; length matters to running wear brand Iffley Road, who have identified the perfect spot between knee and thigh, keeping you comfortable in body and mind (no one wants to be the guy with the too-short shorts in the gym). Looking for something to keep you cool through an intense PT session, but also provide protection from bitter winds on a late-night jog? You found it. With a 3/4 zip to keep the shape versatile and an almost hidden pocket to keep your phone safe, there’s more to this staple than meets the eye.

Win a Minimalist Workout Outfit with The Sports Edit

Smash your previous best performance in this pair of Ultra Boost Uncaged trainers from Adidas. With a spring-enhancing mid-sole giving push-offs and landings extra energy – you can shave seconds off your best time without having to put in any extra effort (we like those odds). With plastic in our oceans being such a big topic now, there’s no excuse for taking a plastic bottle to the gym and chucking it in the bin on your way out. We all know the damage our usage has had on the environment, and with a Swell bottle that looks this slick, you’ll never look back. Finally, if you haven’t tried on a pair of Stance socks yet, we highly recommend that you do. These multi-activity training socks will see you through your full routine and back again. Not a stone has been left unturned when considering your comfort, with anatomically correct designs for the left and right foot.

Win a Minimalist Workout Outfit with The Sports Edit

How to Enter 

To win all 6 of these fitness items worth £365 all you need to do is enter your name and email into the below form before completing the optional bonus entry methods to increase your chances of winning. You have until midnight 20th March 2018 to enter and the winner will be picked at random, contacted privately and announced on this page within 24 hours. Good luck everyone!

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Spring Grooming Trends from Tommy Guns Original Barbershop

Spring Grooming Trends from Tommy Guns Original Barbershop

Tommy Gun’s Original Barbershop is the largest franchised barbershop in Canada and growing faster than ever in Australia. With in-mirror TVs, complimentary scalp massages and world class straight razor hot shaves, this is the epitome of men’s grooming. For this feature Tommy Gun’s have nominated their National Educator Rocco Bates to guide you through men’s grooming trends for spring 2018.

Spring Grooming Trends from Tommy Guns Original Barbershop

There is something remarkable occurring in men’s grooming as we steadily approach spring, which has been noted by many of our barbers’ coast to coast. This new trend is men not buckling to the pressure of popular fads in a big way. Not having this year’s version of the bowl cut is becoming one of the newest trend.

Spring Grooming Trends from Tommy Guns Original Barbershop

At a rapid rate, men are starting to take real ownership of their grooming needs, informing themselves to be able to communicate with their barbers, to create their own style. This could be attributed to the fact that with the massive resurgence in barbershops over the last few years, men on the whole are starting to feel more confident in these environments to be able to express themselves.

Spring Grooming Trends from Tommy Guns Original Barbershop

The ease of access to social media could also be playing a role in this new trend, as men can easily visualise and have reference material on hand to be able to show their barber what they really want. This also allows the modern man to easily see hairstyles he isn’t interested in too. There is less bending to ill thought out cuts, under the guise of being edgy, or artistic, which leave men reaching for a baseball cap, or an emergency self-done buzz cut at 2am. So, what are some of the things that men should be leaning towards this spring, especially if they’re not feeling the pressure to jump on the bandwagon?

Spring Grooming Trends from Tommy Guns Original Barbershop

Well looked after beards 

Beards are still very much a thing and for those of us who can, we’re wearing them all year round with much more attention to how the beard looks and feels. The use of the right softening, conditioning, and styling product can make the difference in the appearance of any man’s face sweater. Proper grooming is so very important to the overall look of the bearded gent, due to the fact that a poorly executed beard trim could leave them with an unwanted nude face.



Spring Grooming Trends from Tommy Guns Original Barbershop

Shaving the proper way 

Now, more than ever, are men of all walks of life investing in how they shave. The proper razor, brush, soap, mug, and all the other accoutrement are being thought of as necessities, rather than a dollar store disposable and low-quality foam from a can. While the tools needed to have a rewarding shave experience at home can get quite steep, the modern gent saves more money in the long run, buying better caliber equipment, that if properly maintained, can be used for the rest of the man’s life.



Spring Grooming Trends from Tommy Guns Original Barbershop

A vast styling arsenal 

With the modern man setting his own style, having the right products and grooming equipment to assist whatever look they are rocking has become a must. Whether it’s a simple textured push forward, or a classic low pomp, using the right tools for the job has become very common for most men. The hair dryer and the round brush are no longer grooming aides that are viewed as not so masculine, which is a step in the right direction.


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Alto’s Odyssey, the sequel to Alto’s Adventure, sees its snowboarding star glide through the desert

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The makers of award-winning mobile game Alto’s Adventure have returned with Alto’s Odyssey, a sequel that sees its snowboarding protagonist glide through a vastly different landscape. Launching today, the return of Alto will allow players to guide its star through the desert, down steep sand dunes, over ancient ruins and rocky terrain, all against a dusky, jewel-toned backdrop.

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Here Are Our Favorite Supreme Accessories to Cop RN

Supreme’s SS18 collection dropped last week and it was the usual mix of obscure graphic references, covetable collector’s items and insane accessories i.e. the Supreme pinball machine.

In that spirit we’ve rounded up the best of last season’s Supreme accessories and even done the hard part by sourcing trusted online retailers to buy them from. So while you’re waiting on that pinball machine, check out the Supreme money gun (with Supreme dollars for ammunition), the Supreme x Coleman mini bike, and for that grown-up homeware flex, there’s a Supreme bamboo beaded curtain and Supreme branded glass tumblers. Plus, for the ultimate wall hanging, there’s a set of Supreme skateboard decks with floral details in black, blue, pink and yellow.

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