Eat, Fast and Live Longer!

Dr Michael Mosley, the medical journalist for the BBC Horizon program, has been trying to find ways to keep his brain from aging and to maintain good health. After meeting with experts and undertaking a wide range of tests, he was told that continuing on with his current  lifestyle would almost certainly result in chronic disease. Mr Mosley then tried to find out how some people live a longer life and how they manage to maintain their health better than others.

How to Lose Weight Fast in a Healthy Way

After a lot of research Michael found that fasting actually does a whole lot of good for the body. As the blood goes to the tummy to digest the food when we eat, our energy is put into the metabolism. Conversely, when the body is given rest from the constant digestion, our energy is allowed to go other places and starts repairing and healing the body. There has been numerous studies on fasting with amazing results. Through the Eat, Fast, Live Longer documentary, Mr Mosley introduce the concept of the 5:2 diet. This diet involves eating 5 days per week and ‘fasting’ on two nonconsecutive days. On the fasting days women are to eat only 300-400 calories per day and male are to have 600 calories. After fasting, Michael had his tests done again and was amazed by the improvement of his halth condition.

Personal Experience with the 5:2 Diet

I have tried the 5:2 diet for a little while myself and am impressed by the effectiveness of it. I also have friends that have been on the 5:2 diet for 5 months and experiencing massive improvements on their health.

Please note that this is for people that have consulted with their doctor first and is NOT for people that have a low BMI (Body Mass Index).

Juice Fasting

After-Work Run in the Park

Calming, Cleansing & Revitalizing

It’s something about a run in the park after a long and stressful day at work. The sound of birds, smell of the grass and fresh leafs, and a gentle breeze on the skin. Green has a calming effect on us, which makes the park an excellent place to recover from a day of stress.

I’m lucky to be surrounded by several great parks, and try to go for walks, runs and fitness sessions as often as I can. Also, I don’t have a gym membership as I enjoy exercising outdoors no matter what the weather gets up to. Dropping into a gym for a class or to use some of the equipment is good for changing it up. However, the park is a great place to take some weights and boxing equipment for a session.



Before I came to Australia, I didn’t know that black swans even excised, but here I see them quite often. They’re beautiful things, but not by any means less aggressive than the white ones. I enjoy the wildlife in parks and always take time to stop and look if something catches my attention. After a workout and a round of stretching it’s nice to sit down to breathe and absorb the goodness. Tomorrow’s stress and concerns will come soon enough, so better appreciate the peace while I can   ★