Five Ways to Quit Smoking


Smoking is one of those habits that many people find hard to give up, even if they know about the health risks involved in lighting up. However, if you’re looking to quit smoking, there are ways in which you can do it without having to struggle. Here are five great ways to do to finally say goodbye to cigarettes and all the health problems that come with them:

Take up a hobby – if you smoke regularly and do it socially, you could always try and find something else to fill your time instead – such as a hobby. Knitting, reading, writing or even sports could replace smoking.

Chew gum instead – if you miss the sensation of having something in your mouth, you could always chew gum, and that doesn’t harm your health at all and costs you a fraction of the price of a carton of cigarettes.

Use E Cigarettes from – for those of you who might really miss smoking, they replicate the sensation of smoking, omitting a vapour instead of smoke, and aren’t anything like as harmful to your health. Also, they can help you give up with adjustable nicotine levels.

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The Smoker’s Halo Electronic Cigarette

Think about the effects smoking can have on your health – it’s well-known that smoking can cause breathing problems if done regularly, with many smokers suffering from illnesses such as asthma. Meanwhile, smoking can also speed up the ageing process.

Consider your family’s health – when you smoke a cigarette, the smoke omitted could be inhaled by your kids, which may harm their health as well as your own. When you get tempted to buy a carton of cigarettes, think about that before you decide whether to part with your money.

Smoking can be an unhealthy and expensive habit to have. By quitting, you’re doing yourself and those you hold dearest a big favour.

My love affair with Mizuno Wave Rider

Mizuno, ready to run.
Love at first sight is not particularly one tenet I subscribe to. Ask any of my friends, and they’ll tell you that I’m probably the last person on the face of the earth to believe that. But when it comes to the Mizuno Wave Rider 14, I hardly think that “love at first sight” is rubbish.

When I first laid eyes on a pair of wave riders, I immediately loved them. I knew I just had to have them. It was a selfish indulgence which I knew I deserved. Even before getting down to the nitty-gritty of the shoe, the candy colors they came in were more than enough reason to get them for myself. Suffice it to say, they were a sight for sore eyes.

On days when I’m feeling particularly emotionally rundown, I run to let off steam and to keep fit, so the Mizuno Wave Rider 14 is a perfect complement to that. It’s a shoe which hugs your heel with high-energy cushioning. It has high-tech flex grooves in the outsole. This minimizes foot fatigue.

A good running shoe needs superior cushioning and stability, and the Wave Rider delivers on both aspects. It has a wave design which allows for a springier step, transferring energy into velocity. It’s great for running those 5k marathons, as this shoe has flex lines designed with women in mind. I especially like its Mizuno Intercool feature. It’s a full-length midsole ventilation system which lessens heat and humidity inside the shoe.

With the type of support the Mizuno Wave Rider 14 gives me, I definitely won’t go around searching for another running shoe. So, I guess, shoes are pretty much like men: if they give you what you need, you won’t replace them for another. This is one love affair to last me a lifetime. ^_^



Alcoholic drinks you should have and avoid during a fitness regime

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Getting fit – and staying fit – requires a very particular lifestyle.

Fitness enthusiasts need to eat a balanced diet and exercise regularly to really reap the benefits of a healthy regime, but, putting it into practise can be difficult.

Temptation is never far away, whether it’s in the form of a takeaway or the possibility of a few drinks with friends.

Just as hitting the gym hard is important if you want to look and feel great, so too is relaxing and having the odd treat every now and then, which could mean enjoying an alcoholic beverage or two.

Everything in moderation is a mantra to be mindful – and here, courtesy of Predator Nutrition, is a guide to which drinks you should have and which to avoid.


  • Wine
  • Any spirit providing the mixer that accompanies it is sugar free

Don’t drink

  • Beer
  • Some cocktails, like strawberry daiquiris and piña coladas

The inclusion of beer in the ‘don’t drink’ list may seem unfair, but not when you consider that the average pint of lager contains around 250 calories. Wine, in comparison, has roughly half the amount of calories per glass.

While this list is just intended to be a guide to the type of the drinks fitness fanatics should be drinking and avoiding, it’s worth going back to an earlier point that everything in moderation is a pretty good ethos to adopt.

And, don’t forget, drink responsibly no matter what your particular tipple is.