With Christmas now over, we’re all more than ready to think about shedding those extra kilos we’ve stacked on.
And so the diet research begins in earnest.… from the Paleo diet, the sugar-free diet, the 5:1 to Jenny Craig or Lite n Easy – with so many to choose from, how can you possibly know which one is right for you?
Enter MuscleGenetica.com which, with a simple mouth swab, can tell you exactly which diet will give you the best results and faster, all based on your own DNA.
It’s a scientific fact that genetics play a huge role in weight gain and loss, muscle tone, and how your body responds to diet, exercise resistance and weight training. Knowing what foods to eat, which to avoid and how your body will respond to exercise via your genetic code puts you in front in achieving your summer body goals.
We all have different genetic capabilities when it comes to processing foods, some people can tolerate more carbs, some people can metabolise dietary fats better. From this information, which is assessed by Muscle Genetica’s coaching team, a bespoke dietary and exercise program is created with the correct amount of food, nutrients and exercise routine to best suit your goals and genetics.
According to PT and health and fitness coach, Stephen Arnold, from Muscle Genetica, there’s no need to waste time trialing diets to see which one works best for you.
“I’ve seen too many people brain washed and suffer on diets that aren’t suited to their genetic predisposition to not care about this,” says Stephen.
“Along with nutrition comes supplementation, vitamin C, D, zinc, multivitamins – all are common purchases across the board. People buy these products, spending hundreds of dollars because they think they need them.
“A simple DNA sample will show you exactly which vitamins and minerals you are genetically deficient in. So, no more wasted money on things you think you need or following diets that just aren’t right for you.
Muscle Genetica can save you money and time by telling you exactly what you’re lacking in genetically and contribute towards achieving your health and fitness goals in the fastest way possible”.
If you’re serious about weight loss, check out your DNA here www.MuscleGenetica.com.
The age-old pickle of leaving baby/kids asleep in the car while I just duck in to pay at the servo has finally been solved – and parents around Australia are rejoicing!
BP branded service stations have just released an App esp for parents who want to let sleeping babies lie, allowing you to stay and pay.
With Australia claiming one of the highest ‘tap & go’ and pay wave rates in developed markets4, BPme is bigger than a baby step when it comes to mobile payment. The innovative app will put technology at the customers’ fingertips, changing the way they interact and pay for fuel in the future. And for busy working parents, that can only be a good thing.
The App is available to Apple and Android smartphones with the latest operating system, and can be used in over 500 (and rising) BP stations across the country, without you even having to get out of your car. By selecting the pump number, refueling and processing the transaction from the app, BPme users can now skip waiting in queues when refueling – saving the day for busy Mum’s and Dad’s who have babies or kids (or event their dogs!) in the car. And that’s not to mention the savings in extra drinks and candy bars.
Commenting on BPme, Adam Arnold, General Manager, Marketing and Retail Offer Development, BP said “We understand that our customers seek quick and easy solutions to help relieve their already busy and stressful lives. This is why we listened to our customers and worked closely with our global product and innovation teams to launch BPme.
This innovative app puts technology at our customers’ fingertips and changes the way they interact with us”. Just goes to show you, ask and you shall BP.
From today, BPme is free to download on any Apple or Android device at participating BP sites across the country.
To find out more about BPme, simply head to bp.com.au/bpme or download the BPme app today.
With kids nowadays growing up so fast, it’s hard to know where to draw the line in the sand when it comes to age-appropriate swimwear but we’ve found a benchmark in new bikini brand surlaplage.
The range is cutie-patootie meets sporty beach wear for kids aged from 6-14. The label has been created by a Dutch Australian duo. who share over 10 years of experience in design. Having grown up on the beach in Australia and in Europe’s style capitals, they merge to bring you ‘beach chic’ for your little people. The well-travelled partners draw inspiration from beaches, sunshine and all things summer.
The surplage 2017 collection includes rash shirt-sets, bathers and bikini tops, along with adorable hats and on-trend sunglasses to protect your child’s precious eyes from the harsh Aussie rays.
The fresh summer vibe is set to inject cool and funky into rash shirts and sun protection.
For more, check out the website.
Even though most of us have zero clue what the heck Despacito is about, nor cannot for the life of us sing along to anything other than the chorus – Despacito is now the most downloaded song of all time. Like, EVER.
Yes, this catchy little ditty that features everyones egg-throwing favourite next door neighbour Justin Bieber, has reached in excess of 4/6 billion streams in just 6 months.
Already shaping up to be the biggest hit of 2017, the song has even surpassed Beib’s his own record that he previously set with “Sorry” and its associated remixes, which to date have accumulated 4.38 billion plays.
After dominating radio, streaming, and music videos during the past six months, “Despacito” shows no signs of slowing, with a long line of industry accolades, achievements and records eclipsed on its unprecedented ascent to the top of the global charts.
Commenting on the milestone, Luis Fonsi said, “Streaming is a connector for audiences worldwide and it has helped my music reach every corner of the planet. It is truly an honor that ‘Despacito’ is now the most streamed song in history.”
Sir Lucian Grainge, Chairman & CEO, Universal Music Group, said: “Luis Fonsi already had the undisputed, biggest song of the year – and now he’s setting even bigger records. Streaming has opened up the possibility of a song with a different beat, from a different culture and in a different language to become a juggernaut of success around the world. My congratulations to Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber, as well as everyone at Universal Music Latin Entertainment, Republic Records and Def Jam, on this tremendous accomplishment.”
“Streaming has democratized music consumption, it has made Latin music increasingly relevant on the charts and it has amplified our songs and videos to a world stage,” said Jesús Lopez, Chairman & CEO of Universal Music Latin America & Iberian Peninsula. “‘Despacito’ has broken every record thanks to Luis Fonsi’s talent and creativity, which have positioned him as a pillar of Latin music for the past 20 years. I also congratulate Erika Ender, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber for their valuable contributions, as well as the different teams involved in the success of this song.”
And for three people who haven’t yet seen it, we’ve included below this fabulous video of a Father torturing his daughter in making her dance to the tune when played, which may in fact be half the downloads mentioned above. Enjoy!
Hey there Mama, would you like a cup of a little something, something that’s been marinating in just a wee bit of bacteria and yeast for a while? No, I’m not talking about the cup of tea you left on the kitchen bench that you found a week later in summer. I’m talking the latest buzz drink for health enthusiasts – kombucha.
Ok, so here’s the thing – lots of things in life are good for you and taste bad. And there there’s things that are bad for you, and taste good. And there’s things that are good for you and TASTE GOOD. Apparently MOJO Kombucha is one of those things.
So, what the heck is Kombucha, anyway?
Turns out kombucha is a fermented, sparkling tea full of active enzymes, organic acids and proven probiotics that offers a range of health benefits, including gut health, vitamin B12 and immune support. So, here we establish it’s good for you. But what does it TASTE LIKE?
Kind of like a snazzy Yakult but less milky and more thirst quenching, MOJO Kombucha has no added sugar (it is only used at start of the ferment to feed the culture), it’s a living product (not in an Alien kind of way, but think full of living healthy yeast and bacteria doing backstroke in your beveage), is certified organic, vegan- friendly and gluten-free.
MOJO Kombucha comes in a bunch of yummy flavours including ginger, turmeric, blueberry + ginger, lemon citris, rasberry passion, peppermint greens, strawberry hibiscus and perfect passion fruit.
But the jury is still out on the taste.
We want you to test-drive this one for us and let us know what you think of MOJO Kombucha. To win some, tell us below what choice of flavour you’re crushing on, and why you’d benefit from drinking this rather dubious beverage.
*Disclaimer – winner will receive a month of MOJO, one a day, every day totaling 3 dozen. Delivery would need to be in metropolitan areas, and be able to be received personally, as the product must remain refrigerated.
Baby, its cold outside. Freaking cold. And inside. It’s cold inside, too. In fact, it feels below zero everywhere you go right about now, for that matter.
Time then for a few new on-trend winter wardrobe finds, and we’ve found the perfect store with everything you need just a click away.
We’ve cherry-picked a few adorable numbers from www.Marshmellow.com.au, a hub for all things stylish in clothing, shoes, jewellery, home-ware and even a few handbags to twirl Sex in the City style as you swish down the street.
And we’ve got a voucher for RRP$100 to win. To be in the running, tell us what item you love the most on the Marshmellow site and why!