Do you play or win?

People have always been mildly competitive and for the most part it has always been good-natured fun. But in this modern world where sport has been monetised, winning has become everything to the extent that many will cheat in any way they can.

This idea of winning at any cost is detrimental sport and detrimental to being human. Sport is meant to be light hearted fun and performed in the spirit of an athlete at the Rio Olympics is stopped to assist an injured competitor.

The Art of Belly Dance

Goddess Celebration and Fertility Dance

‘The Pearl Fishers’. Rene Milot. Oil on canvas. Click for larger image

Belly dance plays a number of functions within society and it has a rich history. Often referred to as Arabic dance, Oriental dancing or Exotic dancing, it’s widely believed to be an Arab dance originating in Egypt. Know one knows the exact origins although it appears to have been centred between North India, The Black Sea and North Africa. Over the millennia it has evolved to take many different forms depending on the country and region between the Mediterranean to the Pacific.

It originated as a fertility dance within cultures inspired by the joy of life and

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Nude Yoga

Why the fuss?

A face of India

Mention those two words ‘new yoga’ and people’s brains quite literally turn to mush. But let’s go back to the origin of the word yoga which means to unite meaning to ‘unite the individual consciousness to the universal consciousness’ and at the end of the day it has little to do with the body even though for most people this is a starting point.

If we go far enough back in history, clothing was only for a temporary protection from the elements or to protect the skin in certain occupations and people had no issue with nudity. Being dressed in one’s own skin is perfectly normal and natural, but what has

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Oh Rio

Setting the tone for modern Olympics

Egypt vs Germany. An Islamic reporter stated that “Allah granted the shameless near-naked harlots victory over the modest women of Islam, 2-0. No doubt the Jews are responsible.”

In the wake of a coup d’état and a great deal of public unrest, the preparations for the Olympic Games were far behind schedule as the country wasn’t quite prepared for the enormity of this undertaking. Some athletes who arrived early were target of criminal gangs and forced to leave.

The main body of athletes arrived to find workers still attending to tasks in their rooms like with exposed wiring and bathrooms not working. Then many of the competition facilities weren’t quite complete

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Should you wear a bra while exercising?

Should you wear a bra while exercising?

There’s a story of an Amazonian woman whose passion was war, but she found that one of her breasts was in the way when she fired an arrow. This was in a time when clothing was almost non-existent and there was no form of bra available, so her solution was to cut off one of her breasts which solved the problem.

Some women today have their breasts removed for fear of cancer, but most women engage in sports that most suit their physique. Runners tend to have a smaller bust whereas some tennis stars have an ample bust although it’s reported that the Romanian tennis player Simona Halep underwent

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Sport and Your Period

Periods should not be excuses to stop living

Having a period is a normal and healthy part of being a woman and while some women like to take a little time out and rest over their periods, there’s no reason that your period should keep you from doing the things you love.

Providing that you feel well, you can continue to do your daily activities including playing sports, exercising, swimming, riding a bike, or just plain having fun. By wearing a pad or a tampon and changing them regularly, you can stop worrying about getting your clothes stained.

Exercise does not affect the amount of flow or length of your period. It actually helps in relieving menstrual cramps. But you

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Whey Protein

A milk extract and sports supplement

You may have head about recent whey contamination scares, these are insignificant and yet serve as a reminder that milk and its derivative products are not designed for human consumption. Whey supplements are typically made for body builders and those wanting to increase muscle mass.

Whey protein is a nutritional supplement that is designed to be used for muscle gain. It comes from cow’s milk and is considered the most nutritious protein available. There are two different kinds of whey protein; isolate and concentrate and blends. Whey protein is a complete protein meaning that is has all the essential and non essential amino acids that the body needs to repair cells, muscles, and

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Nakationing - A new buzz word

Holidays in the buff

Naturist Girls

Do you find packing for holidays a bit of a struggle? Then maybe nakationing is for you!

In addition to the clothes free beaches that feature in most countries, there is a growing clothing-optional tourism industry with over 250 nudist resorts and clubs around the world.

Some are family friendly, but most are adult only catering to swingers and may have erotic themes. But don’t let that put you off because people are flocking to this holiday option in ever greater numbers.

A new trend is toward the many cruises that offer clothing-optional travel. This has expanded from one ship in 1992 to about 50 ships and an estimated 40,000 people in

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A Fitness Aventure

A daring pastime (R)

I had recently taken up running on the near by hills after spending decadent winter laying about half depressed recovering from an unhappy relationship. Summer would soon be here and I wanted to play. I felt that I needed to loose five pounds though most of my friends seemed to be envious of my figure.

I would get up early, and over a month built up to a solid 2 hours jog and in flat places, do some sprints. Balanced with a twice weekly yoga class. My body was coming alive and the early mornings were something I began to really enjoy. Even the challenges of my work seemed easier.

The area was popular and I

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Russian Trucks

The Paris to Dakar Rally

Because Russia is such a vast and rugged country, they had to build trucks that could survive the conditions and they have since proved to be a hit when it comes to the relatively new sport of truck racing.

These tough trucks are designed to endure the rigours of Siberia, to negotiate every terrain imaginable without falling apart. Below you can see a couple of representative videos and your find tons more on YouTube.

Master truck drivers in action and other vehicles

Dakar 2014

MAN trucks Argentina – Bolivia 2016

Russian Trucks

Sports Commentators


Weightlifting commentator: This is Gregorieva from Bulgaria. I saw her snatch this morning during her warm up and it was amazing.

Dressage commentator: This is really a lovely horse and I speak from personal experience since I once mounted her mother.

Boxing commentator: Sure there have been injuries, and even some deaths in boxing, but none of them really that serious.

Softball commentator: If history repeats itself, I should think we can expect the same thing again.

Basketball commentator: He dribbles a lot and the opposition doesn’t like it. In fact you can see it all over their faces.

Rowing commentator At the rowing medal ceremony: Ah, isn’t that nice, the wife of the IOC president is hugging the

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