Category Archives: Lifestyle

Communities are only as strong as the health of their women

We’re just a little bit in love with former first lady Michelle Obama and going through some old quotes today we came across two which really resonated for us as women and mothers. Being healthy isn’t about getting on a scale or measuring your waistline… Wouldn’t it be great if we could shift this ancient […]

When “1” isn’t the loneliest number

From fairytales to our nagging aunt, we are consistently told that we need to find our soulmate, get married and settle in for the rest of our life in order to find true bliss. So engrained is this idea of marital heaven that even long-time non-married couples face incessant pressure to bite the bullet, hand over copious amounts of money […]

The ups and downs of breastfeeding

Breast is best. Or is that part of the test? When I was first asked to be part of the Kalila team one of the first things that came to my mind was breast feeding, the difficulties I experienced and wouldn’t it have been great if I’d been able to find an honest account of […]

Eat for Race day & Recovery – marathon training and endurance walking (Part 3)

As Race day approaches and after weeks of training it’s time to consolidate everything you’ve practised ready for racing. Kalila’s Kathy is race ready for Boston 2018 and the Kalila team are all here cheering her on. She’s put in the miles in training and has fuelled her body to reach peak fitness. Now it’s […]

Make Love to Make Baby

We’re all aware that to make a baby, having sex is usually a vital step. It’s a classic part of baby making that does get altered from time to time but, generally speaking, it gets results. But what about this wives tale about making love to get baby out? If you’ve ever neared your due […]

Varicose Veins and Prenatal Fitness

Suffering from varicose veins during pregnancy is not uncommon. If your mom had them, you’re even more likely to get them as varicose veins are (yay!) hereditary. Spider and varicose veins are many things: ugly, uncomfortable, inconvenient and in some cases, dangerous. But they can also be manageable and temporary. Many issues associated with varicose veins […]

Eat for endurance – marathon training and endurance walking (Part 2)

So last month we looked at some of the basics for eating to run, and how to get a balanced source of energy for exercise. This month our focus shifts to eating for endurance in support of our very own Kathy who is busy training for Boston 2018. For anyone out there who has completed […]

Is 2018 going as planned….here’s how to stay on track with your goals

So we are now well and truly into 2018 and hands up how many of us have already gone astray with our New Year goals? Life has a funny way of getting in the way and for mums that means dealing with whatever is thrown at us and our kids for example the dreaded back […]

“Eat to run” series -fuel your body

As Kalila’s Kathy starts 2018 with some intensive marathon training ready for Boston 2018,  the focus of this month’s nutrition slot is all about eating to run. And it’s not just marathon training that requires specialist fuel but all forms of running and power walking. We need energy to exercise, and more importantly we need […]