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After 13 years, Adidas releases ‘Zissou’ shoes, new shoes also on the way
The good news: after more than a decade, Adidas has finally produced ‘Zissou’ shoes fans are clamoring for. The bad news: there’s only around a hundred to go around. More good news though, variations of popular shoe models are going to be released soon. In 2004, the film “Life with Steve Zissou”, directed by Wes Anderson, was released. The movie, which starred Bill Murray and featured Portuguese versions of David Bowie songs, became iconic for its wardrobe. Aqua blue crew uniform...

Basketball: Why it’s a Good Sport for you
Michael Jordan. Kobe Bryant. LeBron James. Your friends and your neighbors. Why is basketball so appealing to a lot of people? So many reasons, actually. If you’re thinking about taking up the sport, here are several reasons why it’s going to be good for you. It’s great for your Health Lose weight. Whether you’re making shots or playing defense, basketball involves a lot of movement. And a lot of movement means more calories burned. Actually, if you play on both ends of the floor you...

7 Reasons Why Getting an Elliptical Is a Good Idea
Ellipticals are sometimes misunderstood. Some people think they’re ineffective. Others think they’re expense. A few don’t even know what they are. Well, if you’re one of those people, it’s time to be ‘elliptically enlightened’. Ellipticals are a great option if you want to be fit. Here are several reasons why it’s a good idea to have an elliptical around. Easy to use and not intimidating. When you’re a beginner, exercise machines can be so intimidating they can seem like...

Buzz Rack: how a ‘mosquito’, ‘spider’ and ‘beetle’ can help carry your bike
Whether you’re a biking enthusiast, a roadie, or just going on a tour around Qatar, you will eventually need to carry your bike on a car. Not inside, of course, since you’d be getting dirt inside your car and, chances are, it won’t fit anyway. It’s also not advisable to hoist your bike on the roof of the car. Fortunately, Buzz Rack offers mounted car racks which are not only affordable, but comes in amusing names. A “Mozzquito” with a big bite Mosquitoes are usually annoying, but...

Cream of the E-Commerce Crop in the Middle East
Camels, sand and online shopping. Wait, what? When people think about the Middle East—composed of countries like Kuwait, Qatar, Dubai, Oman, UAE—they often think about the first two things. But online shopping? Yeah, it’s true, the Middle East loves to shop online. After all, locals as well as expats do have the spending power. What are the most popular online sites in the region? Here’s the cream of the e-commerce crop in the Middle East. Mumzworld If you’re looking for a...

To Eat or Not to Eat: Best & Worst Workout Foods
You’re an hour away from your workout and you know you need to eat up. What do you do? Will you raid your fridge? Go to the nearest fast food chain and search for their healthiest foods? What do you eat in the first place? First, calm down. Second, think about your options—what you should eat and what you should avoid. Check out these best and worst workout foods. Worst workout foods… and drinks Pasta, white rice and potatoes. It’s true you need carbs to give you energy. But...

7 Easy Tips to Improve Your Workout
You work hard at the gym, right? You want to see those gains, you know you truly deserve. But it seems like there’s something missing. Like a good steak, lacking a pinch of spice to taste really great, or being a few hundred dollars short of paying for a dream car. Well, that final push may come from a few adjustments you need to make. Here are 7 easy tips to improve your workout. Slow Yet Steady. You want a steady supply of energy throughout your workout and the day. The best way to do...

Sitting in the Office All Day: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
The good: working eight hours—or even more—a day at the office can certainly fatten your wallet. Unfortunately, your waist can pack on some fat too. And that’s just the start of it. Sitting in the office all day can go from bad to ugly. Because let’s face it, the work isn’t that physical, right? Shooting a crumpled paper into a trash bin across the room doesn’t count as exercise. However, if you do make that shot—cool! Nice Steph Curry impersonation. Seriously though, here’s...

5 Activities to Make Bonding Time with Kids Healthier
Kids seem to have all the time in the world. As a parent you want that time to count as quality, meaning bonding + learning + fitness. Don’t worry, your kids will love it as long the equation doesn’t say ‘= boring’. Here are suggestions on how you can make your bonding time with kids healthier. Walk, Run, Bike An activity you can have with your kids is walking. The good thing about walking is it’s a simple cardio activity. And when your kids get bored, they can just run. You can...

Awesome Things to Do When You’re Stuck at Home
Although it’s pretty much a guessing game on how the weather in Qatar will be this weekend, a lot of people will most likely choose to stay home. Wouldn’t that be boring? Well, it does not have to be. Family, friends and neighbors can still bond, have fun and sneak in some fitness activities despite staying in close proximity to their homes. Go Have a Pool Party! Hot and humid weather + pool + people = fun. Easy equation to understand. A dip in the pool can certainly be a refreshing. A...

7 Surprising Ways to Become a Better Runner
You don’t have to go to great lengths to be a better runner. However, there’s no ala-Captain America super serum either, just a bit of work and some nice tricks on the side. Here are 7 surprising ways to become a better runner. Go Fishy In order to become a better runner, you have to recover stronger after a run. Your muscles are inflamed from all that work, so eating fish rich in Omega-3 helps. Omega-3 decreases inflammation and protects you from heart ailments too. You can also pop...

5 Easy Swimming Tips for Summer
Summer is the perfect time for a swim. And while you’re at the beach or the pool, why not improve your swimming technique? You don’t need extra swimming lessons or to be buddies with Aquaman, there are simple ways to make you a better swimmer. Whether you swim for sport, fitness or as a hobby, take note of these easy swimming tips. Redefine your Swim Kit If your swim kit includes just any other swim wear, aqua shoes or slippers, most likely you’ll be ‘just any other swimmer’....

Watch Out for the 9 Signs of Dehydration
Our bodies are composed of a lot of water. For adult males, its 60% while for the ladies, its 55%. Imagine if the water levels go down significantly, all sorts of problems can set in. Whether you’re physically active or just going about your everyday routine, you can get dehydrated. But how do you know you’re already lacking fluids or just being affected by the summer heat? Watch out for the 9 signs of dehydration. Always Hungry. Most of the time, thirst is mistaken for hunger. People...

Turn Family Bonding Time to Fitness Time
Summer is has arrived. This means more family bonding time. For many families, a trip to the mall is the likely destination. However, you can take family bonding to another level—a healthier level. Here are suggestions on how to turn family bonding time to fitness time. Hello Outdoors! Forget about the malls, there are so many places you can go to and so many things to do than just hang around the shopping mall. Families can bike together. Parents can teach their kids how to ride a...

Why Women Should Wear the Right Running Stuff
Women can sometimes find it hard to search for sports stuff designed especially for them. Even runners, who basically require shoes and clothes, may have trouble finding their needs. For this reason, some women settle for other alternatives. However, just like finding a partner, if Mr. Right is elusive, you don’t settle for Mr. Right Now. So here are important reminders why women should wear the right running stuff. Shoes: Leave the Men Shoes Alone! Do you know the saying “if the...

Running: How to Start With A Bang
Often, getting started in any endeavor is the hardest part. It’s the same with running. As simple as running seems, getting ready and beginning the fitness routine can be difficult for some people. However, if you’ve already made up your mind about running, here are ways you can effectively start. Read Up Reading about running helps you get mentally ready for what you are about to do. You will be able to know what to expect, injuries to avoid, as well as set the record straight on...

7 Ways to Encourage Kids to Be Active
Did you know that 70 percent of overweight kids, become overweight adults as well? Here in Qatar, nationals and expats, including kids, are encouraged to try to be fitter. It’s important that kids, at their early age, develop healthy habits they can carry into adulthood. The best way to do this is to encourage kids to be active. But that’s easier said than done, especially if kids have become couch potatoes or digital zombies thanks to all those gadgets. Here are 7 ways to encourage kids...

9 Ways to Make Your Runs Easier
Runs, as wonderful as they are at times, seem to be more difficult for some people. If you are one of those people, check out these 9 ways to make your runs easier. 1. Shoes Do you feel pain on your feet mid-run? Or does your feet feel hot and get tired easily? Most likely, the problem is with your shoes. Running becomes harder when your feet either gives up on you or is being subjected to a lot of stress. Worn-out, as well as incorrect shoes, can definitely do that. Let your feet be as...

6 Fitness Commandments to Remember
When it comes to fitness, there are certain rules which seem to be carved in stone, like commandments, so to speak. It’s best to know these commandments to help make sure you won’t have trouble reaching your fitness goals. 1. Thou shall eat right before and after The right diet is as important as the fitness routine itself, maybe even more. Whether you want to lose weight, maintain it or bulk up, you have to eat right. If you’re going to eat a heavy meal, do it two hours before an...

New Breed of Clothing: Choosing and Caring for Technical Wear
Exercise clothing has certainly evolved from the usual baggy pants and oversized sweat shirts. Nowadays, you have a better option in the form of technical wear. These specialized clothes help keep you more comfortable during your active moments, and even help enhance your performance. Know more about technical apparel, including how to choose and care for them. What makes technical wear different from other clothing? Technical clothing is differentiated from other clothes because...

6 Simple Ways to Choose the Right Tennis Shoes
If you want to be the next Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal or even Serena Williams, it’s going to take a lot of practice and hard work. However, one thing you can automatically rely on is a good pair of shoes. Check out these 6 simple ways to choose the right tennis shoes. Stabilize Your Heel Tennis puts a lot of pressure on your heels. Choose footwear, like Diadora shoes, which has secure but soft cushioning at the heel. Unlike other parts of your feet, the heel has to be...

Guide to Choosing the Right Shoes
The search for the right shoes can feel a lot like looking for the proverbial needle in the haystack. What’s the perfect shoe for running? How about for a workout at the gym? What about football shoes? These are just some of the questions which may be floating inside your head. And there’s also the question: where can I find it? Well, you might find the following information helpful. Running: Know Your Gait When it comes to running, check your gait. Knowing your gait—neutral,...

5 Hacks to Build More Muscle
Go big or go home! It’s the likely motto of people who want to get bigger muscles. But you can’t get bigger overnight, not even after a few days. And it will take a lot of hard work. However, there are hacks which can make the process faster, as well as a bit easier. Here are 5 of those hacks. Go for compound exercises Multi-tasking is big when it comes to the workplace. It’s also a big hit in the gym. But it does not mean you’ll be doing multiple exercises at the same time. You...

7 Tips to Get a Beach Body This Summer
Summer is just around the corner, and like most people in Qatar and around the world, you want that beach body to flaunt. However, that is easier said than done, especially if you’ve been neglecting your health during the previous seasons. But don’t worry, there are tips to get you the beach body you want this summer. Water the fat down Water is hands down the best drink on the planet. It rehydrates and refreshes your system. Energizes you even. According to studies, drinking more...

Maximizing the fitness benefits of walking
Walking is a simple but great way to get fit. It won’t cost you and you can walk just about anywhere and anytime. Even if you’re in a busy city, like in Doha, or any other area. Despite its simplicity, you have to do it properly to reap its maximum fitness benefits. Check out the ways to make walking work for you. Watch your Posture You should have listened to your mom when she scolded you for bad slouching. Bad posture, like slouching, can result in aches and pains after a walk. On...

4 Benefits of a Morning Run and How to Keep It Up
Starting the day can be very difficult for most people, including Qataris and expats. Who wouldn’t love to just stay in a comfy bed? Unfortunately, for most of us, we have to start the day, and start it early. That’s why it’s so difficult for lots of people to schedule their runs in the morning. However, a morning run can be a good idea, even if you are not a morning person. If you can manage to squeeze in an early run in your schedule, you’ll be sure to get the 4 benefits of a morning...

Tips to Keep Cool This Summer
Summer is a great season to get a good tan, go to the beach and have your fill of activities. However, it can get really hot sometimes, especially when you’re in places like Qatar and the Middle East. Unfortunately, you can’t just stay in your air-conditioned room all day like a hermit, right? So don’t let the heat put you down. You can still have fun, get fit and keep the summer heat away by using some clever tricks. Check out these tips to keep you cool this summer. Level up your...

8 healthy eating tips to live by
Healthy eating isn’t as hard as it seems. It’s just a matter of knowing which foods are good for you. Don’t be surprised how many varieties of tasty foods are actually nutritious. Here are eight healthy eating tips you can live by. 1. Go big on vegetables. Green leafy vegetables are usually the choice of many healthy people because of its high level of fiber, iron and vitamins. But you can’t really go wrong with any type of vegetable. Just don’t overcook them. Also, covering...

Ways to Protect Your Eyes This Summer
Summer is knocking at the door and it’s only a matter of time before it enters, grabs you by the hand and takes you outside. More often than not, people wear sunscreen for their skin, totally forgetting that their eyes are vulnerable to the sun’s rays too. Obviously, you can’t put sunscreen on your eyes, but there are ways you can keep your peepers safe. Follow these simple ways to protect your eyes this summer. Wear a cap or visor. That protruding part of a cap or visor is there...

5 beach activities to do this summer
Summer is here and there’s nothing like going to the beach for some fun under the sun. Of course, you can do a lot of things besides swimming. Be adventurous! Be bold! That’s what summer is all about right? Try these following summer activities to add spice to your next beach getaway. Skim boarding. You know when you want to go surfing but not ready to take on a giant wave? Go skim boarding. Just kidding. Well, maybe there’s some truth in that for some. Skim boarding is like surfing...

5 Tips to Keep Fit in Your 30s
There’s a misconception that fitness declines when people reach the age of 30. So it’s such a dreaded number for many people who wish to keep fit. But is it really too late to turn things around when you’ve reached the big 3 and O? Scientific studies show that it’s not really the case. Muscle and bone mass is not lost during your 30s. However, when you’ve been busy at work, with stuff at home and you haven’t been living a healthy lifestyle, that’s when it all goes downhill. But...

5 Things You Should Know About Cardio Exercise
Cardiovascular exercise is a staple in many workouts and training routines. But what is cardio and what makes it an indispensable part of fitness programs? Here are 5 things you should know about cardio exercise. What is cardiovascular exercise? Cardiovascular exercise, known as cardio or aerobic exercise, is a type of training which helps increase your heart rate and improve your conditioning. What are common cardio exercises? Walking, including brisk walking, running and...

7 Simple Ways to Guard Your Health
Your health is an investment, and like all investments, you have to protect it to reap the benefits. Most people think it’s a complicated to actually do that, but in reality it’s a matter of minor adjustments. Here are 7 simple ways to guard your health. Soak up some sun… but with limits Soaking up the sun during the early morning allows you to get some much needed vitamin D, which help protect you from certain diseases. However, too much can increase the risk of cancer and skin...

4 training tips to strengthen your legs
The legs are usually one of the most under-trained body parts among people who work out. Almost everyone wants washboard abs, a big muscular chest and ripped arms. But great looking legs? Not so much. However, a great workout includes balance, which means you should improve your legs as well. Here are 4 training tips to strengthen your legs. Target a combo of muscles If you do leg exercises which only target one particular muscle, chances are you’ll be burned out before even completing...

5 workout mistakes beginners should avoid
As a beginner, it’s perfectly normal to be excited about your workout. However, you can’t let your excitement get the better of you. You still have to watch out for slipups which can negatively affect your workout. Here are some of the workout mistakes beginners should avoid. Not having a plan In war, soldiers have a battle plan. In sports, teams follow a play. You need the same system when you’re going to work out. It’s the same principle. A plan includes a system to help you make...

Short but sweet: 10-minute or less workouts for busy people
Even the busiest bee needs to get a workout now and then. But how can you squeeze a fitness routine in your schedule when all you have available is just several minutes? Don’t fret, there are 10-minute or less workouts for even the busiest people. Go for high intensity High-Intensity interval training, or sometimes called high-intensity intermittent exercise, is an exercise technique which alternates intense aerobic activity with short recovery periods. It can last from 5 to 30...

6 fitness tips to keep you in top form
Everyone wants to keep fit. The problem is, it can be difficult for some to get the fitness momentum, as well as keep it. Whether you’re already going to the gym, or trying to include fitness in your routine, you always want to be motivated to strive to be in tiptop shape. Here are 6 fitness tips to help keep you in top form. Make a schedule Work and responsibilities at home can put a damper on your desire to be fitter. It’s hard to motivate yourself for a jog or a visit to the gym if...

Reebok CrossFit: go for elite fitness
CrossFit has become synonymous with elite fitness. But what is CrossFit and why is it often partnered with Reebok? CrossFit is a fitness regimen, created by Coach Greg Glassman, which seeks to promote overall fitness—physically and mentally. The regimen’s difference with other workouts or even sports, is that it is performed at a very high level of intensity. Thus, its “elite fitness” nickname. It also has a particular target exercise, known as a Workout of the Day or WOTD. Another...

Keep warm and stylish with Reebok’s “The Pump”
Whenever anyone mentions Reebok Pump, most people usually think of the brand’s iconic sneakers. After all, the shoes revolutionized athletic performance by giving the wearer an extra boost. However, Reebok the Pump is another product altogether. It’s a hoodie, which is perfect for this season’s cold weather. As the temperature continues to drop in Qatar, you’ll need comfortable apparel which will keep away the chills. Reebok the Pump, which can be found in online shops like Sports...

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