Wellness – Men Style Fashion http://www.menstylefashion.com We Show You How Sat, 26 May 2018 09:52:42 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 Fitness Trends To Lookout For In 2018 http://www.menstylefashion.com/fitness-trends-lookout-2018/ http://www.menstylefashion.com/fitness-trends-lookout-2018/#respond Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:17:09 +0000 http://www.menstylefashion.com/?p=72162 The turn of the year always welcomes a few new fitness fads and 2018 is no different. We expect plenty of them and plenty worth trying too.

We’re always trying to push boundaries to improve our health, fitness and general wellbeing and 2018 is going to see the return of some old favourites, the arrival of innovative new workouts and the continual rise of some of the most popular methods of exercise out there.

Here’s what you need to know about some of the more popular fitness trends this year.

Yoga

Of course, yoga has been around since ancient India but with so many styles the exercise is forever changing. This year yoga is going to be a hugely popular exercise among men and we thoroughly recommend it. Not only is it a source of relaxation, stress relief and good for your heart, it’ll also boost performance in sports such as running and cycling.

Running

Running continues to be hugely popular and it’s no real surprise. The likes of Mo Farah, Jess Ennis-Hill continue to inspire, with the likes of the London Marathon becoming more oversubscribed than ever before. This is being additionally fuelled by the likes of Adidas and Nike who are continually pushing boundaries with their products and giving the sport that “cool factor”.

Weight Loss Programmes

2018 will be the year where we really start to care about what we eat. Veganuary was a big thing last month and we’re going to see more and more publications promoting healthy eating and weight loss programmes. There is already a wealth of these out there and it’s well worth looking out for the best online reviews to make an educated decision on what’s right for you. They will help supplement your performances elsewhere and could be the difference in making that PB.

Bodyweight Training

Forget the gym, you can lift without the need of weights by simply using your own body. By using your own bodyweight as resistance training you’re effectively working out multiple muscles and you don’t need to pay a monthly subscription to do it. You need little equipment and you can do it anytime, anywhere.

Data Driven Tracking

The pros have looked for marginal gains for decades and now so are we. Fitness trackers such as Strava are making us more obsessed with time, speeds and distances than ever before. Not only that, but we’re going to be paying more attention to those dials on exercise bikes and treadmills and seek to PB almost every time we hit them.

Virtual Reality Fitness

Yes, really. 2018 is going to see the rise of virtual reality fitness in order to transform our workouts. Some studios in London are already offering this, transporting people away from a sports hall opposite Tesco in Putney to the beaches of Thailand, all via headset. We expect this may take a while to catch on, but we’d certainly give it a try. It aims to completely transport you away and ease stress even further. So we can’t really complain with that.

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Fusion Maia Danang Vietnam – Spa Treatments Reviewed http://www.menstylefashion.com/fusion-maia-danang-vietnam-spa-treatments-reviewed/ http://www.menstylefashion.com/fusion-maia-danang-vietnam-spa-treatments-reviewed/#respond Sun, 01 Oct 2017 21:55:44 +0000 http://www.menstylefashion.com/?p=69054 The Fusion Maia is based in the resort town of Danang Vietnam, and is located right on the beach and is only a 20 minutes drive away from Danang International airport. The unique thing about the Fusion Maia Danang is that all the Spa treatments are included in the prices of your private villa. Yes this is a resort with private pool villas only. The Fusion Maia Danang is situated right on a beautiful beach with a grand infinity pool overlooking it. There is also another pool within the spa area which caters for adults only. In this review I will focus on the Spa treatments I received, for a full review of the resort and its non spa facilities read my separate review here.

Fusion Feeling Treatments

The Fusion Maia has thought about everything to create the ultimate inspirational wellness lifestyle services. From the moment I arrived the individualised care was lovely and the wealth of treatments available was endless, there were 24 to be exact. From head to toe, the next few days I was going to be taken on a journey of my choice to experience and immerse myself in thoughtfully created wellness, with the intention of distressing and coming away feeling very relaxed. That certainly was achieved, throughout my stay here at Fusion Maia. I stayed only for 2 days and took as many treatments as my body, mind and time could handle, but if you can I would highly recommend staying here for a week.

Seven aromatic oils for the seven days of the week

The Facilities

The Spa building was separate to the rest of the resort. The Spa reception area was a nice open plan space, in where I was greeted by fresh tea and friendly staff. There was a private pool here and gardens in where one can also choose to have high tea.

Each spa treatment room smelled great and looked very clean. For those that are here with their partner then treatments can be in the same room at the same time with different therapists. I liked it how I could choose if my therapists would be male or female, I had no preference. In my private villa there was a white robe that I could use during my treatment, including slippers.

The Treatments

Here are the treatments me and my partner had. We had two treatments each for two days in a row.

Warm Pressure Massage

This was a warming massage that combined coconut oil with Ayurveda Swedish techniques to ease my muscle tension. This is the perfect massage to start the treatments with as it is pretty gentle. You can always go hardcore later.

Lotus Root Luxury

Earthing scrub with lotus root, raw oats and rice barn oil, carefully crafted for heart health. The treatment exfoliates, cleanses the skin and stimulates regeneration. After this treatment, my skin, smelt and felt wonderful.

Active Bamboo Roll Out

This is a warming, detoxing therapy using bamboo rolling techniques focused on the lymphatic system in the back and legs. The bamboo roll was very hot and felt amazing according to my partner. The strong pressure supports body detox and immunity.

Natural Aromatherapy Facial

A relaxing facial customised for kin. Hydrate your skin and stimulate cellular renewal with natural extracts high in anti-oxidants. This was a very gentle treatment and includes a head massage.

Day Two

Warm Sports Compress

This is a deep tissue therapy, using intense trigger point technique focusing on the back and shoulders to free stored tension in the body. This is the most intense treatment within the spa and it can be very painful, and my partner struggled. It was a real knock out so he just went and soaked up the sunset after this.

Coconut Envelope

A warming wrap with coconut and clove, blended to replenish moisture and lovingly nourish the skin along side with a relaxing fragrance. I loved how my husbands skin felt and he smelt wonderful.

Himalayan Heart Stone

This is a gentle treatment with warm shaped heart salt stones. It looks very pretty indeed. The pomelo oil is all about promoting inner peace. The stone’s positive ions clear vibrations that no longer belong into the body. The hot stones during the treatment were a bliss and really relaxed my muscle tension.

Rose Bud Beauty

This is a peaceful polish with rose buds, chia seeds and Himalayan salt. The treatment is about a super food recipe that detoxes and tone the skin cells and fosters circulation. The treatment is for anti-ageing.

Conclusion

The staff at the Spa were very professional and communicated very well during all treatments. Each treatment lasted on average 50 minutes and it varied depending on what I needed. The team were always there to guide me if I was not sure what I was after.

The products used were exclusive to Fusion Maia spa and this experience can only be found here. Along with the Spa treatments there were many opportunities daily, in where I could do Yoga, Tai Chi, prayer relaxing meditations and stretching exercises

To fully appreciate and experience the many facilities and spa treatments, I highly recommend a seven day stay. Each day there is a completely different programme so you will never be disappointed.

The Fusion Maia Danang is the perfect combination of a stunning setting, private villas, many swimming pool options and a word class Spa with plenty of treatments. This was heaven here on earth.

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Shreyas Yoga Retreat – Yoga & Spa Detailed Review http://www.menstylefashion.com/shreyas-yoga-retreat-yoga-spa-detailed-review/ http://www.menstylefashion.com/shreyas-yoga-retreat-yoga-spa-detailed-review/#respond Mon, 12 Jun 2017 12:45:50 +0000 http://www.menstylefashion.com/?p=65742 My name is Tara and I run a property maintenance business alongside managing the administration of my husband’s company. I’ve 3 (almost) grown up stepdaughters that live with us half the time and alongside this busy life, I love to keep fit and practice yoga at least four times a week  I am a well seasoned traveler and have been on a number of Yoga retreats before, in a multitude of countries.

My travel buddy and contributor to this review is Andrew, one of my very best friends. Andrew: Tara’s husband did not want to come on the retreat as he did not want to go on a holiday that involved non drinking of alcohol. To be honest, this was a consideration for me but after looking at the facilities Shreya had to offer and the possibility of a break travelling after the retreat, I welcomed the opportunity. 

I work in a high pressure role in information security within the ICT industry. This obviously involves a lot of sitting at desks and sedentary work which can cause me to have the usual aches and pains associated with it. I’m a novice at yoga, attend class infrequently and had never been to a yoga retreat before. 

Andrew & Tara in action.

The Arrival

Tired from the long flight, Shreya’s had organised our transfer from Bengaluru airport direct to the resort. We were greeted by the lovely driver ‘Manni’ who was immaculately dressed in a traditional white Indian Kurta and a big smile on his face; This being despite having to wait for us for over an hour, due to our flight being delayed.

The drive was pleasant, passing through rural villages and picturesque countryside with the recent rains bringing lush greens to the vegetation. June is the monsoon season for this area of India and we were apprehensive about what weather to expect. Our fears quickly dissipated as we discovered that this region is on a plateau and so often blessed with sunshine.

Immediately upon arrival, the staff were waiting and presented us with garlands of beautiful flowers of colourful yellows, red and the sweet smelling white frangipani, all picked from the gardens, which were hung round our necks.  This is a traditional Indian custom that is offered as a mark of respect and honour.

After this we were marked on our foreheads with a dot of red paste, again an Indian custom. This part of your forehead is considered the seat of wisdom and mental concentration. It’s the spot where Yogi’s meditate to become one with Brahma and is considered to be ‘the spiritual eye’.  This tradition is called having a ‘tika’ or ’tilka’ and is a blessing and greetings.

Our bags were taken and we were shown to the reception area, which consisted of a library with book cases filled with plenty of reading material on subjects such as, Buddhism, spirituality and the varied types of Yoga. Most books are in English; however there is also a small but varied selection in other European languages.  Next to the library is a very sumptuous seating area decorated in Eastern contemporary style which has a bright airy feel.  Throughout the seating areas there are displays of elegant ornaments. The ambiance is peaceful and is a relaxing place to reflect and read if you so wish.  The floors are tiled with gleaming, incredibly clean marble tiles.

Doctor Dr Shahuja

We were given freshly made mango juice which had the sweetest, most fragrant flavour and beats western supermarkets hands down. This was the first of many fabulous freshly-prepared, home-grown juices provided throughout our visit by the very accommodating and incredibly polite staff.

All guests receive a consultation from the on-site Doctor, Dr Shahuja. She discusses your lifestyle, exercise routine and dietary requirements and also what goals you wish to achieve from the experience at Shreyas. From this, a tailor-made schedule is created for the duration of your stay.   Our schedule consisted of yoga twice a day, meditation every day, yoga nidra, pranayama, two spa treatments and a day trip to the local villages and an orphanage that is funded by the retreat.  So who said a retreat is about putting your feet up?

Dr Shahuja was very attentive and genuinely interested in what we were saying. She went onto explain that this personal service planning is very important to the resort to ensure all clients’ needs are catered for. This was evidenced when we later returned to our cottage to find that a hot water bottle had been delivered to alleviate the stiff neck Tara had been suffering with in the UK. Again, at dinner, the chef had prepared a dish especially for us using coconut milk instead of cow’s milk due to our preference of alternatives to cow’s milk. When retiring for the evening, we had requested a bedtime ‘sleep’ tea which was provide throughout our stay.

We were prescribed ‘Hatha’ yoga which is available to anyone of any age, whether you have any yoga experience or not. This type of yoga was described ‘as the root of all yoga’, a branch that focuses on physical health and mental well-being. Using breath as the main teaching point of focus along with the postures brings a sound body and clear mind.

We arrived at our tented cottage, which was well designed. All the cottages are decorated in neutral colours with silk bedspreads and natural fibre roman blinds. They have large fans, air-conditioning and mosquito nets cover all the windows; basically, everything you would expect from a 5 star resort. We really like the option of the fan or air conditioning as this allow you to choose whether you have the air conditioning on or not. Throughout the resort there are flower decorations using the same flowers as in the garlands and other exotic flowers, brings a beautiful hint of colour to the rooms.

Hearing the sounds of nature and the wind blowing through the trees added to the ambiance. 

‘Anaha’ The Wellness

After all the formalities we had our first spa treatment.  What a super start to the experience! ‘Anaha’ the wellness spa offers a range of treatments including over 15 ‘Ayurvedic’ treatments. These are complementary holistic medicines that originated in India and contain complex herbs and minerals. In addition to these, the spa offered a range of massage and other beauty treatments, including; Balinese, Thai and Swedish massage, aromatherapy, hot stone and other beauty treatments.

We choose to have the hour long Balinese massage. This involves deep manipulation of the body tissues and muscles, involving oils, smooth and deep pressure to your liking, following the body’s energy channels. This wonderful experience left us feeling rejuvenated, re-energised and totally relaxed. If you like a good firm massage ‘Anu’ and ‘Reni’, aka ‘Magic Hands’, come highly recommended.

Andrew: Usually I am a fidget and do not enjoy being massaged, this was different, nice and firm and left feeling so calm and relaxed, in fact I had muscles relaxed that I did not even know could be relaxed, a real testament to the skilled staff. 

Athapa Snana – Banana Body Wrap

Later in the week we had Naturotherapy which is a process that uses natural healing remedies and techniques. We chose ‘Athapa Snana’ which is basically a Banana body wrap and an Underwater Massage which is a type of hydrotherapy.

For the banana wrap Ayurvedic oil is lightly massaged on the body; a smell similar to coffee and caramel fills the senses and we felt instantly relaxed.  Then you are led to a table in an open air treatment room and wrapped in banana leafs from the organic garden. The leaves help to induce sweating when left in the sun. The leaves draw out toxins, slow down the ageing process and leave the skin with a healthy glow.

Andrew: I found the banana wrap comical to begin with. Being oiled up then wrapped in banana leaves reminded me of a piece of fish being prepared for dinner. However my skin felt smooth and I immediately had a healthy complexion. I would definitely do this again. Like myself (and most men) I have not really considered being pampered so going to the spa was a very new to me. The staff made me feel at ease and any anxiety I had quickly dissipated

The underwater massage took place in a space age looking Jacuzzi bath that has numerous powerful water jets that aid blood circulation and lymphatic drainage and helps the body to eliminate the body’s metabolic waste. It leaves leaves you feeling ‘Zen’ and sublime.

The Yoga class was held in large pagoda with vaulted stone ceilings and big stone columns. The burning of incense gave it a temple like feel.  Morning yoga started at 6.30am. To be honest the thought of doing Yoga that early in the morning was not a welcome idea and more often than not, we dreaded the thought of exercise. Unsurprisingly, once it was finished we felt energized and glowing and feeling quite smug that we made the effort.

Whether you are a novice or a Yoga Junkie, you really get out of it what you put in and the classes really do accommodate all levels. By no means do you need to be naturally bendy as it’s all about using your breath and holding the posture.

Conclusion

In terms of our individual practice of Yoga at home, we were at Polar opposites; Andrew practicing seldom and Tara being a yoga obsessive. The teaching at the retreat engaged our levels of ability with grace, humour and the expertise of the teaching at our varying levels met both our individual needs.

By day two our senses had already been heightened and with no distractions from the outside world, we were quickly gaining the ability to switch off our ‘monkey mind’ and clear our thoughts. Over the 5 days, the yoga was varied and we were taught new postures every day. It was challenging but the quality of the teaching and individual learning points helped us to both feel we had achieved a great deal. We both have better postures and feel stronger, more focused, more at peace with ourselves and to top it all off, an inch or two off our waist line!

This is part 2 of our review of Shreyas Yoga Retreat – Part 1 is the general overview and the food options we had.

Details

  • Website: www.shreyasretreat.com
  • Address: Santoshima Farm, Gollahalli Gate, Nelamangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka 562123, India
  • Phone: +91 99161 17773

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Male Cosmetics – Pure Altitude Reviewed http://www.menstylefashion.com/male-cosmetics-pure-altitude-reviewed/ http://www.menstylefashion.com/male-cosmetics-pure-altitude-reviewed/#respond Mon, 01 May 2017 07:44:15 +0000 http://www.menstylefashion.com/?p=63033 In this intoxicating surroundings, where mountains meet the sky, a simple flower has resided for ages. Yet its herbal strength is so grand, it captured the imagination of Jocelyne Sibuet. A line of cosmetics was born. In search of the fountain of youth, we zoom onto three different ranges of the Pure Altitude collection and giving one product of each a fair try. Inspired by the original purity of mountain plants, Pure Altitude has created a unique and comprehensive range combining the richness and power of these protected high altitude plants. The Edelweiss used in Pure Altitude care products is grown in the heights of the Valais region by a cooperative that specializes in the organic farming of medicinal plants as part of a mountain plant preservation programme. Selected for its rare cosmetic virtues, Edelweiss, the supreme flower of the heights, forms the main ingredient of Pure Altitude beauty care products.

Pure Altitude combines the antioxidant, remineralising properties of Edelweiss with those of a variety of over 50 mountain plants and minerals, providing your skin with the most precious gifts the mountains have to offer. Edelweiss has been used for its medicinal virtues since time immemorial. The white flower of the glaciers, which grows in a pure, unspoilt environment, was the obvious choice as the star ingredient of the PURE ALTITUDE line. From the German “edel” meaning noble, and “weiss”, meaning pure, its very name is a symbol of purity. The Edelweiss has a natural self-defense system that enables it to resist both extreme cold and strong sunshine, thus illustrating the amazing ability of mountain plants to survive and evolve in a harsh environment. This physiological defense mechanism contains a highly efficient collection of molecules.

Fundamental line Target: 25 to 35 years

Protect, moisturize, nourish all skin type.  Core active ingredient: Edelweiss.  Cocktail of mountain’s natural active ingredients

Creme Edelweiss N°1 face cream, Moisturizing & Protecting

All the richness of its active ingredients is expressed through the exceptional comfort you feel by applying this cream. It’s a complete cream to get you through the day.

Result: The protective and moisturizing active ingredients in this cream help your skin to recover its suppleness and softness. It prevents dryness and loss of elasticity and protects skin against harmful external elements.

Natural Active Ingredients:

• edelweiss; anti-oxidant, remineralizing

• special complex combining plant extracts & amino acids; moisturizing

• gentiane; toning

• vegetal oils, shea butter; moisturizing, softening

• ginseng, dandelion, horsetail; anti-ageing, anti-oxidant, remineralizing complex

• blueberry, lemon balm; toning, astringent

• vitamin E; anti-oxydant

• arnica; décongestant, toning

Sève de Vie Line Target: 35 to 45 years

Prevent ageing, boost the tint shine.  Pure active ingredients coming from the extremes, from pollution preserved areas.  Bio-Ecocert certified*

Elixir a la Racine de Maca, face elixir, reparing & regenerating Ultra nourishing, this oil-based elixir soothes damaged skin, bringing it all the essential nutritious elements it needs. It brings freshness, suppleness and vitality to tired and stressed skin.

Result: The nutritious and moisturizing elements repair and revitalise the skin. This is the SOS product for skin in distress.

Natural Active Ingredients:

• organic edelweiss; protecting, anti-age

• organic maca root; repairing, soothing

• organic daisy, raspberry seed oil; regenerating

• organic jojoba oil; soothing

• unsaponifiables of wheat germ and sesame; anti-free radical, anti-age

• wheat lipoaminoacid; increase the collagen production

• alpha bisabolol of chamomile; soothing

LIFTAlpes Line Target: 45 years and older

Anti-ageing for mature skins.  Liftalpes trio-active ingredients.  Anti-ageing biotechnology.  Ecological Organic Cosmetics certified by ECOCERT Greenlife according to the Ecocert reference

Sérum Gel Contour des Yeux, eye contour gel lifting & anti-dark circles. Coated in a fresh gel this Serum Gel is surprisingly comfortable and light. Non-sticky it adheres to the skin making it subtly velvety. Ultra practical its elegant pump bottle enables efficient use.

Result: The eye contour is revitalized and moisturized; your eyes are clear and your features smoothed.

Natural Active Ingredients:

• active LIFTAlpes trio: edelweiss – mountain water – buddleja, imperatoria, artemisia; protecting, moisturizing, regenerating

• arnica; decongesting, softening and regenerating

• liftessence™; New Zealand native fern extract, immediate firming effect that noticeably “lifts” wrinkles and fine lines around the eye contour.

• vitamin E; anti-free radical, anti-oxidant

• eyeseryl™; tetrapeptide with draining, decongesting and anti oedema qualities.

• myrtille, lamier blanc; stimulants, purifiants

 

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Kayumanis Jimbaran Bali – Restaurant & Spa Review http://www.menstylefashion.com/kayumanis-jimbaran-bali-restaurant-spa-review/ http://www.menstylefashion.com/kayumanis-jimbaran-bali-restaurant-spa-review/#comments Fri, 07 Oct 2016 16:17:46 +0000 http://www.menstylefashion.com/?p=54139 luxuy-week-bali-300It was my final day of Luxury Week Bali and I had my flight back to Europe which was bang at midnight. I hate flying, let alone travelling at night. So it occurred to me how am I going to pass a whole day by, feeling relaxed, energized and leave Bali on a high note. If you are experiencing a flight as late as mine, then I would recommend to come and visit Kayumanis Jimbaran which is just 10 minutes from the airport and eat and treat yourself.

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Reception

Kayumanis

Kayumanis Jimbaran is an exotic and idyllic retreat virtually hidden amongst the hypnotic sway of groves of coconut trees and the romantic embrace of the Jimbaran bay nearby. Set amongst a wide expanse of coconut trees was a newly opened restaurant with a vision of fresh architecture. From the outside, it reminded me of one of the homes in outback Australia. When I walked in I instantly fell in love with this Javanese inspired building. The venue itself is a customized Javanese joglo designed to recreate the cultural nuance of a bygone era. Nestled within a tropical garden, Kayumanis Resto is the perfect spot for an intimate or to dine socially with family and friends.

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Lunch At Kayumanis Resto

I hate airplane food so, I normally eat before so when on the plane, I avoid most of their food at all costs. So I had a big lunch at Kuyamanis Resto. The atmosphere was lovely and the restaurant allows anyone to the food anytime you like at any pace. I had a long day ahead of me so I opted for some heavy dishes. Kayumanis Resto had a number of signature dishes intended to give guests a well-rounded introduction to the exotic flavors of the Indonesian archipelago.

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Entree

This beautifully presented dish was, Ayam Dabu-Dabu shredded chicken with raw vegetable and chili lemongrass sauce. In Indonesia, you can eat the flowers too, it was so much fun.

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Main course

For my main I opted for Nasi Bakar grilled fragrant rice with a choice of, Rendang and braised beef in rendang sauce. This can be a hit and miss here in Indonesia. I don’t normally like to take the risk. But on this occasion I am glad I did. It was combined with a grilled fragrant rice, steamed rice that was seasoned with spices. It was then wrapped in a piece of banana leaf and grilled over a charcoal fire. The burnt banana leaf infuses the rice with an aromatic smoky flavour. It was a first for me and it tasted  delicious.

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Duck

I am not a fan of duck at all, however the Bebek Panggang Mekudis was amazing. This was a traditional grill smoky duck which had been marinated for 10 hours. I can say it was the best duck I have ever had. When staying here, you must try this. It was served with minced chicken skewers, clear chicken soup and Indonesian vegetables. This flavourful dish celebrates Bali’s colourful Hindu heritage as duck is the only type of meat that high-caste priests are permitted to eat.

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Dessert

For dessert,  I was served a purple sweet potato with palm sugar and grated coconut green rice flour jelly bits, mud cake, and banana in coconut milk served with jackfruit ice cream. It all just tasted amazing.

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This next dessert was inspired by the street desserts you often see the locals buying from a wayan. The restaurant decided to recreate its own signature take on it. It was ice cold and perfect for heart and tropical living. What a great dessert.

The Cendol Ngangenin, green rice flour jelly bits, mud cake, and banana in coconut milk. On this occasion it was served with jack-fruit ice cream instead of condensed milk. Once again, when staying here you must try it.

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Afternoon Tea

For afternoon tea I sat for a long time, just to reflect and take in my three weeks of Bali. Balinese and Indonesians certainly understand the art of luxury food. I was given different bite sized foods and these combined with juices were just bliss.

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Tofu

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Tempeh

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Ginger biscuits

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The carrot Bread, was very unique and yummy, make sure you try it.

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Beverages

The Kayumanis Resto offered so many unique drinks.

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Spa

When you’re about to take a flight back like me, you need to get that body into energized mode. I had to fly back to Amsterdam, pick up my BMW and drive back home to Barcelona. So I decided to opt for an oil massage to give me energy. What I liked about this Spa was that it was located in a separate beautiful building which set the scene. On entering I was greeted with ginger tea and biscuits. I was offered a choice of oils that I could smell and decide which one to have.

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After the oil choice I then had a two hour Spa treatment ahead of me. Which was a fully body massage, followed by a body scrub and ended in a beautiful coconut flower bath. The massage was a traditional Balinese massage in a gorgeous setting. Then the body scrub was always a great way to prepare and clean the body after three weeks of sun, sand and dirt. For me it was my first coconut flower bath this year and what a perfect way to get my soul, body and mind ready for a long flight back to reality.

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Guys please try this too, because flowers can be a best man’s friend too. This resort is all about trying out new things and pushing the boundaries when it comes to well being.

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Kayumanis means cinnamon so everything served is inspired by this spice. I loved how they recycled the cinnamon stick for pens.

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I would encourage anyone, who has a long flight back home. To spoil yourself and come here at Kayumanis. The people, the place is a gorgeous and what a way to end a life of paradise.

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Komaneka At Bisma Ubud – Spa & Food Review http://www.menstylefashion.com/komaneka-at-bisma-ubud-spa-food-review/ http://www.menstylefashion.com/komaneka-at-bisma-ubud-spa-food-review/#respond Fri, 02 Sep 2016 08:42:08 +0000 http://www.menstylefashion.com/?p=53366 luxuy-week-bali-300I have visited Ubud in Bali which is located inland amongst beautiful rice fields, several times over the years and have seen it develop. It is now in 2016 a popular destination that offers some of the best restaurants, spas, resorts and boutiques in Bali. Today we were asked to review a hillside property in Ubud,  called Komaneka at Bisma which offers stunning views of the Campuhan ridge and is located between some rice fields. It is a 25 minute walk from the center of Ubud and is tucked away in a secluded area. This gives it a unique and uninterrupted view of Bali’s flora and fauna. Riding down the narrow alley way to the resort, I instantly felt the exclusive luxury. The view was stunning and when I arrived at the reception area, it was a perfect example of Balinese interior design. Their craftsmanship for wood furniture and art work was what they were known for. It was a stunning entrance and gives you an instant experience of Balinese luxury.

Reception

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Wana Jiwa Spa

I experienced the Wana Jiwa Spa, ‘Wana’ means forest, while ‘jiwa’ means soul. The spa villa was located in the midst of tropical forest on the bank of the Campuhan river. Over many visits to Bali I have tried many Balinese massages and they can be a hit and miss. On this occasion I was intrigued to see what a 5 star resort could offer. The treatment I had was a  60-minute session of traditional Balinese style massage, using combination of stretching, acupressure and Swedish technique to make your body relax. The setting was stunning and walking through the resort to get there made it even more exciting. The unique experience here was the spa was located right next to the river.

The sound of the running water here and its location was something I have not experienced in Bali before, it was amazing. Most tourists, including me sometimes, opt for a cheaper massage and all you hear is, motorbike traffic and a CD playing some relaxing Balinese music whilst having a massage. Before my treatment I was given a drink created from the fruit called, tamarind, it was so yummy and refreshing, I ate it raw as well, it tastes like a date. 

The view and setting was stunning and even when I was in the changing room I still had a great view of the river. This had been well thought out and was one the most amazing location I’ve had a massage ever. Everything was very clean and the staff were professional and explained in detail your treatment. I had my partner with me so for the first time ever we had a massage that I call synchronized massage. The masseuses, at the exact same time did the same treatment on us, I could hear it during the treatment. When I was sitting up, the massage therapists were working on my back, I noticed the therapists, were making eye contact so they were in sync, this is a skill and experience you must try if you are a couple. 

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Flower Bath

With nature like this at my fingers tips, it only makes sense you ask for a flower bath after my treatment. The handpicked fresh flowers looked and smelled great. For me just appreciating the effort it took to pick them gave me a real appreciation of the world of luxury. It completed my treatment and gave me a beautiful sense of what Bali had to offer. The Jacuzzi is an usual combination to have as I was used to seeing stone baths in Bali, but they were hard to keep the water warm and I understood why they went for modern technology here. It was truly a great experience overlooking the river and forest, soaking away in flowers. I would encourage anyone staying here to ask for this treatment and even if you are not staying here I would make the effort, to have this experience. It was a perfect way to relax, both my body and mind.

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Seneng Kitchen Restaurant

I was given lunch just to complete my relaxing stay. Here in Bali the dishes are small bite size servings compared to other nations. This made sense considering the heat out here. Whilst eating lunch, I read about the love story of two people that were at the very heart and soul of Komaneka. The following dishes were really lovely and combined with the view and setting made for a perfect way to complete my spa treatment.

Entree
Lumpia, deep fried spring roll with chilli lime dip

Lumpia, deep fried spring roll with chili lime dip

Main Course
Sate Udang, grilled prawn kebabs with peanut sauce, lawar vegetables and steamed rice

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Dessert

This was one of my favorite dessert dishes through out Asia.

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Dardar, Balinese crepe filled with grated coconut and palm sugar served with vanilla ice cream.

Conclusion

In our world of fast pace, Bali is the perfect place to get your life into perspective. I find when in Bali, my weight drops because the lifestyle out here just balances, my body, soul and mind. To me this is what I call the world of luxury. Understanding and experiencing new cultures, the way other people value the way we should treat our bodies form the inside out. The setting out here at Komaneka At Bisma was just spectacular. The massage setting was very unique and I don’t think I could find better surroundings than here in Bali. So for this reason alone, please treat yourself once and come and experience it yourself.

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  • Spa: Wana Jiwa Spa at Komaneka At Bisma
  • Website: bisma.komaneka.com
  • Address: Jl. Bisma, Ubud, Kec. Gianyar, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
  • Phone: +62 361 971933

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Useful and Effective Products to Improve Your Sleep http://www.menstylefashion.com/useful-effective-products-improve-sleep/ http://www.menstylefashion.com/useful-effective-products-improve-sleep/#respond Tue, 23 Aug 2016 09:16:58 +0000 http://www.menstylefashion.com/?p=53299 How many of you would love better quality sleep, but want to reach it in the easiest way possible? Our guess is 99.9% of you (there’s always going to be someone who wants to work hard for it). Before you hit the hay, we could suggest 20 minutes of yoga, tell you to get off your phone, or advise a cup of lavender tea… but this isn’t that kind of article. These types of things, whilst undeniably good for sleep, all require conditioning of sorts; they will take time and a lot of self-control. However, if it’s quick, but fantastic solutions to better slumber you’re after, then you’re in the right place.

Getting more sleep is one of many ways to help you reduce stress, and with the following items you’re bound to catch a great 40 winks from night one.

Build a Noise Barricade

Sometimes it’s not even our fault that we can’t fall asleep; often, it’s an infuriating barrage of noise that prevents our minds from relaxing. Whether it’s a partner that snores like their life depends on it, neighbours that decide 3am is the perfect time to yell at each other, or a baby simply incessantly crying, there’s actually an easy solution to all of these. Proving you can fight fire with fire, headphones from Kokoon are a fantastic little gadget that will block out noise, as well as lower the volume of your music once they sense you’re drifting off to sleep. You can listen to whatever you please, but there is also a smartphone app that comes with calming music to relax you while WWIII happens outside.

If you’re thinking that these headphones won’t be very comfortable if you’re a side sleeper, rest assured, they’ve thought of that. Kokoon headphones will sit perfectly flat against the side of your head, so you can lie in any position you find most suitable and still be able to feel Zen.

Sleep on Cloud 9

All mattresses are the same right? Well… not quite. Noise might be one enemy against sleep, but back pain is another. Taking the time to pick out a mattress that ticks all the boxes is a worthwhile cause, as you’re likely to have the same one for a long time (10 years is the recommended amount of time for the same mattress). It really is what’s on the inside that counts, but luckily Eve make products that are both comfortable and pretty, with mattresses being their principal item. Contouring memory foam and cooling fabric are what sets Eve apart from your regular mattress store, and even if you don’t understand how it all works exactly, their website gives detailed specifications and diagrams into what their mattresses are all about. They also have a live chat option with a real human, so any further queries can be directed at them.

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Hide from the Light

Whether it’s due to a partner reading with a bedside lamp, the early sunrise in summer, or perhaps you work nights and can only sleep during the day, light is something that can prevent us from a perfect snooze. If a nearby light source makes you feel like a vampire in the sun, then a product called Glo to Sleep is worth a shot. The comfy sleeping mask will place you into pitch blackness, yet has an interesting twist. Though it might seem counterproductive, the sleeping mask has lenses with soothing blue lights that start to fade after a while; far from the harsh glare of a streetlamp or TV screen, the blue lights are designed to focus your eyes on something until sleep comes – basically a modern day equivalent of counting sheep.

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Long-term Benefits of Memory Boosters for Gents http://www.menstylefashion.com/long-term-benefits-memory-boosters-gents/ http://www.menstylefashion.com/long-term-benefits-memory-boosters-gents/#comments Wed, 20 Jul 2016 12:27:00 +0000 http://www.menstylefashion.com/?p=51918 The most common and popular memory booster that is available in the market is known as the racetams. This compound helps in boosting the health of the tissues. It also has the ability of giving signals to the brain. To have much more benefits people consume it on daily basis. Also various supplements of natural and herbal values are available. The combo stack CILTEP is also used for better memory enhancement.

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Memory boosters:

The main important thing to keep in mind for memory booster is the reaction between the neurochemicals and cAMP. Supplements that activate the processes of memory booster are known for its natural ways of protecting the memory function over a long period of time.

While choosing the supplement one must be careful and have knowledge about it. Once a person knows how the drug would react with the memory then it is much easier to identify the right pill. The most famous pill which boosts the memory is the nootropic Piracetam. It increases the acetylcholine activity level in the brain. These pills also help in the formation of the memory in the brain at the hippocampus and at the cortex area.

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There are several other ways are also available in which the memory can be boosted up for long-term benefits. This can be by regular intake of few foods which are listed below:

Greens

All the food items that are green in colour possess the amino acids in it. These amino acids help in protecting the memory from declining. Some of the examples of these food items are the spinach, kale etc.

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Fish

Seafood is best known for high quantity of omega fatty acids present in it. Fish is also one of those sea food items. These fats are important for the body and brain as they help in improving as well as enhancing the integrity of the cell membranes. These fats also prevent the aging and premature memory loss. Omega 3 fatty acids are also found in Krill Oil.

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Berries

Berries acts as an antioxidant for the brain. A component known as the flavonoids which is present in the berried helps them in fighting against the memory loss. Flavonoids are also found in green tea as well as in grape seed extracts.

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Normally it is known that any drug which can activate the acetylcholine will help in providing benefits that are related to aging mind. Before any major disease is occurred or any decay has started, protection must be provided. Only due to these reasons, a daily dosage of supplement is recommended which will help in enhancing the memory. With the growing age the tissues in the body are subject to more rigidness and are less plastic in nature. This makes it difficult for the tissues to have new connections using synaptic or to form any new memories. One of the rare classes of supplement derived from racetam is known for the release of growth factors for the nerves. This helps in reducing or eradicating the effect of decaying of the neural structure in the brain.

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Metropolitan by COMO Hotel – Old Park Lane Mayfair http://www.menstylefashion.com/metropolitan-by-como-old-park-lane-mayfair/ http://www.menstylefashion.com/metropolitan-by-como-old-park-lane-mayfair/#respond Thu, 23 Jun 2016 08:15:58 +0000 http://www.menstylefashion.com/?p=50446 Mayfair is one of the most affluent areas of London and The METLondon is on Old Park Lane. There are 144 rooms and suites as well as 19 long-stay apartments,. It also houses Nobu for Japanese-Peruvian cuisine, a lively Met Bar and Asian-inspired therapies from COMO Shambhala Urban Escape.

The views over Hyde Park are breathtaking and it is rare to have such a view within a hotel establishment. Hyde Park is literally opposite the hotel. Another benefit of being in Mayfair is that it is surrounded by chic bars and restaurants. From the outside the hotel has a sleek marble facade and it is only a 10-minute walk towards Buckingham Palace. You can access London’s most prestigious shops and boutiques which are literally a 10 minute walk away. I would encourage to take a stroll towards New Bond Street.

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Hyde Park London. the view form my room

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In entering the hotel I was instantly taken by the wooden architecture surrounding the reception area. I am a huge fan of wood and what artists can do when it comes in interior design. In all rooms and suites, as well as the lobby, the hotel has introduced fresh palettes of natural hues and textures, which is influenced by the flora of Hyde Park in shades of green and berry, as well as rich American walnut and sycamore, with dark and pale timbers.

It was the second day for Luxury Week London and the beginning of the menswear week. All in all there are 78 events to attend if you choose and have the time. It has been almost two years since I attended such an event. As the female voice for menswear and the demand from my followers it was time to return. I had arrived around 9am and the first event began at 12noon. The first event is always the one to be seen at which is called TOPMAN.

In entering I made it clear to the staff that my day was full and I needed to be ready for the day. From the onset they were so accommodating and we had arranged for me to review the spa area. Due to my tight schedule both the staff and I were very flexible on how we were going to organise the day. I was truly grateful when they, offered me a private car to take me to the first event. What was the car I was escorted in?

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Asian-inspired therapies from COMO Shambhala Urban Escape

London is a huge city and if you’re here for business then I would suggest you take time out to experience the luxury spa. We agreed on my treatment which was called The Complete Man. Yes I know I am a woman, however it makes perfect sense to take on this treatment considering it the menswear fashion show after all.  

This treatment has been specially designed for men, to replenish dehydrated skin on the face and body. The treatment includes a head, neck and shoulder massage followed by the Dr Hauschka Holistic Facial for Men and is completed with a hand scrub and nail tidy. You can enhance your treatment with the option of extending the massage and adding a reviving eye treatment to optimise hydration. Trust me guys I would extend the treatment.

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What I loved was the highly personalised approach to my wellbeing. So in this case we needed to sort out my nails as I had gel from a treatment before. At the fashion events my hands are a very strong focus because I interview. I normally had my nails polished but they were so nicely done I thought you know what, it is a man’s event and I might as well keep my nails in a nice natural state. It was a shame to hide them after such a fantastic manicure.

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David Gandy Britain’s most successful model. Two hours after my manicure this shot was taken by Maria Scard Photography

There are six treatment rooms, two of which are doubles. One double and single treatment room have private steam facilities. They also sell COMO Shambhala products in their boutique. I had a treatment room to myself and it began with a 30min massage. This was an amazing way to get ready for such a few hectic days ahead. The massage was perfect for me and the therapist tailors it specific to your needs. This was great to get me into my one hour facial treatment. It felt and smelt amazing, after it was done I was glowing. I initially had make up on. Now how many woman would have the courage to go to a fashion event with no make up at all? And to top it all off, interview the most good looking male model in Britain. When I saw David I instantly told him where I had come from. He looked at me, I apologised because I had no make up on. He laughed and said my face looked glowing. Therefore it was so clean, it gave me confidence to stay make up free for catwalks, interviews and cocktails parties, for the rest of the day.

Infact I was interviewing male models, all afternoon, I also interviewed Dolce & Gabbana Model John Halls and Britain’s next top model judge Oliver Cheshire. So guys I highly recommend this treatment because when it leaves your face in such a natural state, you can take on any guy.

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David Gandy Britain’s most successful model. Shot was taken by Maria Scard Photography

The Room

I came into my room after the first catwalk and I was blown away when I walked in at the Hyde Park view. It was great to have the over sized windows which flooded the rooms with natural light. I was very blessed as the weather in London was amazing. During the early hours of the morning the lighting on Hyde Park was amazing and to see it with little traffic passing by was just bliss. The contemporary furnishings and the space were a perfect balance to rest, work and enjoy this marvelous city view. The working desk was huge and great to have tea and coffee, there was a Nespresso coffee machine in my room too. The bathroom was nice and what I loved was the, COMO Shambhala products and don’t worry if you love them so much you can buy them to take home.

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Breakfast

I am not a fan of dining in hotels because it can be a hit and miss. But on this occasion you need to make the time for Nobu, which is known for its  Japanese Peruvian cuisine. I was so busy that I only ate breakfast here but it was the best breakfast I have had in a very long time. There are some dishes which are only specifically created for the COMO hotel, this makes it all very special. The homemade muesli was divine and the frittata with shiitake mushrooms was delicious.  Don’t forget to try the smoothies, there are a wide variety to choose from, catering to your needs.  

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Zucchini rosti with smoked salmon lemon scented ricotta cheese and dill

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Home made fruit and nut muesli served with oats milk

The Overall Stay

This was an important week for me the first time mixing lifestyle with a London’s top menswear fashion week. I am the female voice for menswear and I want to bring the world of fashion and lifestyle more together. I want to thank the staff who truly went above and beyond to host me for two nights. They prepared me both mentally and physically to take on some of the most high male models in the world. To anyone who is coming to London for an important stay then Metropolitan by COMO is certainly your place to give your visit the most impact it can have.

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The House Of Elemis – The Penthouse Grooming Treatment http://www.menstylefashion.com/house-elemis-penthouse-treatment/ http://www.menstylefashion.com/house-elemis-penthouse-treatment/#respond Wed, 22 Jun 2016 08:19:41 +0000 http://www.menstylefashion.com/?p=49944 In January I set off to Paris Week Men and was hosted by Hotel Molitor. Within the rooms there were products from Elemis which I have never used before. I was instantly hooked regarding the hair products. Due to me running around at catwalks I had no time for a treatment.

The House Of Elemis has just recently opened in London, and I had just flown in from Barcelona for the start of our second Luxury Week London. Alongside the luxury week was also an event called London Collections: Men where top British designers and male models showcase the best of Britsh fashion over the course of four days. So what a way to start the week by getting a bespoke facial and a massage.

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The House Of Elemis

This luxurious Mayfair townhouse is the creative heart of Elemis. They have over 25 years of knowledge in skincare and created a concept that no other spa offers. The therapists make your treatment very personal and listen to what you need. They also understand what to look for both in body, soul and mind. For me the world of luxury is someone within this context making you feel relaxed, look better and for the time you are with them. A feeling that there is no other place to be but in the house of Elemis.

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The Penthouse

This is the ultimate couture experience that can only be described by ELEMIS: “a sanctuary where time will surrender to you”. In today’s rushed environment especially in central London, this is something essential. For me luxury is about choosing treatments that will be self healing to the body, soul and mind. I am amazed how we neglect ourselves in order to achieve our goals in life. But what we have to really understand is to listen to our body and look at our skin and realize that by taking the time to treat ourselves makes us more productive in the long term. In the last three years the access to male grooming and what it can offer men is amazing. There is no reason to feel you can’t treat yourself to a facial let alone a massage.

Guys in 2016, in where fashion and the way you look is more important than ever, I would encourage you try out a treatment here. Their clients I was told is a high percentage of men so the staff certainly know how to treat a guy who has not been at all. You don’t have to know what you need or how to behave. Let the experts here guide you and enjoy your time.

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Sheer Brilliance

I had what you call a speed spa which takes only 30 minutes. The first thing that happens is they take a photo of your skin and talk about where you skin is for now. They look at how damaged it is and what they recommend the treatments necessary. So I had  an ultrasonic peel pump which is about giving energy to your skin and can only be described as stimulating the skin into action. It was really relaxing and I when it was done I felt really awake and my skin looked alive again. Just perfect timing for my cocktail party with Noose& Monkey at the W London Hotel.

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Body Neck And Shoulder

I had been travelling since 4am and straight away dashed off to a few meetings, I was really struggling by 5pm. So this was the perfect time to get a cunningly choreographed neck and shoulder reviver. This is designed to calm your thoughts and let the therapist knuckle those knots and tease out those tensions. I am still recovering from a fractured shoulder so this was perfect and I felt wide awake again. Guys I would suggest these two treatments if you’re not used to this as a nice teaser and welcome to the world of luxury body treatments. Trust me you will be hooked. There are specific treatments for men as your skin type is different to women. There are plenty of guys coming in and out so you will blend in for sure.

Conclusion

Guys male grooming in 2016 is a must try and trust me us ladies do know the difference to guys who take care of their face and ones who really understand that in today’s world. The word luxury is about pampering yourself the best you can. As menswear and lifestyle has grown so much I encourage any guy to invest in some male grooming. Don’t forget to buy some Elemis hair products trust me they are amazing.

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Five Top Tips To Aid Arthritis http://www.menstylefashion.com/arthritis-four-top-tips/ http://www.menstylefashion.com/arthritis-four-top-tips/#respond Fri, 06 May 2016 07:59:33 +0000 http://www.menstylefashion.com/?p=48007 Struggling to leaver yourself out of bed in the morning, and constant throbbing in your joints should not be dismissed as an every day occurrence for the 10 million Brits who suffer with arthritis. With Arthritis Care Awareness Week (14th-21st May) on the horizon, we’ve spoken to our experts for top tips on how we can ease the swelling and pain of this condition.

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1.Ensure Vitamin D levels are high

“Vitamin D makes sure we absorb enough calcium from our foods. It’s also important for regulating the way our immune system works. This is relevant to joint health because some types of arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis are autoimmune conditions where the immune system mistakenly attacks the joint tissue. Having adequate vitamin D stores may help to prevent this happening.  It’s important to ask your doctor to check your vitamin D levels. If you are low, a GP may prescribe it for you, or you can take a supplement.”

2.Increase your Vitamin C intake

“Vitamin C is one of the most important nutrients for joint health, as it helps your body to make the cartilage that lines your joints and keeps them cushioned. Getting enough Vitamin C may help manage your joint pain. If you are thinking about supplementing, choose a vitamin C supplement that also contains rutin or bioflavonoids, which may work together with vitamin C to provide additional support.”

3.Reduce sugar intake

“Sugar may have a detrimental effect on our health in many ways. Most specifically when it comes to joint health, high blood sugar levels – often caused by eating too much sugary foods and drinks and ‘white’ carbohydrates such as white bread, pastries and pasta – can increase damage to the joints through a processed called glycation, where sugar bonds to proteins. These foods can also cause weight gain, which then puts more strain on your joints. Aim to replace refined grains with whole grain carbohydrates such as brown rice, oats and quinoa.”

4.Limit red meat & processed meats

“For those who have joint problems, it may be best to limit red meat intake (i.e. pork, beef, lamb, etc) to two or three servings a week, as it can contain high levels of a pro-inflammatory omega-6 fat called arachidonic acid. Processed meats of any kind including bacon, sausages, salami and so on are best avoided too. Good-quality white meat such as organic chicken and turkey and, of course fish, are good alternatives.”

5.Align your joints to help beat arthritis

Pilates has become increasingly popular over the years due to its many health benefits, which include flexibility and strength – elements that may help relieve pain for people with arthritis. It is also one of the few exercises that is suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

“Pilates can provide a safe and effective way of exercising for anyone who has osteoarthritis, as it will help to improve the alignment of the joint or joints affected by strengthening the supporting muscles, and by maintaining and even improving ranges of movement,” explains Lynne Robinson, Founder of Body Control Pilates

Please consult with your GP before making any diet or lifestyle changes.

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My TestoFuel Review http://www.menstylefashion.com/testofuel-review/ http://www.menstylefashion.com/testofuel-review/#comments Tue, 22 Dec 2015 12:37:20 +0000 http://www.menstylefashion.com/?p=29442 Looking Your Best

If there’s one thing for certain, it’s that muscles on men look good. There’s just something about a t-shirt that’s tight around the chest and arms that really completes a look and has you looking at your best.

However, training up and can it be hard to get the results that you want quickly – especially if you live a hectic lifestyle.

While there are people who wake up every morning and hit the gym everyday for years on end, most of us really don’t have the time to wait that long to see improvement in our physical appearance. This is where testosterone boosters come in, offering faster physical change, increased muscle and all in less time.

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What are Testosterone Boosters?

They’re supplements known to boost muscle recovery, helping increase your size and strength faster between sessions, which can be vital if you’re currently stuck in a rut at the gym.

Increased testosterone raises energy levels, aiding motivation and focus both in and out of the gym. Its also been shown to promote sex drive– which I don’t need to tell you is a big plus.

And the best one I’ve come across is TestoFuel (www.testofuel.com).

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Why TestoFuel?

It’s easy to get confused when researching natural testosterone boosters, there seems to be millions on the market and they all claim to do the same things. Let me tell you know why TestoFuel is different.

It’s from Roar Ambition, the same guys that came up with Instant Knockout – a fat burner that I reviewed recently and was very impressed with, and I’m happy to say TestoFuel lives up to a similar standard.

During my review, I found that each ingredient in TestoFuel has beenáselected based on clinical evidence and overall effectáon testosterone levels. I’ve been looking at it and have been pleasantly surprised by what I’ve come across.áEvery ingredient is there for a reason.

TestoFuel’s Approach

TestoFuel are completely honest about how much goes into each serving, so we can see they’re not only using the right ingredients, but a generous supply of them. On top of this there are no hidden blends or harmful additives. To make things even better, the formula is updated every six months to make sure you’re still getting the best of the best.

It is ‘the’ supplement for getting the edge over your gym sessions, and a lot of people have noticed. Review sites, Youtube, Facebook, Instagram and all other kinds of social are singing this supplements praises.

I found this encouraging customer review on YouTube:

There are many other customer testimonials on YouTube and the website http://www.testofuel.com/our-testimonials/

TestoFuel’s Ingredients

I’ve been doing research into the best ingredients for testosterone boosters and found a list of some of the best proven nutrients that boost the male hormone.

Factoring that in with TestoFuel’s ingredients I was very impressed with what I saw. I’ve noted below the top ingredients that really got my attention.

If you want to know more about what goes into TestoFuel, I suggest checking: www.testofuel.com/ingredients

D-Aspartic Acid (DAA)

DAA is an amino acid that contributes sperm cell and sex hormone production. DAA has been linked to lowering estrogen in the body – the female hormone – and has been proven to increase serum testosterone by 30 – 60% on average after being taken for a period of 90 days.

After consumption, DAA begins to spark hormones releases through reactions in the brain which help produce the luteinzing hormone (LH). This is the building block of testosterone and growth hormone – everything you need to boost muscle and manliness.

DAA also gives you the ability to train that little bit more than before. You’ll find that your body fails you less and over training will become a thing of the past.

Vitamin D3

Technically a hormone, Vitamin D3 is an essential nutrient that we synthesize from sunlight. It is the cornerstone of testosterone and many studies have shown that those that are lower in D are usually lower in T.

‘Low D’ is usually associated with people that spend most days of their days working indoors or living in generally colder countries like the UK, and leaves them feeling constantly drained or fatigued. ‘Low D’ is one of the leading theories behind the cause of Seasonal Affective Disorder (or SAD).

Oyster Extract

Oysters are very important when it comes to raising testosterone because they are one of the richest sources of zinc, containing 10* the zinc found in beef steak.

In fact a zinc deficiency can cause low testosterone levels, impotence, low sperm counts and a “57% increase in estrogen receptors” and you know what happens when we have too much estrogen.

Oysters also contain an extensive amino aid and vitamin profile that collectively supports both body and mind. And of course, as Oysters are incredible aphrodisiacs – it’ll do wonders for your sex drive.

Red Panax Ginseng

This is the herb that has been shown to increases the body’s production of testosterone when taken regularly. It increases the sex hormones known to stimulate cell growth and boost testosterone levels.

Due to the herb’s steroidal saponins, your T-levels have more of a rise and it also helps as an effective libido booster. Increasing the body’s supply of nitric oxide, circulation dramatically increases. This allows for bigger pumps in the gym and stronger erections in the bedroom.

Fenugreek

Again, Fenugreek works to supply the body with even more testosterone naturally and effectively. I hope by now you’re seeing a combination of natural ingredients working together to provide you with a product that help build you without the consequences that other products bring.

Zinc

The king mineral of testosterone production, with correct supplementation boosting T in just 6 weeks! It is a needed precursor for reactions in the brain to start creating the luteinzing hormone (LH) which goes on to create testosterone and growth hormone. Both of which are essential for building ripped solid muscle.

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Side Effects

Due to being made of entirely natural components, TestoFuel has no harmful side effects unlike what you might get with synthetic alternatives like steroids. All the ingredients are above board and produced in GMP approved facilities both in UK and USA.

Where To Buy

TestoFuel can only be bought from the supplement’s website: www.testofuel.com. They offer worldwide shipping from the UK and USA and can deliver world wide. The more boxes you decide on the cheaper it is.

I went for the ‘Ultimate Muscle Gainer’s Package’ which was a 3 box deal. This gave me free shipping, an extra month’s supply, a free T-Shirt and nutrition and workout guides – this was also all covered by a 90 day guarantee.

My Final Thoughts

As you can see by what goes into it, TestoFuel has every angle covered.The ingredients stack up, it’s safe and natural and has some really good customer reviews out there. The servings on it are good as well. As there are 4 doses a day, your body is constantly supplied with exactly what it needs to keep testosterone steadily on the rise. The only concern for some will be the premium price, but if you want a top-end product and you’re only using it for a few months of the year then it’s worth the cost.

If you’re looking to build some muscle and take a few steps closer to that dream physique we recommend adding in TestoFuel in combination with a healthy diet and training.

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My Instant KnockOut Review http://www.menstylefashion.com/instant-knockout-review/ http://www.menstylefashion.com/instant-knockout-review/#respond Fri, 18 Dec 2015 20:19:54 +0000 http://www.menstylefashion.com/?p=29455 How things shape up

Losing weight and toning up really is the best ego boost. Clothes fit better, you turn more heads and feel like a better, more confident version of yourself.

Making it happen however can be a whole other story. Sticking to a strict diet and workout regimen can be difficult, and it can be even harder to manage around a busy lifestyle.

To combat this, more guys are turning to fat burners – natural supplements that promote fat loss and burn more calories, by promoting internal processes in the body, to help lose weight. This helps them get the results they want while still keeping their work and social lives in tact.

Why Fat Burners?

Due to special natural ingredients, fat burners are one of the fastest ways to bring out a six pack. They help cut down on body fat while maintaining your muscle mass – and are the best supplements to keep you looking both strong and shredded.

Gym sessions are improved by energy boosting nutrients that keep you stronger for longer, and some even contain appetite suppressants that promote a feeling of fullness to keep you on track with your diet.

Finding a supplement that ticks all of those boxes was a hard job, but the best I’ve seen so far has got to be Instant Knockout (www.instantknockout.com) from Roar Ambition, it is the fat burner you need for the shredded results you want.

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Why Instant Knockout?

Made by Roar Ambition, Instant Knockout has been reviewed by some of the top supplement review websites as the best on the market. It is currently blowing up on social media with numerous men and women touting it’s effectiveness via Twitter and Instagram.

Originally formulated for pro boxers and MMA fighters to reach their weight class before a fight. This supplement allows them to shred fat, drop pounds and inevitably, surprise their opponent when fight night comes. Due to its success, the fat burner was fully released to the public, where it’s popularity has continued to rapidly grow.

It is currently being used by people of all fitness levels to get that extra edge on their fat loss without losing their muscle tone in the process.

Roar Ambition are also behind the highly rated testosterone booster TestoFuel, which I have also reviewed. They regularly update the formulas on both supplements to ensure they are using the latest proven ingredients.

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Why it works

Instant Knockout contains 10 clinically proven ingredients that work together for a fat burning experience that functions on multiple levels. It is both an appetite suppressant and thermogenic that also promotes energy and metabolism.

One of the highlights of this supplement is that there are 4 doses a day. This allows the body to keep burning fat all day, and turns you into a round the clock fat burning machine.

What people are saying

Some of the results people have seen taking this supplement is definitely interesting as well. Guys and girls have made entire body transformations in a matter of months, just look at the progress on this guy, Jeremy:

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He’s a lot more sculpted and his abs seem to pop out of nowhere. You’re going to want to hear what he had to say about it:

You can see more testimonials and reviews on Youtube and on their website:www.instantknockout.com/our-testimonials

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Ingredients

As we’ve said, all the ingredients in this product have been proven in one way or another to guarantee fat loss and help tone up your figure. These are how some of the major ingredients involved achieve that.

Green Tea

No doubt about it, Green Tea is a thermogenic powerhouse. Although this caffeinated herb provides, boosts in both energy levels and metabolism, it’s the catechins in the tea that make this natural nutrient stand out. These catechins inhibit the body’s suppressant of the fat burning hormone norepinephrine-allowing it to burn more fat throughout the body.

Cayenne Pepper

This hot chili is an essential if you’re looking for fast weight loss in record time. The capsicum inherent to this chili is what gives it that ‘heat’ and also what raises our body core temperature enough to create thermogenesis – which would start a constant burn of calories as the body regulates itself. The capsicum which increases the amount of calories you can consume, reduces fat stores, and has even been shown to reduce the feeling of hunger!

Caffeine Anhydrous

A great energy booster and helps speed up metabolism. Increasing wakefulness in the brain, it allows the user to stay more alert for longer. This is particularly useful in fat burners as it allows you to stay focused while on demanding low calorie diets. Another useful fact about caffeine is that it is clinically proven to improve power output and can really help towards your training. Caffeine also works brilliantly with Green Tea.

Glucomannan

One of the top clinically proven natural compounds for appetite suppression. Glucomannan is derived from the root of the Konjac plant and swells in the stomach which increases an overall feeling of fullness. This will keep you on track with stringent diets and prevent caving into snacking between meals. It’s great for those on strict diet plans.

Green Coffee Bean

You’ve probably heard about green coffee bean extract as it rises in popularity among athletes. An unroasted version of the coffee we use, containing no caffeine, this bean helps us burn fat a different way. The chlorogenic acid in this Green Coffee Bean helps with the breakdown of glucose in the liver. Without this, the body turns to fat as a new resource for energy, giving us a thermogenic boost while reducing body fat percentage.

Zinc

Primarily a metabolic booster, those with low levels of zinc in their bodies have been seen to suffer with a lower metabolism and are more likely to gain fat. It helps with the processing of fats, carbs and proteins and can even in some cases help improve mood.


Instant Knockout Side Effects

Fat burners and diet pills have been given a bad rep over the last few years, however this is down to the people taking too much of poor quality products from less regulated countries.

Instant Knockout isn’t like that as it uses only the best natural ingredients, the supplement itself is harmless and produced in cGMP approved facilities in the USA and UK. However, due to the caffeine content I would advise having your last capsule at least 5 hours before you got to bed as it could give you trouble sleeping.

Where to buy

Unlike most supplement companies, you won’t Instant Knockout on the high street, it can only be bought on their website: www.instantknockout.com – but don’t worry – they provide fast shipping worldwide from both the USA and the UK and offer discounts on multi-box purchases.

My Final Thoughts

Compared to other fat burners on the market, Instant Knockout is really something when it comes to stripping fat.

The ingredients have evidence to back them up and it’s completely natural and safe to take. That’s always one of my concerns when buying a product like this. The customer reviews and videos on Youtube are all positive. Some people are getting amazing fat loss results with it.

I would recommend it to anyone that is looking to lose fat. But remember that it’s designed to speed up results, you still have to do the workout and dieting.

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7 Ways To Assess Your True Fitness Level http://www.menstylefashion.com/7-ways-to-assess-your-true-fitness-level/ http://www.menstylefashion.com/7-ways-to-assess-your-true-fitness-level/#comments Sat, 07 Nov 2015 02:23:00 +0000 http://www.menstylefashion.com/?p=39612 There are many ways to assess your true fitness level, for the average person, it is important to know –in layman’s terms- how you measure up for your age, whether you are at risk of developing poor health, or if you’re doing well or even excelling.

The benefits of assessing your true fitness level are many; it not only helps to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but also improves your psychological health by boosting serotonin levels, and will also make you more attractive to the opposite sex.

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In terms of fitness, there are many quantifiable measurements that you can use to get an accurate picture of how healthy you really are; these include:

  • Cardiovasuclar health (heart rate)
  • Speed
  • Flexibility
  • Strength
  • Endurance

It is a good idea to get a measurement of each of these, even if you’re only looking to focus on one area (such as speed or strength).  This will not only help you to focus on one particular area, but will also ensure you do not neglect another important factor of fitness.

Here are a few simple tests you can do to measure your fitness level, and ensure that you are maintaining a good level of fitness for your age.

1 – Walk For One Mile

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Walk for one mile, then measure your pulse immediately afterwards. The best way to measure your pulse is to place your index and middle finger on the side of your neck (do not use your thumb, as this has its own pulse), here you should be able to feel your pulse. Set a stopwatch for 15 seconds, and count how many beats you feel in that time, then multiply it by 4. This will give you your Beats Per Minute (BPM).

Now you just need to take the number 205, and deduct from it half of your age. This will tell you what your Maximum Heart Rate should be.

Example:             If you are 50 years old, that would be 205 – (50/2) = 180 BPM ß Maximum

To work out your ideal heart rate range, take your Maximum heart rate, and multiply it by 0.6 for the lower level, and 0.8 for the higher level.

Example:             180×0.6 = 108 BPM ßLower heart rate
180×0.8 = 144 BPM ßUpper heart rate

This means that for a 50 year old, after walking for one mile, if your heart rate is between 108 and 144 BPM, your cardiovascular health is good.

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How To Overcome Bad Breath http://www.menstylefashion.com/how-to-overcome-bad-breath/ http://www.menstylefashion.com/how-to-overcome-bad-breath/#comments Fri, 06 Nov 2015 11:46:14 +0000 http://www.menstylefashion.com/?p=39597 Bad-Breathman

The Odor Within

How many times have you blown into your hands to smell your breath? How many times have you known that your breath smelled bad because of the taste in your mouth? There are many causes of bad breath but there are also ways to prevent and brings your big smile back again.

What Is the Cause Of the Odor In Your Mouth?

It is common for you to have morning breath, but at least 50% of people have bad breath throughout the day. Do you know that there are some common things behind this problem? Food that is leftover and stored in your mouth causes bacteria to build up making this the most popular reason for bad breath.  If you have a deteriorating resin tooth filling or a composite white filling it could be storing food particles between the filling and the gum, causing the bad breath. If you have bleeding gums this may be the result of gum disease that is releasing the foul odor from your mouth. Common health problems such as bronchitis, a sinus infection or diabetes are just a few of the conditions that can result in your bad breath. Dry mouth causing odor may be a result of gum disease or an illnesses.

How To Get Rid of Bad Breath

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Practice Good Oral Hygiene

Brushing and flossing your teeth regularly helps to keep food from sticking around to cause the bacteria to grow. If you are not able to brush your teeth every time you eat, try rinsing your mouth with water. Rinsing will help to release the food particles while keeping your mouth moist at the same time. Rinse with mouthwash that is free of alcohol regularly.

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Avoid the Bad Foods

It is obvious that some foods carry foul odors that stick around in your mouth long after the meal is finished. Things such as onions and garlics should be avoided before important meetings or dates. Sometimes these foods can linger throughout time even after brushing or rinsing your teeth. Avoid breath mints after meals because they only mask the smell, leaving your mouth dry causing more reason for bacteria to grow.

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Eat the Better Foods

Avoid snacks with strong odors and eat fresh, raw vegetables instead. Snacking on things such as carrots and celery will not only be a healthier choice, but will also help to avoid plaque buildup which in turn will cause the bad smelling bacteria to develop.

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Say Goodbye To Bad Habits

Caffeine, alcohol and tobacco products should be eliminated. Caffeine and alcohol are known to cause dehydration which is a big cause of dry mouth. Tar, nicotine and caffeine can create an ugly plaque development on your teeth, tongue and your cheeks while causing dehydration in your mouth.

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Say Hello To Better Habits

As previously mentioned, good oral hygiene, eating fresh vegetables and eliminating bad habits such as caffeine, alcohol and tobacco products are all good practice. Apply tea tree oils or peppermint to your toothbrush. Use natural breath fresheners in place of breath mints. Choose water in place of other drinks, this will help to keep your mouth moist. One of the most important things is to visit your dentist regularly.

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