Thursday, March 30, 2017

Malavika: For me, consistency is key!
Sid: For me, adventure is key!

Run like the Wind!

March 19, 2017

The weekends – easiest time to sink into the couch …. and stay there until you and couch fuse into one creature. The cou-man (half couch, half man)
Or should we call it the Hu-ouch?

After a day of doing that – and not getting out of pajamas till 5 pm, I decided to shake the laziness off and put on a pair of sneakers. “I’ll run till I’m exhausted” I thought. I was amazed. 8.7 km and I had a bit more in me. If it was n’t for a movie date with a friend I would have kept running.
The best part of the run was this. I was in the Lakes. Stopped to tie my shoelace, I looked up and I saw this view. The sun shining between the clouds, a gentle breeze, butterflies and falling leaves. With weather like this, it should be a crime to run on a treadmill!
Moral of the story: It does nt take a gym membership to do this. Just do it.

Sid & Malu’s vertical marathon

March 6, 2017

We did our first Vertical Marathon today, climbed 52 floors. What about you ?? What’s the one new thing you’re gonna try today??
Think n do – it might change your life !!! #City1016 #HealthyYouHealthyMeHealthyUAE


City1016 at Sandstorm Marmoum

February 13, 2017

Fear will either create you or destroy you – thats the first thing that greets you at the Biggest Obstacle Race in Dubai – Sandstorm Marmoum.

30 obstacles , 5 kilometers run , 1 Friday – that’s my very first obstacle race. The only reason i will go back is because of the water slide in the end.

Click on the video to know what i’m talking about.



A stair climbing marathon? What’s that?

January 22, 2017

While we were busy running the Standard Chartered Marathon on Friday, 220 people ran a stair-climbing marathon spanning over 64 floors. The stair-climbing marathon is a vertical marathon that takes place at the base of Almas Tower in Jumeirah Lake Towers. Just to put things in perspective, the winner sprinted 1600 stairs in eight minutes. He took home a well deserved prize money of 10,000 Dhs in the men’s category of Vertical Run 2017. If you’re embarassed about spending your Friday slopped on the bed, you have company in me! Kudos to Piotr Lobodzinski who is now inspiration enough to drag me out of my bed on Fridays! This should be inspiration enough for you as well, to take the stairs and ditch the lift. If the metro station is at a walking distance from your home, why not try walking the distance? You can and you should!

-Disha (Project Intern)

Breakfast: Meal of the Champs

January 8, 2017

The key to good health is a good breakfast and the key to good breakfast is planning.

Here are some tips to make sure you DON’T skip the meal!

  1. Keep it simple. Healthy food does nt have to be complicated. Fruit, oats, peanut butter and toast, muesli – these things come out of a box and require zero prep. So don’t aim to make your breakfast a 1-hour-cooking-project. It’s the first meal of the day and you have to get to work on time, so keep it simple.
  2. Keep some stock at work. Sid keeps a few nuts/dates in his drawer – so that if we are feeling the major hunger pangs mid-show we have something to reach for! Malu usually keeps a loaf of bread and a jar of peanut butter and a box of muesli in the desk, so that if all else fails, you know you have this.
  3. Don’t say there is no choice. There is. Look carefully at the menu, there must be SOMETHING on the menu that is NOT a butter croissant. Worst case scenario  – there will be fruit, a muesli shake, a porridge like this one or the restaurant will make you something if you just ask. So ask. Don’t use – it’s not on the menu as an excuse 🙂
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