Thoughts from category: health

healthy january?

How was your January? Full of squat thrusts and mung bean facials? Or did it consist of duvets, leftover Quality Street and a daily dose of Master Chef?

Fruit Towers has been filled with people doing healthy stuff this month so we thought we'd applaud some of them and their virtuous ways.

Tansy gave up chocolate (apparently Tunnocks wafers don't count) and fully intends to celebrate by downing that Double Decker on Monday (it's been sat on her desk all month, looking at her with come hither eyes).


Sarah W is climbing Mt Kilimanjaro in February so in addition to lots of training walks, she's given up the booze to help her get up the mountain a bit quicker.


Mark G has done more exercise this month than in his previous thirty or so Januarys.


In addition to a week of hardcore skiing, he's cycled to work everyday (a 16 mile round trip), faithfully lifted heavy weights three times a week with Joe and scored countless goals for the Goldfork Toads on Monday nights. (As a result of all this exercise his face has gone a bit green too, like the Hulk.)

But the man of the month has to be Reece, who not only managed to keep up his 10-smoothies-a day habit for the whole month but also continued with his barefoot jogging, despite the cold. And the snow.


It's the biomechanically superior way to run.


no bad things in our packaging

Scientists at Exeter University published some research this week linking Bisphenol A (a chemical compound used in some food and drink packaging) to cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Which is a bit worrying.

We just wanted to let you know that all our packaging contains none of this bad Bisphenol A stuff, so there's no need for you to be fretting.

(more via the BBC)

fancy doing a duathlon?


Our Fordy is part of a committee organising a duathlon. Fancy joining in? As you can see above, duathlons are a great way of combinbing luminous running shoes with more sombre tones of Lycra, and generally getting fit and looking super hot, as Fordy does above. This is what Fordy says:

"Can you run and ride a bike? (one after the other rather than at the same time)? If your answer is mostly yes then I may have the answer for you:

The inaugural Ful On Dualthon - Saturday 26th April 2008.

It's happening on a test track so there will be no cars to hamper your style. And there's an option of 2 distances:

Standard: 5k run / 20k bike / 5k run OR
Sprint: 2.5k run / 10k bike / 2.5k run

Online entry with a bargain price of £22. It's a great first race and you don’t need a super whizzy bike (pretty much anything that works will do). Hope to see you on the start line.

Yours in Lycra


severe lack of toaster


Here's Shrimp with his breakfast.

We needed some photos of a massive plateful of bacon and eggs for a thing we're making, so we went down to our local cafe, which is called Cafe Rest. Shrimp ordered the Big Bobby's Truckstop Breakfast* and munched his way through it. What a trooper.

We wanted a picture of some toast as well, but the lady in the cafe said that they didn't have a toaster. Instead she made Shrimp a plate of fried bread. He decided not to eat it but did take a picture of it.

Weird that a breakfast place doesn't have a toaster.


* don't think it's actually called that, but it could be.