Monday, May 30, 2016

Introducing NutriForce's NutriWhey Protein by EPN

They say, good things come to those who sweat.

I could not agree more. When it comes to exercising, I actually do enjoy sweating and it does not feel like I have hit the gym if do not feel any muscle aches at all. Pain is something that we should be accustomed to - it builds strength, and sweating surely helps a lot in detoxifying your body system.

Anyone who goes to the gym would probably agree with me on this - the satisfaction you get from going to the gym is nothing more than the muscle aches you are getting from your workout. Based on what I have read before, here's why.

Known as delayed onset muscle soreness, it is a common result of physical activity that stresses the muscle tissue beyond what it is accustomed to. The mild muscle strain injury creates microscopic damage to the muscle fibres - which causes the pain (theoretically). It is an indication that your muscles are adapting to your fitness programme. Nobody who works out escapes this phase be it novice or professional. Hence, the satisfaction.

While recovery naturally occurs in our body, some of us would prefer to have an expedited recovery for the next training. Hence, it is vital to get support from supplements like protein or amino.

Elite Pro Nutrition (EPN) introduces NutriWhey - the all-natural protein that is based on research supported whey protein. Whey protein is typically considered to be the most effective form of protein relating to exercise. Breaking down standard whey protein any further to improve digestion may not provide any added benefits for muscle repair or exercise recovery. Any process that further filters or isolates whey protein removes the immune boosting properties that are naturally occurring in the protein.

NutriWhey by NutriForce Sports come in common flavours like chocolate, vanilla and strawberry and not leaving behind exotic ones like caramel and coffee.

Best mixed with milk, NutriWhey claims to improve recovery from exercise through tissue and muscle repairs from workouts - which ideally expedite muscle soreness recovery, has a rapid digestion time compared to other leading sources of protein, has higher absorption rate compared to food, and high in BCAA which helps in anti-catabolism.

It has been great for me because for a start they taste great be it the vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. I am not a fan of chocolate flavoured drinks but this, I am fine with because interestingly it has real chocolate bits which engages my tongue. Something to chew and play around with. Likewise for vanilla and strawberry. Only downside is that the chocolate bits tend to sink in my bottle, which I have to shake each time it goes down. On the upside, shaking the bottle ensures that my drink is well mixed! Personally loving the alpine strawberry because the strawberry bits reminds me of this familiar coffee topping I had.

You can get yours today at www.epn.com.sg and use discount code ZY 10 for a 10% discount on all non-promotion items!


While many would think taste is not important, I would not want to take supplement that tastes like hardcore medicine. Additional nutrition for sports should be delicious and definitely easy on the tongue because after a hard day working out in the gym, you would want something nice to consume. Just as good as a nice meal after!

By the way, supplementary diet are not magic powders. Proper diet and adequate rest is needed to perform optimally on top of excellent supplementation. As such, it is best to consume NutriWhey right after your workout.

Personally, apart from not having any artificial flavourings, colourings or sweeteners, I like the fact that NutriForce series are numbered. Number 1 means it is for pre-workout, 2 is good for recovery, and 3 is advanced nutrition so that consumers like myself are well informed what are they for. To find them, just look at the number on the bottom left of the product sticker!

NutriWhey has been helpful in alleviating my muscle soreness after my workout by accelerating my recovery for the following training.

As a dietary supplement consume 1 serving with 6-8 ounces of water or milk post-exercise. Advanced users may consume 2 servings with 12-16 ounces of water or milk post-exercise. Nutri-Whey can be used in between meals but should not be used to replace a meal!

Motivation is important and it is so knowing NutriForce is my support! Looking forward to try out Balanced Hydration from their Advanced Nutrition series. Will tell you more soon!

You can get yours today at www.epn.com.sg and use discount code ZY 10 for a 10% discount on all non-promotion items!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Melbourne 2016 - Parliament House

There we were at Melbourne's Parliament House! It is a shame we did not manage to get in for the tour because it was closed due to a holiday if I remember correctly. Or was it a weekend?

No matter if you are planning to visit the Parliament House, be quick as the public tour is only open to the first 25 people! You can find out here.


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

A Day at Singapore Zoo and River Safari

A way to take a break from all the stresses in life is to visit the Singapore Zoo! Just look at how the animals lay back and relax, get fed promptly, putting us abled bodied and thinking creatures to shame.

Some of us do not even get to eat on time, let alone have enough food!

There are some things that I love about the Singapore Zoo. It is rated one of the best in the world for several reasons. For one, it is clean. So clean that it is hard to sniff any traces of animal stool around. It is as though there were hidden cleaners in the bushes that come out now and then to ensure we don't see them around! Not even in their habitat! No matter, you cannot rid of the animal smell. It is only natural!

The animals there look so healthy and very well fed! I have been to zoos in other countries and there is a stark difference in the quality of the animals. Thanks to the zoo keepers at Singapore Zoo that feed them so regularly that most of them were actually having their food coma, and with the sweltering weather, it make the lions look tame.

The animals in Singapore zoo are definitely lucky to own homes paid by patrons and most of all, bigger than your 5-room public flat. Funnily, somehow we are encouraged to reproduce when relatively 80% of our homes are smaller than a fish tank.

As a tourist, of course anyone would be impressed by Singapore Zoo's upkeeping. It makes the entire experience a pleasant one.

You might want to bring a towel and a large bottle of water though. It could get very hot, there is no drinking fountain around, the drinks there are so expensive that the next thing that could be thirsty is your wallet.

I also went to the River Safari since it is the latest attraction to date by Wildlife Reserve Singapore. Honestly, I felt a little cheated by the fanfare gotten by River Safari. That was probably because reality mismatched my expectation. Maybe for kids sure it would be fascinating to see river creatures like piranhas but how interactive could it get?

You know how some of us opine that fishes are boring pets because you can't really, touch or hug them?

Nevertheless, the unremarkable river-themed zoo experience was compensated by the Amazon River Quest because to feel engaged and thrilled you have to pay extra on top of the entrance fee. The river quest brings you through exhibits of some animals found at Amazon River.

The River Safari Cruise brings you a loop around Upper Seletar Reservoir and you see nothing but trees. Sure it is tranquil but I could get that elsewhere without paying an entrance to River Safari. The recorded commentary only told me so much! The idea I had of a river safari cruise was a boat journey through the waters in a vegetation where I get to see animals in its habitat just as what I saw in the Amazon River Quest.

River Safari bore me and probably a twenty-dollar lesson to not set foot in it until it steps up their touch points. The Giant Panda house was probably the other saving grace.


Monday, May 2, 2016

Sydney 2016 - Sydney Opera House Tour

Sydney Opera House (1957 - 1973) is a masterpiece of late modern architecture. It is admired internationally and proudly treasured by the people of Australia. It was created by a young architect who understood and recognised the potential provided by the site against the stunning backdrop of Sydney Harbour. Denmark’s Jorn Utzon gave Australia a challenging, graceful piece of urban sculpture in patterned tiles, glistening in the sunlight and invitingly aglow at night. Jorn Utzon died in Copenhagen in November 2008 aged 90.

In its short lifetime, Sydney Opera House has earned a reputation as a world-class performing arts centre and become a symbol of both Sydney and the Australian nation.

Sydney Opera House was inscribed in the World Heritage List in June 2007. UNESCO stated that Sydney Opera House is a great architectural work of the 20th century. It represents multiple strands of creativity, both in architectural form and structural design, a great urban sculpture carefully set in a remarkable waterscape and a world famous iconic building.

Is the tour is a must-go? It depends. While its history information is overloaded online (like tell me something I didn't know already), the ambience in most of its theatres we rather... Meh. Looks good on the outside, average on the inside. Not much to be missed.

The concert hall is amazing but as visitors, it would still be a gamble to take photographs inside if there is a production setting up, for the fear of plagiarism.