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Eating for sport

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

To help you perform the best in sport and exercise – it’s good to be competitive! – you need to eat well to do well. Don’t worry, that doesn’t mean you can never drink or have a cheeky pizza ever again – but just not too much of it, and in balance with healthy things, so you’re not totally deprived!

There’s loads of great websites out there to help you make the right food choices, tell you what’s good to eat for a training regime (before and after exercise), and quick and easy recipes. Here’s a few we recommend!

GENERAL
• NHS: ‘Food for Sport’
Teen Weightwise website
• Teens Health: ‘A Guide to Eating For Sport’

EATING FOR RUGBY
• Daily Mail: ‘The Food of Champions – What the rugby players eat’
• Rugby Coach: ‘Eating to Win for Rugby Players’
• The Rugby Blog: ‘Nutrition for Rugby’

And don’t forget to check out our very own blog post about eating for sport – from a student’s point of view!

Juggling Out-Takes

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Click the link below!

Juggle outtakes

How To Juggle…Anything but Food!

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

If like me you’d like to have a go at juggling some food but can’t even juggle balls here are some simple steps that can teach you how to juggle. Simply insert the food of your choice where it says ‘ball’.

These instructions will teach you exercises so you can juggle 3 balls. The first few exercises are not complete juggling patterns, but are exercises that will teach you to juggle.

One Ball Exercise: Start with one ball. Throw the ball in an arc from hand to hand about eye level. The pattern will be an arc, not a circle.

Two Ball Exercise: Start with one ball in each hand. First toss the ball in your right hand in the arc to about eye level to your left hand. When this ball reaches the highest point in it’s arc throw ball in an arc from your left hand to your right. Catch in your left hand, Then catch in your right hand. Stop.

Do this same exercise, except start with your left hand instead of your right. Practice until you can do this smoothly.

Juggling 3 Balls: Start with 2 balls in one hand (in this case the right hand, but if you are a lefty, use your left hand) and one ball in the other. Start by throwing the ball in the front of your right hand in an arc to your left hand.

When ball reaches its highest point, throw the ball in your left hand in an arc to your right hand. Catch in your left hand. This is like the two ball exercise. When the ball thrown to your right hand reaches its height . . .

Throw the ball from your right hand in an arc to your left hand. Catch in your right hand. This move can be difficult. It is often helpful to roll the ball in your right hand to the front of your hand with a slight downward motion of the hand before you throw it.

When that ball reaches its highest point, throw the ball in your left hand in an arc to your right hand. Catch in your left hand. And so on . . .

Hopefully this will turn you all in to budding circus folk – as an extra help here is a link to a video of someone doing jugglings.

http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-juggle-3-balls

The Winner Takes it All…In The World of Busking

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Aidan

I wasn’t really surprised that Simon and myself won to be honest. I don’t mean that in an arrogant way it’s just that Callum and Scott’s act was rubbish.

On a serious note though doing the film was a lot of fun. It actually wasn’t the first time I’d been busking although it was the first (and last) time I’d done the name your favourite food and we’ll sing about it act. Busking can be a really good way of earning some extra money when you’re at uni especially around the Christmas period.

The best thing about it is that it is good fun as well not like a job or anything but you can earn a bit of money to put towards your food bill meaning a few nights a week you could treat yourself to something special for sitting and playing guitar!

How to NOT get booed.

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

Doing a bit of busking (or ‘street art’ if you’re feeling pretentious) can be a good way of earning a few pennies while at uni. If you’re looking to get some extra spends for more luxury food and are considering busking here are a few tips:

  1. Have a talent: everyone hates a rubbish street performer. Before you go out decide what your act is and practise it. If you’re going to play guitar and sing make sure you learn a few songs so you don’t have to keep repeating the same one!
  2. Research the area: you really need to know a thing or two about the area you intend to occupy with your busking. For one thing you want to make sure it’s safe as I’m sure you don’t want to be attacked or have your earnings nicked! Something else you need to consider is that a lot of councils require you to have a busking license that you have to apply for. No license no busking!
  3. Don’t beg: believe it or not there are some rules to busking, which exist to separate it from begging. Namely you’re not permitted to ASK for money as this is soliciting for cash/begging. As a busker you simply have to rely on your raw talent and peoples good will.
  4. Pick your time: rainy or cold winter days do not do much for the public’s mood or generosity. There are generally less people about and you will probably find you earn less in these situations. The exception to this being the Christmas period when you can cash in on the busy shopping streets!
  5. Mix it up: People will only throw you cash every once in a while and if they gave you some last week, you may not get any this week. As people are creatures of habit, you will often see the same locals in town each time you busk, which can be beneficial as they get to know you, but you may find that after a while your earnings dwindle in one place and you’ll need to go somewhere else to get a fresh audience. When thinking of where to go remember: Tourism is a buskers best friend!

To Can or to Cook?…That is the Question

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

Ed: Can it or cook it…mmmmm. Wasn’t really sure what to expect at all and in all honesty I wasn’t fully trusting when the team said we’d have to be blindfolded and feel things in a box! Hence why it’s not me doing the feeling!

In the end though it was a lot of fun. We had a laugh and it’s given us something to remember. I wouldn’t say I’d particularly learnt anything from the experience other than don’t face plant a plate of chilli con carne filled with Piccalilli. On a serious note though it did go to show that cooking can be fun. A lot more often now me and my mates will all cook together or cook for each other. Everyone needs to eat so you may as well learn to cook and there’s no need to make it a chore.

Country Cooks Comes To Sheffield: Sams Blog…

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

I had a great experience cooking with Ravish. I am hugely passionate about cooking and love to challenging myself and trying out new cuisines. It was actually really nice to see Ravish getting stuck in learning to cook some British food.

I had never cooked Mauritian food before – through my course I’d had a lot of experience of cooking curries from other cultures like Indian and Chinese curries but I found the Mauritian curry completely different. There was less emphasis on spice and much more focus on deep aromatic flavours. I have cooked the dish since the filming and had some amazing results – I found that you can leave the chicken to marinate in the herbs and spices before cooking it really soaks up all the flavours and its amazing.

I was pleased with the results I got from the recipe. I probably didn’t do it exactly how Ravish may have done himself but then I think that’s what cooking is all about. You only ever learn by experimenting and finding a way you’re comfortable doing it.

I run SHUcooking at Hallam and would urge anyone who is interested in cooking to come along. We really do have something for everyone whether you need to learn how to boil an egg or want to show us how to cook your specialality so please do come along. If you follow the link below it’ll take you to a page all about SHUcooking.

http://hallamunion.org/societies/list-of-societies/

A Ravish-ing Report From Country Cooks

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Ravish: Thinking back on doing the cooking film with studentcooking.tv feels like a blur. It was very close to the time of filming when I confirmed to take part and then I had to rush to the shops to buy ingredients. When I got back from the shop the team had already arrived with their cameras and Sam who was very nice to meet.

No sooner had I got ready to cook and then we were filming and we were given the twist! My first feeling was joy as food from the Mauritius is not too well recognised here in the UK so I felt good that Sam would be learning more about the cuisine. At the same time however I felt very worried about cooking the British food as this was something I not done before.

I did enjoy myself greatly though and was pleased that Sam did well with cooking the curry I had planned. I also got to cook something I never had before when I prepared the gravy – this is something I will be doing again! In fact I would like to cook the whole meal again, the sausages were amazing.

Shopping in Sheffers

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

There are loads of other markets and great shopping areas all around Sheffield as well as the ones Tom showed us on his tour. It’s fun to get out there and find them for yourself but just to point you in the right direction, we’d recommend checking out the Sheffield City Council website (info on ALL the markets – v useful!), as well as Sheffield Central.