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THE SWEET STUFF⠀⠀⠀⠀

THE SWEET STUFF⠀⠀⠀⠀

I’m often asked why I’m so passionate about not using refined sugars or sweeteners in VALA. In 2012 I was ill for a few months and after several rounds of antibiotics I began searching for more holistic ways to heal my body. My mum showed me a newspaper article about a tennis player who followed a sugar free, vegan diet and noticed the health benefits. Back then I had a big sweet tooth and was a borderline sugar addict but I began researching and slowly started to modify my diet.⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀After going cold turkey and experiencing a week long 'sugar hangover',...

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WOMEN’S RUNNING MAGAZINE AWARD WIN

WOMEN’S RUNNING MAGAZINE AWARD WIN

So we’ve only gone and won another blinking award! Huge thanks to Women’s Running magazine @womensrunninguk for awarding VALA the ‘Editor’s Choice - Superfood’.I’m always so aware when enter these awards that we are going up against some epic big name brands, so to win really cements the importance and need of natural sports nutrition in today’s sporting world! Recognition from such a well known and well respected publication such as WRM drives me to keep pushing forward with my goal and purpose of bringing natural sports nutrition to the masses. Not only for our physical health, but for our mental health...

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LIMITING BELIEFS



LIMITING BELIEFS



Although the phrase ‘limiting beliefs’ isn’t widely spoken about, it’s definitely something that each of us can relate too.
 Limiting beliefs are opinions that you believe to be the truth. These tend to have a negative impact on your life by preventing you from chasing your goals. That little voice that says “I’ll never achieve a PB” is a prime example of a limiting belief at play. Whilst you’re often aware of your daily conscious beliefs, subconscious beliefs are trickier to access and take more time to unpick. So if you don’t know a belief exists, how are you able to...

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3 LESSONS FROM LEARNING A NEW SPORT

3 LESSONS FROM LEARNING A NEW SPORT

This summer I finally made my goal of learning to surf happen - with the help of the amazing @surfschoolwales - but the whole process really got me thinking about the mindset behind taking up a new hobby or sport. Here are my three biggest takeaways…1. IT’S FUN TO BE A BEGINNERAs adults we get so used to having somewhat mastered life that we forget what it’s like to be a beginner. Then we decide to try something new and realise it’s not as easy as we thought. Our ego kicks in to protect us and we say “Oh maybe that’s not...

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THE BENEFITS OF HAVING AN EXERCISE BUD

THE BENEFITS OF HAVING AN EXERCISE BUD

Exercising with a partner has countless advantages and can really help you to stay focused, as well as adding a bit of fun to your training. Three times a week I train with my sister and it helps to stay us on track and hold each other accountable. There’s no way I’m snoozing the alarm if I know she’s waiting!If you’re interested in trying a new sport or hobby, asking a friend to join you can have heaps of benefits too. Last summer, I decided to do more surfing and paddle boarding as I wanted to feel closer to nature....

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CHRISTMAS GIFTING GOALS

CHRISTMAS GIFTING GOALS

What do you get the VALA-lover that has everything for Christmas? The VALA gift box, of course!The VALA gift box includes a pair of our iconic VALA × @bravendurance neon green socks, a @joovsportsproducts sports 100% natural sports spray (the best in the game!) and a gift wrapped pack of our award-winning VALA gels.Every VALA gift box is wrapped with the most attention to detail, filled with shredded black tissue paper and finished with our custom VALA ribbon.You can also add a gift note or write your own gift message with the blank note card that comes with each gift box.To get your hands...

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