Tag Archives: exercise

The 3 main lifestyle factors behind overeating

Overeating is something that is becoming increasingly common. A recent study highlighted the top 3 causes of overeating were watching TV, alcohol consumption and lack of sleep – none of that at TIEX! Many of us can identify with at least one (if not all three) of these causes. You might be sitting in front [...]

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The Beauty of Costa Rica

Every year we run our program in the South Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. It is a magical place with incredibly powerful nature and with so many special places to explore. This season, we have 3 weeks available; September 23 – 29, September 30 – October 6, November 4 – 10, with a few spots left [...]

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Kale, pineapple & chia seed smoothie

We always love experimenting in the kitchen at TIEX. Yesterday afternoon we tried this new smoothie recipe and it was well received by our guests!! After hiking to Lopez Mendez and taking on the waves with the local surfers everyone was in need of some extra nourishment and this tasty smoothie did the trick. Chia [...]

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GI vs GL

In a world that is already over complicated we believe in keeping things simple here at TIEX, especially when it comes to health and nutrition! But we wanted to share a little bit of information about glycemic index. There is a lot of buzz around glycemic index – (GI) and glycemic load – (GL); but also some [...]

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Water for weight loss!

When on one of our retreats we always reminding everyone of the importance of hydrating, especially during exercise. But often when at home and at work people tend to forget to drink water – Martin is not there to yell out “water break!” for starters. Since our bodies are around 70% it makes sense that [...]

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Bananas – natures gatorade!

There is often a lot of talk about the use of sports drinks during exercise, but in most cases fruit such as bananas can be a cheaper, healither more effective option. A recent study looked at how effective bananas were at sustaining cyclists during a period of 3 hour intense exercise compared to a sports drink [...]

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Your pace is perfect

I was inspired to write this post by a conversation I had with Alex Benasuli, who is currently with us on the island teaching yoga, when he last visited The Island Experience. We were talking about what he discovered the first time he came to the program – the value of learning how to find [...]

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