Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Food For The Healthy Golfer

The game of golf requires strength, endurance and flexibility. These are three physical characteristics that make for an excellent round of golf.

Golf pros normally advise players to perform exercises to help them develop these physical traits. A bit of dumbell lifting, some pull downs, rowing, and so on. Then there are the exercises to strengthen one’s ankle muscles for greater support.

But one can only go so far with exercise. In fact, one’s exercise routine can likewise be adversely affected if they don’t eat the proper food. You fill up your car’s fuel tank with super unleaded to make it run more efficiently, right? The same goes for your body. The proper food intake can spell the difference in whatever you do. And your golf game is no exception.

Here are a few dietary tips to make you a healthy golfer:
  1. Just like anyone else, golfers need to maintain a well-balanced diet. This however is a bit different from the regular balanced diet we are all used to. Their diet puts more emphasis on carbohydrates. In fact, it is highly recommended that those carbohydrates make up around 50 percent of their food intake. Those “carbs” can be found in whole grains, pasta, breads, fruits and vegetables, and low fat dairy products. Carbohydrates give the body its much-needed energy for physical activity. What’s more, it helps burn fats more efficiently.
  2. Protein is yet another dietary requirement golfers need. They can be found in beef, chicken, fish, and beans. Protein is useful for regulating body processes and hormones. Moreover, it strengthens muscles and repairs any damage cased by sprains, for instance.
  3. Then there is fat. This should make up the least amount of calories on your diet. It likewise provides energy for physical activity. It can be had from butter, cheese, and most food products.
  4. Fluids are the last part of a golfers’ diet. To most people, fluids don’t mean much. This isn’t so for golfers. In fact, one needs a lot of fluids when out on the golf course. It is best to drink at least one gallon of water before leaving your home or office. This allows your body to absorb fluids and keep you from dehydrating. And it would be best to take a few gulps during the game. Energy drinks are likewise a fantastic way to replenish lost fluids due to lots of physical activity.

They say that we are what we eat. So a golfer’s diet can make for a fabulous golf game. Bon apetit! http://www.nhs.uk/livewell/healthy-eating/Pages/Healthyeating.aspx

Impress clients with business buffets – 3 options to ponder

If you have clients over to your office for meetings you don’t want them to go hungry, so make sure their appetites are catered for. You could bring in packet sandwiches or homemade food, but that doesn’t really seem very professional. Another more sensible option is to order in corporate buffets and you can offer your clients the following:

Breakfast buffet
If you have an early meeting it’s quite possible that your clients won’t have had breakfast yet. With a breakfast buffet you can get the day off to a great start with coffee, croissants, sandwiches and other food to fuel you and your guests.

Finger buffets
Finger buffets are a good choice for a lunchtime meeting as they give people the opportunity to have as much or as little as they like.

Hot buffets
If you know that clients haven’t eaten and you would like to really impress them, a hot buffet could be just the job to impress them and get your firm in their good books.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

3 wines for the summer

If you are feeling thirsty this summer and you are a fan of fine wines, take a look at this list of 3 excellent summer wines.
2006 Montes Limited Selection Sauvignon Blanc
This wine is a superb sauvignon blanc from Chile with a great summer taste that will quench your thirst and give you a very pleasant feeling inside. This is a crisp, citrusy bottle that is perfect for long summer evenings or lazy sunny afternoons. 

2004 Errazuriz Wild Ferment Chardonnay

Perhaps you prefer a chardonnay to a sauvignon blanc, or maybe you would like to mix it up this summer with a sparkly drink that will refresh and delight you. If so then this is the bottle you need.

2005 2 up Shiraz

Summer doesn’t just mean white wine and this superb shiraz is a great red that you might love this summer. Try it out if you like fruity wines and
There are some great fine wine offers around so browse the market and enjoy the summer.

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Corporate caterers London – Summer creates a perfect opportunity for corporate entertainment

As summer descends the annual sporting events begin creating the perfect opportunity for business fat cats to lay on fantastic corporate catering.

Strawberries and cream all round

The sun is shining, the Pimms is flowing and summer has officially begun.  This may not be a scene that can generally be set in the UK with our temperamental weather but the theory is there.  The summer also sees the influx of sporting annual sporting events such as Wimbledon, the Henley regatta and the races to name but a few.  When the good weather happens to fall on the exact dates of these fantastic corporate events, it is only right to make the most of it. 

The great outdoors

Fantastic days can be had by all at classic summer events such as Wimbledon and over recent years sporting events have been going to town with corporate catering and entertainment to make these days extra special.  Corporate catering in London especially is a fast growing industry with such a large number of events being within a concentrated area. 

London is a corporate catering venue in itself

London is such a fantastic vibrant city with acres of luscious park land.  London’s parks are fabulous places for corporate catering and entertaining and firms have cottoned on to this.  There are a number of ways that corporations have been able to access the general public to increase their brand awareness, one of which includes one day festival events.  Examples of bigger companies that have embarked on these include:

·         Innocent Drinks
·         England Rugby
·         Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream

Corporate caterers in London – Rugby shows them how it’s done

When it comes to decadent sporting entertainment it tends to be Football that springs to mind initially.  However, recently it is Rugby that has been splashing out.

Put it on the company tab

As businesses profits grow, so does the amount they are ploughing into corporate entertainment.  One of the most popular ideas at the moment is sporting corporate entertainment and the sporting teams are certainly responding to the demand. 

When teams embark on improvements and extensions to their home grounds, corporate entertaining is catered for in the plans.  From the viewing box to corporate catering, every aspect is designed to create an unforgettable sporting experience and hopefully in turn, clinch a few deals for the firms that are forking out for the clients.

Rugby struts its stuff

Rugby can often be deemed as a so called scruffier sport than football.  There is a certain element of “bling” that goes hand in hand with football, designer loving players with the obligatorily, dripping in diamonds, WAG, whereas rugby is more of a wellies and Barbour jacket scenario.  Well, not so much anymore.  Twickenham’s recent face lift has led to increased interest from large firms sponsoring corporate boxes for years at a time. 

Corporate catering doesn’t come cheap

If you were showered with champagne, great food and prime seats at a rugby international, you have to admit, it would be hard to say no to a deal.  However, you have to have clinched a few deals already to be able to afford to lay on such a decadent client day out.  Twickenham’s rates depend on what match is on but start in the hundreds per head, for league games, and go up from there. 

Money attracts money

As the saying goes, you have to spend money to make money.  By splashing out on corporate catering at Twickenham, you can enjoy a champagne reception, four course lunch, complimentary bar, perfect seats for the game and much much more.