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If you ever find yourself longing for a European city break, consider Prague. It’s a city that looks like it has been frozen in time, but as you wander down the cobbled streets you will soon realise that Prague is very much alive.

The city with the red rooftops has the romance of Paris and the style of Barcelona, but Prague’s individual personality shines through in its street art, architecture and food.

Prague feel like a lost city that is yet to be discovered. You will find yourself peering around every corner in anticipation of what you will stumble across next.

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Holiday’s are for indulging, relaxing and enjoying life, but if you are like me and want to maintain your pre holiday body whilst you’re away (so that you can take lots of photos in a bikini and post them on Instagram), following a healthy lifestyle in a foreign country can be a bit of a challenge.

Some countries base their dishes around carbohydrates, others enjoy lots of salty meats and you can easily consume your daily calorie intake at the never ending breakfast buffets! As for working out, most hotel gyms are limited and it’s usually too hot to exercise outdoors.

At the time of writing this post, I am on holiday in Prague. Fortunately, the restaurants here serve lots of salads and fresh food and although my gym is small, I am making it work. Here are a few tips on how to have a healthy, happy, holiday.

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When I was asked to shoot the Spring Summer 2015 lookbook for Sports Philosophy, I felt excited and a tad overwhelmed, but I also felt inspired by the founders Stella and Matthias. Their debut sports luxe collection launches today and I am so excited! I am so happy to be an ambassador for a brand with a cause and I can’t help but smile when I see my face pop up on their website!

“Sportswear is our passion, changing the world is our calling”.

Sports Philosophy are committed to fighting child labour, and their projects create long term solutions to help children who are living and working in circumstances that no one should have to endure. By 2022, Sports Philosophy aims to pledge a total of one million pounds to the fight against child labour. I am proud to be working with a brand that is investing in the growth and development of children around the globe.

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Summer is on its way, so I thought that I would create a few summer recipes to help us to be able to enjoy good food in the sunshine, without letting all of our winter gym work go to waste! Over the next few months expect to see lots of sorbets, summer salads, meat feasts and cocktail recipes on tashiskervin.com.

I absolutely love sorbets and frozen fruit, so naturally my first summer recipe was always going to be a frozen fruity treat. Today I bring you a bit of chocolate heaven in the form of Cacao Ice Cream!

This recipe is quick and easy to make, low in sugar, dairy free and completely guilt free. Cacao is chocolate in its raw and unprocessed form and it is one of my favourite Superfoods. It is rich in protein, vitamins and minerals and it can also improve your mental wellbeing…chocolate really does make you feel happier!

Here’s to having a happy and healthy summer!

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I’ve never been a huge fan of running trainers because they are just so…ugly! I used to begrudge spending money on running shoes, but that all changed in October 2014 when I found myself staring at a pair of hot pink Nike Free Run 3.0 Flyknit trainers. It was love at first sight and I bought them because I thought that they looked pretty. Since purchasing my first pair of Free Runs 3.0, my running has improved and I have discovered that these trainers are so much more than just a pretty face.

Nike Free Run trainers are lightweight and they mirror the feeling of running barefoot by allowing your feet to move naturally and more freely than traditional running shoes. They move with your feet and there are three different models to choose from, 3.0, 4.0 and 5.0. The smaller the number, the lighter the shoe and I wear the 3.0 Flyknits.

The barefoot feeling compliments my running style and I am running faster than ever. My Free Run’s are by far the most attractive trainers to have graced my feet, but before you are hypnotised by their beauty and make a purchase, read my guide to ensure that the Free Run 3.0 is the right running shoe for you because unfortunately they are not for everyone.

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As I laced up my trainers to run my first 10km in more than half a year, I feared that I wouldn’t be able to make the distance and if I did, it wouldn’t be up to “Tashi Standard’s”. Kilometres 7 and 8 were tough, but I was able to meet “Tashi Standard’s”, and the time that I clocked was actually quicker than the 10km’s that I was regularly running last year!

This year I’ve ditched the 10km for the 5km and my training has become more focused on speed and power. If you are looking to increase your speed and knock a few seconds, or minutes off your personal bests, here are a few tips to help you to run as fast as Usain Bolt. I’m kidding; you will never be as fast as Usian Bolt.

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We are almost half way through the year (already!?) and if you have hit a wall or noticed a decrease in your gym motivation, it’s time to switch up your workout and swap the gym for the greater outdoors.

Whenever the first signs of summer appear, I take my workouts outside and it always feels like I have discovered exercise for the first time. I feel more motivated and my workouts suddenly become spontaneous and exciting, which is exactly what I need with summer being just a stone throw away.

With the sun rising at 5am and setting at around 8.30pm, I think everyone can find a few hours a week to exercise! It’s time to ditch the sticky gym sessions and take your workouts outside in the run up to summer, and here is why.

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