Turkish Olympians and Their Daily Diet

Elif Jale Yesilirmak, Wrestling, 3,000 Calories A Day

With about a month left until the London Olympics officially begin on July 27, 2012, athletes worldwide continue to train hard and push their bodies to the limits. In order to gain the energy and strength needed for the rigorous sort of training these Olympic hopefuls practice, they need to maintain a strict diet. Photographer Umit Bektas gives us some insight on five Turkish Olympians’ daily eating habits.

Athletes keep track of their diet just as carefully as they monitor their physical training. It’s all part of their preparation for the big games. It’s made quite evident through Bektas’s visual documentation that these particular Olympians are very specific about what they eat as well as how much of it they eat. It also puts their training into perspective when you see such tiny figures like track runner Merve Aydin who consumes 3,000 calories a day.

Fatih Avan, Javelin, 3,500 Calories A Day

Nur Tatar, Taekwondo, 1,500 Calories A Day

Merve Aydin, Track, 3,000 Calories A Day

Mete Binay, Weightlifting, 3,500 Calories A Day

via [Amusing Planet, Reuters]

December 6, 2016

Artist Creates Beautiful Henna Crowns for Free for Cancer Patients

Like many body art studios, Seattle-based henna company Sarahenna helps people celebrate special occasions. From wedding looks to embellished baby bumps, the talented team—led by founder Sarah Walters—helps clients mark major milestones with their artistic practice. What sets Sarahenna apart from the rest, however, is their dedication to helping others. In particular, they offer “henna crowns” to women who have experienced hair loss due to chemotherapy.

Read Article

December 5, 2016

Sweden’s Iconic ICEHOTEL Is Now Open 365 Days a Year

Sweden’s iconic ICEHOTEL has recently completed a project that will allow it to remain open year-round. Located 125 miles north of the Arctic Circle, the ICEHOTEL has been in operation seasonally since 1989. The hotel is created entirely from snow and ice, and includes 20 guest suites, a bar, and art gallery.

Read Article

Get Our Weekly Newsletter