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Our new pool development is well underway.

Very exciting times at Ivory. Construction is well underway with our new adult and children’s swimming pool.

Again please bear with us while this development is taking place. It’s going to be well worth the trouble.

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IHC Soccer Academy! Find out more here!

We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to bring you information about our upcoming soccer academy. Help spread the word!

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Rules and Regulation

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Bodyweight exercises

 

 

 

 

Some of these techniques and tricky so please take care! Bodyweight Exercises

 

 

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Amazing facts about Bananas

Facts about Banana

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Can water really help you loose weight?

We asked experts if drinking H20 can affect the number on the scale.

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The question: I’ve heard the rumour that you should drink water to lose weight. But can simple H20 really help you shed pounds? It sounds too good to be true.

The experts: Brooke Alpert, R.D., founder of B Nutritious, and Keri Peterson, M.D., a physician at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City and a medical advisor for Women’s Health

The answer: “I don’t think that water directly affects weight loss,” says Alpert. “However, I think water consumption is directly correlated with weight loss.”

As in: Water does not have some magical property that burns fat (sorry!), but it definitely can help you with your weight-loss efforts (hooray!).

First off, staying hydrated could help you avoid overeating. “A lot of people confuse thirst for hunger,”says Peterson. “So they’ll tend to eat rather than drink water.” If you’re craving a midday snack and want to make sure your pangs are caused by hunger, not hydration, have a glass of water first. Then see if you’re still hungry 30 minutes later, says Peterson.

Also important to keep in mind: “If you’re continually staying well hydrated, that false cue won’t happen,” says Peterson. To make sure you’re getting enough H20 in general, the key is your pee (seriously): You want it to be a pale yellow.

Of course, drinking water also means you’re not drinking something else—such as sugary, caloric beverages or even potentially diet-breaking diet soda.

That said, this doesn’t mean that you should go around guzzling water nonstop to avoid dehydration. (Though it is rare, it’s actually possible to drink too much water, particularly if you’re forcing yourself to drink regularly even when you’re not thirsty.)

So what’s the moral here? “Water is a great accessory for weight loss,” says Alpert. “Drinking enough water and staying properly hydrated is part of a healthy weight-loss system and healthy weight in general.” We’ll raise a glass of H20 to that!

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5 foods with more protein than an egg

Up your intake by loading up on these protein-rich foods.

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Eggs are the poster child for protein—you need only watch Sylvester Stallone chugging raw eggs as Rocky Balboa for proof. And the reputation is well-earned: A single hard-boiled egg packs six grams of protein, all in a convenient, portable package.

What the little white orbs don’t deserve is a monopoly on your protein consumption—there are other equally delicious ways to load up on the muscle-building nutrient. In fact, these five foods all have more protein than an egg:

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Dried Spirulina 

Fish aren’t the only ocean fare packed with protein: Just two tablespoons of this dried seaweed contain an amazing eight grams of protein—all for just 40 calories. Hint: Try sprinkling spirulina over a salad, or use it to season roasted vegetables.

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Roasted Soybeans
A quarter cup of this snack houses 15 grams of protein, along with a sizable dose of fiber and potassium. It’s the perfect ingredient to include in a homemade trail mix.

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Greek Yogurt

When it comes to protein, plain nonfat Greek yogurt knocks it out of the park: Those little plastic cups contain 17 grams of protein for only 100 calories.

MORE: How Greek Is Your “Greek” Yogurt? 

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Gruyere Cheese

An ounce of gruyere—a deliciously rich variety of Swiss cheese—has more than eight grams of protein. Just watch your portions, though: While a one-ounce serving contains a reasonable 117 calories, it can be easy to consume several portions if you aren’t careful.

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Dried Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin seeds may be best known for their magnesium, but they’re also a rich source of protein: 10 grams per quarter cup.

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