United Arab Emirates National Sports Day

  In November 2015, the United Arab Emirates National Sports Day was set in place to promote healthy living and create a harmonious society through sporting competition. Its launch follows a directive of  His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai. National Sports Day is happening on the 24th November again this year. Saeed…

The power of networking according to Borginsole

Of course, Hercules Trophy is about teamwork, having fun with colleagues and an awesome party. But, as Gratienne Sioncke from Borginsole, Female Entrepreneur of the Year 2015, rightly points out, it’s also a way to maximise your network. Here’s how Gratienne does it. By the way, do you know what Borginsole does? It’s an amazing…

Introducing Pink Ladies Games in UAE

– a fantastic new WOMEN’S ONLY fun and active event for women who care. This year, Herculean and Promoseven Sports Marketing are launching the Pink Ladies Games on the 21 October 2016 in Dubai. This is a unique, fun and active event for women of all cultures and ages to unite. The most exciting part is that…

Six Tips To Staying In Tip-Top Shape During The Summer Months

Summer can play havoc when trying to look your best but here are six tips to help you stay cool, refreshed and in control. Don’t burn With temperatures reaching over fifty degrees during the peak summer months in Dubai, applying sunscreen should be a no-brainer, yet many feel that they are invincible to the sun’s…

Herculean Partner: Kris Verbruggen!

Kris Verbruggen started working at Ferranti Computer systems in 1999, right after attaining his Master’s degree in Applied Economic Sciences at the KU Leuven in 1998 and an additional Master’s degree in Economics and International Marketing at the University of Helsinki one year later. He’s a keen traveler (he even wrote his thesis in Tanzania)…

In-flight tips to avoid thrombosis

2 years ago, we lost a dear friend (and Hercules crew member) who died unexpectedly of a deep vein thrombosis after a 6 hour flight. Although I had heard about the risks and the importance of doing some exercises during the flight, I must say that her sudden death wasn’t only a shock, but also…

Music, Maestro!

About the influence of music The human body at birth is more than 60 percent water, and the percentage of water in our bodies remains high throughout life (depending upon weight and body type). The earth’s surface is more than 60 percent water as well. This means that -if music does influence water- it also affects us. A…

Life lessons from an evening with a tennis legend

Tonight I had the chance to meet Belgian tennis legend Kim Clijsters. She was being interviewed at Belcham before a mixed Belgian-American audience of about 40 people for a so-called “Captain session” where Captains of Industry are asked mostly about their achievements and personal life . Kim is admired worldwide as a former world No. 1 in both singles…

Why you should stay afloat

We are currently experiencing some of the hottest months of the year and staying in shape can become quite a chore.  Instead of sticking to your usual cycling and running schedule, why not take the plunge? Swimming is one of the best ways to get an aerobic workout while avoiding the scorching summer heat. Here are…

15 reasons to drink lemon water

Some healthy food habits are so extremely simple that we actually have no excuse whatsoever not to adopt them. Take lemon water for example. It takes less than 5 minutes of your precious morning time. Just squeeze half a lemon in lukewarm water and drink it. If you love the taste feel free to add more…