What you need to check when purchasing the best skateboard helmet

So our sports editor Matthew wrote a piece on his pastime sport: skateboarding. In this post, he tells us about the skateboarding helmet


Benefits of a skateboard helmet

Today, most riders may not bother buying a helmet since they may feel they are spending too much money. However, skateboarding is played on hard surfaces made of concrete and that time you crash and hit your head which most happens when skateboarding and you slam your skull then you will be grateful you had put on the best skateboard helmet at the time as your head will be safe from injuries that might lead to your head being damaged or even death when the impact is severe.

For your safety, make sure to always put on your helmet when skateboarding as you may crash. Even if you are skating at a low speed, choosing the best skateboard helmet is very crucial to avoid brain injuries that might keep you away from skating forever or might lead to you losing our life. When buying a helmet, choose one of your sports as they are designed and certified for specific sport.

How to choose the best skateboard helmet

Before anything else, always make sure that the skateboard helmet you pick is specifically designed for your sport.

Proper fit – this is the most important thing to put into consideration. It should be able to touch around your head comfortably and be stable to resist any impact be it single or multiple and still stay in place. The helmet must stay low on your head in order to cover the sides maximally and holding level with the strap on your head snags comfortably. The straps should be of good quality and fasten securely .The space between the helmet and your head should not be more than two fingers.

Materials used

This is the determinant on the life span of your helmet and the protection it will be able to provide. Better brands are always expensive because more research have been put into it and latest technology is used when making them and much effort is put into it to make sure they meet the required regulations for them to be certified.

Inner lining-It is a requirement that they are made of EPS (Expandable Polystyrene Styrofoam). Use of soft padding foam is always softer and much more comfortable when compared to EPS with EPS foam absorbing impact better.

Outer shell-An ABS plastic (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) can be used in making the outer shell. For high brands, a combination of EPS foam and ABS can be used since it results in a solid and lightweight helmet. The high-density and injection-modeled PE can be used to make durable, strong and lightweight helmets.


This varies from one helmet to the other. Always go for one that you can afford without straining so much. Expensive helmets are not safer or more protective than others. Pricing is often a branding strategy and perception of the customer. So long as a helmet meets the required regulations then it is fit to wear.

Shape– a round shape helmet is always recommended to avoid neck injuries when you crash.

Weight-it is always important thing to consider when buying one since very heavy helmets causes neck injuries and are very uncomfortable when wearing them thus light helmets are recommended.

Certification-Always go for those that have been tested and certified.




Making Pizza the SimpleRestaurant Way

Tasty, delicious and juicy but did you know the hustle we had to go through before putting that awesome pizza at your plate. Well, if you didn’t know then you should. Making a pizza is not a simple job. It requires dexterity and passion for the job. If you are the kind of chef who gives up on the first try, then making pizza is not your cut.

best pizza

It requires resilience, using the best pizza ovens, the best ingredients no matter how deep they cut into your pocket to get the product right. And when things go wrong, they go totally wrong with the pizza since it can get burnt, or just uncooked from the inside.

So to get everything right, we asked our resident chef Gennaro Contaldo to help us making the best pizza and this were his steps.

Pizza ingredients

  • 1 cup sauce
  • 2 cup toppings
  • 2 cups shredded cheese and wheat flour
  • Well sliced cooked bacon
  • Pepper if you want it hot
  • Tomato sauce for the red color


  1. Preheat the oven
  2. Make a dough with flour, salt and some warm water
  3. Knead it as though you are making bread
  4. Spread the kneaded dough into a flat surface but in a round shape.
  5. Place your toppings and take it to the hot oven

Here goes a video on the same.

Pizza and health

When you are making pizza, make sure that you only use healthy fats and oils. You do not want it to be the source of your downfall or getting fat, do you? So you really need to make sure that you only use the healthy ingredients lest after taking pizza for a short while you are on every weight loss forum complaining that the pizzas got you so fat and you are looking for a way out.

Adding pepper is of utmost importance since pepper is a natural fat burner. At the same time, after taking pizza, have a habit of downing coffee for thermogenesis.



Weight loss goals and simple restaurant

At simple restaurant, we know how important weight loss is to you. So we are always making ways to help you achieve those weight loss goals that you made in January and are not sure how to go about them. With our hotel gyms and diet menus, you are sure to get lean in the shortest time possible.

Other than take those fat burning pills gnc such as performix sst that you have been taking, at simple restaurant, we invite you to do something different. We even go ahead to hold you by the hand as you do all these. With our menus that you cannot resist, you are going to get all forms of smoothies, garlic and lean foods followed by great green tea or caffeine if you love coffee. All these help you start getting leaner and start thermogenesis in your body.

Our weight loss menus


  1. Coffee or green tea in the morning
  2. Ground nuts, chia or sesame seeds that are great for fat burn
  3. A little carb food such as bread or unsweetened cake.
  4. Lots of water

Oceanic lunch

  1. Oyster or Nile perch
  2. Kales or spinach
  3. Some little cab diet such as bread
  4. Lots of water


  1. Green smoothie
  2. Lots of water

Benefits of our meals

  • They help your body detox. The first step in any weight loss session is a detox where you remove all the toxins that were in your body to start a new life afresh away from all the fats and the high carb diets. Smoothies are great for this though you should make sure that you are not taking the same smoothie type every day.
  • After every meal, we advise our clients to take lots of water. This helps in metabolism so that the toxins are washed away as well as energy is used up in burning away calories.
  • Protein rich foods which help your body in burning up fats since protein digestion takes up a lot of energy. They then go ahead to replace the fat mass and convert it to muscle mass.

Other activities

We also have an in-restaurant gym adviser who will train you on the best exercises to lose love handles such as swiss exercise balls as well as be leaner and better.

We have our nutritionists who will advise you on the best meals to take so that you can maintain a good body and weight.