Background. Shortly before the 1964 Tokyo Olympics a Japanese company launched a pedometer called Manpo-kei, which translated into “10,000 steps metre”. It was based on the research of Dr Yoshiro Hatano, an academic from Kyushu University who was concerned about the effects of the western diet on the Japanese population. Quite simply, he thought that…Read more 10,000 Steps. A good way to fitness?
” I ended up here through a mixture of an injury over twenty years ago that wasn’t rehabbed properly, SPD during pregnancy and turning a blind eye to my diet, which had left me feeling old before my time. I tried to exercise but never felt like I was making progress, pain stopped me from…Read more Lucy Williams
In my last blog we explored why resolutions fail. If you missed it, find the post here. I summarised by listing the three components a behaviour must have if it’s likely to hold. Here’s a reminder: The behaviour is effective in realising your aspiration You want to do the behaviour You can do the behaviour…Read more Your Guide to Behaviour Change.
“I’ve been recovering slowly from a serious car crash that I had in June last year. And as a result, have had lots of pins and plates fitted in my hip – it’s quite substantial. I’d come so far with physio but there was a need for something more. I used to play football and…Read more Declan Williams
“I have struggled with my weight and overall fitness for a few years and with bi-lateral rotator cuff repairs and arthritis in one ankle, I decided the time had come to sort myself out and do something about it. I had heard about Ady Watts through my golf club at Ross and it sounded just…Read more Jan Armstrong
“I’ve spent the majority of my life training and competing; running, cycling and triathlon. I was also fortunate to have coaches from time to time in each of them. As anyone who road races knows, at some point you’ll find yourself upside down in a ditch or under a pile of other cyclists, a part…Read more Daryl Szebesta
“I’ve never been madly sporty. And, I have no patience what so ever so would start at gyms, go full tilt for a few months, get bored and then give up. I have a big birthday at the start of next year (30 fyi) and decided last January that it was time I started doing…Read more Moira Davidson
“9 months ago I joined the gym. I really did wonder if I had done the right thing. I thought it would be full of lycra clad, super fit people and I would be the ‘tubby’ one in leggings! How wrong was I! Well I’m still here and feeling so much better, both physically and…Read more Ann Morris
“I have always enjoyed sport and tried to maintain a reasonably good level of fitness. Throughout school, university and beyond I have played rugby and have been a regular gym user. I have never let age be a deterrent, still thinking I am 21(ish). Three years ago however I had a heart attack. An angiogram…Read more Tim Evans
Many traditional ‘habit breaking’ methods leave people despondent and in a cycle of failure. With the Fogg Behaviour Design model, you’re given a clear process to follow to help break your bad habits. The below is a three phase master-plan for behaviour change for habits that are ‘wired in’ which should be followed step by…Read more Breaking Bad Habits
“I was diagnosed with long term depression and severe anxiety, which consequently led me to not looking after my body, eating junk food and not exercising. I regularly saw social media ads for the gym to which my body thought ‘yes let’s go for it’ and my mind saying ‘no’. One day though, my body…Read more Steve Reeves
Are you struggling to recover from an injury? If so, here’s a great new model to hopefully help you progress. For a long time now I’ve advocated a more active approach to injury rehabilitation – ‘rest is rust.’ The traditional model using Rest Ice Compression Elevation has also been questioned by the latest research.…Read more Manage your Injuries with Peace & Love
Many of you might be missing out on these key nutrients in your diet… All too often the first thing many of us do when changing our diet is to cut out all the crap. Get rid of the choccy biscuits, swear off alcohol and vow never to eat bread again. Whilst make these changes…Read more Is Your Diet Missing Out on These Top 4 Nutrients?
Still enjoying that bland salad? All too often we hear that healthy eating can be boring. You have to cut out all the nice things that you couldn’t imagine your life without and replace them with tasteless salads and fat-free everything. Weight loss is about suffering right? If you put yourself through culinary hell, devoid…Read more Falling Out of Love With Your Diet? Try These Quick Fixes!
Keeping your heart healthy is a choice. Most of the risks contributing towards cardiovascular disease are lifestyle related, otherwise known as modifiable risk factors. Physical inactivity, being overweight, smoking, an unhealthy diet and high-stress levels can all contribute to creating one or more of the below risk factors. The more risk factors you have, the…Read more Your Guide to a Healthy Heart!