Winning Resolutions = Results Happy New Year to you! I really want to help you get results this year and for this to be the case I’d love to help you set realistic resolutions. Let’s start the year off well – grab a pen and paper and let’s help you set some realistic resolutions to…Read more Winning Resolutions = Results
The festive season is upon us and we’re all ready to wave the white flag and surrender any fitness & health gains we’ve made. But hold on, all needn’t be lost and without sounding all ‘bah humbug’ there’s some great work we can do without spoiling the celebrations.Read more Festive Season Fitness
Mobility. What it is and why we need it. One of the biggest requests we get is to help people increase mobility. And rightly so. Mobility is an essential quality for us all to have so that we can stay physically active and therefore maintain health. But what is it and why should many of…Read more Mobility. What it is and why we need it.
After years of focussing on your career and family, it’s easy to arrive at a stage of life feeling a bit worse for wear and as if it’s ‘too late’ to make significant changes to your lifestyle.
However, by making just a couple of changes we can significantly improve our quality of life moving forwards.
While we have no choice over our chronological age – the number of candles on our birthday cake, we do indeed have choice of our biological age – how old we feel. By making good lifestyle choices you can be in your 60’s and live like you’re in your 40’s. One of the main…Read more How to Avoid Ageing
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?
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.
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
With so much change in most peoples day to day life it’s easy not to be mindful of your exercise and nutrition habits. I’ve noticed a couple of distinct trends over the last few weeks which are worth taking note of. Take action to stay healthy and hopefully avoid injury! Your activity levels have plummeted!…Read more Looking after Yourself in Lockdown
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?
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!
“It’s not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that counts.” Bear Ryan So, the New Year is here and many of us are planning & goal setting for the coming months or even years. I’ve seen so much criticism of making resolutions but if not now, when? And why not…Read more Your Guide to Goal Setting.
Goals have long been thought as the best way to achieve & reach your holy grail! Whether it be weight loss, a sporting event or our career we can all probably remember sitting down & setting those Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant & Time-bound (SMART) short, long & medium term badgers only to get (pick one…Read more Don’t focus on a goal, focus on the process.
We hear a lot about the risk of this disease and that disease but rarely do we get the message that we should prioritise physical activity. Over the past twenty years real inroads have been made into smoking cessation programmes that have made a real difference. However what’s been implemented with regards to increasing physical…Read more Low Levels of Physical Activity are Second Highest Risk Factor.