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.
Sadly, it’s no surprise as motivation is not to be relied upon. It’s happened to us all. “Motivation is like a party animal friend. Great for a night out, but not someone you would rely on to pick you up from the airport. You must understand it roles and its limitations, then pick behaviours that…Read more Failed Resolutions?
“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
It’s that time of year when willpowers are being tested, diets restricted and resolutions breaking at the seems. Ask anyone what’s the best plan to follow and you will no doubt get a large range of answers: “Dry January for me” “Meat-Free for a month” “I’m crushing it on the sit-up challenge!” Where it would…Read more How’s that working for you?
Are You Doing These Two Key Nutrition Habits? When it comes to nutrition, there are many approaches out there. Quite often, most people will find initial success with nearly any of these plans, but what happens when that success grinds to a halt? Or worse, the results you worked so hard and sacrificed for start…Read more Are You Doing These Two Key Nutrition Habits?