I always wanted a six pack. Each new year would bring about this new goal with a fresh state of mind. Being fit, feeling fit, and most importantly, looking fit. These would now be the focus…. but mostly looking fit. And it felt good. It feels good making these promises and feeling like you’ve got so much to look … Continue reading Habits > Resolutions: How to Make Your 2020 Resolutions Stick
Stories are powerful. They help us imagine, feel and go so far as to give us meaning and purpose. In his masterpiece, Sapiens, Yuval Noah Harari credits humans’ survival on this planet to our ability to collectively believe in stories. And often, it’s only through the grandest of myths that we find meaning and collaboration. … Continue reading The Game Changers: A Review
On Episode 9 of The Fit Life, we were joined by @kikiforcrossfit Kiki is Crossfit athlete and coach, and has helped pave the way for women in fitness in the Arab world. Kiki opens up on the barriers she faced when she entered the fitness world, and how ultimately her biggest triumph came from being … Continue reading Podcast: Women’s Crossfit in the Arab World
The time is nearly here. For some it’s the first step to the Crossfit Games, for many it’s a chance to show off their year of fitness, and for most it’s a chance throw down with their community and test themselves in a competitive state. Yes, the Open means something different for each of us, but we should … Continue reading How to Fuel in the Crossfit Open
I’ve neglected this topic for quite a while, but with the current state of diet tribes and misinformation, I feel it’s right that people know the truth about vegan diets. And I get it, the ideas around veganism are appealing. Eating closer to nature, fresh fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds, fermented this, activated that, on top … Continue reading Why Vegans Are Healthier
We love flexibility, and we humans are particularly good at it. Noah el Harari (he wrote Sapiens), credits flexibility and adaptability as the reason we’re still here, and you speak to anyone in the current day and there’s a serious desire to have a flexible life, without rigidity or structure. It’s defined as the ability to … Continue reading Burn Fat When You Want: The Magic Of Metabolic Flexibility
In a world of keto, low carb, high fat, low carb high fat, paleo, primal, vegan and carnivarian (actually a thing now) there’s no wonder there’s so much mass confusion about what the best diet is. Amongst these doctrines, there is very little room for context – the low carb keto folk will say that carbs … Continue reading To Carb or Not to Carb… What to Eat For Your Body Type
Crossfit and paleo, two concepts that have grown side by side for the past fifteen years. Two market driven movements that promote health, minimalism, community, and two movements that are as controversial as they effective. Having high stakes in both of these (I coach crossfit and use a paleo template in my nutrition coaching), I have … Continue reading Paleo and Crossfit… Can They Coexist?
In our last post we learnt that testosterone isn’t just for muscle heads and is vitally important for female and male health. If you haven’t read this, then do the right thing and check it out here. So we know that healthy T levels are linked with bone health, mood, cognition, motivation, weight management and muscle mass. This means … Continue reading How to Increase Your Testosterone…. Naturally
Testosterone! Give me all of it! But not too much, and definitely not too little. Just give me enough to perform.