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
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
This was the first question from a little nutrition presentation I did over the weekend. The audience turned to the questioner then to me as they were clearly thinking the same thing…. “Do I have to give up my sweet, precious, liquid gold?!” The answer was “no, it’s not, but maybe yes, it depends…” … Continue reading Is Coffee Bad?
“What doesn’t kill you can only make you stronger.” – Nietzsche. I wonder if Nietzsche would have the same perspective today? Maybe he would have said something like “what doesn’t kill the already strong, can make the strong stronger, but what doesn’t kill the weak will make the weak weaker.” Author Nassim Taleb draws on this and more … Continue reading Antifragile I: Being Harder to Kill
Whenever I do a nutrition talk I usually start with the ‘Food Pyramid’ because it’s really where everything went all wrong. I point out to the audience that our nutrition authorities recommend eating 8 – 11 servings of grains per day, the equivalent to 22 slices of bread… This always gets a laugh. So, … Continue reading Australia’s New Food Pyramid…. And Why Brazil Does it Better
Steak Night. 2 steaks, potato and veggies for $10. Gold. It was also an excuse to get the guys together; steak night was more about catching up than the cheap steaks. Socialising like this is taken for granted when you’re growing up, yet now it’s harder to get everyone together as our lives have become … Continue reading Why I Smothered My Steak With Butter or Why Fat is Good
“It’s like, totally healthy.” You hear this from your hipster friend who’s raving about their biodynamic yoghurt with crushed chia seeds. “Yeah, it’s like alkalising, detoxifying, and it’s got like, so much protein.” You don’t question them, they seem confident and assertive. Later on you question this ‘nutritiousness’ thing.