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
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.
You see him every day. Those darkened eyes, that bulging vein, that thinning hairline… How many coffees is he up to now?! Each morning it’s that muffin and takeaway of something, lunch is something cheap and easy, and you shudder to think about dinner. You’ve never seen him exercise. He drives from home to office to … Continue reading Do you Have Adrenal Fatigue?
“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
“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.
As I wake to the announcement that we’re flying over the Antarctica, I gaze down, admire the mighty icebergs and think ‘I’m very, very lucky.’ Yes, travel is an awesome thing. It gives us the opportunity to explore new worlds, learn new things, and challenge parts of ourselves that we didn’t know existed. It is … Continue reading The Barefoot Guide to Surviving Jet lag
When I heard this headline, I was obviously taken aback…. Could much of what I’ve learned be part of some carnivore agenda? All those books, studies, all that work with clients, could it all have amounted to nothing?!? And what about my vegan friends? Do I owe them one big apology?! Okay, I’ve also emphasised … Continue reading Raising Steaks: My Take on the “A High Protein Diet is Worse Than Cigarettes” Study
“I, like, cannot function without my morning coffee,” I hear this and cringe. Not because I’m a health snob, but because I once felt this way, and I know that it’s not pretty. The life of a personal trainer revolves around early mornings and late evenings – both of which require you to be constantly … Continue reading Need to Cut Down on Coffee?? 3 Healthier Alternatives
I’ve travelled quite a bit over the past few years. My trips have been mainly party oriented with virtually no thought of fitness…. then comes the plane trip home and I think “Oh shit, I’ve got some work to do.” On my latest trip, however (8 months in South America), I began to ask questions … Continue reading The Art of Healthy Backpacking II: Fitness