Numerous studies on health and fitness have shown that running increases lifespan. For running, it could be said that “if exercise were a pill, running would be the most popular pill in the world”. And, … Continue reading Best running shoes for flat feet
Gaming is a serious industry in the UK, both at a casual level and for those who compete professionally. With more people playing there are clear health and fitness concerns over posture and exercise. Yet, … Continue reading How Today’s Gamers Are Staying Fit
COVID-19, Coronavirus, SARS or whatever you want to call it is tearing through the world. It cares not for class or creed. Day after day we hear of more infections, more deaths. As I write … Continue reading Coronavirus – Looking for the Silver Linings
Like everyone else, my daily conversations are dominated by Coronavirus, COVID-19 and the associated concerns. It’s a time of unprecedented global crisis, certainly since WW2 anyway. We’re living in a real-life dystopian society. We’re bombarded … Continue reading Coronavirus, Anxiety, Observations and Practical Suggestions
You know what, I owe you all an apology – I said I’d update this every week, but I haven’t. I’ve carried on doing the training, the reading etc etc, but I’ve had a boat … Continue reading My Hard-Ish 75 Update… 2
Sleep has always been an intriguing phenomenon for us and a mystery to say the least. When reading more about the process of sleep, you will often come across the term “sleep cycle”. This term … Continue reading Stages of Sleep: What is it & Why it is Important
A New Year is the perfect opportunity to reevaluate our fitness goals and provide ourselves with some new targets and experiences. It’s not about what you didn’t do in 2019; it’s more about reflecting on … Continue reading 5 Fitness Goal Ideas For 2020
I’ve written this Ben Nevis training guide for anyone who is thinking about climbing, is climbing or has-done-and-wants-to-do-it-again, Ben Nevis. As both a personal trainer and a bloke who has actually climbed the mountain (amongst … Continue reading The Complete Ben Nevis Training Guide
Struggling to get enough sleep is very common nowadays. In fact, a study by Aviva reveals that 16 million Brits suffer from sleepless nights, with two thirds of the population struggling with disrupted sleep. Often, … Continue reading The Impact of Good Sleep on Exercise
Hard-ish 75 week 1 update. But before then, an explanation…. A week ago I wrote that I was starting a challenge based on the Hard 75 that has been doing the rounds on social media. … Continue reading My Hard-Ish 75 Update 1….
Everyone has his or her fitness goals, whether big or small. And working on your fitness goals at the comfort of your own home is one of the best ways to achieve them without having … Continue reading Setting Up a Home Gym in Small to Midsized Rooms
It can be so difficult to stay on top of your own health and nutrition when you have a young family to take care of. Making time for anything other than your children can seem … Continue reading 3 Ways To Stay Fit With A Young Family
Motivation is a funny thing. I’ve written this post having been inspired by something I have watched grow over the last couple of years. Something I really don’t like and feel preys on people looking … Continue reading A Few Thoughts on Motivation and ‘Personal Development Coaches’…
When I first started training in gyms about 20 years ago, the idea of ‘athleisure’ wasn’t even a thing – there was a clear line between what you wore in the gym and what you … Continue reading Look Good, Train Good, Feel Good With The Sports Edit
Over the last decade or so, combat sports have exploded in popularity. It’s a combination of the wider TV recognition of MMA and an understanding of just how great Muay Thai and associated sports can … Continue reading Could Muay Thai Help You Get Fit?