Sweating - the body’s process of releasing water and salt in order to help cool itself down. It’s our natural way of regulating body temperature. I know for one I’m a big sweater. Always have been. Just watching someone else work out leaves me prone to breaking out. Bit of an exaggeration but just trying to emphasise my point. In all seriousness though it doesn’t take long for beads to start forming on my face as soon as I begin a training session. For those like me, our cooling systems kick in immediately even after only light work, but for... Read More..
So the other day I pulled aside my younger self, sat him down and gave him some advice on a few important things I’ve learnt over the years. Here’s what was said... What other people think about you is none of your business. External validation isn’t as important as you think it is. Besides, everyone is too busy caught up in their own self obsessed world to really care what you’re doing anyway. The story in your own head about you is all that matters. Make sure it’s a good one. The more you expect from people, the more... Read More..
Righto mate As we’re all well aware, gyms and personal training studios have been shut since March. And the forecast as to when or how we’ll be able to open again is anyone’s guess right now. This is a problem. A big one. And for many reasons. The important reasons are obvious. The mental health and physical well being of the community has suffered as a result of gyms being closed. Not only this, but the benefits of social interaction and sense of connectedness that these places provide for people have been taken away too. A lot of people have... Read More..
A lot of people have asked lately how I get through my day and what I do to not go stir crazy whilst stuck at home. So, I’ve come up with a list of 15 things I get done everyday to help keep me sane... Physical exercise - I train 5 times per week Monday - Friday and have the weekend off to let the body and mind recover. I combine weights, bike riding and body weight conditioning work into my routine. For me, getting my daily exercise in is crucial to how the rest of the day potentially pans out.... Read More..
In my opinion there’s 3 certainties in life... Death, taxes and politicians talking absolute garbage every time a camera is put in front of them. Other than these three, there’s nothing else that is a permanent fixture as ultimately everything is susceptible to change. Sure, we all have the ability to create our own definition of what a certainty is but at the end of the day, the average Joe Blow (which is 99.9% of us) relies on our own reliability for this to work. Something that isn’t very reliable at all. Let’s look at exercise. When it comes... Read More..
It’s common knowledge - consistent exercise has a huge impact on us both physically and mentally. It should also be common knowledge that the foods you put into your mouth have a huge impact physically and mentally too. However, even though most people are aware bad food choices have negative implications on the body physically, the impact they have on you mentally is often overlooked. How we eat has enormous repercussions on our brains and therefore moods. Studies show refined carbohydrates and packaged foods which are a staple in western diets, are more likely to cause moderate to severe... Read More..