Keeping up any kind of fitness routine or healthy diet can be tough at the best of times (and as we roll towards Christmas - yes I said it, I know, where has the year gone - with dark mornings and evenings, it's getting even tougher), but constant travel, be it for business or pleasure … Continue reading How to keep fit while travelling
The Lancet is one of the most widely read medical journals in the world. So when they published an article recently that appeared to endorse fats over carbohydrates to promote a healthy and longer life, a lot of people sat up and took notice. The idea that fats are actually good for us, and that … Continue reading Fat vs Sugar – who wins?
After a very busy (and long) week, I found my motivation dwindling...which is unusual for me, I must admit. Over the last year, as I've started to change the focus of my career, and "detoxed" various areas of my life, to make way for elements I truly love, I am generally excited about most things … Continue reading 3 ways to tackle burnout
Following on from my last post, about how to ease aching muscles, I'm making myself feel even better about being sore post-exercise(and feeling old), by reading up about the inflammatory effects of too much exercise. Yes...you read that correctly, exercise can cause inflammation, if you over do it - even though moderate exercise is widely touted for … Continue reading The Benefits of Turmeric
My muscles are currently burning, and it took me longer to get out of bed yesterday morning than I'd care to admit to - not surprising, considering over the past few days I tried crossfit for the first time, and ran a 4 mile mini marathon (plus the mile I had to run to the starting line due … Continue reading Muscle relaxation and Magnesium
To say the last year has been stressful would be a slight understatement. I've started a business, moved house, experienced numerous car issues (I am the previous owner of a complete dud, that spent about 3 months in the garage during our brief relationship - and what I know about cars could fit into the … Continue reading Meditation and mindfulness
I’ve been curious about a digital detox for some time now, and eventually, a couple of weekends ago, I got around to some semblance of it. Now, being completely honest, I had study to do for the masters I’m struggling my way through (I am a self-confessed supernerd) which was online - but I resolutely … Continue reading Digital detox – it was harder than I thought
Stress presents itself in countless ways - insomnia, headaches, nausea, general irritability and the inability to focus clearly. None of these symptoms are particularly helpful in relieving the original stress, and sometimes the cause itself can be out of our hands - illness of of loved one, family drama, work colleagues or exams looming. Supporting … Continue reading How to manage stress