The Snowball Effect Of Health

Often when people want to improve their health, it can feel like an impossible task. They look at where they’re currently at and where they want to get to, and it becomes paralyzing. You don’t know where to start, so you don’t start anything all. What I regularly try and remind people of is the snowball effect of health. When you want to improve your health, just pick one area to start with. Say for example you decide you want to start with exercise. Work has been a dominant feature for the last couple of years and exercise feels like a distant memory. But you decide that you are going to … [Read more...]

If Content Is King, Then Context Is God

I was recently watching a talk with Gary Vaynerchuk where he said that “if content is king, then context is God”. If you have no idea who Gary Vaynerchuk is, he is an incredibly successful entrepreneur who originally started out running a wine store and then became the poster boy for social media as a marketing tool. He was huge on Twitter when it was just starting out and now when a new platform starts getting big (whether it be vine or snapchat or whatever) Vaynerchuk is normally at the forefront of explaining how to use it (and often has invested in it). His comment that “if content is … [Read more...]

Using A Computer At Night

It is amazing to stop and think about the pace at which technology is changing. Computers, the internet, mobile phones – all of these are fairly recent additions to our lives. But these advancements in technology have changed the landscape for how we work. More people are working in desk jobs than ever before, with farming and other manual labour being carried out by machinery more and more. These advancements in technology have also meant a blurring between work and non-work time. People will bring laptops home and work in the evening time. Or they can check emails on their phone in bed. … [Read more...]

Energy and Thinking

Below is a quote from one of my favourite scientists, Robert Sapolsky. “You have two humans, and they are taking part in some human ritual. They are sitting there silently at a table. They make no eye contact; they’re still, except every now and then one of them does nothing more taxing than lifting an arm and pushing a little piece of wood. And if it’s the right wood and the right chess grand masters in the middle of a tournament, they are going through 6,000 to 7,000 calories a day thinking, turning on a massive physiological stress response simply with thought and doing the same thing … [Read more...]

Post Exercise Eating

Exercise is one of the pillars of good health. What’s included in an exercise routine will differ from person to person but I don’t think you can truly be healthy without some form of regular exercise or movement. But exercise alone is not enough. To really reap the benefits of getting-your-sweat-on you need to be eating appropriately to match your chosen exercise. Food and exercise go hand in hand and getting your post-exercise meal right is just as important as your exercise routine. Exercise is a stress on the body. While the word stress has many negative connotations, it only becomes a … [Read more...]

Digestion and Energy

I recently did a survey with my mailing list asking people what they want me to write about. While there were lots of topics people were interested in, there were some issues that kept coming up again and again. Low energy and poor digestion were two such issues that many people seem to be suffering with. So in today’s blog I want to give you some tips for how to improve both these areas through diet and lifestyle changes. The first suggestion is to focus on easy to digest food. I see countless clients who suffer with IBS and digestive issues and when I go through their food diary I am … [Read more...]

Sugar

If you read mainstream nutrition you would come to the conclusion that sugar is evil. People watch Hungry For Change and are told that is just as bad as heroin. There was a period of a couple of months after Christmas when I couldn’t check Facebook without seeing that someone was doing the I Quit Sugar program by Sarah Wilson. Status updates of “3 weeks without sugar and counting” were a plenty and it was interesting reading people’s comments. It would indicate that sugar is rapidly replacing fat as the number one health villain. During the first consult new clients often ask me if I am … [Read more...]