“The greatest gift you can give anyone is a healthy you” as my previous pastor once said. It’s true – you’re not going to be the rock solid blessing you’re supposed to be to others if you’re not healthy and fit. So, drawing on my decade of experience working in the NHS and for privateContinue reading “11 Tips To Stop Being Unhealthy in 2017”
Did you know that it’s possible to be addicted to exercise? In fact, exercise dependence is widely recognised as a form of compulsive behavioural addiction – a psychological state that is damaging to physical, mental and social health. The basic principle of establishing whether you’re addicted to exercise, or not, (or to what extent), isContinue reading “Dependence”
On top of our normal training, Mairi and I have been investing in a Personal Trainer for the last 4 weeks at Nuffield Health. The sessions with Rob are hard-core. Because I’ve worked in exercise and health for 15 years, including within clubs like Nuffield, I tended to put this off as an option becauseContinue reading “Personal Bests”
If you’re looking to get healthier this year, or to compete in an event or just against yourself, Polar’s V800 sports computer is brilliant.
This short film says it all…
It’s 1:30am, the middle of the night, and you’re wide awake struggling to sleep. What’s more, you really need to sleep because you have to be up early the next day or you’ve got an important presentation to give at work or you’re speaking at church. It’s tough when you don’t sleep and you haveContinue reading “Reclaiming Rest”
We tried the HIIT routine again today from last week and failed to move beyond interval 40. But technically we were better, which is progress!
What the chuff is a VMO? VMO stands for vastus medialis oblique and is part of the vastus medialis quadriceps muscle at the front of the thigh. The position of the vastus medialis oblique is just above and to the inside of the knee cap. The fibres of VMO have a more oblique alignment thanContinue reading “Recurring Knee Pain? Try VMO Training”
We follow Fitness Blender as an excellent part of our exercise plan. Amongst swimming, BodyPump, weights and other CV exercise, it’s great to have some HIIT routines (High Intensity Interval Training) to challenge different energy/fitness systems. Here’s a particularly hard Fitness Blender HIIT challenge. Why not give it a go and see what interval youContinue reading “FbN2 Fitness Blender Challenge: 30, 40, 50 or 60?”