A Brave New World An amazing Brazilian couple we’ve recently made friends with came over to our house last night for dinner. Monday evening isn’t exactly the usual time of the week for having friends over but it suited our guests who have a very hectic working schedule that involves them both regularly working intoContinue reading “An Atrophy of Faith”
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11 Tips To Stop Being Unhealthy in 2017
“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”
Coming Up For Air – 5 Tips For Deeper Breathing This Summer
Plumbing the Depths Like 007 Daniel Craig as James Bond and Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt are two of my favourite action movie characters. (Matt Damon as Jason Bourne is my other, btw). In both Casino Royale and in the latest Mission Impossible film Rogue Nation, there are two drowning scenes that are full-on awfulContinue reading “Coming Up For Air – 5 Tips For Deeper Breathing This Summer”
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.
Progress not Perfection
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!
FbN2 Fitness Blender Challenge: 30, 40, 50 or 60?
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?”
Fitness Blender Shout Out
Firebrand FITT Notes
In my professional role as an NHS Exercise Practitioner, I’ve had the privilege of helping over 6000 patients one on one in the last 6 years to: improve their general health, lose weight, recover from open-heart surgery, reverse chronic metabolic diseases like diabetes, overcome depression and start walking again from life-threatening morbid obesity…Here is some info for you if you are currently unhappy with your health/weight and how you might make that all-important move from being inactive to even moderately active.