Early this season I had a call from a concerned father. His son was a promising footballer on the books of Oxford United and previously Southampton. He was worried that, although his son had plenty of skill and speed, he was getting too easily bullied off the ball. He wondered if I could help him… Continue reading Strength and conditioning sessions can help your young footballer to improve.
Just a short blog post today about two very common characteristics of those clients of mine who find it difficult to stick to their good intentions of training consistently and eating well. Firstly focusing their whole life on the needs of friends and family and always putting themselves last – this is… Continue reading Don’t let others hold you back.
Recently I have been experimenting a lot with intermittent fasting with great results and really no downside at all. I thought I’d share my experiences with you. Since time immemorial people have fasted; every major religion refers to fasting as beneficial and indeed we all fast every night when we sleep until we have ‘break… Continue reading Intermittent fasting – a useful tool or a dangerous fad?
Is your teenager suffering from poor posture? Recently I’ve been working with a teenager who had really poor posture. Now to a teenager poor posture pretty much goes with the territory. I remember my own teenage years when my father told me repeatedly to ‘put my shoulders back’. As a teenager, this was not… Continue reading Does your teenager have poor posture? It’s not terminal – a case study.
Following on from yesterday’s blog, here are my 10 top tips for getting regular deep sleep; Work out what is the earliest time you have to get up during the week and get up at this time every day, including days off. This sets the body into a regular rhythm which is what it prefers.… Continue reading 10 top tips for better sleep
It’s only in recent years that the crucial importance of sleep has started to become recognised. Some of you may have seen the BBC documentary last week in which Michael Mosley highlighted just how important deep sleep is for proper functioning. It seems like quite a lot of his information might have come from one… Continue reading Sleep like your life depended on it (it may well do)
With just a couple of months to go before we hit the beaches at home and abroad in earnest, now really is the last chance to take the decision to lose some weight and tone up so we look our best in the sunshine. With a realistic target of a pound a week weight… Continue reading Last call for those trying to get in shape for the beach this Summer.