Eat little and often has been the official mantra of the fitness industry for a long time. They claim it boosts the metabolism and that, if you go for a long time without eating, a starvation response will set in whereby the metabolism slows down, making your workouts less effective and causing you to gain… Continue reading Feast and famine – not little and often (for most people).
After just about every post I make, especially those concerned with nutrition for some reason, there are always one or two people who immediately start asking for scientific proof. Listen guys, there are a lot of so-called scientific studies out there on this subject, most of which are sponsored by vested… Continue reading It doesn’t have to be scientifically ‘proven’ before you try it!
Working with the more mature client requires a good understanding of the difficulties they typically face; Weight gain around the waist, hips and buttocks in the case of women and high visceral fat levels around the middle in men, caused primarily by a diet high in refined carbohydrates. This older… Continue reading Weight management and physical fitness for the older population.
When I decided to embark on my first ultra marathon run of 100 kilometres non-stop, I had no idea what was involved or if it was even possible. I had only done one previous marathon and that was 26 years previously and had ended up walking the last 6 miles after blowing up. So… Continue reading Learn from the experience of others – it’s a short cut to success.
Recent experience with intermittent fasting has proved conclusively to me that we all eat way too much food for our good health. Everywhere we are bombarded with the message that we must keep eating constantly and that a voracious appetite is associated somehow with great physical well- being. ‘Eat a big breakfast’, ‘eat little and… Continue reading More thoughts on intermittent fasting.
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