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Do we really need to eat carbs?

Do we really need to eat carbs?

Recently I was asked by a gym member what I thought about an article titled, “5 reasons you need to be eating carbs” that was written by a dietitian and published on the website of one of the gyms (Goodlife Health Clubs) where I work. Here is the article for your...

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Seriously, You’re taking Health Advice From Adele

  “You’re kidding me. It’s called FCUK?” I was standing in the checkout line of a well know chemist that by the time I got there had stretched past the cologne and perfumes. French Connection United Kingdom was just one of the crazy examples I saw of what I like...

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Should you Trust HRV values your wearable is giving you?

Should you Trust HRV values your wearable is giving you?

My experience as an athlete As a health coach and fitness trainer and being 53 I place a huge importance on the optimization of my health. I also love to challenge what I call conventional stupidity approach to health, fitness and life. I do things a bit differently...

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Time to get a Divorce Finally!

Time to get a Divorce Finally!

For 48 years of my life I was in love with oats, bread, pasta, rice, fruit and all that ‘healthy’ food that I was led to believe was great for me, would keep me fit, lean and provide me with sufficient energy for the day. I was deeply in love and I would get anxious...

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Overcoming “Conventional Stupidity”

Overcoming “Conventional Stupidity”

“Study shows if you exercise more than an hour a day you increase the risk of heart disease"  As a personal trainer and a good human, I have a responsibility to my clients to provide them with the best advice, based on up-to-date science. I recently saw a post on...

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It is simple! You are eating to many calories!

It is simple! You are eating to many calories!

“Carbs aren’t the problem, you’re eating too many calories.” Another Stupid Myth......Listen to the real experts.  Prof Noakes says, “Weight gain cannot occur without the ingestion of more calories than are needed by the body. In this sense the energy balance model of...

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Bread is not the enemy!

Bread is not the enemy!

“Bread is not the enemy. Why deprive yourself of something you love?”  Dr Tom O’Bryan says, “No human has the enzymes to fully digest the proteins of wheat, rye, and barley. These grains will cause inflammation and intestinal permeability every time they are eaten. Dr...

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Who should we believe when it comes to our health?

Who should we believe when it comes to our health?

As a personal trainer, I have a responsibility to my clients to provide them with the best advice, based on up-to-date science. I recently watched a video interview from some young personal trainers on #wasteboook and the advice they provided about health and...

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Beware Conventional Stupidity…

I researched more and more and applied the new things I was learning to myself. I was shocked to find that most of what I had been taught about health, nutrition, and endurance performance and ageing isn’t true – it’s tired, out-of-date, “conventional STUPIDITY”.

I discovered that endurance performance isn’t just about smashing yourself in every session, starving yourself to get better body composition or losing sleep to answer that constant stream of wasteful emails from work at 10pm at night.

Optimal living it’s about knowledge and skill and process – the RIGHT training and discipline (and not too much of it). It’s also about learning to listen to yourself and to notice the connection between what you do and how it affects you.

I teach you how to connect with your body, your mind and your emotions. You learn how to think deeply about how your choices and the way you think affect your life.

Today I compete internationally and work with people just like you, the general population, stressed executives, weekend warriors and Age Group triathletes who want to thrive, not just survive.

I’m fitter and healthier than I was at 20 (that’s more than 30 years ago) and I am the same weight too. I’m also happier than back then.