Recovery

With many clients returning from their European summer vacations, they often struggle with more than just the post holiday blues. Studies have found that people often underestimate the impacts of flying with a 20% decrease in physical and mental performance. It can often take people 2-3...

From the physical to psychological, mindfulness is fast becoming the magical solution to all our health and performance problems. Studies have shown that mindfulness can reduce stress, increase focus and improve productivity in the workplace. But mindfulness doesn't have to be all happy clappy, sitting...

Conventional wisdom has been to train harder, for longer in order to get the best results. However this is not the case and this approach not only leads to poor results but can have the completely opposite desired effect. By better understanding how stress impacts...

After a year of mixed results my football team and I recently qualified for the grand final, my first in almost a decade. After a tough training week the body and mind were feeling little a worse for wear. For centuries, water has been used as...

I had a very interesting conversation with my uncle the other day who said to me that if it wasn’t for smoking he would have died from work related stress many years ago. I agree with him to some degree. My uncle has been retired...

Many people use exercise to improve body shape, improve performance and decrease their pain. However, it is well known, and gaining further interest on the benefits to your mental health. Stress, anxiety and depression amongst other mental health issues are extremely complex, yet a simple...

I have recently placed a self-imposed ban on using the word ‘busy’. I found myself getting into the habit of when people asked how are you? I would automatically say ‘busy’. I had glorified the word busy and used it as an excuse for something I...

Do you ever feel the harder you train the less results you see? But how is this even possible? Surely more is better. More intensity, more duration, more resistance surely equals greater results? More calorie restriction, more measurement, more time training so less sleeping should be a good...