About 60 per cent of a man’s body and about 50 per cent of a woman’s body is made of water. Water is often the forgotten nutrient, and yet the one probably most likely to lead to fatigue and under-performance. If you fail to hydrate your body, health suffers immediately. For example, if muscle becomes dehydrated by only 3%, there is about a 10% loss of contractile strength and an 8% loss of speed. The muscles the drive movement are 75% water. Consider that bones are 25% water
The right kind of discomfort and stress, in the right amount, can help us. Let's say you're walking past a house on fire. Do you run inside, on the off chance that someone might be in there? Probably not. You know you'll get burned. Probably, you call the fire department instead. But let's say you arrive at the house and realise your baby is inside. You dash inside the house, forgetting about your own discomfort, desperately searching for your child. When you find your baby,
For anyone who has spent any time being coached by myself over the years, you will know that I place a huge emphasis on creating new habits that you try and apply for at least 30-days. By doing something for this period of time, allows you to see the results of your actions. Either positive or negative. Here are four suggestions for things you can do over the next 30-days. 1) Go Bread Free: Going bread-free for 30 days is such a simple way to accelerate fat loss. Just think o
Do you need to eat... or want to eat... or feel like you should eat? Need, want, or should? You need to eat. You know, to keep your body alive, and stuff. But often we don't need to eat. We want to eat. We feel like we should eat. Our bodies' natural hunger and fullness signals can get drowned out by "noise" from: 1. What we feel. “It's been a tough day. I've earned some pizza and beer. Danger pay, right?” 2. What's around us. "Damn, that steak smells good!" 3. What we think.
We all have a list of our favourite things. It may not be written down anywhere, but you know the things that make you happy. The list holds your favourite foods, music, TV shows, movies and even people in your life that you can't get enough of. This is the stuff that you really enjoy. It's the stuff that makes your life worth living. Somewhere on the list is your health and appearance. You know that looking and feeling great make a good life even better. The interesting thin
You know the ‘how-to’ of healthy eating and exercise-so why are you still living in a state of health that you're unhappy with? In my experience, people have ‘unwanted’ health for very specific reasons. These reasons are subconscious, which is where things get tricky. Self-sabotage is your subconscious way of protecting yourself. Sounds crazy, but it makes sense when you realise that it is a defence mechanism meant to keep things in your life from changing. You say that you w
The quality of your posture can make a big difference in your life. Good posture can make you look and feel younger, stronger and more confident, and can help improve your breathing, advance your sports performance, decrease your risk of injury and improve your biomechanical efficiency. And over your life, good posture can prevent painful physical strain in your joints. So how can you tell if your posture needs improving? Here are some telltale signs: - Collapsed arches in yo
Have you made progress or has your motivation sizzled out? Most people wait around for motivation to strike them like a lightning bolt. Well, I've got news: motivation isn't something that happens to you - it's something that you create for yourself. If you don't feel motivated to achieve your goals, it is likely due to mental roadblocks that hold you hostage. Read the following 21 Mindset Tips and prepare your mind for success. 1. Success comes first in the mind, so visualis