To Be Fit or Not, That is the Question…

Yeah yeah, I hear the droning! Of course we need to be fit… Actually, I’d like to take this opportunity to put fitness into context. The current ‘buzz’ around training is Boot Camps or similar fitness programs – an all or nothing approach to training – where every session is designed to be harder than […]

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Build a bigger brain through exercise!

Today’s Western lifestyle is toxic for our brains. The continual stress of rushing around, meeting deadlines, feeling guilty about not spending enough time with the family and poor sleep habits elevate levels of a hormone called cortisol in our bodies. While this hormone can actively destroy our memory faculties, some surprising research has shed light […]

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Outworking Stress : Survival of the Fittest

I begin by referring back to an earlier post to expand on a single point regarding our western setting. As stated in this article, stress should be acute – we perceive threat, we deal with it, and we move on. However, the nature of many stressful situations are diluted, and so we see an internal […]

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Walking for well-being

A recent post by a colleague, Scott Wood, highlighted that if you want to lose weight you need to do more than just walk. Walking uses four times as much energy as sitting on a couch, however, when we factor a 30 minute walk into our whole day the increase in energy expenditure is no […]

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