Motivational Harness #4 – You Don’t Have To Stink!

At a recent iNform Corporate function, I had the privilege of presenting to the cream of Adelaide’s small and medium-sized business directors, and here’s what I noticed: They all dressed REALLY nicely! I know…insightful! The reason I noted this, above anything else is, I was there to talk about the benefits of exercising before AND […]

Motivational Harness #3 – Flow From Within

In my recent football article, here’s what I eluded to: Is your workday structured around your physiology, or is your physiology dictated to by your workday? On a very complex level, asleep or awake, our bodies operate in cycles. It is physiologically impossible to be firing on all cylinders for the entire day, and so […]

Motivational Harness #2 – Internal World Vs. External World

Each waking day there is a battle between our internal physiology and our external environment. In the modern western format, the advantage often lies with the external. Many of us who walk into an office (of varying description) experience the pressure of a tight schedule to fulfill where the expectation of a work-day is grafted […]

Motivational Harness #1 – Finding The Elusive Character

I used to enjoy cooking. Before I became a parent, the journey of cooking a meal included any or all of the following: a nice beverage experimentation with flavours frolicking in the herb garden good company my choice of music After I became a parent, the process of making a meal now includes: a selection […]

The Ugly Side of Running

Running is not for everyone! I was recently on a running track alongside a busy highway when I received a spray of abuse from a passenger in a car. It’s not  the first time it has happened – actually it’s surprisingly common. Obviously it didn’t hurt me, and I suppose it comes out of the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Another Year Older, Another Year Wiser?

This year I decided that I want to exercise more, but not because I want to lose weight! I hear many resolutions at the beginning of a new year to shed unwanted kilos. These are made with the notion that effort will be required, with resolve for active pursuit. There’s a good chance that you […]

Running the Cares Away

Tis the season to be jolly…jolly busy! Deadlines, shopping, crowds, family, finances, holidays…for many, the list goes on. So don’t worry – I don’t intend on making you feel guilty for not prioritising exercise during the silly season. I was feeling particularly flat recently, thinking through the above scenarios to instigate a survival plan. A […]