Die-t Pills

It’s a sad world that we live in when a 21 year old student, dies from taking diet pills. Following on from yesterday’s post about keeping thing uncomplicated that also means keeping your view of yourself uncomplicated. I’ve spoken many times about how the way we see ourselves and talk to ourselves wouldn’t be acceptable…

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Don’t Complicate Everything

In the heath and fitness world everything is over-complicated. Add the internet to that and it’s no wonder that everybody is confused when trying to lose weight or get a little fitter. You can’t just start running; there are tempo’s, fartleks, pronators, supinators, pre-fuelling, hill reps and all sorts of other things the internet or your…

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Bonking in the Countryside

Bonking in the cycling and triathlon world means something completely different to the type you’re thinking about. Yesterday I completed the ‘Storm the Castle Duathlon‘ with some Team Achieve members; it was a fantastic event and the goody bag we received at the end made the hard work worth, I think it’s the best medal…

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How long do you need to exercise for?

Are you doing enough to stop you dying? There’s a report in the paper today that the original information about how much exercise you need to reduce your death risk is way too low. Rather than 150 minutes of exercise per week, 30 minutes 5 days per week.  You now need to aim for 450…

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Morning Glory

Get your mind out of the gutter. Morning glory is another name for ‘water spinach’ and a popular breakfast in Thailand.  It’s stir fried with some garlic, chilli and bean pastes. It tastes amazing.  It was a staple when I was in Thailand a couple of years ago to focus on writing our nutrition programme. One…

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