Use your passion to get fit

My tennis injury and my path to recover is an example of play, compete and create in action. My doing the thing I love by working with the competing demands in my life I am creating the body and life I have always dreamed of. My workout takes place in the open air of a tennis court with a bunch …

Want to lose weight: find your happy place and simplify your life

This post is part of my series about losing weight. I’m choosing to focus on explaining the benefits of activity through it’s part in helping you lose weight. Focus on the real reason most weight loss approaches don’t work. They aren’t fun and don’t fit in with normal life. The only reliable way to be in control of your weight …

Getting your 5 a day: x ways to eat an apple

This article will show you how easy it is to fit an apple into your day. We all know we need more fruit but actually including it is where we often fall down. Rather than see the fruit as something extra you have to add, why not see it as an opportunity to indluge yourself. Most fruit is high in …

Life. An energy cycle

Image by pericomart(pericomart.blogspot.com) via Flickr I’ve had this idea floating in my head for weeks now. So I’m finally getting round to putting down into words. I’m excited to finally express it but I hope I do it justice. Here goes. My apologies for the poor formatting but blogger just seems to be bad right now. It doesn’t want to …

Metabolism and Disease

Time is my enemy right now but I wanted to share the article how Abnormal metabolism is at the heart of some serious health problems (such as obesity, diabetes and cancer) as a reference others will find useful. My intention is to review this seminal article but I just haven’t had the time. It is also behind a pay wall …

Activity requires funding

The need for daily activity is slowly becoming recognised. Yet government support for it is also quickly being shelved. This article implies that all we’ve built in the last few years about an active nation in the future is now being dismantled. What I don’t hear is the acknowledgment that successful physical activity requires investment like anything else. People think …

You can only burn fat in a carbohyrdate flame

The human body is such a complicated thing that just about everything you learn about it is full of contradictions. Take losing weight, the thing so many struggle with. It can be confusing to think that the act of losing weight could make it harder for you to lose weight in the future but this can be true if you try to …

Gullivers Dinosaur and Farm park: Part 2 The Farm

We carried on round the park and came to gullys farm. Nate was instantly impressed because there was a small park full of diggers and other toy machinery for him to play with. They had some hydraulic ones for big kids (dads) to play with in the corner but nate was happy with the smaller ones that he could ride. …

physical activity and children

Effects of Training and Disuse on Connective Tissue. Booth, Frank W.; Gould, Edwin W. Sports injuries in children Chezhiyan Shanmugam and Nicola Maffulli The Effects of Physical Activity on the Epiphyseal Growth Plates: A Review of the Literature on Normal Physiology and Clinical Implications Timothy A. Mirtz,a,c Judy P. Chandler,b and Christina M. Eyersb Coaching young athletes The Physiological and …

Evolution: Changes come from time, pressure and placement

Building on my previous articles evolution is everywhere and Change comes from Pressure and time I’ve continued to develop my concepts. Evolution is the result of trillions of tiny changes over time The pressure these changes exert over time effects the resulting change and evolution. It’s a combination of period. Place and pressure evolution is built on e=mc2 The formula e=mc2 lays the foundation for …

Swans and beaches: holiday adventures in Weymouth

I didn’t realise how special this day would be until we met the swans. I’m used to seeing them as one or two togethers, occasionally a small family group but never in large flocks and never up really close. At Abbotsbury you get a truly unique experience seeing Swans up close and personal just wandering around in an environment where …

Durdle Door and Portland: holiday adventures in Weymouth

Day 2 of our Weymouth holiday started with a trip to the famous Durdle Door and ended with a walk to portland along the road next to chesil beach. Again it’s a story told in pictures and it was a day packed with stunning views, experiences and memories. Highlights I’ll start with a few of the highlights          Stats …

Jellyfish and Castles: holiday adventures in Weymouth

Holidays are just about the best chance you ever get to become fit and strong through play. But do you know how to use a holiday to get fit and strong while enjoying the best holiday ever? This is the story of how I did just this last year and it is still one of the best set of memories …

Can takeaways be healthy?

On the face of it take away food is much more about entertainment than nutrition and so take away food is generally Over salted Over sugared Over the top It’s like that mainly because we want to be entertained by takeaway food we don’t generally expect takeaway food to taste just like the healthier stuff we have at home.  I …

Can kids move while watching tv? #sundayphoto

   I want my little one to move regularly because it’s good for him. Right now it looks like he’s just watching tv.  He is but he’s also actively balancing on my knee while he uses me as his gym. Balancing is a subtle but powerful form of movement. It develops coordination which prevents falls among other things.  At the …

Sleep like a ninja

Christmas is finished and you’re now in the recovery phase. Hopefully you had a great time, though right now you’re probably just: Tired Skint Back at work Bored I call this the recovery phase of christmas simply because it’s normal to feel like this after all that fun so there is no point in beating ourselves up about it. Good …