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House of cards: My thoughts

I love all the shows and I can’t wait to listen to the audio book (I don’t have time to actually read it :-)). I’m still getting to grips with how the US version ended in season 3. It wasn’t as clear cut and dramatic as the british version but I’m not sure that really matters. I still can’t wait …

Launch message: hedging your bets

Life isn’t guaranteed it can be great and it can be terrible and building for the future really is all about hedging your bets. I know it’s cliche but over the year I’ve come to realise that life isn’t about spending money, it’s about spending time because you can always earn more money but you can never earn more time. …

Cheap foods use sugar and fat to hide their lack of quality

We all know that in days gone by herbs and spices were used to hide the terrible flavour of rotten and poor quality foods. Have you ever realised that these days we do exactly the same but use sugar, salt and,  fat and their modified brethren instead

They are building a functioning physical 3D model of human muscle!!!

Last week I shared a wonderful article reporting that a working human muscle has been grown in the lab. I still genuinely wonder at the advances that occur in our time and I find that one find often leads to another. The article on medium referenced another describing the ongoing efforts to build a functioning model of human muscle so that we can …

1 mile a day burns over half a stone in a year

I just thought I would record this stat and how I worked it out because it’s important when trying to understand the benefit of physical activity to our daily lives. Because I’m a fan of health and fitness I’m always striving to find simple answers to the question of how to be healthy and happy throughout life. Basically I was …

Calorie and nutrient intake over time

Source: wikipedia I’ve noticed for many years that physical activity is a great way to maintain or lose weight because by being active you get to add to your life. It’s a positive thing. Many people instantly tell me they don’t like being active but I quickly and consistently find things they like doing that are active that they didn’t …

Why shouldn’t I take supplements?

Most of the advice I see relates to why you should take vitamin supplements as if more must be better. The question you should really be asking is at what cost? Every action has consequences and do you really know the consequences when you pop that vitamin pill? Could you in fact be making yourself weaker

New fat burning course: Energy Matters!!!

You can not burn fat without a carbohydrate flame. Did you know that? I have learnt a ton of amazing things on my quest for optimal weight loss but this is the pearl. Using it I know that every minute of my day is optimised, is yours?

Lab grown human heart muscle

Lab-grown human tissue flexes its muscles for the first time

I just came across the article Lab-grown human tissue flexes its muscles for the first time and had to record it. I’ve held back from sharing my hard core body nerd fetish that you see on my other blogs create.fit2thrive.co.uk and colchambers.blogspot.co.uk but now I think I can safely share it.

How do I earn revenue from this blog so I can do a better job?

That is the question I keep asking myself. Both Google and Facebook do such a good job because they found ways to fund the work that was necessary to do a good job and the same applies to everyone else. So, I need to find a way to make this blog pay simply because that would mean I could spend …

Play Care

Tell me what you think of this phrase. We think of day care and we think of people taking care of our children or even as ourselves looking after our kids. 

Why I know I get enough vitamins and what to do if I don’t

It occurred to me that most people think they need vitamins and blindly change their diet confident that it will make them feel better. The truth is usually that your body is wildly more complex than you probably realise so you often cause more harm than good.

3 reasons why I don’t suffer with pain!!!

I’m always fascinated with what each of us puts up with when other people don’t because we all make different decisions which lead to our different lives. One decision that I have always made is not to suffer with pain and today I realised that you might be interested in how I do that. So here goes….

Workout while learning

I’m pushing myself to produce a short course on metabolism because I want to produce it in a way that is new for me. I want to use video because I like the idea of going back to being a gym instructor and personal trainer. I can say so much more when I don’t have to write it down so …

Improvised cream tea. Fruit sour dough creme fraiche will black currant jam and roasted pear

Roasted pear and fruit sour dough cream tea

After making a roasted apple cream tea I just had to try roasted pear and that was just as heavenly!!! It was an improvised cream tea of fruit sour dough creme fraiche with black currant jam and roasted pear