The pressure is good for you

The pressure is good for you

The pin came with an extra quote that I love “When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure” – Peter Marshall” [from pinterest compete] [checkout pinterest]

DNA: our Achilles heal

Back in 2009 I wrote this article on my previous blog but it’s as relevant to day so I’ve brought it to Fit2Thrive. I just feel I’ve made a small break through in my understanding of health and disease and the role DNA plays in it. It’s probably something really obvious that was explained to me years ago but I …

How to help natural killer cells fight cancer

This is a fascinating animation explaining natural killer cells. A crucial part of our immune system. What I notice from listening to it is the explanation of it’s role in fighting cancer. Specifically that most cancer creating cells are caught and neutralised within 24 hours by these killer cells.

Amy Clover: Strong Inside Out

  Today I listened to Amy Clover  with a very inspirational story but also an approach to wellness that I like a lot. One about focusing on enjoyment and accepting who you are. Not beating yourself up all the time to get to where you want to be. Learning to enjoy the process of gaining your health.

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

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 and 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 …

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….