A Parisian adventure: My day at Roland Garros

Living a dream If you were living a life-long dream, wouldn’t it be great if all the mini adventures and challenges you face in life had prepared you for it and made you able to to get the most out of it? That’s what happened in May when I visited the French Open, also known as Roland Garros, in Paris. This was …

Hidden adventures: Exploring Rushmere park

What do you do on holiday? Find places to play and places to eat right. And the places to play often involve plenty of standing walking carrying things. being far from food and water getting caught up in fun. Well what do you do during a normal working week? Sit down Get work done Have water on tap and no …

Exploring UK health with the Healthy Visions podcast from BBC Radio 4

health is made at home, hospitals are for repairs That is the synopsis of the 15 minute episode that I just listened to called A Health-Creating Society. I’m shopping for new podcasts right now because while I love those I already have I like balance and different view points. On the health front this was a breath of fresh air into …

Keys to weight loss: Smarter Goals

I’ve done a lot of soul searching recently, wondering about what I’ve achieved, what hasn’t worked out. One thing that stands out to me is that I’ve really embraced the principle of Smarter goals. As I’ve matured I’ve simply focused more and more on the principles of smarter goals in a sub-conscious way. Over time it’s become clearer to me …

How I got control of my hunger: Simple tips you can try

Black cherries, double cream, m&s rich chocolate truffle sauce topped with fresh mint. What's not to like. Yummy breakfast!!! #fitfam #fit2thrive A post shared by Colin Chambers (@col_chambers) on Apr 29, 2015 at 11:35pm PDT Part of making food fun is banishing hunger. When I’m celebrating, say at Christmas, I want to eat what I want with no restrictions. Then …

Create your path: Invest in knowledge

If you want to create your dream lifestyle it’s really not that hard but it does take work and it is possible. You might think that the dream of a healthy happy life isn’t open to you but it is. For the same reason that a Lion doesn’t ponder its health as long as it just gets on being a Lion …

Managing lifes competing demands: fitting health in

Successful people are simply good at managing the pressures of demanding lives. So people that are successful at being healthy are good at managing the pressures of daily life. Whether the measure of health is weight loss, fitness or happiness its all about balancing pressures, prioritising and directing your efforts. That’s what I call competing and why I have a site …

Playing for balance: The fun behind good health

Good health is about being happy because being unhappy affects you whether you realise it or not. I say this because health is always presented as something you get when you stop having fun and the fun only comes after years of suffering. Yet the truth is that it’s the opposite because the pursuit of health is the pursuit of …

What’s a stroke like and what can it teach us

Thankfully I haven’t had a stroke but this amazing video from ted.com gives an insight from a neuroscientist on how she experienced a stroke. Thankfully she’s fine now but her insights taught me a lot. This article first appeared as What’s a stroke like and what can it teach us

How to achieve success: 21 amazing lessons

Fitness isn’t just about running or lifting weights. It’s about learning how to succeed at something. What makes one person fit may make another unfit or unhealthy. So fitness requires the right mindset for success and over the years I have been compiling a list of inspirational talks and lessons on the mindset required for success. I haven’t yet had …

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]