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Bruce Lee shares how to find inner peace: Be water, my friend

Colin ChambersLife advice, Make you strong, philosophy, spectacular performances, sport, steps, Strategy, Well being Leave a Comment

I was lucky many years ago that a friend introduced me to the teachings of Bruce Lee of martial arts fame. Hi martial arts success is not my focus as I am more interested in what he was able to do, particularly the speed and control he achieved but also the wide ranging philosophic teachings he had learnt and applied. …

Can takeaways be healthy?

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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 you really clear a foggy holiday head playing hide and seek and snacking on fruit?

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  Yesterday we spent our first family day gaming because our little one got his first console game and it was fantastic. We couldn’t believe how quickly he picks it all up and boy did we have fun.  As a health coach I should be all about moving all the time and eating veggies every second right. Well… That’s kinda dull …

Fun, food and frolics: How to stimulate your metabolism while you chow down

Colin ChambersDays out, Diet, Follow your dreams, Food, Hiking, Make you strong, parenting, Parks, steps 4 Comments

Another thing you do on holiday is eat out isn’t it. In fact it can easily take up a few hours each day so it’s great if you can really maximise the fun involved. Though meal times are often situations which promote bad health and this can be exacerbated on holiday because they often put you in a situation where you are: …

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Why health is made at home and hospitals are for repairs

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I just listened to a fascinating podcast episode 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. The key take away resonates so clearly with all I have learnt over the years that I just had to share. health is made at home, hospitals …

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Keys to weight loss: Smarter Goals

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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 …

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How to achieve success: 21 amazing lessons

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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 …

Amy Clover: Strong Inside Out

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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.

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

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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 …

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Why shouldn’t I take supplements?

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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