The sun has his hat on. Put yours on too.

This weekend has seen some high temperatures across the UK, with South-East England reaching 36 degrees, the hottest August day in 17 years.  What does that mean for our bodies? Anyone else noticed they are exhausted when they step inside from the garden? Have you lost your appetite? Can you just not stop sweating?  When…

Getting back on track 

Throughout lockdown, I’ve not been great with my sugar consumption. In the past, I would have beaten myself up about it, felt guilty for having a ‘treat’, for eating ‘bad’ food. But the reality is, food is food. It is made to be enjoyed and in times like this, it is important to be kind…

What a day!

Trouble maker  Noun: a person who habitually causes difficulty or problems, especially by inciting others to defy those in authority. I started my day with a message saying “you are my queen and I worship the ground you walk on” for getting stuck into a project. I spent the middle of the day feeling like…

Seeing life from a different perspective

Whilst the world is trying to work out how to heal and make everything better, it is up to us to stay at home, stay healthy and remain as positive as we are able. I have had so many conversations recently with people saying “oh my god such and such did this and it is…

What I learnt doing a 500 burpee workout

Don’t do it.  But really:  It’s like any other big task in life. You need to break it down into manageable chunks, make a plan and then stick to it.  I planned to break it into sets of 20 and score it off on my sheet of paper. I stopped after 40, then got confused…

Food for thought: stress

We generally perceive stress to be a bad thing, it is a sign we can’t cope with the stimulus around us, it’s negative and overwhelming. But is that true? In reality, it should be considered a state of arousal or stimulation. If we are bored then this will be low, if it is too low…

Education is power

Education is an interesting thing. The more we know, the more choice we have to do something with it. I could go down many rabbit holes of my thoughts here, but I’ll stick to one: nutrition.  I have always been mostly good at eating right and being healthy. Ultimately good health and performance are high…