Human traits!

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I have just got back from a fascinating day, hosted by British Athletics, in which both parent and athlete,(myself and my son), where taught and induced, about the Athletics Academy of Sporting Excellence programme. This is performance pathway programme for 16-18 year olds, who they believe have potential to compete as a senior, internationally. The course is over two years, ove...
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Tea Break exercises

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Take a five minute break from sitting with these exercises in the kitchen, whilst the kettle boils. Sustained sitting is best broken every hour with five minutes of light activity. This has been shown to reduce blood glucose levels, harmful fats in the blood, and increase HDL. (see older blog entitled Benefits of just five minutes activity every hour of sitting - Good News!) Lisa :)
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‘Resetting’ the body and mind!

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This week I’ve had a number of clients coming in for a pre planned high energy exercise session, that’s had to change drastically. The beauty of personal training of course, is that we can embrace spontaneity, and adjust instantly, to an individual clients needs. The clients in mention, had had combinations of tough work schedules, disturbed sleep, low energy, and stress, to name b...
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Full fat milk – “it’s gotta lotta bottle”

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We recently reverted to the old fashioned method of receiving milk via doorstep delivery, which one could say is in fact the most modern way of purchasing milk, considering the lower impact on the environment of using glass bottles. A short article in my fitness journal drew my attention yesterday to the benefits of drinking the full fat variety of this wonderful white fluid  and I'm always ke...
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The balance of Ying and Yang

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I’m sat here, high up on the cliff tops, in a first floor room of a beautiful bed and breakfast, looking out to sea, through an expansive window. As the light dims, I’m almost hypnotised by the waving palms and the pattern of rolling waves. Switching off, getting away, relaxing, whatever you want to call it, as I’ve got older I’ve recognised the huge importance of this. Obvious...
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Up the intensity and increase the rewards

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My client came to see me yesterday feeling grumpy about work. She doesn't want to do another day's work in her life. After running a challenging 24 minutes on the treadmill, including 3 minutes fast / 3 minutes easy } x 3, she came off feeling heaps better. She said the running was so hard it was impossible to think of anything else, and a 'big hole appeared where her thoughts should be'.  She...
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How does an Engram affect you?

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Personal space Bristol I was watching my son Tom doing his drills for javelin throwing yesterday. I do a lot of the time anyway, but it just made me think a bit more than usual. He was going through specific hip rotational movements and then throwing a weighted ball at the wall, exactly as he would the javelin in the open field. He’s thrown thousands of times before, so why kee...
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Passion!

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I’m stood outside on this glorious autumnal day, at Loughborough University, with the current Olympic champion Thomas Rohler, at his javelin masterclass. It’s fantastic to be able to hear and gain knowledge, from somebody who has achieved the very highest levels of sporting performance. It doesn’t really matter whether you are into sport or not, you can always learn from an individuals...
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Three Cheers for Graham (HbA1c results update)

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I would like to thank my client Graham for this week's blog, which is in full below. He has worked really hard to reduce his blood glucose levels (measure of diabetes type 2) and this is his account. (Find the first part of Graham's story by typing Big hand for Graham in the search box on the blog page). “ I first reported in to the blog in Jan 2018 when I had a shock reading in my sugar levels...
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Telling it as it is……

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Sometimes I know exactly what I want to write from something that’s happened in the week, but this isn’t one of them! Whatever I write though, it’s always from the heart. I have to say my heads a bit mushed up at the moment, which always makes it harder to write. This does however ties in with the recent mental health week promotion, and the ‘it’s ok, to not be ok,’ moniker. ...
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