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What Would Your Ideal Week Look Like?

“You have a choice in life. You can either live on-purpose, according to a plan you’ve set. Or you can live by accident, reacting to the demands of others. The first approach is proactive; the second reactive.” – Michael Hyatt Sure, you can’t plan for everything. Things happen that you can’t anticipate. But it is […]

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26 Tips for a Healthier & Happier Life.

I’ve just finished reading a fantastic book by “StrengthsFinder” author Tom Rath called “Eat, Sleep, Move”. The book features the most proven and practical ideas – all based on research – to improve the way you live. Of course, no one is expected to do everything in this book starting on the first day. The idea […]

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5 Powerful Reasons Why You Need a Morning Routine

“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise” – Ben Franklin, famously “Morning is wonderful. Its only drawback is that it comes at such an inconvenient time of day.” – Glen Cook Wether you are a morning person or not, small adjustments in your morning routine can lead to big […]

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How Full is Your Bucket?

Figure out what fills your bucket up. Because recovery is non negotiable. You can either make time to rest and rejuvenate now or make time to be sick/injured/burnt-out later. And a FULL bucket leads to a FULL-filling life!

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The Quantified Self: Are We Tracking Ourselves Too Much?

The wearable device trend is taking off, recording everything from how well you sleep to how far you’ve moved. But can it improve your life? Every morning I get up, put on some clothes (while trying not to wake my wife who will kill me if I do) and walk to the kitchen to get […]

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Are You Sleeping Wrong?

We all know we’re supposed to get eight hours of sleep a night. But these days that number seems impossible, right? There’s work to do. Books to read. Movies to watch. And Facebook doesn’t check itself. Never mind, in my case, a toddler who has decided 2am is party time! So, what’s a sleep-strapped soul […]

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Why CrossFit and Kettlebells Can’t Be Friends (and What That Has To Do with God)

As a physiotherapist and ex-professional gymnast, I’m a huge fan of functional fitness training. Anything that challenges the entire body as a unit and uses natural movements to produce real results. That’s why I love Kettlebells, and why I am following the rise of CrossFit with great interest. What I find unfortunate however is the way these […]

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16 More Tips to Simplify Your Life

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci A simple life means eliminating all but the essential, abandoning chaos for peace, and spending your time and energy on the things that are most important. However, as Leo Babauta writes, “getting to simplicity isn’t always easy. It’s a journey, not a destination, and it can often be a process […]

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4 More Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Do Kettlebells

Last year I wrote an article entitled 4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Do Kettlebells that received a lot of attention. At the time, I had only been swinging the bells for a month or so and was very much a kettlebell-rookie. But ten months later, and a couple thousand “snatches”,”lunges”,”get-ups” and “oh-my-goodness-these-are-hard-ups” under my belt, […]

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Don’t Let Stress Sabotage Your Relationship

In a world that is moving too fast, most of us are walking around tired and stressed-out. Naturally, we tend to take out this stress on the people closest to us: our partners. Thomas Bradbury, clinical psychologist and co-founder of the UCLA Relationship Institute, gives some great practical advice to ensure stress doesn’t sabotage your relationship: […]

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7 Ways To Feed Your Brain

When it comes to maintaining physical health, we all know how important a balanced diet is. However, we seem to be less clear about what we need to maintain a healthy mind. Dr. David Rock, executive director of the NeuroLeadership Institute and author of Your Brain at Work, believes we are living in a “time when too many people’s mental […]

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You Are What You Eat

You’ve probably heard that saying a thousand times before. When I was younger and training 4-5 hours a day as a gymnast, I could eat whatever and as much as I liked. Literally. It didn’t matter how much junk food, alcohol, chocolate etc I put into my body, I never gained weight, and always stayed […]

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