February 9, 2020 admin

If you’ve followed this blog for a while you’ll know that travel plays a major part in my life. I’ve been travelling around the world for well over 10 years now and I don’t intend on slowing down anytime soon. I firmly believe that travel is one of the best things people can do because it has so many huge benefits. For me personally, I was living the 9-5 life stuck in a constant routine with not much to look forward to apart from the weekend. Back then that didn’t seem so bad but as soon as longterm travel entered…

February 9, 2020 admin

A few years ago I used to organise lots of volunteer trips in Myanmar. People from all over the world would join the trips I ran, I’d take them to some of the most amazing destinations and schools the country has to offer.  A lot of the placements were in monasteries because they would also offer education and accommodation to kids who couldn’t afford to support themselves. This meant I would often spend about 6 months of the year living in monasteries, spending a huge amount of time with monks. Monks are pretty cool people to hang out with because…

February 9, 2020 admin

I still remember when the penny dropped for me and I knew I should think about stretching, something I’d ignored for a long time. I got a call from my dad saying that he was off on holiday for a couple of weeks and wanted me to look after his dog while he was sunning himself.  It was good fun looking after Oscar for a fortnight even if he is a bit of a nightmare. Whenever I would come down in the morning and opened the door to the living room, Oscar would get up and instead of wildly running…

February 9, 2020 admin

About a year ago a good mate of mine became a vegan, he went all in and wouldn’t stop telling all of us about how good it was and why we should all follow suit. His social media was full of pictures of awesome looking vegan dishes and also infographics about why going vegan was good for the world.  I’ve heard loads about going meat free but it was only when a good mate started telling me about it that I started to listen. When you get first hand info from someone you trust you pay a lot more attention….

February 9, 2020 admin

I’ve come to the end of my 40 day alcohol free challenge and I wish I’d done it a long time ago! I’d always listened to mates who had tried giving up booze for a month or so and each one of them would tell how me how good they felt.  So after a very indulgent christmas I decided I needed to avoid the booze for a while, with the growing popularity of dry January it meant that there were plenty of other people in the same boat. If I’m honest I was at first a bit worried about not…

September 9, 2017 admin

Convenience food is usually the devil when it comes to putting on weight and in general, whilst these foods may be the quickest to grab and eat, they usually feature a lot of fats and carbs which are unlikely to help you in your weight loss goals. Thankfully however, it doesn’t need to be this way and there are many convenient and healthy meals which you can knock up in no time at all, that will bridge the hunger gap and keep you going until it is time to eat again. I thought I would put together my 5 favorite…

September 9, 2017 admin

There are a worrying amount of injuries each year in the gym which are caused by people using equipment that they don’t quite know how to use. Equally, mistakes in the gym can actually lead to you not getting the results that you are looking for and it is important to know what the common mistakes are that people make, so that you can avoid them. I have spent a great deal of time both working and using gyms in the past and so I am very used to seeing the mistakes that people make. Let’s take a look then…

September 9, 2017 admin

Supplements are a great way of ensuring that our body has all of the nutrients and vitamins that it needs to be in a really healthy state. Whilst we can get the vitamins and nutrients that we need from the foods which we eat, taking supplements is a great way of boosting what we get from food, and ensuring that we haven’t missed out on anything. Many people benefit from taking supplements, vegans for example can take them to replace what they lose from eating animal products, body builders and people exercising can also take supplements to boost the food…

September 9, 2017 admin

Whether you are looking to lower your stress levels, find more energy throughout the day or unlock the key to relaxation, it is important that you know exactly how to unwind. In terms of stress, we all face it and we can never avoid it but we can ensure that we put ourselves in the very best position to be able to cope with it. When we are stressed, lacking energy or focus, we make bad decisions, we are less organized and we are most definitely less effective in our daily lives. In order to improve performance and feel better…

September 9, 2017 admin

We live in a fast paced world with more expectation than ever before, more pieces of technology and information at our fingertips and ultimately, more stress in our lives, good or bad. All of the trapping s of modern life can have a profound effect on our brains and our ability to function to the highest level and this is why mindfulness has been increasingly growing popularity in recent years. Mindfulness is nothing new, you only need to think of Tibetan monks who have been meditating and focusing on mental health for thousands of years to realize that history has…