Operation Travel Bug is in full swing
Sunsets and Star Jumps
Going gangbusters on my travel resolution this year!
I started 2018 abroad, as I often do, in the Philippines and Singapore. In February I was in Denmark. April and May were all South in Portugal and Spain. And just now I have returned from Greece.
And what do these all have in common? Sunshine and Sunsets!!!!
Travel is so important for me, as is sunshine. I have found that I can only truly unwind if I take myself out of the country.
It’s so important to do and experience something new, it really helps to get you looking outward rather than inward. When you're in your everyday, it's easy to get caught up in your internal monologue. When you experience new things, new people, new tastes and smells, it opens you up to all sorts of wonderful things and let's you turn down the volume on that internal voice for a bit.
Sunsets have a very important effect on me too. Watching a sunset, the slow and sometimes fast, procession of the sun crawling towards the horizon makes all the mundane stresses of life feel a little less critical.
Here are some of my favourite moments from my recent trips.
Check out the physical challenge events in Trekstock’s calendar to get you motivated in the gym! Trekstock works with young adults with cancer, helping them navigate life and look after their bodies and minds.
Meet Strong Friend Chris Knott who is always learning. Chris is all about sharing that knowledge and is always finding new ways to reach people.
In general life, in the modern world, we don’t have the same physical life that humans used to. We’ve never been this sedentary. Every 10 years you lose 3-5% of your muscle mass. The relevance of weight training or some form of resistance training becomes more and more important as you age.
Many words written and thoughts shared. Thank you for being part of Strong Words in 2018!
My superstar client Carol showing us all what strength means and what can be achieved at any age by competing in the British Indoor Rowing Championships in her 60th year.
A timeline of the emotional rollercoaster that was my lead up to the TAG Rugby World Cup, battling through the stress of selection, the heartbreak of injury and the elation of coming home with a medal.
It's crazy season again! Back to back drinks and celebrations plus all the food everywhere. With that come the hangovers, the lack of sleep and the feeling generally a bit crap. Fear not! I've put together ten tips to help you have the fun and mitigate some of the post party agony.
5-6 minutes is all it takes! Add it as a warm up to your workout or start your day with them to feel awake, alert and limber.
My recap of the Tag Rugby World Cup - can’t believe it’s already over! An amazing experience all around.
Revisited! In our series on real talk about pregnancy, Dr Brandi Cole brings us the research and the science to break down exercise and pregnancy for us in a super interesting, in-depth long read. The article discusses how inactivity is a major risk factor, why it is important to get moving even if you never have before, what to look out for and some recommendations on types of movement.