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 it heats up, our bodies have to work a lot harder to maintain a level of equilibrium – a neutral state (including a safe and comfortable temperature). This mea

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 on my list of values and priorities. As an obese kid, into an overweight teen, body image was always an issue. The cause wasn’t necessarily that I ate badly but that I was ver

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 on my list of values and priorities. As an obese kid, into an overweight teen, body image was always an issue. The cause wasn’t necessarily that I ate badly but that I was ver

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 on my list of values and priorities. As an obese kid, into an overweight teen, body image was always an issue. The cause wasn’t necessarily that I ate badly but that I was ver

Anxiety and travel

I found myself in the awkward position last night of just not knowing what to do with myself. I didn’t want to go to sleep super early in case I didn’t sleep through. I didn’t really feel like eating. I didn’t know if it was sensible to use energy on exercise. Then suddenly I’d had two half hour naps and was getting ready for a swim. I am aware I have an exercise addiction, I don’t really have a leg to stand on to deny that. But it’s better than a drug addiction, right? This

Anxiety and travel

I found myself in the awkward position last night of just not knowing what to do with myself. I didn’t want to go to sleep super early in case I didn’t sleep through. I didn’t really feel like eating. I didn’t know if it was sensible to use energy on exercise. Then suddenly I’d had two half hour naps and was getting ready for a swim. I am aware I have an exercise addiction, I don’t really have a leg to stand on to deny that. But it’s better than a drug addiction, right? This

Anxiety and travel

I found myself in the awkward position last night of just not knowing what to do with myself. I didn’t want to go to sleep super early in case I didn’t sleep through. I didn’t really feel like eating. I didn’t know if it was sensible to use energy on exercise. Then suddenly I’d had two half hour naps and was getting ready for a swim. I am aware I have an exercise addiction, I don’t really have a leg to stand on to deny that. But it’s better than a drug addiction, right? This

Anxiety and travel

I found myself in the awkward position last night of just not knowing what to do with myself. I didn’t want to go to sleep super early in case I didn’t sleep through. I didn’t really feel like eating. I didn’t know if it was sensible to use energy on exercise. Then suddenly I’d had two half hour naps and was getting ready for a swim. I am aware I have an exercise addiction, I don’t really have a leg to stand on to deny that. But it’s better than a drug addiction, right? This