Tag Archives: Exercise

5 important ways to keep your vitamin D levels high

Before launching in to this vital topic, let’s think about why we might want to maintain optimal levels of D3, the active form of vitamin D, in our bodies. Vitamin D is involved in keeping the immune system healthy and … Continue reading

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The Path of Most Resistance

Compared with many people, I have had a pretty easy life, and looking back I have made the most of the many opportunities that came my way. However, as I describe in my book The Fatigue Solution,  I was often … Continue reading

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The frightening consequences of inactivity

This article was inspired by my decision to enter another race, and planning my training schedule leading up to it. We are currently hearing that “sitting is the new smoking”. Sitting is even being classified as a “disease”, and physical … Continue reading

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Keeping Your Immune System Healthy – Part 3

This is the final part of my 3-part mini-series on immune system health – hope you’ve found it to be useful. If you missed parts 1 and 2, you’ll find the links in my last blog here. Let’s get right … Continue reading

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Recovery, Running and Visa Applications

I used to like filling in forms. What could be more satisfying than taking a blank document and experiencing the joy of completing it to someone else’s exacting standards? Does this make me odd? Maybe you’re just not with me … Continue reading

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The Triple Treble

I am a big fan of athletics, so obviously I was glued to the Rio Olympics in the summer. I was delighted to see Usain Bolt inaugurated into the heady category of “living legend” by winning the 100 metres, 200 … Continue reading

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7 Lifestyle Hacks for Great Immunity

Your immune system – probably the best friend that you have. It stops you getting ill, it stops you getting cancer by recognising abnormal cells… the list goes on. Starting with the 5 “baddies” to avoid, the good news comes … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Chronic Stress

Although I would never have admitted it, in early 1990 in the lead-up to becoming seriously ill, I was chronically stressed. When your fear, fight and flight mechanism is continuously activated, things can start to go wrong quite rapidly. A … Continue reading

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Sun, Exercise and Relaxation = Happiness

What makes you happy? It’s a serious question, since more and more people seem to be suffering from depression, and are worryingly hooked on prescription medications. In the Kingdom of Bhutan, “Gross National Happiness” is a concept which implies that … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning

This month, since spring seems to be in the air, I thought it would be timely to talk about spring cleaning the diet. I have always liked keeping things clean, and can’t stand being in a messy environment; this extends … Continue reading

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