Power tools with a difference!

Yesterday, I was reminded of the power of positive self-talk after seeing a post on my Facebook memories. It was a post about me getting over to Morocco for a multi-day hike. Nothing too spectacular about that you might think, except that when I posted it I was just under a month away from majorContinue reading “Power tools with a difference!”

Find someone to help you paddle…

At 44 years old and 12 months out from a brain haemorrhage and subsequent surgery to remove a tumour, I thought I had my return to fitness all figured out. So, I decided to enter an ultra marathon and coach myself! I’ll spare you the details but long story short, with half of my balanceContinue reading “Find someone to help you paddle…”

Staying Hill Fit: An outdoor-lover’s guide to surviving lockdown!

The great outdoors, as many of you know, has played a huge role in my health and wellbeing, particularly over the last few years. Getting outdoors never fails to make me feel better. Just spending a few moments listening to birdsong and watching the world go by in peaceful, concrete-free surroundings has brought me farContinue reading “Staying Hill Fit: An outdoor-lover’s guide to surviving lockdown!”

Keto what?

Ketogenic is the term given to a low-carb diet. When we consider traditional dietary guidelines, for example the Eatwell Guide (below), we are advised that a third of our intake should be from carbohydrates: bread, potatoes, cereals, wheat, pasta, flour. Another third of our intake should consist of fruit and vegetables, and the final thirdContinue reading “Keto what?”

Helping ourselves through the winter months (Part 2)

Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin. This means that it is not actually stored within our bodies, so we must consume it daily.  This important vitamin plays a major role in: Helping to protect cells and keep them healthy Producing collagen, therefore maintaining healthy skin, blood vessels, bones and cartilage Supporting wound healing HelpingContinue reading “Helping ourselves through the winter months (Part 2)”

Helping ourselves through the winter months (Part 1)

Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin that is made in our bodies when we are exposed to the sunlight. It plays a major role in: Bone health Immune system    Regulating insulin levels (assisting in the management of Type 2 Diabetes) Supporting lung function and the cardiovascular system What causes deficency? There are many causesContinue reading “Helping ourselves through the winter months (Part 1)”

Looking forward and the 2 Summits Challenge!

The last few years have taught me a lot about myself. There have been some dark times for sure, but I have learnt so much about myself too, and that has been a good thing. 2020 also gave me plenty of time to reflect and in the absence of being able to do much atContinue reading “Looking forward and the 2 Summits Challenge!”

Reflecting on 2020…

Yesterday, I started to write my review of 2020… needless to say it made grim reading. Having slept on it, this morning I took a few moments to think about the positives that have come out of the last 12 months, so I thought I’d share just some of those: January – Having had aContinue reading “Reflecting on 2020…”