The Good Better Best Continuum

The good, better, best continuum is something I mention quite a lot. So I decided it deserves a whole blog post to itself.

We should see all health and fitness choices (and possibly life too!) as lying on a continuum, with Poor choices on one end and Best Choices on the other end…

Whenever you want to make a change in your life, you shouldn’t aim for the “end” or “best” point straight away. Or the perfect outcome. Rather you should aim for the Next Logical Step-Up from wherever you are RIGHT NOW.

So, if for example you wanted to get fitter, the continuum might look something like this.

Calories burnt irrelevant

Why Calories Burnt is Irrelevant

Calories Burnt in a Workout is Irrelevant . The number of calories burnt is a totally useless indicator of whether a workout is good or bad. Read on to learn why.

Should I Stetch?

Unhelpful Cycles

Unhelpful Cycles

So I’ve been a bit quiet of late… Like everyone else, I’ve been struggling with the challenges of homeschooling, lockdowns and endless cycle of bad news and anxiety. I’ve been thinking: I’ll get going again once kids are back in school. I’ll get going once the weather warms up a bit.

But it’s Friday and I still have no desire to do any “work”. So I’m writing down some thoughts instead.

How often should I train?

I had this question recently: How often should I train?

The short answer is: It depends. It really depends on your goals, your fitness level, and your lifestyle.

But here are some scenarios

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Stuck at home?

Strange times we’re living through right now. But if you’re stuck at home, give one of these workouts a go for an instant boost.

Should I Stetch?

Should I stretch?

The other day, someone asked me about stretching.

Should I stretch at the end of the session? How long should I stretch for? In fact, why do we stretch?

So to get to an answer, let’s track back to: what is the point of stretching? Trainers have lots of different views on this. The science isn’t particularly conclusive either way. So here’s my view.


Seven Super Simple Things To Get Healthier Now!

Do you ever feel that being healthy is too hard? It shouldn’t be.

But we are constantly bombarded with the idea that we are not good enough. Social media is full of perfect lives and perfect selfies that make feel we need to be thinner but curvier, busy yet mindful, richer while working less, bla bla… From the tabloids to TV to Instagram and Twitter, we are constantly assured that our best self is just out of reach.

I don’t think that it needs to be this way!
So here’s seven super simple things that you can do to be healthier. They are totally doable and that don’t require much time or effort. Pick one or two and try to implement them into your life today!