In this day and age there seems to be a wealth of advice, countless different schools of thought and self-empowerment programmes about the right way to live – to be healthy, happy, fit and super successful. Yet, the number of overweight, unhappy, disillusioned, poorly nourished, sleep deprived and stressed out people is higher than ever. Apparently, John Ratey (Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and one of the world’s leading experts in Neuropsychiatry) and Richard Manning (an environmental author and journalist) claim to know the real deal when it comes to resolving our core problems and finding the one true…

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Are you looking to get ahead in your career – looking for your next job or have set your eyes on a promotion? Well, forget about turning up immaculately dressed, with your fancy designer handbag/briefcase. Instead, make sure you arrive carrying a big gym bag on your shoulders and a water bottle in your hand, preferably still wearing a glow on your cheeks from a pre-breakfast workout session. Well, apparently this is the new way to ‘dress for success’, according to a recent German study published in the Social Science Research Network, which examined the relationship between employees’ fitness and…

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I met my friend Charlotte through my husband’s work colleague, almost a year ago. Despite only knowing her for a relatively short time, she has grown into a symbol of determination and courage for me. I feel incredibly lucky to have been able to witness her complete transformation as she had embarked on a journey of becoming a runner, conquering new challenges, and getting into the greatest shape of her life as a result. Charlotte has kindly agreed to share her story on my blog to help inspire others to make better choices, and to spread the message that there…

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I have been inspired by the Archbishop of Canterbury himself to write today’s blog post. As I was subjecting myself to a rather painful foam rolling session in front of the telly, the news came on and I learnt that through a DNA test, The Most Reverend Justin Welby has discovered he is the son of Sir Winston Churchill’s last private secretary, the late Sir Anthony Montague Browne. Until this point, he believed he was someone else’s son. I imagine this must have been quite a shocking revelation to him! At the same time, I feel I can certainly relate to him more…

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