Words & Thoughts
So you're listening to the authorities, staying at home and helping to flatten the curve. Good for you. Because in our lifetime we've never experienced a global pandemic. A collective behavioural shift of our everyday routine. It's rare that we're told to stop. To...read more
I thought I'd begin my first blog of 2020 with a look back at my last 10 years traipsing around Planet Earth and what it's taught me... 1. Time is currency Over the last decade my kids have aged from 1 to 11 and 4 to 14 and over that time the only currency they value...read more
I’ve been obsessed with cholesterol ever since a visit to my doctor a few years ago. He told me that too much of it - especially in my 50’s - will kill me. Apparently if I consume excess amounts of it in the form of saturated fat, it will ‘build up’ in my arteries and...read more
I've just spent a week in Kruger National Park, South Africa. It was an amazing experience and I was lucky enough to see the ‘Big 5’ - elephants, lions, buffalo, rhinos...and even the allusive leopard (make that 'Big 6!). It’s hard not to feel insignificant in the...read more
I was just 16 yrs old when my mother died. As a response to this traumatic event I looked to something that would, as my Dad said "Take my mind off it...". I threw myself into a new discipline of lifting weights. I loved the sound of the metal plates clinking together...read more
My friends are all in their 50’s. As am I. They have friends and friends of friends who are now dying from the Big Four - heart disease, stroke, cancer and neuro-degenerative disease. They’re dying unexpectedly and suddenly. Here today, gone tomorrow…well before their...read more
Me: "Wow, did you see that Tom...bloody brilliant"! Tom: "See what..? "Me: "Your son's goal..easily a 10 metre strike..." "Tom: "Oh yeah, um just out of the corner of my eye..yeah it was a cracker." Tom is full of shit. He didn't see jack. It's...read more
The Adventures of Trevor and his Disappearing Man-Boobs (Part 2) How a dog food ad changed everything..
Trevor is my mate and he's struggling with excess body fat in the thoracic cavity. There is a medical name for this condition: Man-boobs. He's tried eating less and moving more - what his doctor said - but to no avail. Both strategies have resulted in an end-game of...read more
Every January I inevitably get a 'Oh-Shite' call. The pre-requisites for an 'Oh-Site' call is that it usually comes from someone in my circle of mid-50 year old mates; they've looked a bit too long in their mirror and there's a new years resolution begging... Phone...read more
"What will be the biggest health and fitness trend in 2019…"? I get this question quite a lot. The truth is I don't know and neither does the next person yet alone asking any health and fitness 'guru'. In my mind I couldn't care less. For those of us winging our way...read more
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