Fear of failure and Perfectionism

If you're struggling to get things done, chances are YOU are standing in your own way. And before delving deeper into the causes of your procrastination, here's a thought I'd like you to file in the back of your mind: "I don't necessarily believe in talent but I do believe in hard work. It is …

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The Power of Community – an underrated tool

The other day my daughter had to prepare a short talk on 'spectators' and their influence on her life. She started off by stating that two is better than one and then went on to describe how we all are spectators of each others' lives and that merely standing by and observing doesn't cut it …

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The Magic of the EMOM – and keeping fit after 40

I'm 44 years old and still like to think of myself as young and strong (I have a beautiful daughter and still need to be young and strong!). And that is hopefully the case for most of us 40+'ers still keen on being fit and healthy. It's not always easy though, to tailor whatever advice …

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Tips from a Stay-at-Home Dad.

Being a stay-at-home-dad (SAHD) is the most rewarding, yet the most difficult thing I've ever done. Never has the 'all worthwhile things are hard-saying' been more true for me. It is difficult for a number of reasons: It is not the norm. The world, society, call it what you want, dictates that the man be …

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LifeFit – The type of fitness we really want

Scientists and fitness fanatics alike have long struggled to define "fitness". At first it was a purely physical thing. You strap something around your chest, jump and down or go for a run and the "device" will tell us whether you're fit or not. This conclusion would be reached with reference to things such as …

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The Humble Kettle-bell – If it works for the Russians, it’ll work for you

A kettlebell is basically a cannonball with a handle. They come in different weights and nowadays in different colors. Going back, this evil-looking iron ball can trace its roots to Russia where it was used to weigh crops in the 18th century. Then in the 19th century strongmen with outrageous mustaches dressed in diaper-like pants …

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Life in the Box

Even though I've climbed Kilimanjaro, cycled solo across the Namib Desert and been coaching functional movement for the best part of five years, there was a time in my life when I was the last person you'd want to consult for advice on how to get fit and change your life for the better. I …

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