Body Composition

Why the one-size-fits-all approach to dieting won’t help you lose weight

Ask 20 people to eat the same diet for 10 weeks and you’ll get 20 different results, despite everyone being under the same controlled conditions. This shouldn’t really be surprising. If we put 20 people in an environment where they are all taught to play a musical instrument, we wouldn’t …

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Why high intensity exercise is important for health

We’ve often told that high intensity exercise is an important part of our weekly training regime, but have you ever wondered why? In this blog post I’ll break down the benefits of high intensity training, give you some ideas on how to incorporate it into your workout and issue a …

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Why counting calories is the wrong way to lose weight

What is the best type of diet to go on? That’s the big question isn’t it, as everyone is searching for the best diet, the most effective way to “burn fat” or “get shredded”. I have an answer for that question, but first let’s explore why it has nothing to …

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7 ways to improve your digestion and your health

Digestive health is often overlooked but it plays a big part in our overall health and therefore in how much energy we have for daily activities. It’s one of our Six Signals®, and the whole area of gut health is one that I find fascinating. We are learning more every …

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Why we need to focus on fitness not fatness

This week I’m focusing on body composition, one of our Six Signals®. Many of you will know I delivered a talk called ‘Why fitness is more important than weight’ at TEDx Wandsworth in November 2016. This is a transcript of the talk, or you can watch it online. According to …

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How to overcome the symptoms of the modern malaise and have less stress

What do you see when you look at this image? The modern malaise Many of us are suffering from what I call the modern malaise. This is a non-medical condition that describes the challenges we face in the Western world today, particularly with mental health. The stats will give you …

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