Discomfort Zone

Why does exercise make me feel anxious?

There can be several reasons for this. It’s actually really common to find that people have anxieties around exercise. One reason might be that you’re new to it. You don’t know what to expect. You don’t know if you’re going to be any good, how you’re going to get on …

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How to get more energy by focusing on your purpose

We all need energy, whether it’s to motivate us to get out of bed, to go about our daily tasks, play with our kids or pursue our careers. Energy is “the force that through the green fuse drives the flower”, as Dylan Thomas wrote. I get my energy from many …

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Why we are mentally malnourished and what to do about it

The subject of this blog is mental health, and specifically mental nourishment. To nourish: “to provide with food or other substances necessary for growth, health, and good condition”, and our minds and brains need nourishment as much as the vital organs, cells, tissues and muscles do. Despite this, I think …

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What does it feel like to be fit?

I get asked this question quite often, and I have given a lot of thought to the answer because I believe that a robust and thoughtful response to this question could inspire someone to prioritise and improve their fitness and opens their world. Firstly, a definition of fitness in this …

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How do I get my mojo back? Top tips for busy professionals

I’ve lost my mojo. I can’t get motivated. I used to enjoy what I’m doing, now it just seems like a chore. As a health and performance coach, these types of laments are familiar. Often, they are why clients come to us, and inevitably we witness these slumps whilst people …

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Why it’s good to learn a new skill to stimulate the mind and generate feel-good hormones

At the core of the Bodyshot philosophy is the importance of moving into your discomfort zone every few weeks or a few times a year to develop mental, physical, emotional and spiritual resilience. I’ve blogged about this in the past, and this belief forms part of our coaching packages and …

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