A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 10 years ago, found that between 70-80% of people are deficient in Vitamin D. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to cancer, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and depression. This Vitamin is rarely found in our food supply, so supplementation is key. What is Vitamin D? Our bodies synthesise this vitamin/steroid when our skin is exposed to sunlight. Studies show during summer months our bodies produce 6IUs of vitamin D per CM2 of exposed skin. Given the fact that most of us are in the office during the summer, or slathered with SPF50 when we're not, means that we rarely produce sufficient amounts for optimal health. In the winter we get even less. We’re covered from [...]
Most people come to a personal trainer with one of two goals, they either want to be stronger and put on muscle, or they want to lose weight and get leaner. And although they’re eager to get into the weights room and start working towards their goal, it’s usually not where they should start. Most people that come to me for some sort of dietary intervention or advice usually have leaks in their diet and nutrition that need to be plugged before we can start doing the fancy stuff. You see your digestion is the most important aspect of overall health; it controls which nutrients are absorbed into your body and more importantly what toxins are blocked from entering. Yet the ability to digest efficiently [...]
A great talk by Dr Steve Peters in Manchester for the Youth TED Talks. Dr Peters is a Psychiatrists and lecturer at Sheffield University. In this talk, Dr Peters talks about the Chimp Paradox and how he helped some of team GBs best athletes hack their minds for better performance and gold medals.