Movement Matters

Reading Time: 5 minutes Six years ago we lost a great friend, James. I often find myself thinking about him especially around this time of year. James’ life and subsequent death had a profound affect on me. He taught me to not take my body for granted; that every day, every breath, every movement, and even every creak andContinue reading “Movement Matters”

Fruit Leather Recipe – The Perfect Little Sweet Treat From Nature’s Larder

Reading Time: 5 minutes I’ve never been a sweets kind of person. Chocolate, yes. That’s a gateway drug to oblivion for me. I end up coming to, smeared in cocoa, with an over-riding sense of regret and colonic soreness. But sweets not so much. Well, unless you count fizzy cola bottles. I love them. Can’t eat enough of thoseContinue reading “Fruit Leather Recipe – The Perfect Little Sweet Treat From Nature’s Larder”

Morning Rituals – The biggest game changer for my mental health and well-being

Reading Time: 7 minutes I’ve always struggled against authority; always danced to my own drumbeat. If someone tells me that I ‘should’ do something, I won’t. Even if on a rational level I completely agree with them. Kelley will say to me, “Wow, this book is amazing! You should read it when I’m finished.” Nope. Despite that book beingContinue reading “Morning Rituals – The biggest game changer for my mental health and well-being”

Sorrel and Red Lentil Soup Recipe

Reading Time: 5 minutes When I was walking with the dog this morning, stuffing my face with blackberries I noticed a fresh new crop of Common Sorrel growing up on the edges of the pathways that had recently been mowed. Glancing around I could see masses of the stuff bursting forth like little emerald starbursts in the grass. ArmedContinue reading “Sorrel and Red Lentil Soup Recipe”

Your Health Is So Much More Than Just A Number

Reading Time: 6 minutes I distinctly remember the first day that someone called me fat. It was the end of term on my last day of primary school. I was happily cycling around the playground at home time when one of my class mates commented to another, “Look, Glenn’s getting fat”. It really jarred me. Prior to this IContinue reading “Your Health Is So Much More Than Just A Number”

DIY Barbell and Bumper Plates

Reading Time: 7 minutes We are back in DIY corner this week. The pandemic has caused a lot of people to become very resourceful when it comes to training equipment. With gyms closed and PTs unable to train people in person, the home gym has come into it’s own. But, with the increase in demand there has been aContinue reading “DIY Barbell and Bumper Plates”

Quick and Simple, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Low Carb Protein Pancake Recipe

Reading Time: 5 minutes Protein is a vital part of our diet and, in my opinion something that people often aren’t getting enough of. Sufficient protein is often the missing ingredient in many people’s fat-loss journey, and something that becomes increasingly important as we age and start suffering the effects of age related sarcopenia; muscle wastage/loss. At Wild Life,Continue reading “Quick and Simple, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Low Carb Protein Pancake Recipe”

Memento Mori – Death and the Art of Mindful Living

Reading Time: 7 minutes “It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it’s called Life.” Terry Pratchett, The Last Continent The one and only thing we can have absolute confidence in is that, without a shadow of a doubt, one day we will die. It doesn’t matter whether you areContinue reading “Memento Mori – Death and the Art of Mindful Living”

Working Out Your Why – Extrinsic and Intrinsic Motivation

Reading Time: 9 minutes Have you ever joined a gym, started a new exercise regime, or embarked on a new eating strategy only to splutter to an abrupt stop because you ‘ran out of motivation‘? Lack of motivation is a common complaint I hear from prospective new clients. They want to get a health coach or personal trainer toContinue reading “Working Out Your Why – Extrinsic and Intrinsic Motivation”