The Cuddlier Gentleman’s Guide to Chafing

Reading Time: 8 minutes WARNING: This post will give you more information than you ever wanted to know. We’ll be discussing the dark, moist places of chafage hell. If you are concerned about ever looking Glenn in the eyes again DO NOT READ ON. You have been warned. When I think of a mountain runner the image of theContinue reading “The Cuddlier Gentleman’s Guide to Chafing”

My top tools for enhancing sleep

Reading Time: 8 minutes At this point in history we should all understand the importance of getting enough sleep, yet we appear to be more sleep deprived than ever. One study from 2018 found that the average person in Britain gets only 6 hours and 19 minutes of sleep, with people only ever getting the recommended 8 hours twiceContinue reading “My top tools for enhancing sleep”

Tabata or not Tabata

Reading Time: 6 minutes The Wild Life approach to movement tries to be a broad as possible. We know that no single modality has the answer to everything. To be a healthy, happy, harder to kill human we need a mix of easy, slow movements, a complete assortment of movement patterns, to lift heavy things, to rest our bodiesContinue reading “Tabata or not Tabata”

Natural Born Failure

Reading Time: 4 minutes I am imperfection personified. My teeth are crooked. My thighs rub together when I run. I resort to inappropriate humour when out of my comfort zone, which is often. I don’t chew my food enough. Everyday is a struggle to get out and exercise. Everyday I fail. For much of my earlier life I viewedContinue reading “Natural Born Failure”

DIY Ice Bath and the Benefits of Cold Water Immersion

Reading Time: 7 minutes It’s that time of year again when inland waters are decidedly colder than sea temperatures. That said, here where we live, the nearest sea is the North Sea which feels cold all year round. But it’s now that I don my trusty budgie-smugglers and head off to the lochs, the sea and rivers in searchContinue reading “DIY Ice Bath and the Benefits of Cold Water Immersion”

The 14 Day Wild Life Reboot

Reading Time: 6 minutes What it is and why you should sign up. When we started Wild Life about 6 years ago it was an alternative means to engage people with the outdoors. We had always experienced huge benefits ourselves from being in nature, and when we came on board to set up and run Drumnaph Nature Reserve weContinue reading “The 14 Day Wild Life Reboot”

Clothes To Move In

Reading Time: 6 minutes How to set your body free each and every day to make movement even more of an option. I am very particular about the clothes I wear. Anybody who knows me is laughing right now. I’m not talking stylistically, although I am immensely stylish, the world just hasn’t caught up with my sense of vogueContinue reading “Clothes To Move In”

5 Circles of Health – Movement Pt 2

Reading Time: 7 minutes What makes a movement practice? We are back again looking at the various elements that we consider to be vital for a healthy human movement practice. You can read part 1 here. We have already looked at the lower layer of the fitness pyramid; lots of general daily movement, mobility work, and low intensity cardio.Continue reading “5 Circles of Health – Movement Pt 2”

5 Circles of Health – Movement

Reading Time: 8 minutes What makes a movement practice? Today we are going to take a deeper dive into what makes up an ideal movement practice and what this might look like through a typical week. Movement is one of our 5 Circles of Health. These are the 5 areas that are vital to optimise human health, both physicallyContinue reading “5 Circles of Health – Movement”