My 30 Day Healthy Living Challenge - November 2016

My 30 Day Healthy Living Challenge - November 2016

Drum roll please! I'm launching an online health and wellness program. It's called the 30 Day Healthy Living Challenge. I've been writing, blogging and vlogging here at Office Worker Health for two years providing quality free content every single week. This will be my first paid offering so I'm incredibly excited to tell you all about it. It starts very soon on November 1st so check out all the information below and get yourself signed up, if you are committed to the plan then I can guarantee you will see results in 30 days!

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Cycle to Howth

Cycle to Howth

Waking up early on Sunday morning in Dublin, the sun was shining and there was not a single cloud in the sky. Some weekend exercise was called for. I decided in a split second to bring my bike out of semi retirement (a self imposed retirement following my epic cycle around Ireland) and to head for Howth. What an excellent decision it was.

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How To Use Mobile Apps To Improve Your Health

How To Use Mobile Apps To Improve Your Health

Look all around you nowadays and you will see people glued to their mobile devices. Studies show that our dependence on phones in particular contributes to obesity and other health related issues. On the plus side, there are plenty of ways to use a smartphone to improve our health. Knowing how to use your phone to improve your health can make it easier than ever before to become a healthier and happier version of you.

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Help Me Help You - Online Survey

Help Me Help You - Online Survey

I've got some exciting plans on the next steps for Office Worker Health and I'd like your help in confirming the exact direction. The questionnaire below shouldn't take any more than 5 or 10 minutes to complete but it will go a long way to help me understanding how best to move forward. If you've been enjoying the free content that I've been providing every week for the last 18 months or even if you're new to the Office Worker Health blog, please take some time to complete the survey as accurately as possible. I really appreciate your time and I look forward to analysing the results and sharing with you my vision for Office Worker Health over the coming weeks and months!

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How To Cool Down Properly After A Workout

How To Cool Down Properly After A Workout

I spoke about the importance of warming up and stretching before commencing a workout in a recent article. This blog is all about the stretching and cooling down required after you’ve completed your workout.

Let’s look at the steps you should be including before and after every exercise session, no matter what the workout may be (resistance or cardio training): 

-          Warm up

-          Pre workout stretching (warm up stretches)

-          WORKOUT

-          Cool down

-          Post workout stretching (cool down stretches)

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30 Day Challenge – The Result

30 Day Challenge – The Result

My 30 day challenge has come to an end.  For the month of July I set myself goals in the areas of exercisenutrition and mental health. The aim was to have the healthiest 30 days that I’d ever spent on the planet! What a great month it was. I didn’t hit all of my goals but I made a lot of improvements and learned so much from my efforts. I can tell you that even now, after completing the challenge, I still feel energised, invigorated and motivated in so many ways. I feel healthy, fit and happy not to mention the sense of achievement I feel for sticking with the challenge for the entire month.

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30 Day Challenge – Part 2 –Nutrition

30 Day Challenge – Part 2 –Nutrition

I’ve documented the exercise plan for my challenge. I’m happy with the mix of resistance training and cardio. Exercise is critical to my success in this challenge however nutrition will play an equally important role. My old gym had a sign on the wall saying ‘You can’t out-exercise a bad diet’ and I think that sums up the relationship perfectly.

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30 Day Challenge – The Idea

30 Day Challenge – The Idea

I’m a big believer in setting yourself a fitness challenge in order to keep you motivated to exercise. It’s important to have health and fitness goals to work towards. I completed my epic cycle around Ireland 4 weeks ago and I’ve been in limbo exercise wise since then as I’ve had no specific target to aim for.

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Cycling Ireland - Top 5 Tips

Cycling Ireland - Top 5 Tips

Almost two weeks after I completed a near 2,000 kilometre cycle around the Republic of Ireland, I’ve documented the top 5 tips that helped me get around this great country on my bike. Some I knew in advance and some I learned along the way. All are equally important, there’s no hierarchy. I have plenty more tips and lessons learned from the trip but I found these 5 to be the most important.  

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