The decision has been made, “it’s time for a lifestyle change” and you are ready to be active, fit and healthy. You found the right trainer, gym and/or group to take you to the next level. Yet, one thing remains the same, the office —the thing you call work and all of it’s sugary temptations— the cookies, the morning donuts and those darn pieces of Halloween candy that seem to never go away! Don’t fret, you can creatively change your unhealthy work environment into a healthy work environment in 5 easy steps.Read More
Before you answer the question in the heading, you will first have to identify what I mean by Conditioned as it relates to Fitness and Health. Too often when I engage people about the subject of getting healthy or in shape, I find that they have not clearly defined what being healthy looks like for their lifestyle. Aside from clinical biomarkers such as blood pressure, A1c blood sugar test, cholesterol levels etc. (which are important to determine the impact of your fitness program), the question is how would the reality of being physically conditioned add to your current lifestyle? In other words, what would you be able to do when in peak condition that you couldn’t do at your current fitness level?Read More
The link between mood and food is intrinsic. Almost every vitamin and mineral is responsible for mental stability – and symptoms such as fuzziness, fatigue, irritability, tension, anxiety, nervousness and depressed feelings can all result from poor dietary choices.
The good news is that there are easy and inexpensive measures we can all take - at work and at home - to reduce and avoid those icky side-effects of a food hangover.Read More
Who here loves running on the treadmill?
Didn’t think so.
A major reason many people can't stick to an exercise regimen is because they don't enjoy the actual act of exercising. Some people dread it and others just find it very boring. Not sure why, because robotically staring at a screen while you run in the same spot for 60 minutes can be thrilling.Read More
Most of us feel like we are at the mercy of our schedules, our bosses’ expectations AND our own. We feel pressured to stay head’s down in our cubicles, in front of our computers all day. Somehow meetings get placed on our schedule—last minute. We deal with emergencies from clients, co-workers as well as from management. Thus, we feel like we are putting out fires with no time to actually get proactive work done. At the end of the day, we feel exhausted and stressed with all that is left on our plate. So, we go back to our computers and work after the kids are in bed or lay awake worrying about all that needs to get done tomorrow.Read More
When you spend most of your day at a desk, it can be difficult to get physical activity and deal with stress — but office yoga can help. Check out these great yoga poses that you can do even at your work desk, calming your mind and alleviating stress in the process.Read More
Weekends are meant to be cherished; each one of us wants to have a superb weekend. We work for the whole week and make plans about how to have a good weekend but when the weekend is approaching all our ideas collapse in the chaos of work. In this competitive world, successful people know that a well spent weekend is essential to great performance during the week. Everyone wants to have a refreshing weekend so that they can start their Monday with extra passion and energy. So here are some tips on how to make the most out of your weekends.Read More
Why are ergonomics so important in the office?
Ergonomics encourage people to have a comfortable experience whilst at work by reducing any injuries that may be caused due to awkward posture and straining of the muscles due to repetitive tasks. Injuries can go unnoticed and employees do not realise that they can have long term effects on their health, ongoing exposure to these risks can cause stress to the mind and body and therefore lead to ergonomic injuries.Read More
Hello everyone! I've been taking a break from the blog for the last few months as I've been completing a post-grad and working on a few other projects. I hope everyone has been keeping active and healthy while I've been away!
I wanted to write a quick update to let you know I'm planning on getting back on my bike next month and all for a very good cause. I'm cycling from Dublin to Galway with a few friends in aid of Crumlin Children's Hospital.Read More
If you want to feel fresh and energised throughout the day, you need to focus on getting a good start. Instead of sleeping in late, you should try waking up earlier and using that precious morning time for some productive work and planning. You could engage in some exercise or other physical activity or do some yoga and contemplation exercises, which will give you great energy to fuel the rest of your day.Read More