The key to health, wellness and longevity

I will just give it to you right away… The key to health and longevity is switching off chronic inflammation. There you go. That really is the answer. Cardiovascular disease (heart attacks, strokes etc), neurodegenerative disease (Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s,...

What your co-workers need to thrive

Abraham Maslow wrote, what is still to this day, one of the most recognized theories on human motivation. Maslow proposed we have a hierarchy of needs. He described this as the pattern/sequence that human motivations generally move through. The most fundamental and...

Improving productivity and health at work

The workplace is a very important social determinant of health. And with health, I am not just referring to the medical aspects. This is where we normally get stuck when thinking of health and wellbeing. We need to view health as a complex adaptive system that...

The big secret to fat loss

I’ve lost weight. I’ve kept it off. I have seen and helped others do the same. They used different methods than I have. But one thing was consistent for all. That is the big secret about weight loss… So here it is:   How to lose weight: Sustain a caloric...

Sitting kills and moving heals

Move – stay alive and thrive or don’t move – decay and die   A major problem we all experience today is a sedentary lifestyle. Our lives have been designed around sitting more and moving less. Think about how much time you spend each day sitting down… You...

Keep moving

Move – stay alive and thrive or don’t move – decay and die Movement is not your right; it’s not even a privilege. It’s your responsibility. A responsibility you owe to yourself. The more you sit, the harder it is to move, the less you move, the sooner you’ll...

Born to Run

“Every morning in Africa a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must move faster than the lion or it will not survive. Every morning a lion wakes up and it knows it must move faster than the slowest gazelle or it will starve. It doesn’t matter if you are the lion or...

When you know why, you simply will

“He who has a strong enough why can bare almost any how” Viktor Frankl Why am I doing this again? Why am I putting myself through this? I was asking myself this question recently while painstakingly going through notes and files for a project that I am currently...

The power of Now

  Lao Tzu said it best:   “If you are depressed, you are living in the past If you are anxious, you are living in the future If you are at peace, you are living in the present”   I really think there is truth in that. Maybe the order is different to...

Conflicted ?

Seth Godin speaks of conflict and he describes self-marketing very well. He explains that everything we do that’s important is the result of conflict. Not an external conflict, like between us and the world, but an internal conflict between us and ourselves.   We...
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