On the road to better energy!

Lately I have been focusing on a new aspect very closely related to the whole idea of training to get fitter and healthier - that of training and supporting your internal systems. I really strongly believe that healthy eating is key to getting the best out of yourself. So often, people will view food as something that they should enjoy first and foremost. What it does once inside you, apparently is secondary. For me, whilst I love my food to be tasty, what it does is almost the more important ... Read More


Fit to be an Entrepreneur

I have to tell you about this great event I have coming up in San Francisco on the 6th December. I am bringing together a number of my favourite people to share thoughts and ideas with you about your fitness, best nutrition and general well-being. As Entrepreneurship is my OTHER passion - we are combining these two that evening although you don't have to be a business owner to care about achieving your very best personal health of course 😉

If you want more energy, improve your ... Read More


Thinking about Food

It struck me this week that food means different things to different people. I know, not exactly an earth shattering or scientifically astounding thought, but still - I had often wondered why people make such wrong choices when it comes to choosing what food they want to eat and now  I have finally worked that out.

Ultimately - I think that most people view food as something they "deserve", or in other words, a treat. When it comes to treats, you want something that is indulgent, like ... Read More


Keep that Fuel Tank topped up!

By Guest Blogger Coen van Schijndel, Topvorm -  www.topvorm.com

Keep your Energy Tank fuelled!!!

An important concern of cyclists, as well as marathon runners or triatletes and all those that go for the longer nuance races is their energy supply. The energy sources which you have available to support your effort, are your body fat store and the storage of glycogen (carbohydrates) in your liver and muscles together with whatever you manage to consume and add during the actual ... Read More



Here's another one of those great topics that you could spend hours on...Calories. We all know what they are used for - basically as a measurement of the richness of food in the sense that if you eat too many calories, you will gain weight and if you eat less - you will lose some. But then I got the question - what is a Calorie? Hmmmm, nice subject for a Saturday morning.

So a Calorie is indeed a measure of energy - to be exact, originally it was a measure of how much ... Read More


Energy – part 2.

I talked a lot about what types of energy your body uses as you breathe, walk around and work out. You basically use the three types : carbohydrates, fat and protein in that order of preference.

I got quite a few questions about that from you all. The generic question I hear is "If I work out at a fast pace, do I burn more calories and get faster?"

Well - the wonderful answer to this question is "it depends!". So you know nothing more then you did before...but let me try and ... Read More


Tips from a Pro – Diets

Following my write-up yesterday, I am getting more and more feedback - thank you! It's interesting to see that whilst we collectively know quite a lot about fitness, and looking after our health, we still get totally fazed by all the myths that are out there. So Nando, PT and Masseur at 1-2-1 Trainers pulled some myths out of his healthy hat and asked me to share them with you.

Here's some of Nando's thoughts on food/diets:

There is so much misinformation out in the world today ... Read More


Heartrate monitoring

When you are looking to improve your fitness, you will at some point need to invest in a heart rate monitor.

Many people train for years without them of course, they tend to be reasonably expensive if you want to get a good one and most of the recreational sports enthusiasts don't really know what they offer. However, I absolutely think they are essential at almost any level - since they are a way of measuring WHAT you are actually doing and will help you gain more from the same ... Read More


More on Energy

Ofcourse, there is a lot of other things that are non-scientific that give me energy - to name a few: being up and out in the woods so early the birds are just bursting into full song, smelling the rain after a thunderstorm, seeing hills and mountains at my horizon, petting my pet, great friends and positive people, achieving something I thought beyond me, that first sip of espresso in the morning, the power of words, as I read them or writing my blog... and ofcourse simply being with those I ... Read More

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