The ancient practice of meditation may seem a little outdated in our modern, high tech world, but with the non-stop pace of life and constant information overload we receive daily, it feels like it’s never been more relevant or important. Meditation has been undergoing a renaissance in popularity recently as more and more people sit down, slow down and exercise their mind. Think of meditation as a gym workout for the brain...
Tim Etherington-Judge is the founder of Healthy Hospo, former global brand ambassador, cyclist, runner, and born again bartender. Form personal negative health experiences, here he writes about why regular exercise is key to a healthy lifestyle. No matter what industry you work in, there are no excuses... regular exercise keeps a positive mind set.
We all know the old saying ‘you are what you eat’, but in reality, we really are what we drink. The human body is between 50-65% water, varying dependent on age, fitness and sex and surface of our planet is 71% H20. It’d be fair to say that healthy water has a huge role to play in our own personal health. Whilst it’s easy to think that all water is born equal, in reality, there’s a huge difference between the water that falls from the sky, the water that runs from your tap and the stuff in the bottle.
So let’s have a deeper look at some different types of water:
The saying goes that you should never discuss religion and politics with people at the dinner table. I’m going to add a third topic: diet.
Our modern, high-speed lifestyles have changed our food beyond almost all recognition. A large part of our diets are now highly processed foods, filled with artificial ingredients and sweeteners, whilst at the same time, our vegetables have been shorn of almost all nutrients. We consume vast amounts of sugar, fats and artificial ingredients and an ever decreasing amount of vitamins and nutrients whilst trying to counter it by taking a variety of supplements.
Before your workout it's tempting to turn up and launch straight into exercising and after, head home to eat and shower. Stretching is easy to neglect, but essential to do!