The reason for reading

Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit. When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open.

— B.K.S lyengar

People often fall into mental paralysis from the wealth of information there is online. The internet is like a vast ocean of knowledge, with millions of people on small boats hoisting their nets to either gain knowledge for themselves or provide for their communities.

The balance between the ‘perfect’ routine and one that works for us is difficult to achieve. So we seek the expensive and time-consuming advice of doctors, social media’s pseudoscience, or “experts” who are mostly guessing. Health has never been complicated; modern Western society has made it so by desperately trying to find the next ‘thing’ to claim expertise on.

I’ve always been a fan of the insights and practices that have stood the test of time. The longer something has been followed in ritual, the more reliable and trustworthy it is. And while I’m not declaring I’m a top expert or one-stop-shop — I’m a mere fisherman wanting to provide for their community — I’ve amassed experience over the years. Now, I want to share it with you.

I studied Sports Science and Performance at school and university, competing in running, cycling, netball, football, and swimming. I focus on cycling and endurance, as well as injury prevention.

I aim to be a source in your inbox, giving you what you need to improve, whether it’s from distilling old and new research, sharing fitness plans, helping people through my ebooks, or just simplifying the many topics, questions and myths in this interesting world.

Good health and fitness cannot be bought. One thing I love about it. Everyone has to work hard. It demands and rewards effort, consistency, patience and strength. And it is much easier to get right than you think.

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To ensure good health; eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.

— William Londen

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