• 5 reasons not to use whoop bands

    5 reasons I ditched my Whoop band

    At first there were pedometers. Then came the calorie counters. Today, it’s HRV monitors and sleep trackers. Soon, it’ll be continuous glucose monitors. Are health trackers helpful? Are today’s wearable devices – Oura rings, Whoop bands, Apple Watches & co – helping you live a happier and more fulfilled life? I’ve gone deep into the …

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    Why women’s weight training is going from strength to strength

    We need to talk about weights. Science has long proven weight-bearing exercises are good for the body and the mind. It builds muscle mass, reduced body fat and alleviates risk factors of chronic conditions like diabetes and anxiety. Government guidelines have been recommending it twice a week to increase muscle strength. The evidence is there, …

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    How to Fix Your Sleep-Wake Cycle using Light Therapy

    Light is the main Zeitgeber (German for “time giver”) and it keeps our circadian rhythms on track so that our daily sleep, wake, and hunger routines are aligned. Even though we continue to learn more and more about the human sleep/wake cycle (the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine was awarded for discoveries of …

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  • How to Stop Waking Up Often During the Night

    You may be waking up at night for a number of reasons, including insomnia, sleep deprivation, and oversleeping. Under normal circumstances, you should wake up fewer than 2 times per night, and the total amount of time you spend awake each night should be less than 10% of total sleep time. If you wake up …

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  • Put the Phone Away! How Screens Sabotage Sleep

    To improve your sleep quality, it’s best to avoid staring at screens in the evening. The blue light emitted by your computer smartphone and television screens inhibits the natural production of melatonin – one of the primary sleep hormones. This will drastically affect the quality of your sleep, in the same way that being exposed …

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    How Working Long Hours Impacts Sleep (and Heart)

    Technology was supposed to liberate us from much of the daily slog, but has often made things worse: in 2002, fewer than 10% of employees checked their work email outside of office hours. Today, with the help of tablets and smartphones, it is 50%. There are numerous research studies out there showing the overwork — …

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    This is the Best Time to Work Out to Maximise Zzz’s

    Among its many benefits (decreased stress, weight control, disease prevention, etc.), exercise is important for good sleep. And it turns out that when you choose to work out might your impact sleep. Is it time to change your habits? Find out, below: Rise and Sweat: Morning workouts are usually the best choice for those who …

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  • Alcohol and a Good Night’s Sleep Don’t Mix

    Anyone who drinks alcohol from time to time knows that beer, wine, or spirits can sometimes leave you feeling drowsy. But while alcohol, a depressant, can help you fall asleep faster, it also contributes to poor quality sleep later. Here’s what happens—behind your closed eyes—when you go to sleep after drinking. 1. There’s a battle …

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    Why You Should Not Bring Work Into The Bedroom

    Research suggests that reserving the bedroom for nothing but sleep and sex can improve your chances of enjoying a sound night’s rest. Here’s why: Maintaining a separate, dedicated sleep space makes it easier for you to fall asleep when it’s time for bed. That’s because your brain will learn to associate your bed with sleep …

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  • 4 Tips to Help You Go Back to Sleep

    There you are – in the dark – with eyes wide open, struggling to fall back asleep. Anyone who’s experienced significant bouts of sleeplessness knows the havoc this can wreak on our energy, mood, and cognition. To help, we’ve pulled together the best tips on how to fall back asleep. 1. Don’t look at the …

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  • Moving & Making with Richie Norton

    Richie is an ex-professional rugby player, turned coach on a mission. Richie encourages people to treat their bodies like a temple. And not just any kind of temple, but a Strength Temple. He also has a passion for motorbikes and teaches yoga and breath work. Bang! How did rugby influence you? Rugby was part of …

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  • Moving & Making with Henni Zuel

    Henni is a power woman, a golf player, a media tycoon and a pretty damn inspiring human being. She’s currently a producer and presenter at GOLF TV, being the only interviewer with exclusive access to Tiger Woods. Why golf? Golf is one of those games that you never quite master and it had me hooked from a young age. …

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