We have known what calories are for a long time but even 15 or 20 years ago the thought of counting them and or weighing food in order to ensure that you get the right amount was not something the layman would consider. If you were an “athlete” then maybe but otherwise not a chance.
Fast forward to today and everyone seems to know about counting calories, whether they are doing it correctly or not is another thing. At the same time the number of eating disorders we are seeing and generally poor relationships we see that people have with food is on the rise at a scary rate.
So whats going on? That is the question we answer in todays show.
Just 4 years ago Keith Russell started running as something he could do with his severely disabled daughter Alanna. It brought them both great joy and happiness. Sadly in December 2017 Alanna passed away but in the short time Keith ran with her they had a huge impact on many communities both in Ireland and further afield.
What started as something they did together soon developed into something that would help Keith deal with being apart from Alanna as he explained to us “I had two choices and the world would have accepted if I chose to drown my sorrows but I didn’t I chose to keep running.”
Since Keith has run a sub 3 hour marathon, completed the 173km Belfast to Dublin ultra, on Alannas second anniversary completed 100 miles on a 400m track and on 27th June ran 227km around an athletics track as he chased the Irish 24 hour record.
In this show Keith speaks in detail about all areas of his life, lessons learnt and how he has overcome extreme adversity.
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“You should read more” was probably a phrase we have all had shouted at us at some stage or another. But how, but when, but why? In this show we talk all about books, reading, podcasts and learning, how much is too much, how much is enough and when should we start doing!
Ever done a juice detox, been told to have a shake or been tempted by the new world of smoothies? This show is all for you and of course for those that have heard about all these things and yet are a bit unsure!
In show I try and give you all you need to know about liquid nutrition by keeping it nice and simple and straight forward as well as giving you the truth about some of the detox juice cleanses out there.
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If you live somewhere in the Northern hemisphere then I hope your mercury is rising and you are able to take advantage of some awesome summer weather. Right here in the Middle East it is of course nice and warm as we head into July so about time for a sort show on hydration, training in the heat, managing your training plans, recovering well and being ready to go again.
There are a number of simple check ins for hydration and I share about 10 in this show. Add to this a slightly different approach to your training, no you are not going to lose all of your gains down worry. And then round things out with good revery and you will win big this summer.
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Brendan Foster CBE (born 12 January 1948) is a British former long-distance runner who founded the Great North Run. He won the bronze medal in the 10,000 metres at the 1976 Summer Olympics, and the gold medal in the 5,000 metres at the 1974 European Championships and the 10,000 metres at the 1978 Commonwealth Games.
The man is a legend and he is also on of our coaches (Rob Foster) Uncle so Rob managed to get him on a talk for our Endurance team. I loved pretty much every second of his talk and as I was listening back to it thought it would be fun to debunk his mindset so thats what I have done.
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People are afraid and that is understandable. For the last few months we have been confined to our homes and listened to the media tell us how dangerous and deadly COVID 19 is. But then in the next moment facilities open up and we are expected to hop back like nothing ever happened.
Meanwhile the campaigns to get us back have been images of fogging machines and people in hazmat suits. It's no surprise people are scared of going out never mind exercising in gyms and high contact environments.
In this show we look to the science of all this fogging and sanitization and leave a number of points that the general population can do to make this situation better. Hop on board folks as fitness is the answer.
15 years ago there was no “box”, you walked into gyms and nobody smiled at you or knew your name. CrossFit was a huge force behind breaking that down. At these challenging times lets also remember the good times that this brand has given us all, the lives it has changed and the livelihoods it has created.
We do not agree or support the recent comments of the CEO of CrossFit, however in this show we remember the good times and talk about how the future may look. I am sure this is not the last time we will discuss this topic on the show.
Dhiren Harchandani is an entrepreneur, a transformative coach, a consultant, an author, a keynote speaker, and Most of All, A teacher.
He bridges his experience to actionable outcomes that drive meaningful results. He is a balance of inspiring and practical, thought-provoking and result-focused, fun and impactful!
In this show Dhiren shares with us some super personal experiences that have led him to follow a life of “essentialism” and in doing so he explains the key tools that he uses in his life to make it better. Dhiren does not believe that everyone has to experience rock bottom to live their best life, however if they start to take conscious action today they can have everything they want in life.
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