Stress response

Human bodies are designed to respond to stress in a number of physiological ways. But the stress they’re designed for is short-lived stress like sprinting across a road to avoid being run over, not continued stress of overwork, bad relationships and similar.

Exercise is so much more than fitness

We all know the mainstream effects of exercise – increased heart strength, stronger muscles, etc – but there are some huge positive benefits that aren’t generally spoken about.

Why move?

Back in the day we used to move for literal survival – to find food and escape danger. Today we still need to move for survival, but for very different reasons.

How to be a better sugar burner

What is the number one piece of advice I would give to someone who wanted to reverse their Type 2 diabetes? Answer: do more exercise.

Increase your NEAT

People always ask me what exercise helps with weight loss, but they underestimate the effect that constant movement has on energy burn.

How to use your car less

Our bodies are designed to move but often we jump in the car because it’s convenient – that’s bad for our health and the planet’s. Use your legs more!

Which type of exercise is best?

Well that’s easy! It’s the one you do, and keep doing. But in an ideal world we’d do a variety of exercise types so that we kept all the muscles working.