The Kill Switch

WARNING - attempting to replicate some of the activities in this blogpost may cause injury or death. Use the advice and support of an experienced professional. DISCLAIMER - the effects of this article may cause you to spend too much money on gear, skip work to go out and play, or cause irritation to your partner ...

Why I could never be a football fan

Like most people, I love watching sports; but perhaps for totally different reasons to the scores of fans that follow their beloved teams through thick and thin. To me, sports is the representation of human endeavour, motivation and mind-over-matter. I love to watch the underdog win, and the human spirit prevail over what sometimes seems ...

Personal Tracking for Hacking

I regularly use devices and apps to track my movement, sleep, nutrition and a number of other parameters in order to evaluate how I function, what impact other factors have on my 'system' and whether changes to my lifestyle (hacks) are bearing results. The most useful of the devices is the Activity Tracker. I use the ...

Simplifying Life

It's that time of year when you wonder why the hell you didn't keep up last year's resolutions, and whether it's worth bothering again at all in 2015. The pessimists won't bother and the procrastinators might wait a little longer, but I thought I'd get going. In order not to set myself up for failure, I ...

Corporate Wellness Programmes – do they work?

Western world corporate organisations are finally taking the responsibility for the wellbeing of their employees and, to a certain extent their families, by investing in a wider range of health and wellness initiatives across the company. But do these programmes actually work?   Research of the outcomes of such Corporate Wellness Programmes clearly show that employers overwhelmingly expressed ...