Longer Life: Optimists vs Pessimists

Those who look on the bright side of life might live a little longer than pessimists, according to new research. A study published in JAMA Network Open found that those with a ‘glass half full; attitude to life were 35% less likely to suffer from cardiovascular disease, and had an 18% lower risk of death… Read More

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A New Life…

“The British Army gives many a new life. Its not a job, but a lifestyle. Even if you come from nothing, and had the worst upbringing. It gives you a family, job security and some real life lessons.” Reference Spencer, N. (2019) This is for Anyone That’s Struggling with Life. Available from World Wide Web:… Read More

Using Financial Strategies To Fund a Fitness Lifestyle

Poor mental health can make managing money harder, and worrying about money can cause your mental and physical health to decline. One survey conducted by one of the largest banks in the US revealed that 81% of respondents found goals much easier to achieve when their finances were in order, while 70% stated that solid finances… Read More

Everyday Life & Combat Stance…

“In all forms of strategy, it is necessary to maintain the combat stance in everyday life and to make your everyday stance your combat stance. You must research this well.” Miyamoto Musashi (1584 to 1645) Miyamoto Musashi was a famous Japanese soldier-artist of the early Edo (Tokugawa) period (1603 to 1867). He was also known… Read More

The UKs Defence People Mental Health & Wellbeing Strategy

The health (physical and mental) and wider well-being of Service personnel people contributes directly to operational capability and, as such, is a high priority. The Chief of Defence People seeks to create the conditions for Service personnel to enjoy a level of health and well-being that maximises the capacity of people for work and this applies… Read More

The Motivation to Benefit from Exercise

There is no doubt about the benefits of exercise. Physical activity is associated with a reduced risk of coronary heart disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and other chronic diseases and conditions. Despite the wealth of information about the benefits of exercise, sedentary adults often find it hard to  change their behaviour in a sustainable manner. The… Read More