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

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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

The Prevalence of Caffeine Use in [US] Military Populations

Research Paper Title Caffeine Use among Active Duty Navy and Marine Corps Personnel. Background Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) indicate 89% of Americans regularly consume caffeine, but these data do not include military personnel. Methods This cross-sectional study examined caffeine use in Navy and Marine Corps personnel, including prevalence, amount… Read More

Walking for Weight Loss, Really? But Surely Celebrity Exercises & Personal Trainers are the Panacea!

Alasdair Wilkins lost 45kg in a year without having to nibble on kale salads or battle through spin classes in expensive Lycra. He reckons his weight loss “secret” is actually “pretty dumb”. “Basically, I just went to the gym and I walked. On a treadmill, uphill, at a brisk pace, for about an hour every… Read More