Articles

Guest Feature Article:  (Published in The Guardian, Wed 18 June, 2014): Making time for exercise and healthy eating doesn’t just benefit your health. As Guy Clapperton finds out, there are compelling business reasons for staying in shape too… You don’t have the walk to the train, or the bus stop, or the trudge from the station to […]

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Books

Do You Feel Like You’re Always Going Up the “Down” Escalator? Most of us feel that way as the years pass and we accumulate more and more stress, more and more responsibilities. The satisfaction of our busy lives turns into an invisible weight on our shoulders that just gets heavier and heavier. Fortunately, there’s an answer. (And it isn’t […]

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Videos

In this corporate briefing video, Tim Bean explains how the failure to take moments of recovery, or oscillation, in your day can spell disaster, and highlights the importance of putting the right fuel into your body…

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Research Library Items

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Alcohol, Schmalcohol

By Tim Bean New research from the Boston University Medical Centre in the US reveals what many of us have known for some time: even just a couple of glasses of wine a day can pose a serious long-term threat to your health (Metro, 16.02.11). That piece of news may come as a surprise to […]

Are You Showing Your Age?

By Anne Laing Scientists have finally confirmed what insomniacs, new parents and jet-lagged travellers have known for years; a bad night’s sleep will inevitably show on your face! While chronic lack of sleep has been linked to medical problems such as obesity, cancer and immune deficiency, skin hasn’t had much of a mention. We have […]

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Create Your Best Body For Ageing

By Anne Laing Which would you rather look like?  Which looks healthier? Let’s start with a bit of straight talking. Getting healthy and staying healthy takes work. You live in a body that was designed to work hard, yet you live in a world where strenuous work is discouraged. We have elevators, escalators and cars […]

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Exercise won’t make up for a bad diet…

By Tim Bean It was personally interesting to me to hear Bill Clintons address on CNN recently about child obesity. It his address he reflected on his own lifelong battle with weight, but said that he had always been very active and done lots of exercise.  (Who doesn’t remember the television images of President Clinton […]

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How are You Training Your Child?

By Anne Laing Repeated exposure builds taste preferences.  Children fed unhealthy foods learn through repetition to prefer them. Many pre-schoolers are now easily able to recognise fast-food and fizzy drink brand images before they can even read! These early habits damage their bodies for life. We are now beginning to see young adults who have […]

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Live at the AICA

Tim Bean shares some of his personal story in an address to the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants in London, and reveals a surprising, and little-known, fact about weet-bix…

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Running The Stack

By Anne Laing One of the main reasons 95% of the population gains all or more of their weight back within one year of losing it, is because they don’t train with weights… Sadly most people have no clue what real intensity is, they coast along doing the “same old, same old” and then give up when […]

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Soy, & Why You Should Avoid it

In this recent article by Sally Fallon & Mary G. Enig, Ph.D. it’s revealed why the propaganda that has created the soy sales miracle is all the more remarkable because, only a few decades ago, the soybean was considered unfit to eat – even in Asia! During the Chou Dynasty (1134-246 BC) the soybean was […]

Sweat the Small Stuff!

By Anne Laing Successful people make fundamental decisions over and over every day.  These are decisions that aren’t necessarily major or dramatic in their execution, but rather in their effect – small things, but things that are important in principle nonetheless. Because they are small decisions, they are easy to make – but they are also easy […]

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The Bacteria You Just Can’t Do Without!

By Anne Laing Just as a healthy garden needs healthy soil, so our bodies need healthy diverse bacteria. Our gut is home to approximately 100 trillion microorganisms!! It is known to have over 400 known diverse bacterial species. In fact, we’re more bacterial than we are human!! We’ve only recently begun to understand the extent […]

The Hard Edge – Dealing with Stress

In this corporate briefing video, Tim Bean explains how the failure to take moments of recovery, or oscillation, in your day can spell disaster, and highlights the importance of putting the right fuel into your body…

The Hard Edge – Get More Energy!

Tim Bean discusses how energy management is a key tool in managing stress, and how forgetting simple things, such as eating your meals, can destroy your ability to function effectively in the office… 

The Hard Edge: Are You a Dalek?

In our various corporate and social roles our performance and success is judged – by our bosses and colleagues as well as ourselves – almost exclusively on our mental abilities.  Yet our capacity to function from the neck-up very much depends on how well we look after ourselves from the neck-down…�

The Hard Edge: Are You Getting Wound Up?

Are the pressures and stresses of your working day winding you up like a clockwork toy?  Tim Bean discusses one commonly accepted coping strategy to stress that can actually do a lot more harm than good…

The Hard Edge: Easy Does It!

Starting into an exercise regime requires enthusiasm tempered with reality. In this brief segment, Tim Bean points out the importance of keeping the long-term strategy in mind….

The Hard Edge: Investing in Your People

Hiring staff with the right skills and talents to run your business is certainly paramount.  But how well are you, as a company, supporting their ability to deliver?  Tim Bean puts the case for businesses to be a great deal more pro-active in investing in their key people…

The Hard Edge: Making it all Work

Tim Bean speaks about the structure of their highly successful corporate performance programme, “The Hard Edge”.

The Hard Edge: Making it Work #2

Tim Bean outlines how their executive performance programme, “The Hard Edge” can be tailored to benefit everyone in the company from the top right down to the bottom…

The Hard Edge: Real Case Studies…

Bringing about a higher level of performance and engagement in the workplace sounds great in theory – but does it actually work? Tim Bean shares a real client story where simply getting their management team in better shape wasn’t the main thing on their agenda…

The Hard Edge: Time Management

For decades most senior business management training programmes have emphasised the inportance of “Time Management”.  Is it possible we’ve been barking up the wrong tree…?

The Power of Beetroot!

By Anne Laing In a recent study conducted by Professor Andy Jones of Exeter University (Pub. Journal of Applied Physiology) it was found that BEETROOT JUICE increased stamina by making muscles more fuel-efficient. Test subjects who drank the juice were able to cycle 16% longer before they were tired out.  This backs up previous research […]

Too Busy to Eat Lunch?

By Tim Bean When would you consider it more important to work hardest on taking the best care of yourself – when things are tough and stressful, or when things are easy and cushy? When times are toughest, right? The times when things are hectic and stressful are the very times you really need to […]

Turn Back Your Age Clock

Do You Feel Like You’re Always Going Up the “Down” Escalator? Most of us feel that way as the years pass and we accumulate more and more stress, more and more responsibilities. The satisfaction of our busy lives turns into an invisible weight on our shoulders that just gets heavier and heavier. Fortunately, there’s an answer. (And it isn’t […]

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Vegetarians in the Wild…

It might not be as healthy as it’s cracked up to be…  By Anne Laing I absolutely agree with the moral reasons to go vegetarian/vegan because increasingly the commercialised production of our animals is appalling in this over-consumptive world. However I wonder if it wouldn’t be better to combine forces to campaign for better animal health? […]

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Weight Off Your Mind: How to stay fit and healthy if you work from home…

Guest Feature Article:  (Published in The Guardian, Wed 18 June, 2014): Making time for exercise and healthy eating doesn’t just benefit your health. As Guy Clapperton finds out, there are compelling business reasons for staying in shape too… You don’t have the walk to the train, or the bus stop, or the trudge from the station to […]

Why Butter is Better.

Adapted from an article by Dr J Mercola Are you still shunning butter from your diet? You can stop today because butter can be a very healthy part of your diet…. Vitamins …  Butter is a rich source of easily absorbed vitamin A, needed for a wide range of functions, from maintaining good vision to […]