Category: Health

Personal Experiences of working against the Circadian Rhythm

The last blog in this series threw up three main ways we can influence our circadian rhythm – Melatonin supplements, light therapy and exercise. So I decided to try and look into what personal experiences people had with relation to using these three possible… Continue Reading “Personal Experiences of working against the Circadian Rhythm”

Can we influence our circadian rhythm?

First, in order to answer this question, we must establish what is thought to be: The main factors

How does our circadian rhythm affect athletic performance?

Mark Taylor (@coolerking198 on twitter) recently asked me to research the affect circadian rhythms have on athletic performance. What on earth is that I thought!? So he sent me a piece of research to start me off.

ACL reconstruction: 13 years on

BACKGROUND September 2008. Kettering rugby club. I am playing in the lock position. I had complained to the coach a few times that my fellow lock kept collapsing – bad technique – and was concerned that someone was going to get injured. I was… Continue Reading “ACL reconstruction: 13 years on”

Light therapy to wake you… have YOU ever considered it?

For quite some time now I have been trialling a light up alarm clock that brightens like the sunrise, instead of making a traditional ringing sound. I didn’t think it would work either but a year on, I am way past doubting that at… Continue Reading “Light therapy to wake you… have YOU ever considered it?”

PowerBreathe Guest Blog: Duncan Kerr and the K5

I have been using the POWERbreathe K5 for the past 3 months and have made some tremendous gains in my inspiratory muscle strength.