I recently watched the excellent Storyville documentary K2: The Killer Summit. The film explores the events that led to 11 climbers losing their lives whilst descending the second highest mountain in the world. Above all else it’s an exploration of the reasons why otherwise sensible people decide to put themselves at enormous risk to achieve […]
Is sport healthy?
Sport should be about life not death. About beauty and health. Tonina Pantani. Tonina Pantani is the mother of Marco Pantani (above) who passed away in tragic circumstances aged just 34. Marco was the greatest Italian cyclist of his generation, winning both the Tour de France and the Giro d’Italia in 1998. He was expelled […]
Why your muscles get tight with age
In this post we look at why your muscles get tight with age and what you can do to improve your mobility. It’s certainly a generalisation but we tend to move differently as we age. Our stride shortens when we walk, we find it more difficult to lift our legs when climbing up stairs and […]
Make stress your friend; Live longer.
Kelly McGonigal explains that stress is not necessarily a bad thing, providing we interpret it that way.