Doing Nothing is a Backward Step

Doing Nothing is a Backward Step

A friend reminded me of this line of thought yesterday, so I thought I would blog about this today. My friend lamented that he had previously worked hard for 10 months to improve his physical conditioning, but then just 3 months of taking his eye off the ball and all his hard work was lost.

Let me give you an analogy that might resonate with some of you. This is a running story, and I wrote this for a business book I published back in 2009, but it is very relevant to diet and exercise and how we treat our health and our bodies in general.

If it feels good to run, keep on running.

If you are a runner, or have ever regularly run then you’ll understand this. Continue reading

Running Marathons and Goal Setting

Exmoor Trail Marathon

Exmoor Trail Marathon

This picture is from April 2011, I was running in the Exmoor trail marathon (a CTS event run by EnduranceLife – excellent events, I can thoroughly recommend them) and I finished 1st in ‘Male Veterans’ and 9th overall, with a finish time of 4 hours 40 minutes and 59 seconds. The course was approximately 27.1 miles and included well over 5000 feet of ascent, including one very big, long, steep climb just 5 miles from the end, which is torture on tired legs.

This time of year, with New Year just around the corner, I always spend time thinking about goals and challenges. Continue reading

Putting Racism in Context

The more I learn about anthropology, the more I am astounded by racism. When I say racism, I mean colour prejudice. I realise there are many forms of racism, some are merely overzealous forms of national pride and competitiveness, others more hateful and harmful. But colour prejudice really confounds and infuriates me, and the more I learn about human evolution on Earth, the more it gets my back up. Let me break this down, so you understand what I am talking about.

Life on Earth

First up, me need to start with a quick potted history of life on Earth.

Planet Earth is roughly 4.6 billion years old (that’s 4,600 million years old).

The first 4 billion years were all gas and fire and water and at most, bacterial life and a few very basic plants. What we think of as life, animals and fish and birds, began about 500 million years ago. Continue reading

Kids of just 10 years old are shaping the Mobile Communications Industry of Tomorrow.

If you want to know how the mobile industry is going to look in a decade’s time, you need to spend some time with 8-, 9- and 10-year old kids today.

Thankfully, amid the changes in society in the digital age, at 8 and 9 years old, ‘most’ kids still have not yet got their first mobile phone. Many do have a mobile, but as far as I can tell, it’s a minority. From anecdotal evidence, it seems to me that currently, here in the UK, most kids are getting their first mobile phone at around 10 or 11 years of age.

However, just because these young kids don’t have a mobile phone, this is not stopping them from making calls and sending text messages to each other. Continue reading

Focus on what really matters.

If we accept that the broad purpose of ‘charity’ at a worldwide scale, is to save lives and reduce pain and suffering, then we are at a time when we need to drastically reconsider how we are directing the help we give.

As we approach the end of 2012, there are approximately 905 million undernourished people on the planet. That number is slowly shrinking, by approximately 1 person every 5 seconds. That’s 6 million less starving people every year. If we continue at that pace, and if global warming, changing climate patterns and fossil fuel shortages don’t cause any new problems greater than they already create today, then in 150 years there will be no more starving people on this planet.

But, right here, right now, in 2012, worldwide 10.7 million people will have died of hunger this year.

There are also 1,567 million overweight people on the planet. 522 million of them are obese. Yes, there are more than half a BILLION obese people on Earth. Continue reading

Please check my ‘About Me’ page.

I have added some links to my ‘About Me’ page, please click on the tab at the top of this page, and follow the links to check out my business, my health blog, my telecoms blog and my other online pages.

My health blog is huge, there are already over 50,000 words on there and I’ve only been running it for 6 months. If you have any interest in natural healthcare, clean food, good nutrition and healthy living, please do check it out, and share it with any friends who might be interested.

The telecoms blog mostly covers new trends in mobile and wireless, looking at consumer behaviour, smartphones, tablets, messaging, apps and non-voice mobile services.

I shall start blogging here regularly soon. I am spending a large part of January 2013 in India, so will blog about my first trip to that wonderful and exciting country while I am there. I can’t wait!