Rebuilding mental & physical health

It’s been a rough old road and, to be honest, I’ve not helped myself as much as I could have done over the past few years. That’s changed recently, though, after my mental and physical wellbeing took a massive hit and I realised just how important it is to take care of myself.

There are five things I have to focus on if I want to stay in control: hydration, exercise, sleep, fasting and diet. Each is as important as the next and if I let one slip, the rest soon follow. If I keep on top of these things, everything about my life improves: my mood lifts, my stress levels lessen, my weight goes down, my energy goes up, I get better quality sleep and my brain feels sharper. This page lists all my health and wellbeing posts – and there’s plenty more to come.

Nervous Breakdown: A Harrowing Time

Did I mention I had a breakdown?!

I had a mental breakdown on New Year’s Day 2001, after two life-threatening events occurred the previous year. I’ve been very open about why it happened, how it happened and the struggle to recover. Unfortunately I didn’t do a very good job and I had a second breakdown in 2017. This time I’m doing a more thorough job of nursing myself back to health and hopefully my experience will help other people along the way.

Diet & Fasting

Intermittent Fasting | Low-Sugar Lifestyle

Intermittent fasting has changed my life. It’s not about restricting calories, it’s about changing the times within which you eat. I feel great when I stick to a 4-hour eating window and a low-carb diet. I’ve done a few long-term low-calorie and water fasts but for me the trick is to be consistent with intermittent fasting and a ketogenic diet. Find out more below.