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The jiu-jitsu doctor returns

The jiu-jitsu doctor returns

December 9, 2019

How to deal with injury and train to the best of your ability, with qualified doctor and Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Marc Barton.

Marc is head instructor at Kingston Jiu-Jitsu. 

Find out more about Marvin Reid's yoga for BJJ at chillwinstonuk.com.

From chronic fatigue to great shape for a man of 50

From chronic fatigue to great shape for a man of 50

November 6, 2019

A very warm welcome back to the author and journalist Nick Duerden. He spent years practically housebound with chronic fatigue and wrote a book called Get Well Soon about his attempts to cure the condition with alternative therapy. Well something must have worked, because for a man who has just passed his half century he is looking great. 

Find out more about all of his good work at nickduerden.co.uk

Vinny Shoreman cured my sweating problem in half an hour

Vinny Shoreman cured my sweating problem in half an hour

October 9, 2019

Welcome to the amazing mind coach, hypnotist and NLP practitioner Vinny Shoreman. Vinny has prepared legendary UFC fighters like Eddie Alvarez and Cody Garbrandt for battle. And now he has given me the gift of not worrying about getting an embarrassingly sweaty head when I'm under pressure. 

Anyone interested in clearing out whatever bullshit might be cluttering up your head, have a listen. You can find out more at vinnyshoreman.com

Mindfulness: feel your stress melt away

Mindfulness: feel your stress melt away

July 29, 2019

I was never sure about mindfulness - always suspected it was hippie nonsense. Turns out I was completely wrong. Please have a listen to the brilliant clinical psychologist Dr Cinzia Pezzolesi.

We all feel pressure of work, family, money - perhaps a killer combo of all three. But whether or not this pressure becomes stress that can affect our happiness and long-term health is entirely up to us. I spent less than an hour talking to Dr Pezzolesi and it has already made a massive difference to how I view stress. Can't argue with that.

Find out more about her work at The Mindfulness Project.

 

Bellator’s Alfie Davis: rising star of mixed martial arts prepares for his big fight

Bellator’s Alfie Davis: rising star of mixed martial arts prepares for his big fight

June 11, 2019

Alfie returns to the Healthy Beast studio to talk about the final preparations for his fight. Tipped as a future world champion, Alfie is two fights - and two wins - into his contract with Bellator, the biggest mixed martial arts promotion in the world after the UFC.

It is great to have him back, he is one of the nicest men you will find in a fight game full of much nicer people than you might think. Alfie is a knockout specialist, but also has a degree in sports science and puts a lot of thought into perfecting the art of fighting. 

See Alfie fight at Bellator London  on June 22. 

Alfie is @alfierdavis on Instagram and his kickboxing school in Putney is @alfiedaviskickboxing.

The Breath Guy - control stress and fight illness just by breathing properly

The Breath Guy - control stress and fight illness just by breathing properly

June 7, 2019

Richie Bostock, also known as The Breath Guy, teaches how to use breathing exercises to stay calm, but also to get the body into a flow state that fires up your immune system and makes you far less likely to get ill. I tried it and after a bit of light-headedness it makes you feel amazing.  

Richie will be teaching at the lululemon Sweatlife festival in London on 22nd and 23rd June. The following week he will be at Glastonbury, then at the beginning of August he will be bringing a sense of calm to the festivalgoers at  at Wilderness

You can find out more at thebreathguy.co.uk  and he is @thebreathguy on Instagram.

 

Actor and mental health campaigner Stephen Uppal

Actor and mental health campaigner Stephen Uppal

May 31, 2019

Stephen is one of the most hard-working, positive people I have ever met. He was in Hollyoaks for years, which taught him both good and bad things about the acting game.

He has made a film, Abe, which could have killed him, but it is the most important thing he has ever done. He made the film to raise awareness of mental health issues after losing his big brother Lacky.

Loved talking to the man. You can watch Abe here, or see the many faces of Stephen here. 

Using your own blood to fight pain - exploring platelet-rich plasma treatment (PRP)

Using your own blood to fight pain - exploring platelet-rich plasma treatment (PRP)

May 13, 2019

In this episode you can hear me trying out a virtually painless pain treatment that involves drawing blood, spinning it very fast in a centrifuge, then injecting the best bits back into your body. The idea is it stimulates the healing process and so can reduce pain. Definitely worth a try, I thought...

Find out more about PRP and other treatments at bodyvie.com.

From obesity and cancer to champion martial artist

From obesity and cancer to champion martial artist

May 2, 2019

A few years ago Trent Scanlen was a morbidly obese businessman. Then he got cancer. Now he runs an MMA gym, is a jiu-jitsu champion and also a fine example of just getting the hell on with it.

Trent would also like me to remind you of his line of CBD products, which you can find at truthnaturals.co.uk.

Dr Michael Mosley’s Fast 800: eat right, live longer

Dr Michael Mosley’s Fast 800: eat right, live longer

April 18, 2019

Dr Michael Mosley made his name with the 5:2 - the diet that popularised intermittent fasting. Now he's back with the Fast 800, which builds on the 5:2 and includes everything Dr Mosley has learnt since a decision to restrict his food intake reversed his diabetes and inadvertently set him on the path to becoming a diet guru. 

Find out more at thefast800.com.