February 24, 2020
Former soldier and security adviser Jordan Wylie has run and rowed across some of the most dangerous parts of the world to raise money for children in areas devastated by war. In his book Running For My Life, he talks about his treks across Afghanistan and Somalia, as well as his own struggles with mental health.
Whether or not you are in a war zone, sometimes the best plan is just to put your head down and keep going.
Great talking to Jordan, a very inspirational man. His charity Frontline Children is halfway through building a school on the Horn of Africa, with a few thousand pounds more they can get it finished.
Jordan is also an ambassador for the Army Cadets and for the luxury watch brand Bremont.
January 27, 2020
Medicinal cannabis is legal "in name only" in the UK, as doctors continue to prescribe opioids and anti-depressants in industrial quantities.
Dr Fisher is one of the founders of Hanway Associates, a consultancy that specialises in cannabis research, and is working towards a future where all cannabis prohibition is lifted.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.