Sleep is integral to health and wellbeing. If you work in the fitness industry, very early starts are par for the course, which can be tricky if, like me, you’re a night owl. I’ve used a Lumie light for years, which helps wake you more naturally, and I try to stop using screens a couple of hours before bed. Last year, I set myself a goal of prioritising sleep but haven’t done as well as I wanted to. I’m hoping this year I’ll finally nail a solid sleep cycle.
I’ll lock in three workouts a week. I opened three gyms in the last six months, so my own fitness regime has taken a bit of a hammering. My goal this year is to commit to three workouts a week. I use time-blocking as a tool to manage my work life – i.e. scheduling specific time to different tasks and being brutal with anything that doesn’t fit into that schedule – and plan to do the same with fitness.
Cold therapy is great for the mind. Most people associate it with sports recovery, but I’m more interested in the impact it has on the mind. When you simplify it, cold water is a stress on the body, so learning to deal with it and finding a way to cope with that stress is an excellent exercise for the brain and nervous system.
I’ll be adding collagen to my daily routine. Taking collagen may not be the most masculine thing to do, but it’s great for your joints, ligaments and tendons, all of which need support as we age.