I order a Riverford Organic vegetable box every week. It’s full to the brim with greens. As well as this, I’ll always buy avocados, bananas, nuts, coconut oil, buckwheat noodles, chia seeds and matcha tea.
I don’t take lots of supplements. But when I do, I always look to Motion Nutrition – its products are made from 100% natural, organic ingredients and have the Soil Association Stamp. When I’m training, I take the Energise Blend, which is organic and contains matcha, lucuma, guarana and panax ginseng – it’s a game-changer on dark, early mornings. I also use its blueberry plant-based protein and sleep nootropic.
We all need sleep, food, water, sunlight, movement, play and human contact to survive. But to thrive, we need deep sleep, nourishing food, fresh water, direct sunlight at the right times of the day, free movement and play, and supportive, nurturing human contact – all of which feed our emotional health and wellbeing, and enable us to grow. This means getting in touch with what’s biologically normal, as opposed to what’s socially normal. Nature, natural movement, play, cold immersion and breath work all come into play most days for me.
At home, I’ve adopted ground living. The average urbanite spends 90% of their life indoors, removed and disconnected from nature. Sitting for long periods of time creates stagnation and encourages lack of movement, so I made the decision to remove all chairs from my home. We sit on the floor on cushions or bolsters, or we sit in a squat – or the many other natural rest positions available to humans. For example, when I’m working from home, I have a low sitting desk set-up. This means I can transition between ground sitting positions to help unravel, keep supple and strong. I use floor-sitting positions to help maintain my posture and athleticism.