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Are you feeling miserable?

Are you feeling sad and down in the dumps

If you’re down in the dumps, what is the best choice? 

1) Hideout from family and friends until you feel up to seeing them
2)Draw the curtains, stay inside, and rest
3) Get out of the house, exercise, and engage in activities
4) Self-medicate with alcohol and/or sweets to soothe your
feelings 

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Save your wrists: get some parallette bars

Save your wrists, vary your training. Get some parallettes.

If you regularly push up, L sit and practice handstands the chances are you could end up in intermediate hand and wrist pain.

After too many years of coaching, I’d suggest you seriously consider mixing your hand position up by including the use of parallettes. You can now pick up cheap ones any where, although if you intend to handstand with them, you ought to look at what they are suitable for. That said, Ive bought the cheapie set (pictured) about 10 years ago and Im still alive!

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Interesting questions to change the way you think

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What could the acronym “FEED” stand for? Its a mnemonic device to help
you remember the steps to change the way you think.

What do you think it stand for?
a. Feel good, Exhale, Excite, and Dictate
b. Focus, Effort, Effortlessness, and Determination
c. Fail, Engage, Encourage, and Describe
d. Freedom, Effortlessness, Entertainment, and Doing little 

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Go barefoot once a week

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there is mounting evidence of a therapeutic connection between you, the earth and for that matter the elements in general. For years the Earthing Institute has suggested that you can become healthier by properly and directly connecting yourself to the earth. In other words, walk around barefoot on the earth.

Obviously its a nasty, commercial world so there is a whole bundle of stuff you can now buy to “earth” yourself without jogging around the park barefoot, but being me, I’m suggesting to many of my clients that jogging (or a bit of circuit work) around the park barefoot, at least once a week, is a good thing.

From the seeming explosion of fungal nails, athletes’ feet, plantar fasciitis, and Achilles tendinopathy, it seems as if it’s a really good idea to get your feet out into the fresh air and sunlight if you possibly can.

Equally, wearing sandals should be firmly on the agenda for most people where possible: maybe not practical on building sites, in a warzone, or in a policing situation.

The plea is to make at least one of your training sessions barefoot

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