How to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain While Still Enjoying Yourself

Greg Potter

I bloody love mince pies. And Christmas cake. And pfeffernüsse. And mulled wine. Come to think of it, I’m a huge fan of all Christmas foods and drinks, and I can’t imagine ever skimping on any of them. I used to mindlessly overindulge every Christmas to the point where I got fatter, felt gross, and was tempted by extreme ploys to rapidly get back on track (new year, new you, right?). This experience is common, for lots of us gain weight between late November and early January and then retain the unwanted extra mass. As the years go by, these...

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Ginger: Health Benefits, Side Effects, and How to Take It

Greg Potter

It’s thought that people in India and China have used ginger therapeutically for at least 5,000 years, and ginger was probably used to spice up foods long before this. Over the years, interest in ginger has waxed and waned, with notable surges when Queen Elizabeth I reportedly invented the gingerbread man and now again in the 21st century as people turn to ginger shots and other spicy concoctions in the hope of garnering a range of health benefits. But is ginger a legitimate health booster, or is this all just spicy hype? Today we’ll look at what's known about the science of...

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Is Coffee Good for You? A 2021 Perspective

Greg Potter

If you’re a grown-up human being, you’re probably a regular coffee drinker. At Resilient Nutrition, we like coffee too - let’s be honest, we made coffee versions of Long Range Fuel in part to satisfy our own cravings. If you’re like us though, you’ve at some point felt confused about whether drinking coffee is good for you, and you might still be unsure about how much coffee you can get away with without any concerns. If you want answers to these questions or just fancy nerding out on the science of coffee, you’re in the right place, for in today’s blog...

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More Thoughts on How to Improve Work Performance

Greg Potter

If you’re looking to take your work to the next level, you’re in the right place. In Part 1 of this series on how to improve work performance, we explored how to prioritise deep work, ways to become more efficient at work, the importance of your work environment, and more. In today’s blog we’ll focus on how to best look after yourself if you want to sustainably sharpen your mind and boost your energy.   Key takeaways Spending time each day in daylight supports your musculoskeletal health and immune function, aligns your body’s clock with the sun, boosts your alertness and mood,...

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The Many Health Benefits of Cocoa

Greg Potter

If I told you that cocoa products such as cocoa powder and dark chocolate can lower your blood pressure, improve your gut health, and speed your recovery from exercise, I’m guessing you might look at me as if I have two heads. However, this seems to be the case. Continuing from the previous blog in which we unpacked the effects of cocoa intake on brain health, today we’ll consider how cocoa affects other aspects of how we feel and function each day.   Key takeaways Consuming cocoa flavanols improves the function of blood vessels and lowers blood pressure, especially in people...

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