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Stoicism appears to be undergoing a 21st century revival with a whole host of authors translating what appeared to be an outdated philosophy into a palatable approach to modern life. William B. Irvine a professor of philosophy provides an introductory Stoic framework for the curious laymen. Utilising the works of classic Stoic authors – Marcus Aurelius, Seneca and Epictetus, Irvine distils their scattered teaching into an easy to understan... []

Stephan Guyenet BSc PhD, review editor at Frontiers in Nutrition, founder and director of Red Pen Reviews and author of a plethora of academic publications also happens to be an excellent science communicator for those with an inquiring mind attempting to understanding the nuances behind the burgeoning obesity epidemic that is underway.In an era of unprecedented dogmatism, fearmongering and pseudoscientific misdirection, many become dis... []

You may currently be, or at some point you may want to begin, reading research papers to further your knowledge and improve your service to your clients. This book is a great starting place, as it is often tempting to jump straight to the authors conclusions without considering the methodology or results in detail, which may in fact reduce the validity of the conclusions made. Understanding the complete ins and outs of research isn’t neces... []

“You are in danger of living a life so comfortable and soft, that you will die without ever realizing your true potential.” Goggin’s talks of the 40% rule, and how most of us only ever use 40% of our true potential and capabilities. In this book you will read of facing adversity and failure, but how you are in control of your own fate, reaching deep down to defy the odds. In your career you may come across clients who are facing their ... []

A "Guide to Stress, Stress-Related Diseases, and Coping", we as humans often face chronic stress, while a zebra’s stress is acute or episodic such as when running away from a predator. This is the premise of the title, indicating this lack of chronic stress is why animals are less prone to the same chronic-stress related diseases humans are, such as ulcers, hypertension and decreased neurogenesis. Its well known that stress has some signif... []

“Doing something unimportant well does not make it important”. Ferris speaks of how he went from working 80-hour weeks running his own company, to working much less hours, yet increasing his profits and even taking a “mini-retirement”, based on the Pareto Principle (the 80-20 Principle). This principle states that 80% of your productivity comes from 20% of your time, and the other 20% of your productivity takes up 80% of your time. T... []

Shawn Stevenson clearly lays out the potential detriments of poor sleep, the benefits of good quality sleep, and 21 actionable ways to start improving your sleep and overall health. Each of the 21 chapters discusses a different essential strategy to improving your sleep, with the reasonings behind it, and end with a number of actionable to tips to implement the strategy into your life.As personal trainers, sleep is one of the main pillar... []

This is an adaptation on Dale Carnegie’s original 1936 book, extrapolating the same original principles to be used with social media and online communication, making them even more relevant to the modern age we live in. “Dealing with people is probably the biggest problem you face.”, this is the entire premise of the book. ‘Listen more than you talk’, ‘Smile’, ‘Remember people’s names’, and ‘Encourage others to talk abo... []

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