Tools & Resources for Health
A curated list of tools and resources for health I personally use and recommend.
- Foam Roller: A foam roller is a must-have if you want to keep your muscles in good condition. With just a few minutes of use each day, you can relieve tight muscles and aid recovery after a workout. When I first started university in 2011 I purchased the Vari-Massage Foam Roller, which I still use today. It was only about £20 and has lasted ever since. Money well spent I think!
- Coresteady Resistance Band: I highly recommend this resistance band. It’s very durable and can be used for a range of different things.
- Audible: Audible is an amazing app that lets you download books to listen to. For just £7.99 / month you can download and listen to one book. I’ve been using Audible for quite a while now and have an array of great books. I’ve used a lot of these books to help me learn, grow and improve my health and happiness. There’s so much knowledge to be obtained from books that you can’t get elsewhere. For only £7.99 you can’t complain.
- Headspace: I’m a big advocate of meditation and mindfulness. I truly believe it can change lives. Headspace is an app designed to make meditation and mindfulness simple, so anyone can do it. This works by providing you with a guided meditation.
- Wim Hof Guided Breathing: I highly recommend this guided breathing exercise from Wim Hof. I try and do this every morning.
- ZMA: ZMA is a supplement that I’ve used for years. It’s Zinc, Magnesium and Vitamin B6. These are minerals that are often lacking in our diets, so the easiest way to get them in is via supplement form.
- Vitamin D: It’s not easy to get the daily recommended dose of Vitamin D, especially if you live in the UK like me. These softgels from My Protein are a must.
- Omega 3: Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid that your body can’t make itself, so you have to get from your diet, which can be difficult.
- Digestive Health: I use a supplement called DigestiMax which contains a range of digestion aids, such as bromelain and papaya fruit powder, which are great for the gut.
Here are three books I recommend you read to help improve your mindset.
Can’t Hurt Me
One of the best books I’ve ever read/listened to. I downloaded the audio version of this book towards the end of 2019 and it was the catalyst for my personal growth. Highly recommended!
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
Not your typical self-help book, but a straight to the point, entertaining, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. I recommend the audio version as it’s more entertaining.
The Power of Now
A must-have if you want to learn about living in the present moment. “I keep Eckhart’s book at my bedside. I think it’s essential spiritual teaching. It’s one of the most valuable books I’ve ever read.” (Oprah Winfrey)