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G’day, I’m David Blair. I live in Brisbane, Australia and I’m a Director in a variety of companies dedicated to the improvement in the well-being and quality of life of others.
I am a writer, corporate speaker, coach and educator specialising in the areas of optimal performance,


There just doesn’t seem to be enough time in the day. I hear it all the time. Unfortunately, you are not going to get anymore; there’s always going to be 168 hours in a week. Considering how much is accomplished by great leaders of nations or the business leaders of our time or the great […]

Reasons to Supplement Oct 26, 2014

Many people believe that eating a well-balanced diet provides all of the vitamins and minerals necessary for good health. In ideal circumstances, this is the case, but in reality there are many reasons why you may need vitamin supplements to cope with living in today’s environment. These reasons include: Crop Nutrient Loses – Many agricultural […]

How Are You Sleeping? Oct 9, 2014

Sleep deprivation causes changes in metabolism and hormone functioning, which can affect how the body burns and stores fat. There is also a particular link between sleep loss and obesity, because a lack of sleep lowers leptin, an important hormone that tells the body when it has eaten enough food, and increases ghrelin, the opposite […]

Creating your best life now often requires a change in mindset. Sometimes even when you have the intention of doing the right thing, if you have the wrong attitude, you can easily slip up. Some of the pitfalls in maintaining a long term health and fitness program include: All or Nothing Too often we adopt […]

Cortisol and Stress Aug 11, 2014

Cortisol is elevated in response to stress. The stress can chemical, physical, environmental or psychological. The human brain is hard wired with automatic responses to protect the body from harm. In this “fight or flight” response, the adrenal glands enlarge and secrete large quantities of adrenal cortical hormones. These hormones suppress inflammatory responses and mobilise […]

When stressed, many people use food as a “tranquilizer”. Although you may temporarily feel better when you do, the long-term results of using food as a coping mechanism can be disastrous. Stress management tools such as mental training exercises, taking a walk, and massage all help provide immediate relief from cravings by naturally modifying your […]

Your success is influenced by the communication you have with yourself. You become what you think about, including how you think about your body weight and shape. The more that you can maintain a positive focus and remain motivated, the more success you will experience. Your thinking is largely influenced by your beliefs. Beliefs are […]

1.         Lie down to go to sleep only when you are tired. Don’t go to bed early to “catch up” on lost sleep if you’re not tired. Learn to recognise waves of sleepiness, which come every 60–90 minutes, and go to bed then. 2.         Avoid spending non-sleep time in bed. You should associate […]

There are two types of polyunsaturated fats: Omega 3, which is found in foods such as oily fish (e.g. mackerel, salmon, sardines, trout and tuna), and walnuts, almonds and linseeds. Omega 6, which is found in foods such as sunflower and safflower seeds, and soybeans. The ratio of the amount of Omega 3 to Omega […]

Muscle Cramps May 8, 2014

About two out of three people experience painful muscle cramps during sport, activity or even just lying in bed. It most commonly occurs in the calf muscle or the foot. Exercise can cause an abnormal stimulation of the muscle causing an involuntary and forceful contraction and is more likely to occur in a tired muscle. […]