I might want the challenge to climb Kilimanjaro. I get really excited about going, and start my programme for all the necessary preparation, but halfway up, I might begin to scream 'why the hell did I think this was a good idea?!'
Have you been thinking about trying a new sport or setting yourself a new challenge? Have you heard of a think called 'The crazy project?' The best thing about one of these, is that it is all about you!
Many of us would like to lose weight. In fact, according to statistics, 58% of women and 68% of men in the UK were overwight or obese in 2015 - and these numbers are predicted to increase dramatically.
The media is constantly bombarding us with the latest approach to weight loss, and there are as many different approaches as there are different types of fruit and vegetables.
We all have things we want to achieve - goals, dream and targets. We plan, we focus, we aim high. However, as a society, we have become very goal orientated and tend to go directly for what we want, rather than considering how we are going to get there.
Whikst embarking on more challenging forms of activities sucj as cliff climbing, skiing, wake boarding and mountain climbing, it is predominantly the arms and legs that have to be strong enough to enable the participant to do well at their chosen sport.
For some of us the idea of going on a 20 minute fast walk every day can seem a daunting or crazy idea in itself; for others it's marathon's or triathlons. For a mad but great minority it's extremes like ultramarathons.
Mathieu Rossano BSc (Hons) Ost Med DO ND
Registered Osteopath and Practice Principle
At some point in our 'Journey to Health', many of us feel drawn or compelled to set ourselves a real challenge that, relative to our cruising speed, might be name 'the crazy project'. It might be entering a marathon, losing a significant amount of weight, embarking on a PhD or climbing Kilimanjaro...
Type 2 Diabetes is on the increase. This chronic disease now affects nearly 5 million people in the UK and rates of diagnosis have doubled in the last 20 years. One in 15 people in the UK has diabetes, and it is estimated that there are one million people who are diabetic but have not yet been diagnosed.