Why should you go barefoot?

When did you last get really naked? Our feet are the most under-utilised part of our body and while we work to make the rest of our muscles and bones stronger are we at the same time sabotaging some of the most important ones we have? I spend a large part of my day in […]

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Take the 30 30 challenge this June

I’m a real believer in the importance of moving. We have evolved to be pretty handy at doing it and it’s one of the many reasons why we’ve been so successful as a species. But we are lazy. Many of us don’t make use of the many great things we can do with our bodies. So, […]

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Is running on roads dangerous?

As well as looking after The Accumulator my other love is running and training people how to do it. I’ve helped many people for many events from 5kg to marathons and seen the joy on their faces and the medals around their necks at the finish line. When I have the time, I often take […]

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How can sitting down kill you?

I’m not sure who invented chairs. Research points to the Egyptians but the Romans could equally be responsible. Whoever the culprit was he (or she) has brought about a large list of problems. These I find myself spending an increasing amount of my time trying to fix. Before the chair was thought of people sat very differently […]

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What’s the best way to exercise?

The answer may surprise you and when I found out the answer I was surprised too but this totally makes sense. The answer could well be high intensity interval training. But before you say what about strength training or Yoga or Pilates read on. HIIT mixes short bursts of intense exercise with short periods of […]

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Join The Accumulator Live

Imagine going to a really great workout class, then the instructor sends you a video so you can do it again the next time your at the gym, or at home, on holiday or wherever you like. Well that’s exactly what you get when you join The Accumulator Live. What is The Accumulator? The Accumulator […]

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How to do press ups properly

Press ups are by far the best thing you can do for your upper body. But many people make common mistakes and end up getting nowhere or not getting the best results. Here’s everything you need to know about how to do press ups properly.  It’s all about your cleavage. First off press ups help […]

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How can you stay healthy at Christmas?

During the Christmas season it’s all too easy to get drawn into the same old trap. We we forget our health, eat too much, don’t exercise enough and generally over indulge. Then when January comes around we are suddenly bombarded with messages offering us all manner of ways we can lose weight and get fit, […]

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How to say goodbye to diets forever

We have become conditioned to believe there’s some miracle quick fix that’s going to help us lose weight. All we need to do is follow this ‘simple’ diet for a certain number of weeks and bingo. That’s what all the weight loss companies say right? In fact they have a myriad of before and after […]

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Why quick fix workouts always fail

We live in a society where we all want things to happen straight away. We’re conditioned to expect fast results from everything. Whether it’s ordering a pizza or downloading the latest movie or album. So it’s no surprise the health industry is also full of attractive products and systems that offer fast results. Unfortunately these […]

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