Entries by Optima-life

Wine O’clock

Do you occasionally drink alcohol as a means to sleep better? Do you feel refreshed after the nights’ where you have been drinking alcohol prior to bedtime? For many people the answer is yes to the first and no to the second. So what does alcohol do to your sleep? Research has shown that alcohol […]

Are you listening?

How often are you really listening rather than just waiting to talk? Do you genuinely focus on what the other person is saying or do you have a tendency to be ‘half’ listening whilst also thinking of something else? Research reveals that only about 10% of us really actively listen (Gerszberg, 2016). Sometimes we struggle […]

Goal Setting with Meaning

Are you waiting for the perfect time to set your new goal? Do you typically set new goals on New Year’s Eve or on certain Mondays after an unproductive weekend? Do these goals tend to last? Most of us attach a lot of hope and power into New Year’s Eve, expecting the momentum of a […]

Create a Devotion to Motion

Are you sleepwalking through your job? Do you run out of steam halfway through the afternoon?  Do you rely on coffee, sugar or both to provide you with the energy to see you through to the finish line? If yes, you are not alone as this is the default approach by many, one that is […]

Hitting the Pause Button

Procrastination can sometimes feel like a constant burden on our shoulders. Painfully aware of what needs to be done, we simply don’t have either the energy or the focus to do it; a phenomenon that can act as a paralytic force which suffocates our productivity. If you recognise this scenario you are not alone, research […]

A Firstbeat Case Study: The City of Salo

On World Mental Health Day, read about how a city dealt with the fallout after a major technology company felt the full force of an ever increasing competitive market and how the city took a proactive approach to the Health and Welbeing of their citizens. Background Salo is a small vibrant nordic city in Southwestern […]

Time to Get on Your Bike

Albert Einstein once said ‘Life is like a bicycle – to keep your balance you must keep moving’. Well Steve Saunders CEO of SS Coaching, South Africa and friend and colleague of the Optima-life team is definitely a man on the move …in more ways than one. At Steve’s invitation, Simon Shepard CEO of Optima-life […]

I can afford to spend 4 minutes on my health!

A recent event at the superb Inspire: Luton Sports Village took us all a little by surprise (but in a good way!) and showed us that people really do want an overview of their health (men and women), as long as they can get the information in a convenient, fast, efficient and informative way. 4 […]

Brain, Body and DNA

The JP Morgan Media Centre at Lord’s Cricket Ground was the stunning venue for the second in our breakfast series ‘Brain, Body and DNA’. Sports fan or not, you could not fail to be blown away by the hugely impressive sight of the Lord’s pitch and pavilion, bathed in glorious sunshine. So what better surroundings […]