Discussing training-life balance on the Boost Health Podcast

I was flattered and honoured to be invited by Paul Sandburg, founder and manager of Boost Health, to feature in his podcast recently.

Boost Health is a lifestyle and fitness consultancy based in Hong Kong aimed at inspiring people to live a healthier and more balanced life via personal training, corporate wellness programmes, presentations, and blogs and podcasts. Paul has got over 20 years of experience in the industry and is an inspiring guy who I got to know via the Unfound platform. He’s the kind of chap who has achieved more ‘stuff’ before I’ve even finished my early morning coffee-fuelled bleary-eyed review of emails.

Paul knows a fair bit about my background and wanted to talk about a few topics that are quite close to me, including my relationship with food, finding balance in the over-zealous pursuit of a passion, and how I came to be a freelance writer. We also discuss the use of HRV in training, strength training, and my thoughts on Strava.

You can listen and watch on the link below, or you can get it on your mobile with all the usual apps and platforms, such as the Apple Podcast app, Google Play, and Spotify. Check out this link to be diverted to the right places!

I hope you find it interesting, I urge you to listen as we touch on some topics I think are really important for us amateurs who zealously pursue fitness goals.

I’ll update this post when i’ve worked up the bravery to listen to my voice and have got a rough ‘index’ of what we discuss at what time in the show, to help you navigate through the conversation.

One Reply to “Discussing training-life balance on the Boost Health Podcast”

  1. Hey Jim,

    Great honesty and insight into such a relevant experience for many athletes.

    I resonated with your expression about the self-handicapping response to HRV scores being low, but strong willpower to train despite. The mindgames, and ensuing risk of hyper-awareness & overthinking leading to risk of derailing training even more than would be the case if we trained in ignorance to the data, or listened to our body and respected rest.

    Thank you for sharing this,


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