Training to be Tough

When The human condition is full of challenge, stress and adversity and yet we hear stories repeatedly of people who have overcome and transcended their circumstances. Research has identified the following factors that make up mental toughness: optimism, hardiness, focus and self-control in the face of difficulty and setbacks, positive feeling states or affectivity, confidence […]

The Dehydrated Brain

When the amount of water in and around the brain is reduced, your brain is dehydrated. It was recently observed that dehydration causes shrinkage of brain tissue and an associated increase in ventricular volume. This means that with dehydration, there is less brain and more empty space in your head. Water. More than two thirds […]

To sleep in or not? The science of chronobiology and the challenges to being a night owl

The science of chronobiology investigates biological rhythms and has shown that people can be classified as early, late or intermediate chronotypes. In layman terms, that translates to whether you are a ‘lark’, a ‘night owl’ or fall somewhere in between.   The NorthFace100 Singapore trail race is scheduled for an early morning start this year. […]