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Six Points to Consider when Purchasing a Grab and Go Lunch from a High Street Chain

By Becs Sandwith

Reading and understanding the Label – It is very easy for me to say check the label before you purchase something but you need to be able to understand what to look out for on a nutrition label. Before diving into the nutritional value of the product, first, check the ingredients list. You want to avoid items with extensive ingredient lists and with a large number of additives and preservatives.

3 min read

Self-Affirmation: Strategies to Bulletproof Your Mind

By Michael Italiano

Affirmations are powerful tools to embed messages into your mind and body. Unfortunately, many times, the mental messages we send ourselves are negative, self-defeating, or self-destructive. You send yourself thousands of messages throughout the day, consciously and unconsciously. Those messages affirm or confirm a belief about yourself or your world.

3 min read

5 Strategies to Manage Competitive Nerves

By Michael Italiano

Sports performance anxiety is not an uncommon experience. At one point or another, most athletes experience anxiety before or during a competitive event; however, many feel helpless to overcome it. Though you cannot prevent “nerves,” you can learn to manage your competitive anxiety. When you know you can manage or lessen anxiety, you will feel more confident about performing at your peak.

3 min read

8 Reasons Strength Training is Critical for Long-Term Health, Fitness, and Longevity

By Michael Italiano

We all know that strength training is good for us. But have you ever stopped to think why? Sure, lifting weights improves our body composition and makes us more functional. But is that it, or is there more to it? Let’s go over eight fantastic reasons weight training is essential for your health, fitness, and vitality.

4 min read

Got Goals? Embrace the Challenge and Excitement of the Emotional Cycle of Change

By Michael Italiano

Successful and unsuccessful people often have the same goals. When asked, it’s doubtful that anyone would turn down financial success, good fitness, or more time spent with the family. Yet, some people persevere through hardship and achieve their goals, while others throw in the towel. But why is that? What makes some people successful and not others?

4 min read

Five Solid Reasons Why You Should Never Overlook Recovery (And Make It a Priority)

By Michael Italiano

When asked, most people would prefer to discuss exciting things like the best exercises, intensity techniques, how to schedule their workouts, and similar. Rest and recovery often come as an afterthought, which is a huge mistake. But, as you’ll see in the following paragraphs, making your recovery a priority could be the one thing you need to accelerate your progress and reach your fitness goals.

4 min read

Four Traits You Develop Through Strength Training That Set You Up For Success

By Michael Italiano

We are all aware of the obvious strength training benefits: muscle growth and strength gain. But did you know that lifting weights a few times per week can set you up for success and long-lasting fulfilment? Most people coast through life, never realizing their full potential, not because of bad circumstances but because they lack initiative and never take action.

4 min read

Follow These 5 Steps to Make Your Phone Work For You, Not Against You

By Michael Italiano

We can all agree that smartphones divide people like few other devices can. On the one hand, we have those who praise the smartphone, claiming it’s the best invention of our era. But, on the other hand, we also have the camp of people who ridicule the smartphone, claiming it does nothing more than turn us into zombies with no social lives.

4 min read

5 Non-Negotiable Habits For a Strong Immune System

By Michael Italiano

Our immune system isn’t an abstract entity that swoops in out of nowhere, eradicating invaders and keeping us healthy. Instead, our immunity is part of us and our ability to protect ourselves from threats, such as viruses and bacteria.

3 min read

How to Tell if You Have Oestrogen Dominance: Signs, Symptoms & Treatment

By Michael Italiano

There are over 50 hormones in the human body, and they all need to be in balance in order to function correctly. Hormones help with everything from metabolism and reproduction to growth and moods. Oestrogen is one of the most important hormones in the body, but when it’s out of balance, it can cause a host of problems.

4 min read

The Champion’s Mind: What it Takes to Become a Professional Athlete

By Michael Italiano

Do I have what it takes to be a pro athlete? It’s a question many of us have pondered at some point, but a professional athletic career is incredibly demanding. Every aspect of their lives are on the table and considered fair game when working towards the pinnacle of their sport. The price is high, and that price is required every day.

5 min read

Unlocking the Power of Flow State for Peak Performance

By Michael Italiano

What does the “flow state” mean in sports? Some may characterize flow as “being in the zone,” “runners’ high,” or “complete absorption” in an activity. Let’s examine the flow state and how athletes can enter the zone and achieve elite, peak performance. Mental Overload . To grasp the concept of flow, we must first understand “focus.”

4 min read

Is It Possible to Boost Your Immune System with Certain Foods?

By Becs Sandwith

Now, more than ever, we are seeing ‘immunity boosting’ remedies flying around, from pills to teas to whole diets. To put it simply, there are no miracle foods out there — but you can, however, strengthen and support your body’s natural defences to help fight off disease-causing organisms through your diet and lifestyle choices.

4 min read

5 top tips for staying healthy while travelling

By Becs Sandwith

Whether you are travelling for work or for pleasure, it can sometimes be difficult to make healthy choices when you are out of routine and your typical structure. I am a huge advocate for enjoying holidays and being more relaxed with food choices; however, if you are someone who is fairly health conscious and loves a healthy lifestyle (exercise and a nutritious diet), you know how food makes you feel.

5 min read

7 Life Principles That Lead to Strength, Good Health, and Fulfillment

By Michael Italiano

Life can get complicated at times. There are many grey areas, and we can’t always find the correct answer.Living by principles is important because these rules play an essential role in how we approach situations and deal with problems in ways that align with our internal values. Let’s go over seven life principles you can adopt for better health, strength, and lasting fulfilment.

3 min read

Try These Simple Tactics to Combat Tech Overload

By Michael Italiano

An ever-growing number of people find themselves glued to the screen from dusk ‘till dawn. Some have no choice because their job demands it, whereas others find themselves staring at a screen primarily for entertainment purposes. Regardless of where you stand, protecting your well-being starts with combating tech overload and giving your mind a break from the constant stimulation.

3 min read

Here’s How Formula 1 Drivers Stay Fit and Focused

Men's Fitness

As a renowned performance coach to McLaren F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo, Michael Italiano knows a thing or two about elite level fitness training. For the past three years Italiano has devised specific training programs for Ricciardo, tailoring sessions to target the muscles he uses most and advising him on how to physically manage the ebbs and flows of the Formula 1 season.

3 min read

Daniel Ricciardo’s coach shares his arm workout

The House of Wellness

Looking to add some bulk to your biceps? Michael Italiano, F1 Driver Daniel Ricciardo’s performance coach and the owner of personalised training platform MI Coaching, says increased arm strength will have a beneficial impact on your overall training.

2 min read

Natural Sleep Aids & Supplements To Help You Sleep

By Michael Italiano

If you struggle to fall asleep or stay asleep, you’re not alone. Various studies estimate that sleep problems could affect as much as 60% of the adult population. And we all know the devastating effects a bad night’s sleep can cause.

4 min read

5 Top Tips for Structuring your Day and Staying on Track During a Busy Day in the Office

By Becs Sandwith

You probably hear it all the time but I cannot stress the importance of planning in advance for helping you stay on track and consistent with your goals. We all have days where life gets in the way, where the day doesn’t quite go to plan, and meetings overrun.

3 min read

5 Simple (But Oh-So-Smart) Strategies to Quit Weekend Overeating

By Michael Italiano

I’m sure we can all agree that weekend overeating is somewhat common, and many people struggle with it. You might eat well from Monday to Friday, but it feels like a switch flips inside your brain, leading you to ruin your week’s progress over the weekend.

3 min read

5 Science-Backed Ways To Level Up Your Performance In The Gym

By Michael Italiano

Some days you have it, and some days you don’t. Not every workout is going to feel amazing, but there are simple things you can do to help create the right foundations for a good workout.

3 min read

9 Ways to Get Out of a Slump When You’re Feeling Unmotivated

By Michael Italiano

We all feel the occasional slump. Regardless of your intentions and how badly you want to keep doing something, you’re always at risk of losing the motivation and drive. The question is, what can we do about these slumps, and how can we get out of them? Let’s review nine simple but effective tactics.

3 min read

The 3 Most Important Factors That Impact Health, Fitness, and Longevity

By Michael Italiano

There are a ton of myths surrounding health, fitness, and longevity. From ‘Fit’ tea and fat-burners to meal frequency and dieting, finding what truly matters in the grand scheme of things can be challenging. But, whether you’re looking to achieve peak fitness, live more, or simply feel better, three factors will play a more significant role than anything else. So, let’s talk about them

3 min read

Top 10 Signs You Are Stressed

By Michael Italiano

We’ve all had to deal with stress in our lives. It’s only natural because emergencies pop up, we have to deal with family issues, and there are always deadlines to chase at work. The first step to managing our stress better is understanding that we are suffering from it. To that end, we’ve put together this post with ten signs you’re dealing with stress. Let’s take a look.

3 min read

Daniel Ricciardo’s trainer reveals how you finely tune a Formula One driver

independent.co.uk

Just as the cars have been prepped, checked and tweaked prior to the new Formula One season, the same goes for the men inside them. When Daniel Ricciardo wakes up in his hotel room in Bahrain on Sunday, ahead of the first Grand Prix of the 2022 Formula One season, he will do as we all do and check his phone.

3 min read

Daniel Ricciardo: From withstanding searing heat to ‘fighting tension in the body,’ how F1 star’s performance coach prepares driver

edition.cnn.com

Australian personal trainer Michael Italiano previously had little knowledge of Formula One, but that soon changed when he received a surprise text message from an old acquaintance. That message came from Formula One Daniel Ricciardo at the end of 2017

4 min read

Podcast: Performance Coach to Formula 1 Driver | Michael Italiano

The Neuro Experience with Louisa Nicola

It’s well known that F1 drivers are some of the fittest athletes in the world, but how do they train and what do they eat? What I didn’t know was that necks, shoulders, and an athlete’s overall core is under tremendous strain through every turn on every lap for the entire 90 minutes of a race.

40 mins

The F1 secret behind Jess’ 40kg transformation

au.lifestyle.yahoo.com

When Jess Fleay’s doctor told her she had a 20-40 per cent chance of not making it to 60 compared to someone her age who was in a healthier weight range, she knew she needed to do something. Jess, who is from Perth, WA, had struggled with her weight for most of her life

3 min read

Lavender spray and saunas in tracksuits – getting fit for Formula One

thetimes.co.uk

For Daniel Ricciardo, Christmas Day was more about intensity than indulgence. The Formula One driver spent December 25 locked in quarantine with his personal trainer, Michael Italiano, pumping iron and working hard on the spin bike.

3 min read

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