Healthy For Men

8
Jan

HFM meets Simon Waterson, former marine commando who turns actors into athletes

In this episode, we speak to personal trainer Simon Waterson.

Simon is a former marine commando who turns actors into athletes.

 

He has effectively been James Bond’s PT for more than 25 years.

Simon has worked with Daniel Craig on all of his Bond films, and he’s also

worked with many of Hollywood’s biggest names, like Chris Evans for Captain America, Chris Pratt in Guardians of the Galaxy, and preparing Benedict Cumberbatch to play Doctor Strange.

 

Simon has just written a new book called ‘Intelligent Fitness’ which details his experiences of working with all the big names, even revealing the specific workouts he did with each of them.

 

Simon tells us some of the stories of what goes on behind the scenes on the biggest blockbusters, and some of his own recollections of working with A-listers.

 

We also hear some fantastic advice and inspiration for listeners who might be starting their own 2022 fitness regime – Simon has plenty of tips to help you out.

 

Intelligent Fitness: The Smart Way to Reboot Your Body and Get in Shape by Simon Waterson is published by Michael O'Mara Books in hardback, £18.99, and available from all good bookshops.

For more great mental health, fitness, health and nutrition content, check out Healthy For Men in the latest issue of healthy magazine, on sale at Holland and Barrett stores, and online at hollandandbarrett.com

 

Presenter: Gershon Portnoi

Producer: Andy Greening

Assistant Editor - Lucy Hembury-Gunn

Podcast artwork: Andy Greening

Healthy For Men theme song by Premium Beats and intro/interlude music – Holding Anchor - Giants' Nest
via Epidemic Sound

20
Nov

The Proper Blokes Club – Breaking the stigma surrounding men’s mental health

In this episode, we speak to Scott Oughton-Johnson, the founder of the Proper Blokes Club, a walking group that he set up to help break the stigma surrounding men’s mental health, encouraging men to be more open.

The club currently has four different London branches where men are free to come along for a walk and talk.

Our producer Andy Greening also went on a walk with the Proper Blokes Club, and we’ll hear from some of the walkers too.

To find out more about The Proper Blokes Club, visit: theproperblokesclub.co.uk

For more great mental health, fitness, health and nutrition content, check out Healthy For Men in the latest issue of healthy magazine, on sale at Holland and Barrett stores, and online at hollandandbarrett.com

Presenter: Gershon Portnoi
Co-presenter and Producer: Andy Greening
Music: Epidemic Sound 

Thank you to everyone involved and contributed on The Proper Blokes Club Greenwich walk  

31
Aug

An interview with Team GB Paralympian Richard Whitehead

In this episode, we interview inspirational Team GB Paralympian Richard Whitehead.

Richard, who has a double through-knee congenital amputation, is currently in Tokyo, where he’s aiming to win his third consecutive 200m gold.

Not only has Richard competed in the last two Paralympics, he’s also achieved all manner of extraordinary feats, including breaking the marathon world record and running 40 marathons in 40 days. 

 

He was also awarded an MBE for his services to athletics back in 2013.

 

We talked to Richard about everything from his intense training, his motivational messages, to the strange rumours that he used to be a dance teacher…

 

 

Richard Whitehead is a Levitex ambassador. Levitex is a pillow and mattress company founded by James Leindhart which is dedicated to educating you on the importance of sleep posture and helping you improve it - they’re revolutionising the domestic sleep market.

Levitex works with elite athletes and sportspeople to aid their recovery and performance, as well as the NHS and local authorities to help improve posture for patients living with neurological illnesses such as cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, and catastrophic brain injuries. To find out more about Levitex and how their pillows and mattresses could impact your life visit: www.levitex.co.uk

For more great health and fitness content, check out Healthy For Men in the latest issue of healthy magazine, on sale at Holland and Barrett stores and online at hollandandbarrett.com

 

Presenter: Gershon Portnoi

Producer: Andy Greening

19
Jun

How Men Can Help Women

In this episode, we host an honest discussion about the responsibility on men when it comes to the unacceptable abuse suffered by women.

Earlier this year, the horrific murder of Sarah Everard led to a huge outcry from women who have understandably had enough of the abuse they’ve suffered at the hands of men.

This has also given rise to an unprecedented number of women bravely coming forward to talk about their experiences of abuse from men, from the everyday catcalling that goes on in the streets, to physical and sexual attacks.

A line has been drawn in the sand, so we wanted to understand what men can do to help make sure that abuse against women becomes a thing of the past.

To help us work all that out, we’re joined by three excellent guests:

Social psychologist Professor Russell Luyt, head of Human Sciences at the University of Greenwich, and co-author of Masculine Power and Gender Equality: Masculinities as Change Agents (Springer, £87.50)

Deniz Ugur, deputy director of the End Violence Against Women Coalition endviolenceagainstwomen.org.uk

Emma Kay – the founder of the WalkSafe app, https://www.walksafe.io

To find out more about this subject, you can read Healthy For Men in the latest issue of healthy magazine, on sale from June 19 at Holland and Barrett stores, and online at hollandandbarrett.com

18
Mar

The Science of the Sporting Comeback (with Matt Fitzgerald)

In this episode, we speak to Matt Fitzgerald, author of the new book The Comeback Quotient, which looks at the science and the stories behind some of sport’s greatest comebacks. 

 

Everyone loves an inspirational sporting fairytale story, and Matt’s fascinating book uncovers how some athletes are able to put some serious adversity behind them to overcome obstacles and hit their goals.

 

HFM-Matt-Fitzgerald-Podcast.jpg

 

In the book, Matt identifies these mega-achievers of astounding comebacks as ‘ultrarealists’. These men and women succeed where others fail by fully accepting, embracing, and addressing the reality of their situations.

We chat to Matt about the unique mental qualities of these athletes, and how there’s so much we can all learn from the way they deal with setbacks to help us cope with our everyday life issues.

 

Host by Gershon Portnoi
Recorded by Gershon Portnoi
Edited by Andy Greening
Directed by Andy Greening and Gershon Portnoi

Special thanks to Matt Fitzgerald
Podcast artwork by Andy Greening

Music
Healthy For Men theme song by Premium Beats
Intro music –  'Currents' by 'Mhern' via Epidemic Sound 

 

Remember you can pick up the latest edition of Healthy For Men Magazine in your local Holland & Barrett, online at hollandandbarrett.com, and via the Holland & Barrett app.

Healthy For Men Podumentary is by Healthy For Men magazine which is published by River Sounds which is part of River Group Content Limited 2021

 

Please note: All views are those of our guests and not of Healthy For Men or Holland & Barrett, unless explicitly stated otherwise. Any reference to brands and/ or products should not be considered as an endorsement. 

15
Jan

How To Have An Awesome 2021

In the latest episode of the Healthy For Men podcast, we speak to four experts at the top of their fields, all of whom can help us to have the best possible year ahead.
We have stress expert Neil Shah on how to stay balanced in these most testing of times.

Nutrition consultant Laura Clark gives us the lowdown on snacking healthily – the good news is that biscuits are allowed!

Ultrarunner Kristian Morgan tells us how to set - and hit - realistic fitness goals.

And sports nutritionist Felicity Lyons reveals all you’ll ever need to know about protein.

Host by Gershon Portnoi
Recorded by Gershon Portnoi
Edited by Andy Greening
Directed by Andy Greening and Gershon Portnoi

Special thanks to Kristian Morgan, Neil Shah, Laura Clark and Felicity Lyons
Podcast artwork by Andy Greening

Music
Healthy For Men theme song by Premium Beats
Intro music – Giants' Nest by Holding Anchor via Epidemic Sound
Other music – Body on Fire by D Fine Us, Caution by Skrxlla, GO! by Akinyemi, More Than Life by Mike Kirin via Artlist

 

Remember you can pick up the latest edition of Healthy For Men Magazine in your local Holland & Barrett, online at hollandandbarrett.com, and via the Holland & Barrett app.

Healthy For Men Podumentary is by Healthy For Men magazine which is published by River Sounds which is part of River Group Content Limited 2021

 

Please note: All views are those of our guests and not of Healthy For Men or Holland & Barrett, unless explicitly stated otherwise. Any reference to brands and/ or products should not be considered as an endorsement. 

4
Nov

Introducing The Wellness Edit Podcast

We think you'll love this new podcast.

Introducing the brand new Holland & Barrett Podcast series, The Wellness Edit.

Most of us probably feel we’d like to be a bit healthier, but it isn’t always easy to know how. Advice can be confusing, contradictory – and, let’s face it, difficult to stick to.

Dr Gemma Newman, also known as the Plant Power Doctor, is a medical GP and also has a huge belief that health is holistic. Through Gemma's work, she knows that body, mind and soul are connected. You have to look at them together if you want to truly achieve wellness – the state of being healthy in both body and mind.

In The Wellness Edit podcast, brought to you by Holland & Barrett, Dr Gemma will be unpacking key wellness topics with some of her favourite experts, getting their insight and advice on the biggies – those areas in life so many of us struggle with, like how to sleep better, get more energy and support our immune systems. With their help, we’ll be making wellness simple, so that more of us can live longer, healthier and happier lives.

Head to the Holland & Barrett website at hollandandbarrett.com/podcast to find out how to subscribe to The Wellness Edit and be among the first to listen to the new series.

In the meantime, don't forget to listen to our new episode in which we speak to Vendee Globe round the world sailor Alex Thomson.

2
Nov

How to survive at sea for 74 days with Alex Thomson

In this episode, we speak to British Vendée Globe round-the-world sailor Alex Thomson, about the challenges he faces while spending two-and-a-half months alone at sea, travelling 26,000 miles around the world. Alex tells us about every aspect of his preparation for the marathon effort that he describes as "the world’s most difficult sporting challenge, and the ultimate test of a person’s physical and mental strength."
 
015_BOSS_Sailing_AlexThomson_VendeeGlobe.jpg
 
041_BOSS_Sailing_AlexThomson_VendeeGlobe.jpg
 
From surviving on 30 minutes of sleep at a time, to eating freeze-dried food, and the difficulties of going to the toilet, Alex tells us everything there is to know about competing in the race, including how he has learned some of life's biggest lessons in the process.
 
019_BOSS_Sailing_AlexThomson_VendeeGlobe.jpg
 
Host by Gershon Portnoi

Recorded by Gershon Portnoi and Andy Greening
Edited by Andy Greening
Directed by Andy Greening and Gershon Portnoi

Special thanks to Alex Thomson, Curtis Nice and Sarah Taylor
Podcast artwork by Andy Greening
Photos Alex Thomson Racing

 

Healthy For Men theme song by Premium Beats and intro/interlude music –Siamese Sea - Molife
via Epidemic Sound

 

Remember you can pick up the latest edition of Healthy For Men Magazine in your local Holland & Barrett, online at hollandandbarrett.com, and via the Holland & Barrett app.

Healthy For Men Podumentary is by Healthy For Men magazine which is published by River Sounds which is part of River Group Content Limited 2020

 

Also don't forget to check out Holland & Barrett's new podcast The Wellness Edit, learn more at https://www.hollandandbarrett.com/podcast/

 

Please note: All views are those of our guests and not of Healthy For Men or Holland & Barrett, unless explicitly stated otherwise. Any reference to brands and/ or products should not be considered as an endorsement. 

3
Sep

Brain-training to win with British endurance motor racing driver Phil Hanson

We speak to British endurance motor racing trailblazer Phillip Hanson. In this conversation we talk to Phillip about he prepares mentally for a racing season, getting himself in the right zone to push through the toughest and demanding moments of endurance racing. We speak in detail too about how Phillip gets race fit, and the hear about his unique fitness regime.

Phil is the youngest Asian Le Mans Series champion (2016-17) and is the youngest European Le Mans Series outright race winner (2018). Phil is also the youngest outright Asian Le Mans Series championship winner (2018-19) and in 2019, became youngest overall top-10 finisher in history of the Le Mans 24 Hours when he claimed ninth place (4th in class).

 

Host by Tom Rowley
Recorded by Tom Rowley
Edited by Andy Greening
Video by Andy Greening
Directed by Andy Greening and Tom Rowley

Special thanks to Phil Hanson
Podcast artwork by Andy Greening

Healthy For Men theme song by Premium Beats and intro music – Cerchi by Syncro
via Artlist

 

Remember you can pick up the latest edition of Healthy For Men Magazine in your local Holland & Barrett, online at hollandandbarrett.com, and via the Holland & Barrett app.

Healthy For Men Podumentary is by Healthy For Men magazine which is published by River Sounds which is part of River Group Content Limited 2020

 

Please note: All views are those of our guests and not of Healthy For Men or Holland & Barrett, unless explicitly stated otherwise. Any reference to brands and/ or products should not be considered as an endorsement. 

2
Apr

Staying healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic with Gaz Oakley

How do we stay healthy during a pandemic? In this episode we speak with author and chef Gaz Oakley about cooking great food with limited resources, staying physically fit in small spaces, and keeping your mental health in a good place while social distancing from friends and loved ones.

This episode was recorded with host Tom Rowley and Gaz Oakley in their respective kitchens during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gaz’s new book Plants Only Kitchen is out 30th of April 2020 with Quadrille Publishing.

Host Tom Rowley
Audio engineered and edited by Andy Greening
Video by Andy Greening
Directed by Andy Greening and Tom Rowley

Special thanks to Gaz Oakley
Podcast artwork by Andy Greening

Healthy For Men theme song by Premium Beats and intro music by Dream by City Beats Vol.2
Other music by Artlist
Healthy For Men Podumentary is by Healthy For Men magazine which is published by River Sounds which is part of River Group Content Limited 2020

Podbean App

Play this podcast on Podbean App