Recovery

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Backing Off Beats Burnout

Welcome to the final instalment in our SNAP series about Cadence, the key to high performance. Cadence is a simple, four-step approach to managing energy that works. Part one was about the first phase, predict. And we asked, “When are your Wimbledons?” When are the big events coming up for you, both professionally and personally? […]

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Enhance Your High Performance Culture with Slivers of Recovery

Even professional athletes have rest days. That’s because they understand the importance of recovery for performance. By allowing their bodies time to repair, they become stronger, less prone to injury, and more resilient as a result. And this idea isn’t exclusive to sport – or even physical activity. In this week’s SNAP, I want to

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Shake It Off: How To Recover From Stress

A lot of the inspiration for my keynotes comes from observations I’ve made in everyday situations. Special events too, of course, like the Arctic Circle Race, which you can read more about here. But wellbeing isn’t achieved overnight; consistency is key. And that’s what makes the things we learn from ordinary experiences so extraordinary if

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Small Changes Have A Big Impact Over Time

About a year ago, I received an alert from Apple Fitness. It told me I was burning on average 31 fewer calories per day than the same time a year ago. Initially I thought little of it. What’s 31 calories? It’s nothing. Then it struck me that this adds up. These seemingly small changes might

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The Benefits of Daily Non-Negotiables for ‘Staying Ready’

How can we prepare for the unpredictable? In this blog post, I want to talk about the benefits of daily non-negotiables for staying ready. The Cadence Approach is my methodology for beating burnout and performing in life and work. It teaches you to take ownership of your health and wellbeing, and is  inspired by athletes

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My Origin Story & Creating the Cadence Approach

I’m frequently asked about my ‘origin story’; how I got into wellbeing and then went on to create the Cadence Approach. So here’s a summary, taken from my bestselling book, Cadence – a finalist in this year’s Business Book Awards! How it started To explain how the Cadence Approach came about, I must first go

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What to do if every day feels like a big event

The Cadence Approach is about managing energy. There are four steps; identify the big (predictable) events coming up in your professional and personal life; prepare by making small improvements in sleep, nervous system management and energy; perform, but respect your red flags (don’t go too fast) and then recover by prioritising slivers of recovery into

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Improve Your Wellbeing with Slivers of Recovery

Small, consistent changes have a powerful effect over time. If you read my book Cadence, checked out my blog, or listen to any of my podcasts. You’ll soon realise it’s the small stuff that matters. It’s the slivers of recovery you get in a day that can really help to improve your wellbeing. Sir Dave

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Lessons from my week on a regenerative farm

Regenerative farming may seem out of context for many. Like me, you probably don’t have stewardship over land, but you do have stewardship over yourself – your mental, emotional and physical health. Are you taking care of it? Are you giving yourself enough rest? Earlier in the summer, I was looking for a different experience,

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