Anyone who thinks about behaviour change for a living will have bumped into the work of Buster Benson.
Buster is the inventor of a series of projects — 43 Things (acquired by Amazon), 750 Words (still thriving), Health Month (purchased) and Bud.ge (sadly passed)-that are landmarks for people who build behaviour change products. Even his personal website is a study in quantifcation and personal accountability.
Meditation seems to be one of the major levers you can pull to increase happiness.
Sessions’ co-founder Ben meditates every morning for 20 minutes. It’s a habit he maintains consistently and he’s shared with me the profound impact is has on his day, especially around focus, self-control and mood.
As a remote team (Ben in NY, Glennie in SF and Nick everywhere all the time), it’s crucial we extract the most energy and excitement as possible from our time together IRL.
Last year in November, we spent an amazing two weeks working together in Ojai, just outside of LA.
Staying hydrated is super important!
Even mild dehydration can have a negative effect on brain function and exercise performance.
There is evidence that drinking water has a positive effect on…
So, how much water is enough?
We’re excited to have him intern with Sessions and find his enthusiasm for health and fitness contagious.
He’ll be writing blog posts from time to time, so I wanted to let him introduce himself…
Hi, I’m Jeff.
I am a fitness enthusiast and food lover studying Marketing at San Diego State University. I am extremely passionate about health and fitness and love to share this passion and with others!
Rugby league is my favourite sport and has been since before my memories start. So when a tweet appeared a few weeks ago from Keegan Smith, the Sydney Roosters strength and conditioning coach, I was excited.
A few weeks ago, we met up for a sparkling water in Coogee. I was inspired by Keegan’s life story. Travelling the world, teaching health and fitness in indigenous communities, growing up in a footy family. There’s a lot to like.
It wasn’t love at first sight.
When I first opened my FitBit Zip I had flashbacks of my Tamagotchi (RIP) from fourth grade.
But after using my Zip for a few weeks I can safely say that I’ve never met a fitness tracker I’ve loved more. And that’s coming from someone who’s used quite a few fitness trackers.
Do my friends call my Zip “a little dorky”? Often. And I’ll admit, this isn’t the reaction I got when I was wearing the Nike FuelBand or UP.
But even though the Zip may not be the sexiest tracker, here’s why I love mine…
Last week Nike released its Fuelband Second Edition (SE). (SE=Second Edition, geddit?).I was on the pre-order, excited to see what was in store.I’m an avid Fuelbandwagoner, it’s one of my daily rituals. After 1.6MM+ Fuelpoints and 513 active days, it’s fair to say the Fuelband is really working for me.
Most reviews of the SE I’ve read so far have been PR-rehash garbage, with not a single passionate Fuelband user among the writers, so I thought I’d dive in and share my experience with the new SE from the perspective of someone who loves and knows the product.