I never took my health seriously until I got cancer back in 2007. After successfully completing my treatment, I took a keen interesting in fitness and today it’s an integral part of my day: I develop a weight-lifting app for iPhone and Apple Watch; I write about fitness for tech news website Cult of Mac; I’m a CYQ Level 3 qualified Personal Trainer; I’ve written a Fitness Handbook; and I’ve been known to run the occasional marathon.
Apple puts fitness front and center in its advertising for Apple Watch Series 2, even going so far as to claim the device is a “superior sports watch.” But in reality, it is not a sports watch at all. It’s a smartwatch. And that’s a massively important distinction....read more
The Activity app is one of Apple’s most important and powerful products. Its three brightly colored rings are changing people’s lives around the world, inspiring individuals to make healthier choices throughout their day. The trouble is, if you want to use the...read more
“We are the lucky ones” Three years ago, I was diagnosed with a rare form of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. After lots of tests and surgery, I was prescribed chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Fortunately, I responded so well to the chemo, that it turned out the radiotherapy was...read more
Have you ever noticed how the words you use to describe an experience eventually replace your actual memories of that experience? For example, I ran the New York Marathon last year. When I got back home, people asked me how it was, so I described it to them. After I...read more
As my latest round of cancer treatment is coming to an end, it has prompted me to reflect upon the mind-body journey I’ve been on. I’d had rashes all over my body for many years, without realising I had cancer. But in 2007, I found a big lump in my groin, went to the...read more