Exercising Health Podcast Episode: Dr. Peter Francis

This chat I had with Christopher from Exercising Health just before Christmas is out now on iTunes and Spotify !! We spoke a lot about how modern environments and information overload impacts our health !! Click here to listen

Human Potential Online Meet Up Group

This Saturday 9th @ 11:00am an online group chat about human potential – how we can be the best that we can be. Open to all – no specific background, age or experience required. Just an interest in like minded conversation. See details and sign up free below:

The Benefits of Winter Swimming

Myself and a friend have kept up our swimming (without wet suits) into the winter. I thought I would share a few reflections I’ve had with it. I stay in for about 10 minutes. 1. I never thought I would be doing it 2. You adapt to the cold and jumping in no longer becomesContinue reading “The Benefits of Winter Swimming”

Sustain This? In The Wild: Unlocking our human potential

So, so proud to have been invited to record 2 podcasts with some amazing people (@EdStafford @TonyRiddle @KimHartwell @FitforAdventure Emma Foster-Geering @FergusCrawley) in the Welsh mountains. Topics I’m really passionate about & chuffed with how well they turned out. Here is the 2nd one on human potential. Also on spotify, itunes etc. under the titleContinue reading “Sustain This? In The Wild: Unlocking our human potential”

Sustain This? In The Wild: Changing our behaviours to lead the change

So, so proud to have been invited to record 2 podcasts with some amazing people (@EdStafford @TonyRiddle @KimHartwell @FitforAdventure Emma Foster-Geering @FergusCrawley) in the Welsh mountains. Topics I’m really passionate about & chuffed with how well they turned out. Here is the 1st one on behaviour change. Also on spotify, itunes etc. under the title ‘Sustain This’Continue reading “Sustain This? In The Wild: Changing our behaviours to lead the change”

A new study into running shoes found that comfort could come at the cost of injury.

This is Peter’s latest article written for the Conversation.com 23/09/2020 Evolution dictates that the human body adapts to cope with stresses present in the environment. The removal of stress from our environment means we cease to use that adaption. This is why your muscles grow in response to stress at the gym but shrink whenContinue reading “A new study into running shoes found that comfort could come at the cost of injury.”

BBC Science Interview

Coming up on BBC radio tonight at 20:30; Daniel Lieberman from Harvard University, Sharon Dixon from University of Exeter and me from Institute of Technology Carlow talk to Chhavi Sachdev on all things barefoot including evolution, injury and performance. Repeated Monday at 9:30am. Click here

Podcast Interview: The MOVEMENT Movement Podcast

An interview I did on The MOVEMENT Movement Podcast. Discussing how modern living has made us less ready for sport, how the absence of nuance leads to overly simplistic conclusions, science, the individual, clinicians, getting out of your head & into your body. Click here