Making friends with doctors

Making friends with doctors

 I have a Venn diagram that I talk about a lot, in which there are three main elements of a great surgical outcome: a great surgeon, a great therapist, and a great patient.  Where they overlap is the relationships between each of them; and the sweet spot in the middle...
Value the Pause – Stillness in Yoga

Value the Pause – Stillness in Yoga

Looking around the Tube on my commute, I am struck by the number of people who use their phones to watch TV or play reward-offering games which keep them coming back for more. Mindless activities, as opposed to being mindful. Not resting, but receiving at all times....
How to stop sabotaging your health

How to stop sabotaging your health

We all know how great we’d feel if we did all the right things – if we ate well every day, got 8 hours of sleep every night, drank lots of water, and stretched – so why don’t we do it?  This week, our fab yoga teacher Iris explores why we...
Health & Performance Pyramid: Performance Layer

Health & Performance Pyramid: Performance Layer

So… we’ve introduced the Health & Performance Pyramid (which underpins everything we do at Victory) and worked our way through the Foundation Layer (sleep, stress, hydration and nutrition – vital for optimal tissue health), and then through...
Stress hormones and how they work

Stress hormones and how they work

As I recently wrote, stress is becoming a 21st century epidemic – and nearly every day at Victory, we see and treat people whose stress levels are poorly controlled, leading to anxiety, poor sleeping patterns, injury and illness.  But did you know that stress by...