9 Reasons to Rethink Your Routine​

with Dr. Stuart Farrimond

About This Class

Want to make a change in your workplace and grow together? Well, we want to help! This class is great for teams looking to build better habits, boost productivity, and improve daily life.

Many of the activities we take for granted are in fact contrary to a healthy lifestyle. In this ground-breaking class, long-held beliefs are exploded by new science. 

Ever wondered whether breakfast really is the most important meal of the day? Or when is the perfect time to drink a cup of coffee? How about why finding the motivation to exercise is so hard? Bringing to bear the latest research in psychology, neurology, nutrition, biology, and medicine, best-selling author Dr. Stuart Farrimond unearths the facts behind the fads, and provides take-away advice on every area of our lives – and all delivered in Dr. Stu’s trademark style; approachable, authoritative, and above all, entertaining.

In the light of the COVID pandemic, many of us have taken stock about what is really important in life. And a routine that makes you feel better and achieve more has never been so desirable.
This unmissable class will teach you how simple tweaks to your daily routine could make you happier, healthier, and more productive.

Together we will: 

  • Learn nine routine strategies to make your life happier, healthier and your work more productive
  • Understand how your unique body clock affects every area of your life, and how you can work with it to get the best out of every day
  • Unpack a good night’s sleep, and learn why the snooze button is your enemy
  • Discover the truth about a healthy breakfast, and how nearly everything we think we know about it is a lie

Dr. Stuart Farrimond is a medical doctor turned science communicator, writer, presenter and food scientist. He is the author of the international bestseller The Science of Living (2020) (sold as Live Your Best Life in North America), as well as The Science of Cooking (2017) and The Science of Spice (2018).

Based in the UK, Dr Stu makes regular appearances on TV, radio, and at public events. His writing appears in national and international publications, including The New Scientist, The Telegraph and The Washington Post.

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