Mark Beaumont knows more than most when it comes to physical and mental endurance. His record-breaking 78 days, 14 hour and 40 minute trip around the world, saw him cycle a gruelling 18,000 miles through Europe, Russia, Asia, Australia and North America. This journey was one of a true athlete, challenging both his body and mind. When you hear him speak of the training he undertook, it is only then you start to comprehend the enormity of his achievement; climate conditioning, spending periods in isolation, diet, strict sleep patterns… 240 miles a day for 78 days is a serious undertaking.
Mark has been a friend of Roseberry Tailoring since 2016. Whilst most of us would not be able to claim Mark’s athletic prowess, or be able to cycle a tenth of Mark’s journey, he is an expert in health. We sat down with him to find out what day-to-day changes we can make to be the best version of ourselves.
The scarcest commodity is time
We are busy. We are stressed. We often can’t justify the time it takes to go to the gym or bag a Munro. The truth is, by creating healthy and sustainable rules we can start to build fitness into our day-to-day lives.
- If you regularly socialise do you need to drink every time? Do you have to have a pudding? Make choices about when you can and can’t indulge.
- Don’t spend lunch breaks at your desk. The emails will be waiting once you come back from a refreshing walk.
- Don’t rely on the lift. Come to an agreement about when you will take the stairs or walk rather than taking the car
- When you train, train wisely. Spend a bit of time learning about effective workouts. If the intensity is correct, you will gain far more from an hour session than turning up day after day but barely breaking a sweat.
Being happy in your own skin is key
Nowadays, there is a lot of pressure on us to look a certain way. The truth is, by striving to be fit aesthetically we are losing the well roundedness that comes from being truly healthy. Of course we care about what people think about us, but ultimate health comes from knowing yourself. Understand your sleep patterns, what makes you happy and what is important in your life. Being happy within yourself will affect every part of your physical and mental wellbeing.
It matters that you care about yourself
Roseberry Tailoring advocate the “look good feel good” mantra. Your body language and attire represent who you are and we know that first impressions count. If you spend your day meeting people or selling a product or offering customer service, you owe it to yourself to invest in your appearance. A large number of men will wear the same suit seven days a week and don’t think about dressing for the occasion. By dressing confidently and carefully, it indicates that you care how you are perceived.
As Mark mentioned, at Roseberry Tailoring we know how important it is to not only look good but feel good. Our expert tailors will take time to understand you and your requirements and our one-on-one fittings allow us to find out who you are and craft a bespoke suit that tells the world.
For more information on booking an appointment with us, visit our website today.
Why not find out more about Mark and his breathtaking adventure Around the World in 80 Days by purchasing his latest book?
Article written by Mairi Beaver