Lifestyle Medicine, Main blog page, Stress Management

The Power of Connection

If you follow me on Instagram, you will have seen that over the past couple of weeks I’ve been taking some of the connections I’ve made online offline. Since starting my blog and social media accounts, the connections I’ve made with like-minded people have undoubtedly been my favourite part of the whole experience.  Taking these… Continue reading The Power of Connection

Main blog page, Planetary Health, Stress Management

Green Space & Health

The evidence A paper published this week in The Lancet Planetary Health combined much of the evidence of green space and health (in a systematic review) and found that increasing amounts of residential green space was significantly associated with a reduction in all-cause mortality. Importantly their study identified the presence of a dose-response relationship with… Continue reading Green Space & Health

Main blog page, Nutrition, Planetary Health

The EAT-Lancet Commission report through a blue lens

Earlier this year the EAT-Lancet commission published their findings of a sustainable diet that could support the nutritional needs of our growing population whilst preserving our planet, this was called ‘The Planetary Health Diet’. I wrote a blog on it. A follow-up from some of the authors of this commission paper was released recently and… Continue reading The EAT-Lancet Commission report through a blue lens

Main blog page, Planetary Health

What is Planetary Health?

I think I’ve always been fascinated with nature and how the health of our species, the planet and all the other creatures which call our world home are connected. Yet, as with many things, as much as I delve into this huge topic and become more passionate and educated about it, I have tried to… Continue reading What is Planetary Health?

Lifestyle Medicine, Main blog page, Series - Lifestyle Medicine in NICE guidance

Lifestyle in NICE guidance – Part 4b – Weight & Pregnancy

So picking up right where we left off from last week (if you haven't read last week's post I highly recommend it as covers the first part of this guidance). Advise that moderate-intensity physical activity will not harm her or her unborn child. At least 30 minutes per day of moderate intensity activity is recommended.… Continue reading Lifestyle in NICE guidance – Part 4b – Weight & Pregnancy

Lifestyle Medicine, Main blog page, Series - Lifestyle Medicine in NICE guidance

Lifestyle in NICE guidance – Part 4a – Weight & Pregnancy

I know body changes during pregnancy are a really sensitive matter for many. Even those who have not had any issues with body image previously can, understandably, experience difficulty with how rapidly their body is changing and how out of control this is for them. This said, I do think it’s important for people to… Continue reading Lifestyle in NICE guidance – Part 4a – Weight & Pregnancy