Lots of people think lifestyle medicine is fringe, or alternative. I want to present how lifestyle interventions are mainstream and today is the start of a blog series on NICE guidance which covers aspects of lifestyle. NICE is evidence-based guidance, advice and information services for health, public health and social care professionals across the UK.… Continue reading Lifestyle in NICE guidance – Part 1 – Brief advice: physical activity
Last year the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine (BSLM) @britsoclm launched their #1change campaign. This drive was created with the recognition that a large proportion of illnesses we see today are lifestyle related and that we must support each other in change. #1change aims to help raise awareness that all of us can make a… Continue reading BSLM #1change & Muse Meditation
The lifestyle pill turns one! Looking back whilst I was making some changes to my blog, I realised it was a year today that I uploaded my first blog post! I didn't really know what to expect when I started The Lifestyle Pill. I had never blogged before. I had a vision of sharing evidence-based… Continue reading The Lifestyle Pill is One Year Old!
You might have seen a post I put up on Instagram a couple of weeks ago where I discussed some concerns I had regarding speakers and messages delivered through the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine (BSLM). Since that time I've had some really productive and engaging discussions with their Trustees/Founder. There are some very contentious… Continue reading BSLM Regional Director
🔹Vitamin D has so many functions in the body, including regulating calcium & phosphate to your keep bones, teeth and muscles healthy 👍. 🔹Vitamin D deficiency can lead to bone deformities, rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults. 🔹Where can I get vitamin D from? You can make vitamin D from sunlight (UVB) exposure. The… Continue reading Vitamin D
I've watched the #WarOnPlastic BBC documentary which was humbling, concerning, infuriating and inspiring. Things that stood out to me were: 🔶Issues of cost with loose produce compared to those wrapped in plastic in supermarkets. 🔶665, 330 tonnes of UK plastic is exported EVERY YEAR! This is having significant environmental and health implications to the countries… Continue reading War on Plastic Documentary
⚖️BALANCE⚖️ Many things in life are better in balance, as 'boring' as this might be. 🔶 'Everything in moderation' as my Mum always says is often the best approach to nutrition and not crash diets or eliminating food groups. 🔶 Work-life balance - vital for stress management, time for socialising, family and overall happiness. 🔶Balance… Continue reading Balance