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Transforming health and wellbeing through lifestyle changes

As you might have seen on my Instagram stories, this week I gave a couple of workshops at Bournemouth University as part of a GP study day. The study day is an annual event when Foundation Year 2 doctors currently in GP, and trainees from the first 2 years of the GP training programme in… Continue reading Transforming health and wellbeing through lifestyle changes

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The Lifestyle Pill is One Year Old!

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!

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BSLM Regional Director

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

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Stress management as a Junior Doctor – Part 2

So diving straight in where I left things last week. If you haven’t read the first part of this blog I strongly recommend you do so. Yoga Yoga has been shown to be beneficial for stress management. A common reason for people to take up yoga is to reduce their stress levels and feel more… Continue reading Stress management as a Junior Doctor – Part 2

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Stress management as a Junior Doctor – Part 1

Working in health care is emotionally and physically draining. Burnout and low morale are rising. Stress is endemic amongst the medical profession. 80% of junior doctors report excessive work-related stress 1,2, 38.4% of NHS staff went off sick with work-related stress in 2017 3 and 61% say their work-related stress had risen in the past… Continue reading Stress management as a Junior Doctor – Part 1

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How I Cope with Night Shifts

Night shifts are on my mind as I just finished a weekend of them and have them next week too. Everyone copes with night shifts differently, in their own way that works for them. In this blog I’m going to discuss some of the strategies I’ve come up with which helps me to get through… Continue reading How I Cope with Night Shifts

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Motivational Interviewing

Motivational interviewing is an evidence-based approach to carrying out discussions around change. It is designed to encourage patients/clients to talk themselves into making a change. A key principle of motivational interviewing is that it accepts that ambivalence about change is a normal human experience. Techniques used in motivational interviewing stem from the notion that people… Continue reading Motivational Interviewing