Lifestyle Medicine, Main blog page, Movement, Nutrition

My Favourite Health & Wellness Apps – Take 3

Due to the positive response to my previous blogs on health and wellness apps, I’ve decided to do another! Again, I’ve included a range of offerings, to suit those at different stages of their health journey. So without further ado, here they are: Deliciously Ella - the new app. picture source: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/deliciously-ella-app/id1445510165?mt=8 Ella has released a… Continue reading My Favourite Health & Wellness Apps – Take 3

Lifestyle Medicine, Main blog page, Nutrition, Planetary Health

Tips for eating more plant-based

There’s a rise in advice to go more plant-based for both your health and the health of the planet. If this way of eating is new to you, you might be thinking.....'but how!?’, or ‘I can’t cook like that’ or ‘I don’t like the taste of veg!’ If any of these apply to you, or… Continue reading Tips for eating more plant-based

Lifestyle Medicine, Main blog page, Nutrition

Time restricted eating

Intermittent fasting comes in all shapes and sizes. From the ‘5:2’ diet, to alternate day fasts or longer periods without any energy intake. What I’m going to talk about is the form of intermittent fasting which can also be called time restricted eating, the 16:8 eating pattern. In this pattern calorific intake is not limited,… Continue reading Time restricted eating

Main blog page, Nutrition, Planetary Health

Planetary Health Diet

You might have seen in the news or published in the Lancet this week, a report from the EAT-Lancet Commission, revealing the ‘planetary health diet’. This was no mean feat to produce. It involved 37 scientists of numerous specialities from 16 countries in a coordinated effort to develop proposals which meet planetary and human needs.… Continue reading Planetary Health Diet

Lifestyle Medicine, Main blog page, Nutrition

Mindful Eating

All too often in modern day life we area eating on-the-go, working on the computer or eating on the sofa watching TV. Rarely are we paying full attention to the food on our plates and being engaged with the process of eating it. I know the feeling – all to often on a long busy… Continue reading Mindful Eating

Lifestyle Medicine, Main blog page, Nutrition, Planetary Health

Healthy sustainable eating

I am really pleased to see a growing movement of people who are keen to minimise their negative impact on the environment. Be it taking a keep-cup to the coffee shop, a reusable water bottle to work or a canvas tote bag shopping, progress is being made towards a more sustainable daily routine. One aspect… Continue reading Healthy sustainable eating

Lifestyle Medicine, Main blog page, Movement, Nutrition, Public health, Stress Management

Blue Zones

The concept of Blue Zones has been around for almost 15 years. Still, when mentioning it to colleagues this week, many seemed not to know about their existence. So, what are Blue Zones? Dan Buettner defined Blue Zones as ‘hotspots of human health and vitality’. National Geographic have found 5 areas with the highest life… Continue reading Blue Zones