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

Behaviour Change, Lifestyle Medicine, Main blog page, Stress Management

BSLM #1change & Muse Meditation

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

Doctor Life, Lifestyle Medicine, Main blog page, Stress Management

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!

Main blog page, Stress Management

Balance

⚖️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

Main blog page, Movement, Stress Management

Yoga for the complete beginner: A guide through Sun salutation A

After starting to post some short yoga flows on my Instagram page I was asked to provide more of a guide for those who were a complete beginner, either with descriptions or voiceovers. In light of this I thought I’d write a blog guiding you through one of the most common and foundational sequences you’ll… Continue reading Yoga for the complete beginner: A guide through Sun salutation A

Doctor Life, Lifestyle Medicine, Main blog page, Stress Management

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

Doctor Life, Lifestyle Medicine, Main blog page, Stress Management

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