Lifestyle Medicine, Main blog page, Movement, Stress Management

My Favourite Health & Wellness Apps – Take 2

After lots of lovely feedback after my initial top health and wellness apps blog, I thought I’d do it again, discussing some apps I’ve come across more recently and would recommend. As last time there’s a variety in here in the hope that this will appeal to people and different stages of their health and… Continue reading My Favourite Health & Wellness Apps – Take 2

Lifestyle Medicine, Main blog page, Stress Management

Hygge – more than just cosiness, finding your tribe.

I usually write book reviews separate to my blogs but this week I thought I’d combine the two. I’ve recently finished reading ‘The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well’ by Meik Wiking. This is an excellent easy-to-read book which explores what ‘hygge’ actually means, not easily being translated into a similar… Continue reading Hygge – more than just cosiness, finding your tribe.

Lifestyle Medicine, Main blog page, Public health, Sleep, Stress Management

My Favourite Health & Wellness Apps

There are so many Apps out there at the moment. I thought I'd share some of my favourites that I have come across or use myself. There's a range here in the hope that I can inspire a wide variety of people on different stages of their health journeys. Calm Mindfulness can have such a… Continue reading My Favourite Health & Wellness Apps

Lifestyle Medicine, Main blog page, Movement, Stress Management

Strength training for mental wellbeing

Why do you strength train? Or have you never considered it before? Most people who start lifting weights do it because they want to build muscle or look more ‘toned’ and lean. Strength training makes me feel great. It makes me feel strong, powerful and freaking awesome! The satisfaction you feel when seeing the weight… Continue reading Strength training for mental wellbeing

Lifestyle Medicine, Main blog page, Movement, Stress Management

My Journey into Yoga

In the past I had tried a little yoga on 'non-workout' days. I used some YouTube videos and a book which guides you through some yoga poses. At this time I still thought of yoga very much as 'just stretching' and not something that pushed your body. I hadn't really engaged with the mindful side… Continue reading My Journey into Yoga

Lifestyle Medicine, Main blog page, Planetary Health, Stress Management

National Parks for Mental Health

The power of nature is something I’m really passionate about. Thinking more about green exercise again recently and being reminded of the wonders of ‘forest bathing’ has reignited a thought I had several years ago: we have amazing National Parks which have the potential to be used and valued as a health and wellness resource.… Continue reading National Parks for Mental Health

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

Burnout and self-care

This post is a little different, it's more reflective and touches on a subject some say is 'the last taboo'1 It's about doctors needing to look after themselves. Whilst the first part of my blog will be about doctors I feel the issue will resonate with anyone, and I hope the tips I give will… Continue reading Burnout and self-care