January’s issue of The Lancet Planetary Health had a feature on the Australian fires. In this week’s blog I’m going to highlight some of the features of this article and the Australian fires, which so clearly demonstrate how the health of our planet and our health are so closely linked. If you're not sure what… Continue reading Australia’s Fires: A Planetary Health Case Study
I love reading. For the past couple of years I’ve been enjoying non-fiction more and more. Sometimes after reading for my masters or revising for my GP exams at the moment, however, I don’t feel so much like reading more non-fiction. This year I’m really trying to make a habit of reading something every evening… Continue reading The top of my 2020 reading list
What is active transport? Active transport (also known as active mobility or active travel) is a method of transport that only utilises the physical activity of an individual. Examples of active transport are running, walking, cycling, skateboarding and roller skating. “The NHS can make a significant contribution to tackling the public health challenges of obesity… Continue reading Active transport – why it’s good for both you & the planet
It's the most wonderful time of the year! Now I'm not here to stifle the joy. I love Christmas. Indulgence has become a key feature of it. Yet, being mindful and making some small changes can go a long way. You can actually really enjoy making Christmas more sustainable. Here are some of my favourite… Continue reading How to have a more sustainable Christmas
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
Earlier this year the EAT-Lancet commission published their findings of a sustainable diet that could support the nutritional needs of our growing population whilst preserving our planet, this was called ‘The Planetary Health Diet’. I wrote a blog on it. A follow-up from some of the authors of this commission paper was released recently and… Continue reading The EAT-Lancet Commission report through a blue lens
I think I’ve always been fascinated with nature and how the health of our species, the planet and all the other creatures which call our world home are connected. Yet, as with many things, as much as I delve into this huge topic and become more passionate and educated about it, I have tried to… Continue reading What is Planetary Health?