Main blog page, Planetary Health

War on Plastic Documentary

I've watched the #WarOnPlastic BBC documentary which was humbling, concerning, infuriating and inspiring. Things that stood out to me were: 🔶Issues of cost with loose produce compared to those wrapped in plastic in supermarkets. 🔶665, 330 tonnes of UK plastic is exported EVERY YEAR! This is having significant environmental and health implications to the countries… Continue reading War on Plastic Documentary

Main blog page, Planetary Health

Tips for reducing your plastic consumption & waste

When you live a more sustainable life you can increase your happiness levels! Dr Mark Williamson, Director of Action for Happiness said: “Living a more sustainable life brings a great sense of purpose and helps us recognise that we are all part of something bigger” There are levels as to the effort everyone is willing… Continue reading Tips for reducing your plastic consumption & waste

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

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, 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, 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

Lifestyle Medicine, Main blog page, Movement, Planetary Health

Green exercise for physical and mental well-being

Green exercise for physical and mental wellbeing Physical activity has both physical and mental health benefits. 40% of the British population do not meet the recommended targets for physical activity 1, accruing an overall cost to our health services of approximately £8.3 billion 2. Green exercise is physical activity in the presence of natural environments… Continue reading Green exercise for physical and mental well-being