Behaviour Change, Lifestyle Medicine, Main blog page

Developing an Action Plan

I'm going to kick right off from where I finished last week - if you haven't read the preceding blog on lifestyle prescriptions vs action plans I recommend you do so before diving in here! Step 1: The health professional ideally needs to be both the ‘expert’ and the ‘coach’ for a patient/client. In an… Continue reading Developing an Action Plan

Behaviour Change, Lifestyle Medicine, Main blog page

Lifestyle Prescription vs. Action Plan

This week I thought I’d write about the difference between a lifestyle prescription and an action plan. It’s probably most aimed at physicians trying to integrate more lifestyle medicine into their practice, but think it will also be useful for those trying to make lifestyle changes - framing their change in a way that is… Continue reading Lifestyle Prescription vs. Action Plan

Behaviour Change, Lifestyle Medicine, Main blog page, Public health

The LiveWell Lifestyle Podcast!

Hi everyone! I thought I would use this week’s blog for an announcement! I've excitingly recorded a podcast! It's a joint venture between LiveWell Dorset & this platform. So far we have a pilot episode where we share introductions, explore the root cause of unhealthy habits and answer the question 'how do you LiveWell?'. Here's… Continue reading The LiveWell Lifestyle Podcast!

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

Audible & Feel Better in 5

I love reading, over the past couple of years I’ve really got into non-fiction books and the list of books I want to read has been getting longer and longer! I’m not the fastest reader, and as like most of you, am often juggling different things and reading gets relegated to just 5 or 10… Continue reading Audible & Feel Better in 5

Behaviour Change, Main blog page

My Top 3 Behaviour Change TED Talks

If you follow me on Instagram or read my blogs you will know I've become really interested in behaviour change and have been reading books & listening to podcasts etc. on the topic. If you are wanting to make a positive change in your life, however small, or are interested in the topic of behaviour… Continue reading My Top 3 Behaviour Change TED Talks

Behaviour Change, Lifestyle Medicine, Main blog page, Movement, Nutrition, Public health

Making ‘The Januaries’ Sustainable

So, it’s this time of year when everyone seems to be sharing their new year’s resolutions and have advice on how to become the ‘new you’. If you are using the new year (decade even!) to stimulate some action and motivate you to make healthy life choices great! I applaud you. To make the greatest… Continue reading Making ‘The Januaries’ Sustainable

Behaviour Change, Main blog page, Public health

LiveWell Dorset Video Q&A

A couple of weeks ago I met up with a member of LiveWell Dorset. LiveWell Dorset is a service which can support all adults in Dorset and is funded by Public Health Dorset. They support anyone on their journey towards a happier, healthier you. They have 4 key areas of focus: Get active Lose weight… Continue reading LiveWell Dorset Video Q&A