Lifestyle in NICE guidance – Part 4b – Weight & Pregnancy

So picking up right where we left off from last week (if you haven't read last week's post I highly recommend it as covers the first part of this guidance, you can find it here: https://thelifestylepill.org/2019/10/13/lifestyle-in-nice-guidance-part-4a-weight-pregnancy/). Advise that moderate-intensity physical activity will not harm her or her unborn child. At least 30 minutes per day… Continue reading Lifestyle in NICE guidance – Part 4b – Weight & Pregnancy

Lifestyle in NICE guidance – Part 4a – Weight & Pregnancy

I know body changes during pregnancy are a really sensitive matter for many. Even those who have not had any issues with body image previously can, understandably, experience difficulty with how rapidly their body is changing and how out of control this is for them. This said, I do think it’s important for people to… Continue reading Lifestyle in NICE guidance – Part 4a – Weight & Pregnancy

Lifestyle in NICE guidance – part 3 – Fertility

Fertility is such a sensitive subject for many, with 1 in 7 couples struggling to conceive. It’s also a topic I’ve become more interested in over the past few months. I undertook a short course from Monash University (Melbourne) in the relationship between Fertility, Pregnancy and Nutrition. I am also so, so pleased and excited… Continue reading Lifestyle in NICE guidance – part 3 – Fertility

Lifestyle in NICE guidance – Part 2b – preventing excess weight gain

Following on from last week, I'm discussing NICE guidance is going to be ‘Preventing excess weight gain’  (NICE guidance NG7). I started this discussion last week, so if you haven't read this yet, I recommend it: https://thelifestylepill.org/2019/09/15/lifestyle-in-nice-guidance-part-2a/ Further advice for parents and carers of children and young people Encourage parents, carers and everyone in regular… Continue reading Lifestyle in NICE guidance – Part 2b – preventing excess weight gain

Lifestyle in NICE guidance – Part 2a – preventing excess weight gain

This week’s NICE guidance is going to be ‘Preventing excess weight gain’  (NICE guidance NG7) I realise this is an emotive subject, but I think it is important to talk about it and empower people with the information and tools they can use to maintain or improve their health and wellbeing. The aim of this… Continue reading Lifestyle in NICE guidance – Part 2a – preventing excess weight gain

Lifestyle in NICE guidance – Part 1 – Brief advice: physical activity

Lots of people think lifestyle medicine is fringe, or alternative. I want to present how lifestyle interventions are mainstream and today is the start of a blog series on NICE guidance which covers aspects of lifestyle. NICE is evidence-based guidance, advice and information services for health, public health and social care professionals across the UK.… Continue reading Lifestyle in NICE guidance – Part 1 – Brief advice: physical activity

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!