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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

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Transforming health and wellbeing through lifestyle changes

As you might have seen on my Instagram stories, this week I gave a couple of workshops at Bournemouth University as part of a GP study day. The study day is an annual event when Foundation Year 2 doctors currently in GP, and trainees from the first 2 years of the GP training programme in… Continue reading Transforming health and wellbeing through lifestyle changes

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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). Advise that moderate-intensity physical activity will not harm her or her unborn child. At least 30 minutes per day of moderate intensity activity is recommended.… Continue reading Lifestyle in NICE guidance – Part 4b – Weight & Pregnancy

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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

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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

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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. Further advice for parents and carers of children and young people Encourage parents, carers and everyone in regular contact… Continue reading Lifestyle in NICE guidance – Part 2b – preventing excess weight gain

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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