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!

Lifestyle Medicine, Main blog page, Sleep

Sleep

We’re in a sleep deprivation epidemic. 😴 We’re losing 1-2 hours of sleep a night compared to 60 years ago (Dawson, D. and Reid, K. (1997) ‘Fatigue, alcohol and performance impairment’, Nature. Nature Publishing Group, 388(6639), pp. 235–235. doi: 10.1038/40775.) 😴 The glymphatic system is a recently discovered macroscopic waste clearance system that uses channels formed… Continue reading Sleep

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

Lifestyle Medicine, Main blog page, Stress Management

Community

Community is becoming more and more recognised as a vital component to health. I think I realised quite young, whilst at university, that the people in my life is what would bring me the greatest joys in life. Christmas time made me reflect on how lucky I am to have my own little community of… Continue reading Community

Lifestyle Medicine, Main blog page, Sleep, Stress Management

Gratitude

There’s lots of talk on social media at the moment about how gratitude is good for you. However, unless the actual benefits are explained it’s often hard to get enough incentive to actually start doing something new. So, I thought I’d discuss some evidence-backed benefits of practicing gratitude. Relationships Practicing gratitude is beneficial for romantic,… Continue reading Gratitude