Lifestyle Medicine, Main blog page, Movement, Stress Management

My Favourite Yoga YouTube Channels

It's really important you find a yoga teacher that resonates with you and you enjoy their classes. This is true for in person classes or at home online. When I was getting into yoga I tried many a YouTube channel before I found one I clicked with. Since then I've been finding more and more… Continue reading My Favourite Yoga YouTube Channels

Lifestyle Medicine, Main blog page, Public health, Sleep, Stress Management

My Favourite Health & Wellness Apps

There are so many Apps out there at the moment. I thought I'd share some of my favourites that I have come across or use myself. There's a range here in the hope that I can inspire a wide variety of people on different stages of their health journeys. Calm Mindfulness can have such a… Continue reading My Favourite Health & Wellness Apps

Lifestyle Medicine, Main blog page, Movement, Stress Management

My Journey into Yoga

In the past I had tried a little yoga on 'non-workout' days. I used some YouTube videos and a book which guides you through some yoga poses. At this time I still thought of yoga very much as 'just stretching' and not something that pushed your body. I hadn't really engaged with the mindful side… Continue reading My Journey into Yoga

Doctor Life, Lifestyle Medicine, Main blog page, Stress Management

Burnout and self-care

This post is a little different, it's more reflective and touches on a subject some say is 'the last taboo'1 It's about doctors needing to look after themselves. Whilst the first part of my blog will be about doctors I feel the issue will resonate with anyone, and I hope the tips I give will… Continue reading Burnout and self-care

Lifestyle Medicine, Main blog page

Happiness and my ‘share a smile’ project

I wrote about happiness being an important concept for me in my stress and mindfulness post. The World Health Organisation acknowledges happiness as an aspect of health and is working on increasing it to better the health and quality of life of the global population 1. There are many sources of happiness. Fascinatingly (well to me… Continue reading Happiness and my ‘share a smile’ project

Lifestyle Medicine, Main blog page, Stress Management

Stress and Mindfulness

Review of Calm and Headspace Stress Stress put simply is the response from our bodies to a threatening event. The physical response triggered is called ‘flight or fight’. This involves activation of the sympathetic nervous system (compared to the parasympathetic controlling the ‘rest and digest’ state) and in turn a whole host of hormonal cascades… Continue reading Stress and Mindfulness