What is active transport? Active transport (also known as active mobility or active travel) is a method of transport that only utilises the physical activity of an individual. Examples of active transport are running, walking, cycling, skateboarding and roller skating. “The NHS can make a significant contribution to tackling the public health challenges of obesity… Continue reading Active transport – why it’s good for both you & the planet
I think I’ve always been fascinated with nature and how the health of our species, the planet and all the other creatures which call our world home are connected. Yet, as with many things, as much as I delve into this huge topic and become more passionate and educated about it, I have tried to… Continue reading What is Planetary Health?
I’ve had more questions about my Master’s in Public Health recently and on a poll this week 100% of those who answered wanted a blog on the modules I’ve taken so far, so here we go! If you’d like an overview of why and where I’m studying I recommend you check out the blog I… Continue reading My Public Health Master’s – Year One
Childhood obesity is a growing health and wellbeing issue. Numbers can be surprising: Nearly 1 in 5 children are overweight or obese when the start primary school. 1 in 3 are overweight or obese by the time they start secondary education1. The children of today are becoming obese earlier and staying that way for longer… Continue reading Childhood Obesity
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
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
There’s so much ‘evidence’ out there. I’ve made this pyramid to help you when searching and reading about a new topic to gauge how reliable the conclusions you are drawing from a paper are, and which studies provide the strongest evidence. A paper will usually (and should!) say in the abstract or early on in… Continue reading Hierarchy of epidemiological evidence