Childhood Obesity

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

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

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

Hierarchy of epidemiological evidence

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