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

Wellbeing during COVID-19 lockdown

Hi everyone, I hope you are all well. This week I recorded a couple of videos in the hope they provide you with some useful, actionable tips to keep as well as possible, physically, mentally and emotionally during the current lockdown. Here they are: https://youtu.be/5Q8xFncag1U https://youtu.be/JiSYUgW4DC8   Do let me know how you get on… Continue reading Wellbeing during COVID-19 lockdown

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Lifestyle in NICE guidance – Part 1 – Brief advice: physical activity

Lots of people think lifestyle medicine is fringe, or alternative. I want to present how lifestyle interventions are mainstream and today is the start of a blog series on NICE guidance which covers aspects of lifestyle. NICE is evidence-based guidance, advice and information services for health, public health and social care professionals across the UK.… Continue reading Lifestyle in NICE guidance – Part 1 – Brief advice: physical activity

Main blog page, Stress Management

Balance

⚖️BALANCE⚖️ Many things in life are better in balance, as 'boring' as this might be. 🔶 'Everything in moderation' as my Mum always says is often the best approach to nutrition and not crash diets or eliminating food groups. 🔶 Work-life balance - vital for stress management, time for socialising, family and overall happiness. 🔶Balance… Continue reading Balance

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

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

Stress management as a Junior Doctor – Part 1

Working in health care is emotionally and physically draining. Burnout and low morale are rising. Stress is endemic amongst the medical profession. 80% of junior doctors report excessive work-related stress 1,2, 38.4% of NHS staff went off sick with work-related stress in 2017 3 and 61% say their work-related stress had risen in the past… Continue reading Stress management as a Junior Doctor – Part 1

Lifestyle Medicine, Main blog page, Sleep

‘Why We Sleep’ & My 10 Top Tips For It

This blog starts off with a short book review on ‘Why We Sleep’ by Matthew Walker before moving onto my top 10 tips for improving sleep. ‘Why We Sleep’ is a critically acclaimed guide to the science behind our sleep and dreams. Matthew walker delves deep into the neurological processes which occur during sleep and… Continue reading ‘Why We Sleep’ & My 10 Top Tips For It

Lifestyle Medicine, Main blog page, Movement, Sleep, Stress Management

Health Benefits of Yoga

I was sad to miss the Yoga in Health Care conference last week. To make up for this I thought I’d research more and share some of the evidence I found for yoga therapy. “Yoga therapy is the process of empowering individuals to progress toward improved health and well-being through the application of the teachings… Continue reading Health Benefits of Yoga