Everyone enjoys being happy. But often we forget what makes us happy, here’s a reminder of what you can do to enjoy life even more.Read More
For almost 20 years people in the United States of America have been advised to do Strength training twice a week, in addition to their weekly 150 minutes of aerobic exercise. It was only in 2011 that exercise guidelines in the United Kingdom caught-up...
But why have we been advised to add strength training to our workout? And should everyone, young or old, really start moving weights?Read More
Mixed messages and guidelines that not every doctor believes in. “Eat lots more saturated fat, but very little carbohydrates” was the advice I heard last year at the annual sports med conference.Read More
This story is about the beauty of nature, happiness, and animal excrement; there is no conflict.
Polyphenols are the active substance in green tea that could help prevent skin cancer, reduce inflammation in tendonitis, and repair DNA in our cells. It sounds like the cup of tea we all need. But does increasing your Polyphenol dosage through food and drink really translate to better health?Read More
Zinc is often taken as an 'over-the-counter' drug to reduce the chances of getting the common cold, improve physical fitness when training, and to enhance the immune system in auto-immune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis.
Does it really work in these conditions and if so how much should you take?Read More
Childhood obesity is on the rise throughout the world, with over 30% of kids in some countries being overweight. Today children are more sedentary than ever before, resulting in earlier age of obesity, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and other diseases seen in adults. The guidelines are clear: children need moderate to vigorous exercise for at least 60 minutes a day, and three of these days should include muscle and bone strengthening activities. But what about children who cannot run because they are too overweight--how do they perform strength training exercises?Read More
Morocco, here I come again but this time with my intrepid younger brother Christopher. One of Christopher's evening carers, who helps him get ready for bed, has been off work since December looking after her mother who is ill. So, when over the Christmas holidays Christopher asked me 'What will I do now?", followed by a daily reminder of " I need a holiday", I thought that a month in Morocco was a good solution. It would also buy us time to get someone to take over the evening shift on Christopher's return.Read More
When I was in San Fransisco last year, a friend who works at a local farmers market handed me this little pocket card with 3 lists of fish on it- fish you can eat safely, fish that may became endangered and fish that were endangered.Read More
The USA Food and Drug Association and European Union both advice that deodorants containing Aluminium should not be applied to broken or irritated skin i.e after shaving.Read More
As we say goodbye to mistletoe on this, the last day of Christmas, we welcome in the new-year with Miso, a superfood hot on a lot of healthy diet plans; but is it safe for everybody?Read More
Clear Plastic, a cot with tubes, a smear of crusted blood, and my little brother inside-my best friend, arms and legs motionless.Read More