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Developing an Action Plan

I'm going to kick right off from where I finished last week - if you haven't read the preceding blog on lifestyle prescriptions vs action plans I recommend you do so before diving in here! Step 1: The health professional ideally needs to be both the ‘expert’ and the ‘coach’ for a patient/client. In an… Continue reading Developing an Action Plan

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Lifestyle Prescription vs. Action Plan

This week I thought I’d write about the difference between a lifestyle prescription and an action plan. It’s probably most aimed at physicians trying to integrate more lifestyle medicine into their practice, but think it will also be useful for those trying to make lifestyle changes - framing their change in a way that is… Continue reading Lifestyle Prescription vs. Action Plan

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The LiveWell Lifestyle Podcast!

Hi everyone! I thought I would use this week’s blog for an announcement! I've excitingly recorded a podcast! It's a joint venture between LiveWell Dorset & this platform. So far we have a pilot episode where we share introductions, explore the root cause of unhealthy habits and answer the question 'how do you LiveWell?'. Here's… Continue reading The LiveWell Lifestyle Podcast!

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Audible & Feel Better in 5

I love reading, over the past couple of years I’ve really got into non-fiction books and the list of books I want to read has been getting longer and longer! I’m not the fastest reader, and as like most of you, am often juggling different things and reading gets relegated to just 5 or 10… Continue reading Audible & Feel Better in 5

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Transforming health and wellbeing through lifestyle changes

As you might have seen on my Instagram stories, this week I gave a couple of workshops at Bournemouth University as part of a GP study day. The study day is an annual event when Foundation Year 2 doctors currently in GP, and trainees from the first 2 years of the GP training programme in… Continue reading Transforming health and wellbeing through lifestyle changes

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Lifestyle in NICE guidance – Part 4b – Weight & Pregnancy

So picking up right where we left off from last week (if you haven't read last week's post I highly recommend it as covers the first part of this guidance). Advise that moderate-intensity physical activity will not harm her or her unborn child. At least 30 minutes per day of moderate intensity activity is recommended.… Continue reading Lifestyle in NICE guidance – Part 4b – Weight & Pregnancy

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Lifestyle in NICE guidance – Part 4a – Weight & Pregnancy

I know body changes during pregnancy are a really sensitive matter for many. Even those who have not had any issues with body image previously can, understandably, experience difficulty with how rapidly their body is changing and how out of control this is for them. This said, I do think it’s important for people to… Continue reading Lifestyle in NICE guidance – Part 4a – Weight & Pregnancy