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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

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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

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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

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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