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The 7 Limbs of Wellness

Over the past week I've been sharing the 7 dimensions of wellness on my Instagram feed. I thought I'd collate the posts into a single blog post here! I hope you enjoy - let me know what you think. The 7 limbs of wellness ✨What does wellness mean to you - the food you eat… Continue reading The 7 Limbs of Wellness

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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