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The Big Day
1 day to go The clock has ticked away and the last 62 days have passed far too quickly. The training, such as …
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Reflections
2 days to go I started to write today’s post then realised I had done this very same thing just before my last …
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Osteoporosis
3 days to go Osteoporosis is a common condition which results from a loss of bone mass producing a change in bone structure. …
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Event Nutrition
4 days to go   I couldn’t countdown to the event without a brief venture into event nutrition. At some time in everyone’s …
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Falls and Balance – part 3
5 days to go Balance results from three inputs: vision, inner ear and proprioception. Proprioception is how your body knows what position it …
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Falls and Balance – Part 2
6 days to go The risk of falling increases as we age.  Addressing risks is helped if we characterise risk factors into categories: …
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Falls and Balance – Part 1
7 days to go Falls are incredibly common but increase as we age.  Every year in the UK more than a third of …
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Take a Break – Part 2
8 days to go In Part 1 we talked about the benefits of regular breaks and why we need them, so why don’t …
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Take a Break Part 1
9 days to go Listen to nature’s clock and take regular breaks, which is even more important now so many are working from …
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The Immune System Part 3
10 days to go We are born with some level of immunity which our bodies cleverly build on throughout life. There are some …
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The Immune System – Part 2
11 days to go There are two parts to our immune response to a threat, the innate and the adaptive. The inate system …
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The Immune System – Part 1
12 days to go The human body is complex but when it comes to understanding how it works, the immune system is probably …
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Life begins at……………….
13 days to go A phrase frequently heard is ‘Life begins at 40, 50……etc’ but what is meant by that? In our early …
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Benefits of Virtual Groups
14 days to go. Virtual is a word we’ve heard a lot and a place we’ve become accustomed to meeting in this last …
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A brief look at dietary supplements
15 days to go The dietary supplement industry is worth about £200 billion globally. In the UK it’s about £500 million for vitamins …
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Know your nuts!
16 days to go One of my favourite go to snacks are nuts and there will be a selection of different ones in …
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Health Screening
17 days to go Health screening is an important part of our NHS care when at certain times in our lives for certain …
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Volunteering
18 days to go. Many charities, community groups and sporting events would simply be unable to function if it weren’t for the army …
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Caffeine
19 days to go. Caffeine is a natural stimulant found in coffee, tea and cacao but also added to things like cola. Its …
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Blood, sweat and tears!
20 days to go Is there a place for ‘before and after’ images when it comes to us setting a personal goal? Or …
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Health benefits of a challenge
21 days to go Click on this link for a flavour of my 62@62 challenge There may be many reasons we set ourselves …
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How Healthy is Our Daily Grind?
22 days to go Around 400 billion cups of coffee are drunk in the world each year, second only to water. In the …
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Building Resilience
23 days to go. Resilience is a word that’s been much used this past year. The dictionary gives two meanings for it: i) …
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Tinnitus
24 days to go Our Deaf awareness week theme wouldn’t be complete without discussing tinnitus. My own experience in the previous two days …
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Deafness Part 2
25 days to go The early days after becoming suddenly deaf in one ear were a steep learning curve accompanied by an array …
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Deafness Part 1
26 days to go The 7th to 13th May is Deaf awareness week so I thought I would share the story of how …
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Mental Health Awareness Week
27 days to go This week is dedicated as mental health awareness week and the theme for this year is nature. The pandemic …
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Feeling Unsettled
28 days to go Losing three months of training in the hills time to lockdown leaving it all to be packed into six …
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Hydration Part 2 – Rehydration
29 days to go As a general rule adults need around 2 litres of fluid a day but we’re all different so need …
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Hydration – Part 1 Dehydration
30 days to go Our bodies are made up of around 60% water and water is important for many of our bodily functions. …
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Ageing – Part 4
31 days to go A third ageing myth is that ‘you can’t teach an old dog new tricks’.  There is a wrongful perception …
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Ageing – Part 3
32 days to go Part 2 discussed the importance of being physically active when we are older. Here I’d like to introduce the …
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Ageing – Part 2
33 days to go In Ageing Part 1 I started to discuss some of the myths around ageing.  The issue with myths is …
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Ageing – Part 1
34 days to go Our perception of when older age is will vary depending upon how old we are. A child thinks all …
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Planning is good for your health
35 days to go Whilst it’s great to have the freedom to be spontaneous if opportunities present themselves, most of the stuff we …
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Preparation and finding a way
36 days to go World Ultrarunning day and what better way to spend a long day in the hills than with a lovely …
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