One year of lockdown and changes to my sports medicine clinics in conditions seen

We are now approaching one year since the first national lockdown here in London which began on 23rd March 2020. Firstly I don’t think anyone could foresee the devastating outcome of the pandemic in terms of number of deaths and the overall number of cases too. My thoughts are with all of those who haveContinue reading “One year of lockdown and changes to my sports medicine clinics in conditions seen”

STRESS FRACTURES OF THE LEG

After the recent easing of lockdown restrictions I have been seeing an increasing number of patients in my clinics- both in person and also by video consultation. When the lockdown started many people including myself started to exercise more- through a combination of some more available time and also to increase fitness. We know thatContinue reading “STRESS FRACTURES OF THE LEG”

Running and recovering from ME/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome- a personal story of success

At my peak 2004 for me was my peak year of running and fitness. Aged 33 years, I was running 5-6 times per week and totalling around 40-50 miles per week, with a traditional long run on a Sunday morning. I had completed the London Marathon in both 2001 and 2003.  My love of runningContinue reading “Running and recovering from ME/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome- a personal story of success”

Exercise IS medicine. Start taking the pill !

Physical inactivity (not reaching the recommended exercise levels per week) is a bigger risk factor to health than smoking, obesity or high blood pressure. The Aerobics Centre Longitudinal Study (ACLS) showed that low cardiorespiratory fitness was the biggest risk factor for all-cause mortality. This is really an incredible statistic- think of all of the greatContinue reading “Exercise IS medicine. Start taking the pill !”

The Importance of Exercise during Lockdown

At the time of writing this blog, our PM Boris Johnson is currently in ITU in London after deteriorating with a 10 day history of illness from Covid19. The world has not seen anything like this for over a hundred years since the deadly Spanish Flu that killed many millions. Along with all Covid 19Continue reading “The Importance of Exercise during Lockdown”