Finding fitness in my 50s

My 50th birthday has come and gone- a lockdown birthday like last year! But grateful I could share the day with my children and fiancee. I was hoping to get as fit as possible by my 50th but it did not really happen that way. I did not reach my target weight and looking backContinue reading “Finding fitness in my 50s”

Alcohol- are you drinking too much ?

For many years the government advice was to limit alcohol consumption to 21 units for men per week and 14 units for women per week. Also limited use in pregnancy was accepted as the normal. However in recent times these guidelines have been changed- now for men it is also 14 units and avoiding allContinue reading “Alcohol- are you drinking too much ?”

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 !”

Stoic Philosophy- the way to a happier life

Stoicism is a form of philosophy that was founded over 2000 years ago. It was initially founded in Greece by Zeno of Citium around 300 BC. The name “stoa” is Greek – meaning painted porch. A porch or doorway is where the first followers of stoicism would listen to Zeno and his teachings.Stoicism in simpleContinue reading “Stoic Philosophy- the way to a happier life”

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”