I confess that over the last few months (or possibly even years) this newsletter has been heavy on opinion (or at the very least ranting) and light on good old fashioned medical advice. This is in part because if I don’t have my monthly rant I will simply explode and in part because I’m not… Read More »
Let’s face facts the New Year is famous for its resolutions – its widely seen as the opportunity to start off some positive changes, although why this is the case eludes me. Surely every day is a fresh start and as such an opportunity to change. Why we should choose one particular day in the… Read More »
One of my biggest regrets in life was missing out on the 1966 world cup final. I was only 6 years old but I remember my father asking me if I wanted to watch the match, when I said that I’d rather go play football with my friends down at the park he warned me… Read More »
The evidence that exercise helps you live longer is pretty overwhelming – it appears to halve your risk of diabetes, hypertension, stroke, heart disease and most cancers. It is also meant to be one of the most successful treatments for anxiety and depression. So it was with some considerable surprise that I read about some… Read More »
The start of the New Year is usually heralded by a number of personal resolutions most of which are about getting fitter and healthier. I have in the past used the advice from Bandolier, an excellent website, which uses strict evidence based medicine to give their top ten tips to healthy living. Here are their… Read More »
They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away – but where did that come from and is it right? A short Google search later and I find it comes from Pembrokeshire – Eat an apple on going to bed, And you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread.
For everybody whose New Years Resolutions may have already fallen by the wayside the following advice I received in an Email from an eccentric Chinese doctor, Dr Quak, may be of some comfort. Q: Doctor, I’ve heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life. Is this true ?
It’s a sad fact but telling people that they need more exercise is a futile exercise! I can produce the most compelling argument that exercise is essential for a long and healthy life – it halves the risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, raised blood pressure, lowers cholesterol and almost certainly halves your risk of… Read More »