So far this newsletter appears to have been detailing my high levels of stress, worry about the future, complaints, hospitals not supporting practices, politicians and the media. You might ask how I manage to survive all this stress and come out smiling? Firstly, in spite of all these distractions, being a GP at Denmark Road… Read More »
I’ve been looking over a few of my past newsletters and a few themes emerge. First – … and most importantly, I am quite the most opinionated person I know. I seem to have strong opinions on most subjects, many of which I have scant experience about – for example how to be a successful… Read More »
The New Year is an opportunity for change. For that change to be successful you need to be convinced it’s really worthwhile because change takes a lot of effort, that effort needs energy and commitment.
If I can’t convince you that change is really worthwhile then it simply won’t happen.
So here is my list for some healthy New Year Resolutions. I can’t believe that many of you will be surprised by anything on the list.
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 »