The first step in fixing back pain

When you think about threats to your long-term health, heart disease, cancer, and dementia probably spring to mind. And for good reason. Most of us will die from one of these diseases. They are the biggest threats to our quantity of life. But when it comes...

The impact of food on mood

What we eat can have a material impact on how we feel and perform. Many of you, I’m sure, have experienced this. The lethargy and negativity after eating fast food or cake. The energy and positivity after a meal of fresh, nutritious produce. Food affects mood....

Intuitive eating doesn’t work in a sweet shop

Listen to your appetite. Eat what you feel like eating, when you feel like it. This appears to be the cornerstone of ‘intuitive eating’ – the new, trendy way to eat yourself to your ideal weight and better health. Of course, there’s nothing new at all about intuitive...

Those must be comfortable shoes!

It’s interesting that one of the most famous movie quotes of all time is about feet. Here’s a reminder of the iconic scene of Forrest Gump commenting on a nurse’s shoes at the bus stop. The irony here is that Forrest himself is wearing Nike Cortez...

Improve your sleep by getting outside

We’re now well into Autumn. It’s getting colder, wetter, and windier. But that makes for more interesting – and challenging – camping. I’ve spent the last two weekends in a tent. One in the Yorkshire Dales and one in the Lake District. Very different trips, but both...