Tag: Health

A Huel upgrade

Now that I'm back into a semblance of healthy eating (healthy for me, that is - I'm no saint, nor am I a puritan!) and eating drinking consuming Huel regularly, I decided to expand my Huel repertoire and try new combinations. I've already identified a couple of combinations that I really like: One mixing Huel with ...

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Last night an Apple Watch saved my life…

No, not really. But I liked this story about a teen whose strange heart rate readings from his Apple Watch meant he got it checked out by medical professionals, ultimately saving his life. Doctors later diagnosed Houle with rhabdomyolysis, a syndrome linked to muscle injury. It occurs when muscle tissue breaks down and releases proteins ...

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Apple Watch: a few weeks in…

I've been using my new Apple Watch daily for a few weeks now, so I thought it would be useful to reflect how it's been going. In case anyone out there is still wondering what it's like to use outside of an Apple Store. If you can't be bothered to scroll to the bottom, let me summarise ...

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A week without coffee…

After coaching many, many people to try and adopt slightly healthier lifestyles over the last couple of years, I decided to take some of my own advice. Late last week, I stopped drinking coffee and moved over to either green or black tea. The results were immediate: headaches. But I persevered. After last weekend, I ...

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3 New habits for 2014

Continuing the theme of my earlier post  I’m trying some new things for 2014. Not massive, life-changing New Year’s resolutions, but smaller changes I’m hoping will have a positive impact. 1. No more Diet Coke I’ve dropped this completely and actually stopped drinking it before the end of December. I realised it was a slight addiction. ...

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A quick Surgery update

This morning's knee surgery went without a hitch. The hospital staff were all amazing - thorough, professional and very friendly. I was in at 7:00am, down for surgery at 10:00am and came to in the recovery room about 11:15am. I was pretty out of it - haven't had a general anaesthetic since I was 18 ...

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A quick knee update…

It's amazing what you can accomplish when you know the right people. In this case, the lovely people at my health insurance company. A quick phone call later and I have an MRI scan scheduled for first thing tomorrow morning and an X-Ray booked in for first thing Monday morning. The soonest I can see ...

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“The knee, it aches!”

So with just a few weeks to go until this year's Royal Parks half-marathon, I'm waiting on an appointment to see a specialist about my knee. Those of you with long memories will remember that I was tripped up during this year's London Marathon (thanks again, inconsiderate tool!) and wrenched my knee while trying to ...

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Running for Epilepsy

For the last couple of years, I've been running races across the UK, raising money for Epilepsy Action. It's not like I'm making major sacrifices, as I love to run and I especially love competitive, well organised races. I actually like training and find running is a great cure for any lingering work-related stress or ...