parkrun: changing lives 5km at a time

Don’t like to look at yourself ‘mirror-curling’ a dumbbell wearing expensive body-hugging workout gear?  Don’t want to pay for a Crossfit membership but want to find a tribe?  Parkrun maybe your answer. Founded in 2004 to help people be the best they can be, while giving everyone the right to do what they want, parkrun […]

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Should we all go teetotal?

Research carried out as part of the Global Burden of Diseases study at the University of Washington and published in the Lancet suggests alcohol is the biggest risk factor for death and disability for adults under 50. Their research also suggests that the negative impact of alcohol on health outweighs any health benefit, prompting us […]

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Bouldering your way through life?

My body hurts this morning.  I went bouldering last night for the first time in years and it was hard work.  As people rhythmically floated across the wall above and below me I struggled.  The hand holds felt awkward, I didn’t know where to put my feet and the more force I applied the more […]

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Can you change your behaviour?

Why do we do what we do?  More specifically, and importantly, when thinking about combating behaviours that don’t positively serve us, why do we get urges to do things? We’re all inheritors of a behavioural blueprint crafted by evolution (especially in areas integral to our survival like food and sex).  This blueprint, revised by our […]

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How to Hack your Hangover

How to hack your hangover: Drink alcohol with fewer toxins. Choose distilled and filtered drinks to save your liver and kidneys the job.  Opt for vodka (potato vodka is best), gin, tequila or whiskey.  Avoid red wine, beer and lager. Drink a glass of water with every alcoholic drink. Eat (or supplement with) vitamin C […]

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