Ever wondered where the ‘obesity epidemic started?

  • January 31, 2024
  • Running
  • Christophe

We’ve all heard of the ‘obesity epidemic’, but if you’ve ever wondered where it started, read on. Just a quick note though, before you move on. The US FDA Food Pyramid image on this post is an illustration of one of the factors that contributed to the obesity epidemic – personally I really wouldn’t recommend … Continue Reading

Is your cat trying to kill you?

Warning – if you’re at all squeamish, or have a pet cat, it might be better to stop reading now! Studies have estimated that in Europe, somewhere between 43% and 67% of cats are infected with Toxoplasma Gondii. Toxoplasmosis is a disease caused by a parasitic protozoan known as Toxoplasma gondii (big ‘T’ little ‘g’). A parasitic protozoan is … Continue Reading

Broccoli – a super-food that can reduce risk of diabetes, cancer, cardiometabolic diseases, & neurological disorders?

  • November 21, 2023
  • Food, Health
  • Christophe

A fascinating new study published in September 2023 shows a direct association between higher consumption of broccoli with a reduced risk of cardiometabolic diseases, neurological disorders, diabetes, and cancer. One of the main compounds which is suggested provides these benefits is polysulphides. And broccoli sprouts (young broccoli) were also discovered to contain around seven times … Continue Reading

Leg it round Lathkil

Leg it Round Lathkil results 2023

Leg It Round Lathkil race is an 11.5 km fell race through the Lathkil Dale in the Peak District National Park. The race is held annually in November and is open to runners of all abilities. The course starts and finishes at the Lathkil Hotel in Over Haddon. The first part of the race is … Continue Reading

What is a sprained ankle?

  • August 23, 2023
  • Health
  • Christophe

An ankle sprain or ‘sprained ankle’ is an injury to the ligaments that connect the bones in your ankle. Ligaments are tough bands of tissue that help hold your joints together. When you sprain your ankle, the ligaments stretch or tear. This can cause pain, swelling, weakness, and bruising. Ligaments are a fibrous, connective tissue … Continue Reading

Got a difficult decision to make? Try the 10-10-10 method

  • June 22, 2023
  • LPT
  • Christophe

The 10/10/10 method is a decision-making framework that helps you make better choices by considering the short-term, medium-term, and long-term consequences of your actions. The rule is simple: before you make a decision, ask yourself three questions: By considering the short-term, medium-term, and long-term consequences of your actions, you can make more informed decisions that … Continue Reading