What is Movember …

Movember involves the renaming of the month of November, allowing self cultivated moustaches to take over the month.Its the ultimate “grow your own” ! The goal of Movember is to “change the face of men’s health.” By increasing early cancer detection, diagnosis and interventions , and ultimately reducing the number of preventable deaths. How do you achieve this? It’s not …

Hello Movember …

… the time of year when men globally give up the razor. Men are notoriously bad at going to the doctor. This makes no sense when you consider their life expectancy is on average 4 years lower than for ladies. Men’s reticence in seeking medical help is often either based on machismo or a morbid fear that there is something …

Breast Awareness

The top tip when it comes to Breast examination is knowing what’s normal for you. Whilst technically your breasts are a pair, they are not mirror images of each other. Think of them as sisters rather than twins: the two sides won’t be identical when you check so don’t be alarmed. Self-checking isn’t just about feeling your breasts for lumps …

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Men’s Health – Are you a Weekend Warrior ?

Do you want to optimise your sports performance? We don’t forget to get our cars serviced to keep them on the road, so why are we so blasé about our bodies? It was Men’s health week last week but we want you to know it is not just about disease prevention, awareness of your vital organs or figuring out what …

Mens Health Questions

Mens Health – Door Handle Conversations

Men are notoriously reticent when it comes to discussing medical issues, often when having a consultation the real health issues arise when the patients hand is on the door handle of the consulting room and they are just about to leave. . It’s important to realise that not all men have the bravado and confidence to share their neuroses, anxieties …

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Trust Your Gut

Bowel symptoms can be confusing and simply ignoring them is not the answer! We discuss a few common ailments, and those all important RED FLAG symptoms that need exploring further. Gut gone on a go slow? Constipation is a curse, making us feel heavy, bloated and uncomfortable. Causes include pregnancy, illness, immobility, medications (codeine based pain killers, iron supplements and …

The Marathon – Fuel up …. Ready, Steady, GO!

So we have shared the nutritional advice of what to eat and drink when you are running a marathon, but here are some practical tips to take on board the day before and on the day of the marathon FUEL CAN MAKE OR BREAK YOUR MARATHONGASTRO SYMPTOMS ARE COMMON SO HERE ARE A FEW DO’S AND DONTS The Day Before …

Marathon Nutrition

Marathon Nutrition Advice

Running a marathon needs a little more nutritional focus than running a 10k. Once you hit the hour plus mark, carbohydrates become an important nutrition strategy: You are at risk of depleting your sugar (glycogen) Meaning this can result in fatigue and reduced performance. Consuming carbohydrates in the form of an either a drink or food (jelly beans or gels) …

Why Pixie is Running The Marathon

Call it madness or maybe a mid- life crisis, I’ve signed up for the London Marathon. To date I’ve mainly stuck to a slow 10k distance so why the big mileage? At first I said no, then I said no way but then after learning more about the awesome work done by the Hope Foundation I said, where do I …