Aging

May 2020 Blog: The Rhythm of your Life

“Understanding which factors affect your clock will help you make small changes that will add years of good health to your life”. Prof. S. Panda This month we want to quickly touch on two things. • Your general health during lock down, • A way of sleeping better, getting more energy and losing weight you…

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March 2020: The life saving nature of Friendship

Love and Connection: A fundamental Human Need “The world’s longest-lived people chose–or were born into–social circles that supported healthy behaviours, Okinawans created “moais”–groups of five friends that committed to each other for life. Research from the Framingham Studies shows that smoking, obesity, happiness, and even loneliness are contagious. So, the social networks of long-lived people have favourably…

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November 2018: How long are you planning to live?

How long are you planning to live? You probably know the old joke from the financial advisor when asked about his clients funds he said, “All I need to give you an accurate assurance about the suitability of your pension pot is one figure, when are you planning to die?” The good news is that,…

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May 2018: The ‘String test’ and Friends

In our last blog we talked about waist circumference and its role in your health and longevity. An even simpler ‘string test’ exists to assess your visceral fat. Just get a piece of string about as long as you, then stand on one end and hold the other at the top of your head. Now…

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October 2017. The End of the End2End!

If you have been reading these occasional blog spots from Helix House this year you cannot have escaped hearing that Clive, along with three friends, cycled from Lands End to John o’Groats this last summer, which he reported on in July’s blog. Being the story teller that he is, Clive later turned the blog into…

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October 2017. The End of the End2End!

If you have been reading these occasional blog spots from Helix House this year you cannot have escaped hearing that Clive, along with three friends, cycled from Lands End to John o’Groats this last summer, which he reported on in July’s blog. Being the story teller that he is, Clive later turned the blog into…

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October 2017. The End of the End2End!

If you have been reading these occasional blog spots from Helix House this year you cannot have escaped hearing that Clive, along with three friends, cycled from Lands End to John o’Groats this last summer, which he reported on in July’s blog. Being the story teller that he is, Clive later turned the blog into…

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End to End:May 2017.

“Cycling from Land’s End to John o’ Groats or End to End as it is popularly known, is a truly British Adventure. It is a challenging long-distance bicycle tour of almost a thousand miles, from the very tip of south-west England to the far north of Scotland, usually undertaken with a two-week time frame, providing…

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One life, One You: What you can do today to really help the NHS! January 2017

“I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work; I want to achieve immortality through not dying”. Woody Allen  In 1919, right after the horrors of World War 1, William Butler Yeats wrote, in his powerful poem, The Second Coming: “Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold… …The best lack all conviction, while the worst…

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