Aging

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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July Blog: Dementia

July Blog This month I want to think with you about the important and disturbing subject of dementia. But don’t think it is all doom and gloom, because there is encouraging evidence that we may be able to start preventative action now to reduce the risk of this miserable condition. Back in the day, (now…

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February Blog 2013

Greetings From Tokyo 東京 View of Shinjuku skyscrapers and Mount Fuji as seen from the Bunkyo Civic Center in Tokyo, January 2009, image by Morio and sourced from Wikipedia.org. As the largest metropolitan area in the world, (32.5m) Tokyo takes some getting used to, even though it was my home for a year, forty years…

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