Category Archives: health

Raspberry smoothie recipe

My Mother-in-Law is a bit of a hoarder at times and this applies to her stash of frozen raspberries, as well as 40 year old home made mead in her cellar.   So I’m thankful for a couple of things: … Continue reading

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Half full, or half empty?

Quite a few times recently I have been referred to as a “half full” person and I think that’s something I can take as a complement.   While being optimistic and hopeful, I believe this has some real tangible benefits … Continue reading

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How many people take prescription drugs in the UK?

Apparently almost half the adults in my age group (45-54 years) take a prescription drug and unsurprisingly this grows as age increases.  For my age group it appears men and women are very similar and this makes fascinating reading in … Continue reading

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I’m still here!

I’m still here!  Okay so I haven’t blogged in a little while now and admittedly I’m feeling bad about this.  Plenty of things going on though. While I’m on the subject of blogging, the lack of posts might explain why … Continue reading

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Cycling, food and me 3

More tips for me from the nutritionist in helping me fine tune a healthy diet.  I think this is worth listing as it does focus a little more on what I actually need, as a kind of easily digestible aide … Continue reading

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Cycling, food and me 1

This is a mini-series coming up now – cycling, food and me.  You might have seen I recently went to a nutritionist where said I want to live for another 50 years – this would be taking me to well … Continue reading

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Going to a nutritionist

Earlier this week I enjoyed going to see a local nutritionist.  This was a ‘first’ for me and didn’t quite know what to expect.  Providing I follow up on the advice and recommendations, I believe it is money well spent. … Continue reading

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Short term goals list

Here’s a short term goal list.  I always find it useful to have something to aim for, otherwise I tend to drift nowhere.  Having the recent Coast to Coast in a Day has been helpful in motivating me and as … Continue reading

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Young cyclists and endurance events – is it right?

A question recently cropped up about young people, including teenagers, as to whether they should be undertaking long endurance events?  This question is connected to the recent Coast to Coast in a Day sportive I did with some friends. To … Continue reading

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Cycling with a cold :o(

Can you believe it, it’s now June and I’ve got a cold?  In fact it’s been bugging me for a little over a week now.  This is not good news. It started with my youngest daughter picking some cold virus … Continue reading

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Why I’m teetotal

Please bear with me in a brief departure from the usual running and cycling posts.  A few years ago I posted the article below on one of my other blogs and it’s something I feel strongly about. It is related to … Continue reading

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Solving leg cramps

This is all about my need in solving leg cramps. Some of my friends who I occasionally cycle with will know I am prone to getting cramp in my feet and legs.  My wife knows how I sometimes leap out … Continue reading

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Maintaining mental health

There are times when I need a good thrash around on my bike or, like this morning, a nice run. I have blogged before about the benefits of running over cycling (a strange thing to say in a cycling blog?) … Continue reading

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Cardiovascular risk assessment calculator

Regular readers will know I went for a health check up a few weeks ago and I was pleased that all my results are all broadly okay, although the Doctor thinks my blood pressure could be a little lower.  My … Continue reading

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