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Another health update – confusion!

Earlier this year I blogged about the dreaded hypertension and eyesight issues.  Right now it all feels a bit confusing, possibly mixed with a little denial(?).  So this little update is about the ‘ins and outs’ as I understand them, … Continue reading

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New infographic – metabolism

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It has been a while since I have had an involvement in the development of an infographic and I was intrigued and pleased to contribute to the infographic you see below from those nice folk at Elysium Health in New … Continue reading

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Boditrax experience

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I have been meaning to tell you all about my Boditrax experience for a while now.  At work we have a weekly newsletter which gets published on a Tuesday afternoon and often has some kind of article about health and … Continue reading

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Bean Bag coffee review

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I picked these up in Waitrose before our Scottish holiday as I was unsure what the coffee “facilities” might be.  They’re not at all bad, so here’s the review. Making a coffee with these coffee bags is pretty much the … Continue reading

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Cycling Ben Nevis

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  This is a first for me – hiking up Ben Nevis.  Another first is bumping into Jamie who was cycling Ben Nevis. Hannah and I had taken about three hours to walk to the summit of Ben Nevis.  The … Continue reading

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Middle class git

Apparently I’m a middle class git.  Let me explain…. In my job with the local authority I sometimes do unannounced visits on various training courses which are being delivered by subcontractors.  Actually I quite like doing these visits as it … Continue reading

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A Moulton at Waitrose, Ampthill

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I spotted this Moulton bicycle outside Waitrose, Ampthill, Central Bedfordshire.  It caught my eye as I have arranged to visit my friend Geoff in Hereford next weekend and he knows a thing or two about these bikes. For myself, I’m … Continue reading

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Feeling so smug

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There are times when I’m feeling so smug on my bicycle.  This includes the times when I go from A to B faster on a bike than people in cars.  Naturally this will infuriate some motorists and I’m pretty unrepentant … Continue reading

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Health issues continue

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Well this raised blood pressure lark isn’t really going to plan and I’m a bit perplexed, so these health issues continue somewhat. In spite of taking one of the tablets each day, as per prescription, I have not noticed any … Continue reading

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Health issues 2

Health issues 2. I hadn’t even sat down in the Doctor’s waiting room before I got called in.  It was a different Doctor this time who was tall, lean, possibly foreign and seemed to have a gentle manner about him. … Continue reading

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The trouble with cheap water bottles

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Recently I was given some BeetActive to try out.  This is some concentrated beetroot juice which I’m told is good to take pre-exercise for various reasons.  I’ll go into those reasons some other time as this post is actually about … Continue reading

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Cycling in Barcelona

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Cycling in Barcelona is pleasant and easy going on the whole; I thought I’d give a few reflections here on the general cycling scene. Right from the start of our visit, there were cyclists almost everywhere in Barcelona.  They were … Continue reading

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BBC 3CR Health Show

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  I’ve been on the radio again!  This time I was the guest of Nana Akua and her excellent BBC 3CR Health Show which is broadcast at 1:00 – 2:00pm on Sundays. The topic this time was all about managing … Continue reading

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Barcelona in February

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We have had a little holiday in Barcelona.  February is, in my view, the most difficult, drab, dull month of the whole year and a chance to visit Spain was irresistible.  There’s quite a bit to tell you about over the … Continue reading

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