The rise of the personal trainer. A recent study showed real benefits from exercising in small social groups with a dedicated trainer. These exercisers had lower stress, increased physical and emotional wellbeing. PT Marisa gives readers a great offer…
Dr. Alex got his antibody test result this week. To our surprise it was negative. This is after seeing infected patients every day since lockdown, walking around a hospital without adequate PPE, and having symptoms. How can this be? Read more…
While there is a lot we can do to support our immunity with good food, adequate exercise and sufficient sleep, supplements known to have a positive effect on our immune system also have a role to play, particularly if the immune system is already compromised…..
The Five Ways to Wellbeing. With #mentalhealthawarenessweek fresh in our minds, here’s some reflections and tips for wellbeing from a dad parenting his two kids in lockdown.
Charlotte Pulver is a natural healthcare expert and founder of the Frontline Immune Support for NHS staff, like my husband Alex, and the blog’s GP Dr. Luke. Here she gives 7 important tips for boosting your immune system during a pandemic and beyond.
Alex is an Infectious Disease Doctor and Researcher from Oxford. This is the fifth instalment of his honest and insightful work/life diary. We may be easing out of lockdown, but it’s certainly not over yet!
We are ALL adjusting to a “new normal” which is stressful and tiring. This is magnified when we are not only doing this for ourselves, but also caring for others. But what happens we have a child that already finds their normal difficult to manage? Dr. Lydia Stone offers valuable insight…
Reflections from a GP working through lockdown. Change is likely to be long term. We will never go back to how things were. Where have all the sick patients gone? Dr Luke offers his perspective.
Yesterday the BBC reported the sad news that more than 20,000 people have now died with coronavirus in UK hospitals. Here Sophie writes a poignant piece on processing grief in a pandemic.
As many of you will know, my husband Alex is an Infectious Disease Doctor and Researcher in Oxford UK. This diary gives insight into his daily life on the frontline and how we, his family, are coping.