If you have a job vacancy and you are looking to recruit somebody who demonstrates commitment, dedication, desire, focus and determination then one of the best places to begin your recruitment search is at the local gym early in the morning. If somebody is prepared to set their alarm clock and get up early in … Continue reading Alarm Call for the Gym
Here’s a genetic oddity…. Why do we have different blood types? You would think that human blood would be the same all over. It’s a commodity product. It is there to do a job. It dispenses nutrients through the body, it delivers oxygen and takes away carbon dioxide, it staves off infections and it carries … Continue reading Blood Types – Do they Exist by Chance or by Design?
I think I might have a bit of a drug problem. My drug is exercise. I covet those endorphin and dopamine highs which are released in those post-workout moments. My problem is this; when I haven’t done any exercise for a couple of days I start to experience mood swings, feelings of guilt, an inability … Continue reading The Exercise Drug
Why do I persist in going to the gym? No, this is not a dispirited moan that I have not lost the weight I was hoping to lose. This is a more fundamental enquiry as to why I put myself through the toil and sweat of doing three or four gym sessions a week. And … Continue reading A Gym Geek … but Why?
Most of the time we just take it for granted. We don’t even think about it. We usually have other, more pressing matters on our mind. And most of the time we can get away with it. It’s not an issue. We can get on with our lives. And then it strikes. We can suddenly … Continue reading Fated for Illness
My suspicions are aroused! Whenever I see a young mother smoking, I am naturally suspicious. Medical advice is categorical in saying that pregnant women should not smoke (I would also argue that they should not smoke in that pre-conception period either) as it risks harm to the unborn baby. Smoking increases the risk of stillbirth, … Continue reading The Smoking Mum
They’re supposed to be good for you. They’re supposed to keep you healthy. But do they really make a difference? Taking a vitamin or health supplement is supposedly beneficial. It keeps ailments at bay. The logic is sound. If something is lacking in your body, then you are exposing yourself to dangers. The body is … Continue reading Protected By Vitamins – Me Thinks!
Having been a vegetarian for over thirty-five years I have often been challenged as to why I don’t go all the way and become a vegan. For many of those years I justified the half-way house as mainly a matter of practicality. It was too difficult to be a vegan. Years ago, restaurants didn’t cater … Continue reading Vegan Appeal…It’s Not for the Animals
It began in my mid-thirties when I started to wheeze and cough. I became breathless at the slightest exertion and repeatedly woke during the night struggling to breathe, with a tightness in my chest and coughing up a thick, slimy green phlegm. I was suffering from adult-onset asthma. It felt as if I had been … Continue reading Asthma: Who Stole My Breath?
A staggering 5.4 million people suffer from asthma in the UK. Asthma is an illness that seems to belong to modern, Western society and its prevalence has been on the increase since the 1970’s. Although mortality rates from asthma have been on the decline this is only due to the fact that asthma is now … Continue reading Asthma’s Down the Pan