Brainpower – Use it or Lose it

I’m worried about my brain. I don’t think it’s working as well as it used to. I can’t remember things; I’m getting my words mixed up, I can’t find the right words to express myself. What is happening to me? Is it dementia? Alzheimer’s? Do I have a brain disease? Do I need to see … Continue reading Brainpower – Use it or Lose it

“I Blame The Parents” Where do children go wrong?  

Everybody knows the argument. You’re not allowed to drive a car but you can have a baby. Having a baby requires no license, no permission, no training, no exams. It’s something, given the constraints of nature, that anybody can do anytime they like. The single most important act that people do – raising a child … Continue reading “I Blame The Parents” Where do children go wrong?  

Obesity – Tolerating a Weighty Burden

Both as a society and as individuals it seems we are extremely and often rather irrationally tolerant of others. Why, when I observe people, do I not recognise the fact that in some cases their condition or lifestyle will involve a financial cost to me? Take, for example, the over-weight. We know the risks. We … Continue reading Obesity – Tolerating a Weighty Burden

The Best Start in Life – Conceptual Parenting

Getting the best start in life is about having a good education .…wrong. Getting the best start in life is about being offered opportunities to utilise and develop potential ….. wrong. Getting the best start in life is about being in a supportive and nurturing family environment ..…wrong. These facets may all be beneficial, but … Continue reading The Best Start in Life – Conceptual Parenting

Incremental Running – Beating the Reluctant Runner

The problem with running is that you go out for a run but the reasons why you do so tend to be rather vague – to get fitter, to stay healthy. There has to be more meaning to it; it needs to be more quantifiable. Incremental Running is a way of giving purpose and motivation … Continue reading Incremental Running – Beating the Reluctant Runner

Playing Your Best – It’s All in the Mind  

You can practice your sport all day every day, you can get the finest coaching, you can use the latest equipment, you can even have a talent – an exceptional talent – for your sport but whatever you do, whatever you have, it won’t guarantee that on a particular day you will play well. It’s … Continue reading Playing Your Best – It’s All in the Mind  

Pushing Asthma – a possible cause?

Nobody is really too sure as to what causes asthma. Many theories have been proposed. None have proven definitive as a scientifically accepted universal explanation. This article seeks to contribute to that debate by offering a less widely recognised reason why asthma may have become so prevalent over the last half century. Pushchairs have existed … Continue reading Pushing Asthma – a possible cause?