Blokeology

/bləʊkˈɒlədʒi/

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noun: blokeology

1. Evidence-based health, fitness and lifestyle.

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Blokeology Posts & Articles

Mark Cameron and Johnny Drake on Diets, Weight Loss, and Running

Mark Cameron and Johnny Drake on Diets, Weight Loss, and Running

Mark Cameron and Johnny Drake share their experiences of food, diets, weight loss and running. One aspect that shines through from them both is how big a part running now plays in their lives. It doesn’t have to be running for you but finding some kind of movement which you are passionate about will go a very long way to improving your life.

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Blokeology Research Snippets

Treating heel pain with orthoses

Treating heel pain with orthoses

In a nutshell: There's no much evidence orthoses are any better for heel pain than anything else Plantar heel pain is a common problem. The 'plantar' bit just means you feel it on the underside of your heel. How best to manage it? This paper doesn't tell you that but...

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Avoiding exercise-associated hyponatraemia

Avoiding exercise-associated hyponatraemia

In a nutshell: Drinking to thirst is the best strategy Although this is under the 'Running' snippet category it will apply to many different activities. Long distance events are typically associated with exercise-associated hyponatraemia (EAH) - so that's marathons,...

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Misogyny and mental health

Misogyny and mental health

In a nutshell: Misogyny damages women but it is also associated with harmful behaviours in the men themselves. Misogyny is, unsurprisingly, known to be bad for women. They face threat of physical, sexual and psychological abuse. Yet, not all that much is known about...

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FODMAP and dodgy guts on ultraruns

FODMAP and dodgy guts on ultraruns

In a nutshell: A low FODMAP diet could help runners who get problems with severe GI symptoms during races. A case study reported on a female ultra-runner who was competing in a multi-stage ultramarathon. She suffered from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). If you've ever...

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More Posts on Blokeology

How Can I Avoid Blisters When Running?

How Can I Avoid Blisters When Running?

What’s the evidence for reducing the chance of blisters? How can you avoid blisters when running? A systematic review looked at all the best papers out there to answer the question. Unfortunately a lot of them are quite flawed.

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What Blokeology Is. And What It Isn’t.

What Blokeology Is. And What It Isn’t.

Blokeology is my effort, in my own little corner of the internet, to live a decent, healthy life using evidence around men’s health to inform that. I’m a doctor so that involves stuff like physiology and psychology. And all the ‘ologies’ of medicine.

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The Blokeology of Colour Blind Cricketers

The Blokeology of Colour Blind Cricketers

Ever wondered why you are rubbish at cricket? Perhaps you are are colour blind. With 8% of the male population known to be colour vision deficient in some way, seeing a red ball against a green background isn’t always easy. And there is some research to back up your claims that you need to field close when they try to send you down to cow corner.

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Man Up: Surviving Modern Masculinity

Man Up: Surviving Modern Masculinity

Written by Jack Urwin -- In October 2015, Jack Urwin wrote an article for VICE, A Stiff Upper Lip is Killing Men. It’s still there. It went viral and this book on masculinity came off the back of that piece. The article introduced us to his relationship with his...

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Eight Essential Running Books for Blokes

Eight Essential Running Books for Blokes

Here are my eight essential running books for blokes.

Of course, there are many more out there but this little collection will give you a start, offer you some inspiration, and give you some techniques and approaches to get you fitter as well. If you’ve not read these already then I recommend you add them to your list.

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Don’t Let The Best Case Fallacy Sabotage Healthy Behaviours

Don’t Let The Best Case Fallacy Sabotage Healthy Behaviours

The best case fallacy highlights that the default human state is incurable optimism and it applies to almost human activities. Here’s the problem: You probably don’t think it applies to you. But it does and understanding it will help drive healthy behaviours. Whether it’s getting more active or reducing the risk of injury you need to tackle the best case fallacy.

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Latest Podcast Episodes

Episode 042: Addictions and Peak Performance with Nick Elvery


Episode Notes

Nick Elvery has a fascinating background. He’s now a ‘Peak Performance’ coach for CEOs and spends his time helping people make positive changes in their life. Nick has had his share of problems. His father was very unwell with MS and Nick used drugs as a coping mechanism. He had many years of addiction to drugs and alcohol. We talk about those: ketamine, ecstasy, cocaine, and cannabis amongst others. Nick ended up using crystal meth in Cambodia before he bottomed out and got himself sorted. He understands a lot about how we are the sum of our habits and he has lots of valuable thoughts on how we go about addressing the core factors that make up our identity and make real changes.

Links

Nick Elvery website
Nick’s Daily Habits podcast

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Sign up for the Journal of Blokeology newsletter

It’s my regular newsletter that shares some cool evidence-based health, fitness, and lifestyle advice. And get your free Healthy Bloke Action Plan. Head over to www.blokeology.io/journal to do that.

Feedback

I would love to hear from you and your own experiences. Best bet is to email: blokeology AT gmail.com. Or there are numerous options via social media as well. You don’t need me to point them out. Try these links:

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Episode 041: Strength Training for Runners with Jason Fitzgerald


Episode Notes

Jason Fitzgerald is a runner who has seen huge changes with strength training and helped many achieve results through his coaching and training. He’s been running the strengthrunning.com website since 2010 where there are tons of resources. He found strength training helped him recover from a serious ITB injury and he’s studied it in depth and put it into practice. He knows all about strength and conditioning for runners. We chat about why you would want to incorporate strength training – it will give you performance improvements but it will also make you more resilient with fewer injuries. We also talk in detail about some of the myths around strength training (and you’ll get plenty out of the chat even if running is not your bag). Strength training is an option for everyone: men and women.

Strength training has definitely been one of the biggest changes I’ve made in my physical activity over the past few months.There’s great evidence strength training is one of the single best ways to reduce the risk of injury. And some of the benefits and underlying gains are not just about being stronger: it can help you run more economically, improve coordination, and you’ll get wider health benefits as well. You don’t have to life weights either: you might do a bodyweight strength routine a couple of times per week and that will be tremendously beneficial. And, as we discuss in the podcast you are not going to build big muscles and bulk up with the compound, multi-muscle movements runners will be doing.

10 Feb Edit: if you downloaded this episode to your podcatcher and can’t hear my side of the interview then don’t throw out your headphones… I managed to mute my side of the audio in the final edit. It’s been fixed so just delete and re-download and all should be well. 

Links

Jason’s website: www.strengthrunning.com
Jason on Twitter: @JasonFitz1

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If you got something out of this episode then please mosey on over to Apple Podcasts and kindly leave a rating, a review and you can subscribe there too!

Other ways to subscribe to Blokeology

Sign up for the Journal of Blokeology newsletter

It’s my regular newsletter that shares some cool evidence-based health, fitness, and lifestyle advice. And get your free Healthy Bloke Action Plan. Head over to www.blokeology.io/journal to do that.

Feedback

I would love to hear from you and your own experiences. Best bet is to email: blokeology AT gmail.com. Or there are numerous options via social media as well. You don’t need me to point them out. Try these links:

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About me

Dr Euan Lawson My name is Euan Lawson and I am a British doctor. I don't do hokum but I can offer some inspiration, some motivation, and a solid dose of evidence-based insight.
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