Blokeology

/bləʊkˈɒlədʒi/

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noun: blokeology

1. Evidence-based health, fitness and lifestyle.

Latest Blokeology Podcast Episodes

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 029: Coping with Conferences and Other Reflections

Episode Notes

I was at the RCGP Conference last week so I talk about my experience of conferences and trying to look after my health and wellbeing while I was away. I had some success and came home feeling less exhausted than I usually do. I also reflect on my own biases and on the past three episodes with André Tomlin on mental health and evidence-based medicine, Phil Cain on alcohol and its harms, and Peter Francis on running and healthy habits.

Links

André Tomlin, The Mental Elf: Episode 028 (not 29 as I say in the podcast…)
Peter Francis on tendonitis, barefoot running, and building good habits in Episode 027
Phil Cain on alcohol in Episode 026.

Sufferfest videos for turbo training
5×5 Stronglifts app
MyFitnessPal for calorie counting
SMMGP Clinical Update Archive

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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: euan@blokeology.io. 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 028: André Tomlin, Mental Elf, on postnatal depression

Episode Notes

André Tomlin started the website The Mental Elf back in 2011 and he has built it into a remarkable and detailed resource with 100s of contributors and a constant stream of freely available advice on research relevant to mental health. He’s also had personal experience of postnatal depression and he talks about that and the evidence on this neglected and under-researched area in men. We also discuss the important network meta-analysis recently published in the Lancet looking at anti-depressants.

Jump to:
The Mental Elf and the National Elf Service 10:45
Postnatal depression, André’s experience and the evidence around this in men 24:26
Lancet paper on anti-depressants 40:10

Twitter: @Mental_Elf
Website: The National Elf Service and the Mental Elf
Blog: André’s blogpost on the Lancet paper

Podcast Promotion

We’d love it if you could please share #blokeology with your Twitter followers. You can do that by clicking here

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: euan@blokeology.io. Or there are numerous options via social media as well. You don’t need me to point them out. Try these links:

Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest

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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