Blokeology

/bləʊkˈɒlədʒi/

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noun: blokeology

1. Evidence-based health, fitness and lifestyle.

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.

Blokeology Posts & Articles

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

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 021: [Summer Short] Why We Sleep, How Not To Die, and Mindfulness for the Frazzled

Episode 021: [Summer Short] Why We Sleep, How Not To Die, and Mindfulness for the Frazzled

In this episode, I cover some evidence around exercising and coping in the heat. Based on the 2015 consensus guidelines published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine I cover acclimatisation, dehydration, and cooling. There’s time for a brief mention around the thorny and somewhat controversial issue of exercise-associated hyponatremia as well. If you understand a bit more about hydration then you should be at low risk of problems and you can keep yourself safe when exercising in the heat. 

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Episode 020: [Summer Short] Deep Work, Mini Habits, And Not Giving A Flying One

Episode 020: [Summer Short] Deep Work, Mini Habits, And Not Giving A Flying One

In this episode, I cover some evidence around exercising and coping in the heat. Based on the 2015 consensus guidelines published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine I cover acclimatisation, dehydration, and cooling. There’s time for a brief mention around the thorny and somewhat controversial issue of exercise-associated hyponatremia as well. If you understand a bit more about hydration then you should be at low risk of problems and you can keep yourself safe when exercising in the heat. 

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Episode 019: [Summer Short] 80/20 Running, Factfulness, and The Confidence Game

Episode 019: [Summer Short] 80/20 Running, Factfulness, and The Confidence Game

In this episode, I cover some evidence around exercising and coping in the heat. Based on the 2015 consensus guidelines published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine I cover acclimatisation, dehydration, and cooling. There’s time for a brief mention around the thorny and somewhat controversial issue of exercise-associated hyponatremia as well. If you understand a bit more about hydration then you should be at low risk of problems and you can keep yourself safe when exercising in the heat. 

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Episode 018: Acclimatisation, hydration, and keeping cool exercising in the heat

Episode 018: Acclimatisation, hydration, and keeping cool exercising in the heat

In this episode, I cover some evidence around exercising and coping in the heat. Based on the 2015 consensus guidelines published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine I cover acclimatisation, dehydration, and cooling. There’s time for a brief mention around the thorny and somewhat controversial issue of exercise-associated hyponatremia as well. If you understand a bit more about hydration then you should be at low risk of problems and you can keep yourself safe when exercising in the heat. 

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Episode 017: Run Daddy Run with Keith and Gary Moseley

Episode 017: Run Daddy Run with Keith and Gary Moseley

In this episode I have an interview with Keith and Gary Moseley from Run Daddy Run. They are both relatively new to runners and we talk about they got into it. We’ve plenty of useful tips for newbies as well as more experienced runners. Keith, Gary’s father, has taken up running later in life and Gary wanted to do something to help his health and manage his weight. They went on to set up the Facebook group, Run Daddy Run, and we delve into the importance of running community and how much it means to them.

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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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