Blokeology

/bləʊkˈɒlədʒi/

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noun: blokeology

1. Evidence-based health, fitness and lifestyle.

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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 033: The Transformative Power of Parkrun with Dr Simon Tobin


Episode Notes

Dr Simon Tobin is a GP in Southport and a Parkrun Ambassador for Health and Wellbeing. He has lots of stories of the amazing power of Parkrun to transform lives and it’s about a lot more than running a 5K. It’s really all about community; Parkrun gets people moving and it can also stop them being social isolated and it can help tackle loneliness. And the best thing: it’s a grassroots bottom-up organisation driven by volunteers and enthusiasts with no agenda to make a profit.

Amongst other stories listen to Gary’s tale and the transformative effect Parkrun had on his type 2 diabetes and life. We also hear about Kelly, a visually impaired Parkrunner, and Simon and I chat about guide running. And, Parkrun is also reaching into hard-to-reach groups like prisoners where it is having a remarkable impact for men like Alfy Kirkley who was involved with the HMP Haverigg Parkrun.

(I know Parkrun like to stylise their name without the capital. That’s fine, but it doesn’t half make it harder to read in prose – so I’m capitalising… my apologies to the people at Parkrun.)

Links

Parkrun website: www.parkrun.org.uk
Twitter: @parkrunUK
Simon Tobin on Twitter: @DocRunner1
Alfy Kirkley and the HMP Haverigg Parkrun
UK Athletics Guide Running Further Information

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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: 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 032: Physical Activity and Mental Health with Dr Brendon Stubbs

Episode Notes

Just how good is physical activity for your mental health? Dr Brendon Stubbs is a research physiotherapist with a specific interest in mental health and over 400 published papers. He knows this area inside out and talks on the podcast about the evidence around physical activity and its impact on our psychological health. From the most severe illnesses such as schizophrenia to lower levels of depression and anxiety the research is all very encouraging. We need to get more active and we need to find ways to help people with mental health problems get physically active too.

Links

Dr Brendon Stubbs at Kings College London
Twitter: @brendonstubbs
Instagram: @brendon.stubbs
Email Brendon: brendon.stubbs AT kcl.ac.uk

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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