Blokeology

/bləʊkˈɒlədʒi/

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noun: blokeology

1. Evidence-based health, fitness and lifestyle.

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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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Digital rectal examination for prostate cancer screening

Digital rectal examination for prostate cancer screening

In a nutshell: A finger up your bum to examine your prostate is not a great way to screen for prostate cancer. We need better screening options.  It could be perceived as a barrier to prostate cancer screening. Blokes don't like the idea of digital rectal examination...

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Welcome To The Healthy Bloke Blog

Welcome To The Healthy Bloke Blog

Welcome to the blog. I’m going to be writing regularly on health for normal blokes and I wanted to take a moment to set out my plans. I hope you’ll join me on the journey.

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Latest Podcast Episodes

Episode 031: Suicide Prevention with Professor Rory O’Connor


Episode Notes

Professor Rory O’Connor is the Director of the Suicide Behaviour Research Laboratory in Glasgow and one of the world’s leading experts on tackling suicide. Suicide is a complex topic with no easy answers but it affects everyone and the research shows that men are three times as likely to kill themselves as women. We talk about his model of suicidal behaviour, factors that can turn suicidal ideation into action, and interventions that could save a life.

Many people who develop suicidal ideation feel entrapped and defeated with a ‘tunnel vision’. There are eight main factors, ones that I wasn’t taught at medical school, that healthcare professionals can ask about to assess if ideation can turn to action. If you are working in those situations then get to know them – they are a good example of how it can takes 10-15 years or more for research to get into clinical practice. And for everyone, not just those working in healthcare services, there are plenty of thoughts on how we can help ourselves, our family, and our friends and colleagues. Just asking someone if they are suicidal could help that person.

Call The Samaritans on 116 123 in the UK or ROI for help. And you can visit their contact page if you want to get in touch in any other way.

Links

Suicide Behaviour Research Laboratory – suicideresearch.info 
Twitter: @suicideresearch
The IMV model of suicide behaviour – paper and podcast
The Samaritans have loads of resources. The one Starting Difficult Conversations might be helpful if you need to talk to someone about suicide. 

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Episode 030: How to Take Smart Notes with Sönke Ahrens

Episode Notes

Sönke Ahrens has written a book How to Take Smart Notes that could completely revolutionise how you go about this deceptively simple task. This episode digs into a slightly different area of lifestyle – reading, writing, and thinking. It doesn’t matter if you are an academic, a student, a non-fiction writer or just someone who wants to understand anything at a deeper level then you’ll get a lot from this episode.

It builds on the ‘slip box’ technique (Zettelkasten) used by a professor of sociology, Niklas Luhmann, in the late 20th century. It’s well know to academics in Germany and in the sociology field, amongst others, but has made little impact beyond those borders. Sönke’s book is a detailed explanation of the technique but also builds on the evidence in areas such as education, multi-tasking, ego depletion and willpower, and problems such as confirmation bias. It’s a complete system that can allow anyone to build their own ‘second brain’ in a Zettelkasten to think more deeply and be more productive. What’s not to like about that?

Jump to description of Luhmann’s slip box – 16.49

Links

Take Smart Notes website – find Sönke here
Amazon: How to Take Smart Notes by Sönke Ahrens
Zettelkasten.de – find The Archive software there.

I also mentioned nvALT and Brett Terpstra. If you are looking for a simple and effective notekeeping software then you should check it out – it was used to form the backbone of The Archive software that I am using for my own Zettelkasten.

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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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