Posts on Blokeology
Developing a consistent running habit isn’t going to happen if you are injured. A review of the evidence suggests the groups most likely to pick up running injuries.read more
As part of the process for launching The Healthy Writer, Joanna and I both have short videos that give a little insight into our own motivations. Here’s mine!read more
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.read more
Latest Podcast Episodes
In this episode, Euan and John talk about goals and habits. They might seem mundane but with 40% of our lives being lived on automatic pilot getting these right is absolutely critical to developing a running habit. Or any habit for that matter. Setting appropriate goals and hacking the habits in your life is the surefire way to long-term health. It’s still not easy but it’ll make all the difference.read more
Episode Notes We continue with Season One of Blokeology and it's all about running. Euan and John chat about running injuries in this episode. Not the big nasty ones but the minor niggles and irritations you have to learn to manage if you get into running. We'll cover...read more
Euan and John chat talk about the basics of running kit. From running shoes to a few simple accessories we go back to the simple stuff. John is one of the few individuals on the planet who looks good in lycra and Euan is still slumming it in a pair of ancient Ron Hills. There’s scope for everyone to indulge themselves but running kit doesn’t have to be complicated either. This episode will get you started with a few easy principles.read more
This episode Euan chats to John Richmond, another doctor. We talk about running for newbies, going right back to the basics on how to get started and how we got going after enduring the traditional British school experience of humiliation by cross-country running. We talk about the need to run slow at the start. In fact, you may even need to walk. And, that’s cool. It’s an important part of the process for many people getting into running. The fear of people looking at you can be a concern, but take heart from the evidence – most people simply are not paying any attention. We also mention the mere-measurement effect – the importance of saying what you are going to do and how surrounding yourself with runners could be an important step as well.read more
Blokeology is all about an evidence-based approach to health, fitness and lifestyle.
Blokeology is my effort, in my own little corner of the internet, to live a decent, healthy life but to bring in some 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. Cardiology, neurology and neuropsychology. Gastroenterology. Urology. That’s a big one for blokes and their prostate. It also includes epidemiology and sociology. That’s a lot of science and ‘ologies’ across a whole load of disciplines. They are others we can chuck in too: behavioural economics, gender studies. The list is huge.
And the Blokeology podcast is about using that understanding to help men, just like me and just like you, live a little better.read more