Blokeology

/bləʊkˈɒlədʒi/

noun

noun: blokeology

1. Evidence-based health, fitness and lifestyle.

2. One bloke trying to making sense of the world through writing and a podcast

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Blokeology Posts & Articles

Happy Facebook Deletion Day!

Happy Facebook Deletion Day!

Let’s make leaving Facebook a positive event. It’s too easy to linger on the negativity of Facebook: the 1.5 million videos swiftly uploaded of a terrorist attack; the privacy invasions and selling of our personal details; or the deleterious effect on our mental...

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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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Blokeology Research Snippets

Treating heel pain with orthoses

Treating heel pain with orthoses

In a nutshell: There's not 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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Blokeology podcast episodes

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You can visit this page for all the episodes with full shownotes. 

About me

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.

Check out more random facts at this page.° 

I co-wrote a book!

Available at all the usual spots in a multitude of formats including audiobook… 

Check out Joanna’s page for all the details° with the contents, testimonials and all the links.

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