Dr John Sykes is a GP and a Trustee and Director with the British Society for Lifestyle Medicine. We talk about the lifestyle medicine movement, nutrition, healthy lifestyles, and how we can try to ensure that lifestyle change is not simply a middle class aspiration that worsens health inequalities. We range across a lot of different areas that are all about lifestyle medicine: physical activity and finding the right movement for you; HIIT and the evidence; fad diets and polarised views; orthorexia, Instagram; and how to help people change through motivational interviewing.
John emphasises the importance of an evidence-based approach to lifestyle medicine in areas and he explains how it can have wider ‘upstream’ benefits to help across all societal groups.
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