Blokeology

/bləʊkˈɒlədʒi/

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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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How can I avoid blisters when running?

How can I avoid blisters when running?

I love this academic paper. It’s a great example of a topic that you might not even think to apply evidence. It's an important one though: how can you avoid blisters when running? Worthing RM, Percy RL, Joslin JD. Prevention of Friction Blisters in Outdoor Pursuits -...

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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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Blokeology Research Snippets

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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Late presenting cancer and colour vision

Late presenting cancer and colour vision

In a nutshell: If you are colour blind then you are more likely to present with later stage bladder cancer. I am red-green colour blind and I'm well aware of my general inability to distinguish red particularly well. In particular, I often miss subtler shades of pink....

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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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