1. Warm, inclusive, healthy skepticism for an evidence-based life
Many of the topics I write about come from the books I have read. Some of the subjects relate to academic papers and reports but I do love to read and there are some fantastic non-fiction books out there. Since the Blokeology website was created I've always used...
Blokeology is all about an evidence-based approach to life and health. And the skepticism is a ‘healthy’ one – I hope it is a warm and inclusive skepticism rather than a combative and polarising influence. Blokeology is my effort to explore, in my own little corner of the internet, how to live a decent, healthy life that doesn’t screw over too many other people and fits with the evidence.
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...
I’ve just finished reading Cal Newport’s book Digital Minimalism° for the second time and I thought I’d jot down a few notes and ideas. I wanted to set out the steps I’m making as a consequence of reading it. I won’t re-iterate his ideas and suggestions here - I’d...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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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