Being Realistic (About Exercise)

Active living is good for us. Very good indeed. The simple truth is that you cannot be well, truly well, unless you live actively. You know that don’t you? And you’ve been active, at times, have you not? But you’ve battled to stick with it and so your life-with-exercise has been a bit of [...]

By |2021-02-08T05:50:25+02:00Jan 28th, 2021|Active Living, Exercise, Features, Weight Loss|0 Comments

COVID comorbidities

We have been living with this world-changing pandemic for a while now and most of us probably feel that we know enough about it. Certainly, we know that it is the elderly and those with pre-existing illness, also known as comorbidities, that are most at risk (while the young and the well are at [...]

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

  Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is also sometimes known as “spastic colon” or “nervous colon”. It’s a common condition that affects some 15% of adults. IBS is characterised by abdominal pain or cramping and a change in bowel habit (diarrhoea or constipation or both alternating). It is a chronic (long-term) condition that usually begins before [...]

By |2021-02-08T05:50:45+02:00Jan 27th, 2021|Coping with Life, Features|0 Comments

Excess deaths: just how serious is Coronavirus?

From the outset of this pandemic, one of the biggest questions has been "How dangerous is it really?" or "How much more dangerous than normal flu is it?". Initial estimates varied wildly, because we really just did not know. It did start to become clear that more Covid-19 was more dangerous than seasonal flu, [...]

Waves, Variants, Vaccines: Covid-19 in early 2021

We’ve been living with Coronavirus for about a year now and it’s been pretty terrible if we’re honest. Over 2 million deaths worldwide, lockdowns such as we have never experienced before, huge social and financial disruptions, and more. And just when we started to think (in late 2020) that the worst might be over, [...]


Bugs......a topic that can give us "the creeps". For clarity we are not talking about computer-code glitches or planet-invading aliens or even about creepy-crawlies. In this short Quite-Interesting-Science article we'll describe the four most common types of micro-organisms that infect humans and cause disease. This should help you understand what these conditions are and [...]

Back to Active

The stories are fairly familiar aren't they? You were pretty active at school, and perhaps for a few years after that, but soon settled into the form of adult living we call "sitting on the couch". Or perhaps you were a committed runner all through your 20s and 30s but then you picked up [...]

By |2021-01-18T09:23:52+02:00Jan 11th, 2021|Active Living|0 Comments
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