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AI for Health: The Power of Early Diagnosis

Welcome to part three in our series of Thrive in Five videos for September about AI for health. Recently, I’ve been developing some new content around the importance of social relationships in the digital age, the message being that I think they’re going to become more important than ever. In

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The 4S’s: Strength Training & The Importance of Building Muscle

It’s the last in our series on the 4S’s: sweat, steps, shiver, and strength. So, of course, for this final Thrive in Five, we’ll be focussing on strength. Now, there are many different ways to do a strength workout – that’s not what this blog is about. But simply, if

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The 4S’s: Shiver – The Benefits of Cold Water Therapy

It’s part three in our Thrive in Five series on the 4S’s: sweat, steps, shiver, and strength. Four non-negotiables, at least one of which needs to happen every day, for a healthier, happier, and longer life. Because, as we keep saying, making a series of small, consistent changes can have

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Slivers of Recovery: Why Build Rest into the Workday?

By now, many of you will know what I mean when I say, ‘slivers of recovery’. If you don’t, it’s fairly simple: small things that you can do throughout the day to rest. Specifically, to take the heat off your sympathetic nervous system, responsible for the body’s fight or flight

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The Importance of Connectedness for Health

Today I want to talk about the importance of connectedness for health. Many of you will already know I’m a huge fan of Lynbreck Croft and the two farmers who run it, Lynn and Sandra. Lynbreck Croft is a regenerative farm located in the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands

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Surviving Stress: Periods of Deliberate Rest

In September 2019, my oldest friend Adam and I signed up for Bear Grylls’ ‘Survive the Highlands’ challenge. And this provided a good analogy for the importance of deliberate rest that I want to share with you today… Simulating a Survival Situation Five days, four nights, 10 men, and me

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Small Changes for Health Ownership

Welcome to part three in our series about health ownership. For part one, I shared some tips for getting started on this journey, and part two was all about autonomy. This time, we’re going to be focussing on the small stuff: how even small changes can make a huge difference

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