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Dec 2013

Benign Boozing

Benign Boozing

Clearly, the title of this blogpost is somewhat of a misnomer. Alcohol, at least in the quantities usually downed at this time of year, is anything but benign and won’t do much to enhance your overall health. That said, if you’re anything like me, you may have indulged a little too much in the demon Read More…

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May 2013

Are you sitting comfortably?

Are you sitting comfortably?

Back pain accounted for 7.6 million lost working days from 2010 – 2011 in the UK. That represents a significant cost to the NHS – and to businesses. It would therefore make sense for savvy employers to drive down their employee sickness bills by investing in equipment that promotes back health. What would you consider Read More…

28
May 2013

Today’s lunch: Poached salmon, squid rings and butternut squash

Today’s lunch: Poached salmon, squid rings and butternut squash

I’m a fan of eating leftovers from dinner for lunch – here’s what I brought into the office from home today. I added a large green salad with extra virgin olive oil and some pink Himalayan salt. This kind of meal contains plenty of healthy fats – omega 3 fats from the salmon and monounsaturated Read More…

27
May 2013

Tracking your blood pressure

Tracking your blood pressure

Looking for a blood pressure monitor? I recommend the LBPK1 from Lloyds Pharmacy. This is the one I use, and according to April’s Which? Magazine, it is the most accurate of all the monitors tested (94% accuracy) as well as being easy to use. There won’t be any pressure (hoho!) on your pocket either as Read More…

28
Mar 2013

Chart Farm Venison

Chart Farm Venison

A friend of mine at work suggested that I pay a visit to Chart Farm in Sevenoaks, Kent. Their venison, he assured me, was second to none and reasonably priced. He spoke in awe of steaks sublime in taste and so thick one could easily be shared between two people. I was in the area Read More…

13
Mar 2013

Dans Le Noir

Dans Le Noir

As a child I was scared of the dark, a fear that remains with me today, albeit to a lesser degree. So it was with some trepidation that I went for dinner recently at Dans Le Noir, a restaurant whose modus operandi is to offer its diners the experience of eating in complete darkness. The Read More…

12
Mar 2013

Choc o’clock

Choc o’clock

One of my former desk neighbours was a chocolate-lover. At 3 o’clock every afternoon, I would announce “It’s choc o’clock!” and then head to the vending machine to secure a variety of chocolate treats for him, myself, and any other interested parties. Back then I saw it as a guilty pleasure; a naughty-but-nice indulgence to Read More…

16
Jan 2013

Itsu crispy seaweed thins

Itsu crispy seaweed thins

I’m not a fan of nutrition-by-numbers, the belief that if something is “good for you” then it gains automatic entry to your diet. Food has to taste good for me to eat it, although I won’t deny that food which tastes good and packs a nutritional punch will always take precedence over flavourful but less Read More…

14
Nov 2012

‘Plane’ crazy

‘Plane’ crazy

It is well-documented that in-flight cuisine is generally not as optimal as it could be, and this fact was brought home to me over the summer on a flight I took with my family. On the way out at Heathrow Terminal 5 we had a quick breakfast, which was just as well because the breakfast Read More…

13
Nov 2012

Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard

Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard

We’ve all been there. We know what to do, yet we don’t do it. In their New York Times bestseller book, brothers Chip and Dan Heath divulge the tips and tricks that can help us blast through our walls of inertia and into positive action. The authors believe that the inertia is the result of a Read More…