Posts: Lifestyle intervention

14 03, 2019

Managing low back pain using a holistic lifestyle approach

By |2019-03-19T09:34:34+10:00March 14th, 2019|0 Comments

“I just bent down to pick up a piece of paper and my back went”

“I just felt my back twinge while I was walking and now it hurts all the time”

“It just went into spasm while I was lifting a shopping bag into the car”

“I just woke up with pain in my back”

These are all […]

28 02, 2019

Ode to Lifestyle Medicine and the people and principles that make it so

By |2019-03-06T09:30:34+10:00February 28th, 2019|1 Comment

It occurs to me I have not written as much as I should, and for that I am sorry. Fortunately for me, this is a blog and not a research paper, so I can relax a little in my style and more freely speak my natural tongue at this late hour. My two children are […]

14 11, 2018

How Lifestyle Medicine can prevent and reverse type 2 diabetes: World Diabetes Day 2018

By |2019-02-21T10:52:46+10:00November 14th, 2018|0 Comments

World Diabetes Day, held annually on November 14, was created in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes. Today, diabetes is a leading cause of heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney failure and lower limb amputation.

But by adopting healthy lifestyles, including consuming a nutritious diet and exercising regularly, we […]

26 09, 2018

Managing lifestyle health changes with a depressed, anxious or stressed client

By |2019-02-21T11:40:15+10:00September 26th, 2018|0 Comments

It’s not uncommon for those seeking to make health behaviour changes like losing weight, increasing activity and exercise, modifying diet or reducing alcohol consumption, to be simultaneously managing psychological health and wellbeing issues.

In fact, very often, our clients have become caught in a circular pattern which threatens to pull them into deep water, much like […]

19 09, 2018

Standing and moving

By |2019-02-21T11:20:58+10:00September 19th, 2018|0 Comments

It is well known now that sitting is the new smoking when it comes to bad lifestyle habits. It is a silent killer that is wreaking havoc and putting people at high risk of obesity, Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, postural problems and early death. We have created a world where we can be “mobile” […]

19 12, 2017

Remission of Type 2 Diabetes – not just possible but a practical reality

By |2019-02-21T12:16:41+10:00December 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Primary care-led weight management for remission of type 2 diabetes (DiRECT): an open-label, cluster-randomised trial

A very low calorie diet is changing the way we look at treating Type 2 Diabetes (T2D)1. A recent study, funded by Diabetes UK aimed to find an effective and accessible way to put T2D into remission2. Led by […]

10 05, 2017

Can Brief Interventions Work for Lifestyle Change?

By |2019-02-21T14:28:32+10:00May 10th, 2017|0 Comments

We now know that around 60% of all cases presenting to primary care have a lifestyle or environmentally related cause, requiring significant changes to behaviours such as diet and exercise for effective long-term management.

But realistically, how easy is it to prompt these changes at the clinical level? And how much time is needed in a […]