Category Archives: health

Thanks Belinda

Some time ago, at daiskmeliadorn‘s suggestion,  I listened to a podcast of Professor Belinda Beck talking about bone health in athletes (and ordinary people). She suggested jumping down stairs as an ideal exercise to enhance bone density and strength. I … Continue reading

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thick and black

“I have never seen Vegemite spread so thickly“, said my American work colleague, staring at my lunch of wholemeal sourdough toast with a thick black covering. Although it was actually Marmite, not the American-owned Vegemite, the point was taken nonetheless. … Continue reading

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The answer from a banana

I am currently reading a brilliant book – A Line Made By Walking, by Sara Baume. In the book a young woman, Frankie, retreats to her (dead) grandmother’s bungalow to reflect on life and death, and a lot more besides. … Continue reading

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My performance in bed

I woke about 20 minutes before my alarm this morning. There’s no point trying to get back to sleep in that situation – I’ll just lie there thinking “my alarm is about to go off“, until it does. So I … Continue reading

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Belinda says ‘jump’, I ask ‘how high’?

Months ago my daughter told me how much she enjoyed listening to Brad Beer’s podcast, The Physical Performance Show.  I listened to a couple of episodes, but I guess I wasn’t sufficiently performance oriented at the time to keep it … Continue reading

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One step forwards, two steps back

Back in November 2015 I was doing a lot of running and I developed a painful condition affecting the connecting point between my left hamstrings and my pelvis: Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy (PHT). I had to stop running altogether (and even … Continue reading

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Not giving up – yet

The arthritis in my left hip joint has stopped me from doing any running for the past 4 weeks.  I have no idea why it chose October 2017 to get significantly worse. Yesterday, when I was walking to work, I … Continue reading

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