Antidepressants. Happy pills. Prozac. Chill pills. Whatever you call them a total of 70.9 million prescriptions for antidepressants were dispensed in 2018. The likelihood is that at least 1 in 5 of your friends will be taking them. When a GP first gave me a prescription for sertraline, an antidepressant also used in the treatment … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Week 2020: Let’s Talk About Antidepressants
“Scales are for fish” – My thoughts on weight
TW: eating disorders, suicidal thoughts, weight, food Weight is something the UK as a nation is obsessed with. Adele is a hugely talented artist but instead most headlines are focussed on her weight. Yes, obesity affects almost a third of our population, costs the NHS millions and leads to more hospital admissions than the current … Continue reading “Scales are for fish” – My thoughts on weight
A quick guide to how to stay occupied (and sane) in self isolation
For the mind University work: I know everything is up in the air right now with what will happen for exams. But this an opportunity to finally feel on top of things so take it. Put the kettle on, gather revision snacks and get out your notes. If by some miracle you are on top … Continue reading A quick guide to how to stay occupied (and sane) in self isolation
University Mental Health Day
I wrote this blog post for student minds, check them out here: https://www.studentminds.org.uk/ but I thought I'd share it on here too. Tomorrow is university mental health day, a day that is in my mind essential. Mental health can affect anyone but given the age of most university students and the additional pressure, it is … Continue reading University Mental Health Day
“Self-coached”. Free at last or fat and lazy?
After the disappointed of the Ironman only being an aquathlon I slipped back into the darkness. 3 months of depression and anxiety did a lot for my running fitness as the early morning wakening and panic meant I was running 3-10km every morning. But in the Nottingham half marathon the lack of sleep and appetite … Continue reading “Self-coached”. Free at last or fat and lazy?
In a relationship with Exercise
I wasn't one of those kids whose parents pushed me into sports. At primary school I played netball and was GS because back then I was tall and could pop the ball into the net over people's heads. I will also never forget my last sports day at primary school. I had always been about … Continue reading In a relationship with Exercise
How to survive 4th year medicine
Having now done this more than 1.5x this is something I feel passionate about. This year is the hardest, the longest and the one with the highest fail rate. Here are my tips on how to survive Don't work too hard This may sound stupid, especially from someone who failed but it is so important … Continue reading How to survive 4th year medicine
Its been 2 months since I made the decision to enter the Outlaw triathlon so I thought I'd update everyone on how it's going. BUCS Hill Climb This year it was on Mam Tor, a notoriously challenging climb in the Peak District, near Edale. I started off too hard and paid for it at the end … Continue reading Training Update
The Journey Begins
Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton