Drinking In Joy: Or How It Feels To Be Running Again

Drinking In Joy: Or How It Feels To Be Running Again

It felt a touch surreal, much like the fanfare of a wedding does after all the months of preparation and anxious anticipation. And at the same time there was a tentativeness, an uncertainty, as though I was seeing a lover again after a prolonged separation. 

More Confessions Of A Recovering Runaholic

More Confessions Of A Recovering Runaholic

The human body is an amazing thing. We’re really just a pile of bones held together by muscles and ligaments. Our heads are attached to our bodies only by the action of muscles. Likewise, our arms and legs do not sprout out of our trunks 

Pimp My Workstation – or How Not To Have A Pain In The Neck From Work

Pimp My Workstation – or How Not To Have A Pain In The Neck From Work

Do you have a sedentary, desk-based job like I do? Do you suffer from neck pain and stiffness? Chances are you’re like me – always battling neck tension and its inevitable consequences. My recent adventures in physiotherapy, as a result of my hip, have led 

Confessions of a Recovering Runaholic: Reinhabiting a New Body, and Letting Go

Confessions of a Recovering Runaholic: Reinhabiting a New Body, and Letting Go

I’m still officially in rehab, but in a much better place. Two weeks in Bali is the ideal way to kick the running habit. I did look longingly at the treadmill in the gym while I was using the elliptical, but the change of scenery 

Confessions of a Recovering Runaholic

Confessions of a Recovering Runaholic

My name is Carolyn and it’s been one week since my last run. It’s the first time in years that I haven’t been running at least every few days, bar being pregnant. And even so, I ran up til 28 weeks with my first. (Oh 

How To Lower Your Cholesterol the Healthy Doctor Way

How To Lower Your Cholesterol the Healthy Doctor Way

I’ve been a bit cheeky this week. My GP wanted me to repeat my cholesterol tests after 6 months but I had made some changes and wanted to know if I was on the right track. One of the advantages of being a GP is 

On Being Told To Stop Running (And Breathing)

On Being Told To Stop Running (And Breathing)

Just bear with me for a moment or two. I need to be a little bit dramatic to express my grief. Let me be a dying swan for a minute. I promise you I am moving on. But yesterday I was told something I had 

Best Workout Times for Working Mums (or anyone, for that matter)

Best Workout Times for Working Mums (or anyone, for that matter)

Straight off the bat, I’d like to confess something. I’ve been feeling somewhat of a fraud by calling myself a working mum. Sure, I’m doing a PhD (fulltime) and work as a GP one day a week. I pretty much have a nine-day fortnight. But 

Five Health Haloes to avoid

Five Health Haloes to avoid

It’s really great that health is a big topic these days. Industry is coming to the table, and we can now buy organic meats and vegetables in supermarket chains, allergy-friendly foods are widely available, and salad bars jostle next to each other in food courts. 

How Not To Be A Painful Dinner Guest

How Not To Be A Painful Dinner Guest

There are two types of annoying guests at dinner: those who harp on excessively about their food preferences, allergies, restrictions etc, and those who wallow in their denial and feel the need to defend their position on eating crap by insisting others do too. I