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Unexplained Weight Gain: How much is too much?

Have you noticed you’ve been putting on weight and are struggling to understand why? Many women gain weight as they grow older. But how much is too much and how can you stop the middle age spread? Obesity specialist and consultant diabetologist Dr Harvineder Chahal from London Medical shares his advice.

 

Many women struggle with weight […]

HIIT Classes: The Benefits and Hidden Dangers

Written by Mr Amit Amin for Doctify
Barrecore, Barry’s Boot Camp, Soul Cycle, Frame – the list of trendy exercise classes on offer in London these days is seemingly endless. Among this myriad of Instagrammable fitness fads is HIIT. Not for the faint of heart, this hardcore class has attracted devotees in their droves. But are there […]

By |May 2nd, 2018|Wellbeing & Fitness, Top Articles|Comments Off on HIIT Classes: The Benefits and Hidden Dangers

Why Christmas Shopping Is Good For You, If Not Your Bank Account

By Maureen Wanderi with Dr Catherine Atnas and Sociologist Tracey Collett for Doctify
Christmas – the most wonderful time of the year! A time for giving, spending time with family and friends, and Christmas shopping. But crowded streets, long queues, and the cold weather, Christmas shopping can be a very stressful affair.

Take heart though, here’s why Christmas […]

By |December 21st, 2017|Wellbeing & Fitness|Comments Off on Why Christmas Shopping Is Good For You, If Not Your Bank Account

So, what exactly is Sport and Exercise Medicine?

Written by Dr Philippa Bennett for Doctify
Most people have heard of physiotherapists and orthopaedic surgeons – but did you know there was a branch of medicine fully dedicated to sport and exercise? Here to tell us a little more about the specialty is Dr Philippa Bennett.
What is Sport and Exercise Medicine?
Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) was […]

By |November 7th, 2017|Wellbeing & Fitness|Comments Off on So, what exactly is Sport and Exercise Medicine?

Fact Check: Stretching before Exercise

Written by Mr Jeremy Granville-Chapman for Doctify
If you asked me what the one cardinal rule of exercising was, I would immediately hear my school P.E. teacher’s voice echoing in my brain. ‘ALWAYS STRETCH FIRST!’ This is a belief so firmly held that it has entered the very mythology of exercise. Characters on television and in movies […]

By |April 25th, 2017|Wellbeing & Fitness|Comments Off on Fact Check: Stretching before Exercise

Healthy Holiday Gift Guide

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 Dr Saweirs     Dr Kluk 
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Written by Nia Davies for Doctify

Black Friday has been and gone. The Christmas shopping season has officially begun. But are you still wondering what to buy? The festive season doesn’t have to mean weeks of gluttony, so start your new year’s resolutions early with our healthy Christmas gift guide.

 

23&Me £129

 

 

What could anyone […]

By |December 1st, 2016|Wellbeing & Fitness|Comments Off on Healthy Holiday Gift Guide

Finding excuses not to exercise? We’ll get you back on track!

Written by Mr Nick Cowan for Doctify

What’s holding you back from exercising? Have you injured your back, shin, knee or wrist? Or are you keeping away from the weights for fear of getting too bulky? As an experienced osteopath, I am going to share a few tips on how to get back on the path […]

By |August 22nd, 2016|Wellbeing & Fitness|Comments Off on Finding excuses not to exercise? We’ll get you back on track!

Ask the expert: 5 questions about back pain

“Why do I have back pain?” 

Low back pain is an extremely common problem. So common that it is normal to get some back pain from time to time. Most of the time it is caused by muscular spasms due to fatigue or inflammation. It is rarely serious and usually improves by keeping active, doing gentle exercise and taking simple pain killers. It is best to avoid prolonged periods of sitting, […]

By |July 29th, 2016|Wellbeing & Fitness, Top Articles|Comments Off on Ask the expert: 5 questions about back pain

Brain Training is just as Important as Physical Training

Written by Dr Ralph Rodgers for Doctify
Dr Ralph Rogers explains how exercise benefits your brain in the same way it benefits the rest of your body.

Everyone knows that exercise is good for you.  It improves your cardiovascular health, stress levels, and helps to maintain a healthy weight.  However, exercise also helps your mind to stay […]

By |October 23rd, 2015|Wellbeing & Fitness|Comments Off on Brain Training is just as Important as Physical Training