Our Body Weight. Are We Missing The Point?

A few years ago there was uproar over size zero models, and rightly so, especially as our teenager children were most likely watching this on social media, and could of easily start to believe that it is perfectly normal to be so underweight, which of course it’s not. We have since come full circle and now it seems just like society was trying to normalise being underweight, people are now trying to normalise being obese, because let’s be honest that’s what it is, morbidly obese. I hear and read the same old statement: “I’m happy with the way I am”…. [Read More]

I Just Don’t Feel The Man I Was

Since I had a stroke earlier this year so much has changed about the way I feel about myself. It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly when and how I have changed, I just don’t feel the same. With the year of ill-health I have experienced it has made me put my life in perspective, but it has also left me feeling battered and bruised from the whole experience. Life just has a habit sometimes of kicking you between the legs when you least expect it. Many aspects of my life have changed and coming to terms with those changes is so… [Read More]

How Your Looks Change As You Get Older

Growing up I never once thought about how much your body, in particular your hair would change. When you are in your twenties and thirties, well to be quite honest, nothing really changes. Then you have children and settle into a comfortable, domesticated lifestyle, and when children are introduced to your lifestyle, well in all honesty you don’t have the time or inclination to look after yourself in the way you should. Most of the reason behind this has to be sleep deprivation. When the children are asleep all you’ll find yourself wanting to do is catch up on the… [Read More]

My Health This Year. It’s Been Difficult To Accept

Yesterday saw me having to have yet another visit to my GP. This has become a common occurrence this year, and if I am brutally honest I have had enough of doctors, surgeries and hospitals. For around two to three days I have been having pains in my chest around the area where my little old heart is. This is not particularly unusual because since I had my stroke those pains come and go on a regular basis. It’s weird how you adjust your mind to accept things that your body does, and then you consider it normal. The truth… [Read More]

Controlling My Medication With My PlanSmart Medication Chart

Since I had a stroke a couple of months ago there have been changes that I have had to make to lots of aspects of my life and lifestyle. Changes that I didn’t think I was going to be making, but if I want to keep going a bit longer and watch all of my children grow up and settle in their lives, it simply was a no-brainer. One of first things that needed changing was to give up smoking. This has not been an easy task for me, because I’m a life long smoker, but thankfully where I live… [Read More]

How Could Damp in Your Home Affect Your Health?

Many people believe that if you cannot see, hear, or smell the problem, then it is not really a problem at all. If your house is not flooded, or you do not see mold or water slipping through the cracks, then your home is not wet, right? In reality, that may not be true. Even if your home is not wet to the point where you can see water pooling, it may still be damp if not properly insulated, and that in itself can pose a problem. In a place like Texas, where when it rains, it pours, you will definitely want to consult with… [Read More]

My Wife Is Seriously Awesome And I Love Her: The London Marathon 2019

Approximately 18 months ago my wife, Emily, decided to take up running. She felt she was not as fit as she would like to be, and as a teenager she enjoyed running so it seemed a natural thing to do to take up running again. I clearly remember her going on those first few runs of just 1k. She would come back feeling knackered, and I imagine it would have been so easy to just stop as it’s far too much effort, but no, my wife is made of much stronger stuff than that. My wife gradually built up her… [Read More]

Your Children’s Health

One the biggest worries and fears that I have as a parent is my children’s health. If I am really honest with myself, one of the most testing times as a parent is when one of my children is unwell. After being a dad for 22 years you would think that I’d have got used to it, but even now when either my son or daughter phone or text me from university to say they have been to the doctors and been given antibiotics, I instantly worry and think that I wish I was next to them to give them… [Read More]