And it's not just because you need to be 100% contactable all of the time, no, there's that intense need to look busy if you're killing a bit of time between meetings, or you're waiting for a friend, or heaven forbid you're sat on a train and there's nothing to look at.
My dad has been jogging three days a week for the better part of 50 years. That's a half century of pounding pavement. It's over 7800 jogs much of which were performed sans music (before the advent of the Sony Walkman). In between the chatter of buddies and chirping of birds, Pops would listen to his breath deepen.
There is an assumption amongst younger generations that the senior members of our society have no interest in technology. Labelled rather patronizingly as a generation of 'digital dinosaurs', there are often exaggerated claims of an ever-increasing 'digital divide' between the old and young.
Dementia has a profound impact on people living with it and their families and, shockingly, is the only one of the top ten leading causes of death we can't prevent, cure or slow down. Society needs to wake up to the scale and urgency of this condition now, before it's too late. That's why me and Sir Geoff Hurst, my dear friend and former team-mate, are fronting the charity's latest campaign and urging the British public to come together and unite against dementia...
You can already start to see a picture of how our adrenal glands are affected by everyday living--and this is not even the entire story. If our body continues to perceive that it is in danger, it may lead to additional excess cortisol (our long term stress hormone) production, which brings with it a whole new array of health concerns.
At my mammogram they tried to check my lymph nodes but they did not play out, so they checked them whilst I was having my op. So op day. Six hours in surgery and I wake up looking like a mummy, thought nothing of it, woohoo no cancer and new boobs!
With another General Election taking place in just a few weeks, politicians of all parties can no longer duck the crisis in the NHS. Funding, public health, patient safety, the crisis in general practice, the future of EU staff working in the NHS - these should be key election issues rather than pushed to the margins because of a narrow focus on Brexit. Consecutive governments have been in denial about the state of the NHS and when it comes to elections have chosen to use it as a political football. Our health and social care systems can no longer cope without urgent action.
As dietitians we see many children who are seemingly 'overfed' yet simply 'malnourished'. Getting the balance of nutrients right for both ourselves and our children from their early years will avoid having to try and fix the problem later.
We all know that eating too much sugar can cause physical health problems such as obesity and Type 2 diabetes. But did you know a diet high in sugar-laden desserts and processed foods can also have a negative impact on mental health?
One of the good things about being seventy is that younger women can judge whether my advice has any bearing by looking at my skin. I admit to taking good care of it and going for regular beauty treatments (since at my age I need all the help I can get!).
So how do you find the right book for you? If you would like to encourage someone in your life to get back into books, or even start reading again yourself, try browsing libraries and bookshops for inspiration.
It is a sad truth that one in eight women in the UK will develop breast cancer at some point in their lifetime. One of the things that gives us hope when we think about this is the established fact that the earlier the diagnosis, the better the chance of beating it.
I am back on my mission to bring back health to my life and share any knowledge I collect on the way. Well I have got a treat for you. I have learnt so much in this last four days that even if I share some of it you'd get great value from reading this post. Knowledge transferred courtesy of Ti Sana Detox Resort and Spa in Italy.
Now, with the £20 million they recently received through our Grand Challenge award, they aim to fill in these gaps and tie these patterns to a cause. Their goal is to dramatically improve our understanding of what causes cancer, potentially preventing more cases in the future.
I am often asked if we can really get all the nutrients we need from eating a healthy diet, or if in fact we should take extra vitamins and minerals in the form of supplements to meet the required amount our bodies need on a daily basis.
Although my situation (not being able to move and do things for myself), I still have people around me to do it all for me. I do not have to rely on the compassion of others to survive. Not everyone is so lucky.