As the year is fast approaching its end, it’s time to think about goals and ambitions for 2020.
My top tip for succeeding in achieving those goals is to choose something that is realistic. Very often we challenge ourselves too high and when we are unable to reach that expectation we get less motivated and give up. So instead, break down your goal into manageable chunks to achieve over a period of time.
One of my goals for 2020 is to learn a new piece on the piano. I’ll aim to practice once every 2 weeks and hopefully by the time 2020 is over I’ll have new performance for you. 🎹
One in every ten women are affected, no amount of dieting can help and most don’t know it exists… In this episode we talk to a patient diagnosed with Lipoedema and take a listen to her fascinating heart murmur at both rest and during exercise.
Lipoedema is a condition that mainly affects women and is characterised by symmetrical swelling in the legs, thighs, buttocks and sometimes arms. It is due to the way fat is deposited under the skin in an uneven manner instead of in a regular pattern. It can be extremely painful and the areas that are affected have a tendency to bruise easily. Lipoedema can result in fluid retention in the affected areas leading to a condition known as lymphoedema. It is thought to have a genetic basis, however, the cause of the condition is not yet fully understood.
If you or someone is affected with lipoedema please see your General Practitioner for further assessment and management.
After a quick exercise regime, I usually kick start my day with a skinny cappuccino. ☕️ After decades of research the World Health Organisation (WHO) have removed coffee off the possible carcinogen list and there’s increasing evidence that it can have positive impacts on health. The WHO have designated coffee as potentially being protective against cancer of the uterus and liver. 🤓
Though, as with every good thing, it does need to be drunk in moderation as drinking over 4 cups a day can actually increase your risk of heart disease, cause high blood pressure and fast or abnormal heart rhythms. And having your coffee too hot can burn your food pipe leading to other medical consequences.