Where are you really from?

These days I have been thinking a lot about identity. My PhD explored how ethnicity affects physical activity  and identity and ethnicity is something that I have been confronted with throughout my life. Donald Trump’s decision to stop whole swathes of people from entering the United States based on a single aspect of their identity…

It’s not the nanny state you should be worried about

Yesterday I read an article on the BBC News website entitled ‘Dawn of the Nanny State?’ It talked about supervised gym sessions for people at risk of type 2 diabetes, alcohol legislation and the new sugar tax all being introduced by the UK’s Conservative government. The article suggests that these policies are being put in…

Week 4 – Giving up added sugar

You can read the introduction to this series of posts here. I am updating this blog on a weekly basis with photos to show why it is so hard to give up sugar in our current environment. The introductory post has all the latest updates. 28 days in, 17 days to go It has felt like…

Week 3 – Giving up added sugar

You can read the introduction to this series of posts here. I am updating this blog on a weekly basis with photos to show why it is so hard to give up sugar in our current environment. The introductory post has all the latest updates.   21 days in, 24 days to go So I’ve successfully…

Week 2 – Giving up added sugar

You can read the introduction to this series of posts here. I am updating this blog on a weekly basis with photos to show why it is so hard to give up sugar in our current environment. The introductory post has all the latest updates. 14 days in, 31 days to go. This week has been…